Pink Floyd Invite Fans to Share 'Dark Side of the Moon' Memories

Band will stream LP online in honor of its 40th anniversary

Nick Mason, Dave Gilmour, Roger Waters, and Rick Wright of Pink Floyd.
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March 22, 2013 11:55 AM ET

Pink Floyd are inviting fans to gather on their website starting after midnight in England on Sunday – or Saturday at 8 p.m. EST – where they'll be able to stream the band's masterpiece Dark Side of the Moon in full to celebrate the LP's 40th anniversary, The New York Times reports.

As they listen to the record, the band is asking fans to tweet their memories, photos and comments about the beloved 1973 album with the hashtag #DarkSide40. Over the course of the night, an image of the moon will darken as the notes come in.

Pink Floyd: Journey to the Dark Side

To further honor the record, Storm Thorgerson, who designed the prism artwork adorning the album, has created 14 new variations of his original cover that will be unveiled on the band's site over the next few months.

One of the best-selling albums of all time, Dark Side was Pink Floyd's first Number One album in the United States and stayed on the albums chart for a staggering 741 weeks between 1973 and 1988. Almost as a bonus gift, it was announced yesterday that the record was one of the 25 recordings selected for preservation in the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry, receiving the highest number of public nominations.

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