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Pink Floyd unveiled details on the highly-anticipated 50th anniversary edition box set for their landmark album The Dark Side of the Moon.

The box set contains a bunch extras including the following:

-CD and vinyl editions of the original album with remastered audio.
-Blu-ray and DVD audio of multiple mix variation of the original album.
-CD and vinyl editions of The Dark Side of the Moon: Live at Wembley Empire Pool, London 1974
-160-page hardcover book: Contains rare black and white photographs from the 1973 – 1974 tours of the UK and the USA.
-76-page music book: Complete songbook of original album.
-Replica 7″ singles of “Money”/”Any Colour You Like” and “Us and Them”/”Time”

As expected, this box set isn’t cheap and has a retail price of $299.98. It’s currently available for pre-order at Shop.PinkFloyd.com with an expected ship date of March 21. Also available for purchase are a number of commemorative merch pieces honoring the 50th anniversary of The Dark Side of the Moon. Included in the merch offerings are t-shirts, hoodies, mugs and glassware.

As previously reported, a commemorative book celebrating the album’s 50th anniversary is also set for release on March 7. Thames & Hudson currently has a listing on its website for the book, which covers the lengthy tour in support of The Dark Side of the Moon.

33 Albums that Turn 50 in 2023

A number of classic albums celebrate their golden anniversary in 2023. Among the artists with LPs turning 50 in New Year are Pink Floyd, Elton John, the Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street band and more!

Scroll below to see 33 albums that turn 50 in 2023.

  • Pink Floyd - ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’

    Released on March 1, 1973.

  • David Bowie - ‘Aladdin Sane’

    Released on April 20, 1973.

  • The Stooges - ‘Raw Power’

    Released on February 7, 1973.

  • Aerosmith - ‘Aerosmith’

    Released on January 5, 1973.

  • The Who - ‘Quadrophenia’

    Released on October 26, 1973.

  • Stevie Wonder - ‘Innervisions’

    Released on August 3, 1973.

  • Genesis - ‘Selling England by the Pound’

    Released in September 1973.

  • Led Zeppelin - ‘Houses of the Holy’

    Released on March 28, 1973.

  • Alice Cooper - ‘Billion Dollar Babies’

    Released on February 25, 1973.

  • Lynyrd Skynyrd - ‘(Pronounced 'Lĕh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd)’

    Released on August 13, 1973.

  • Rolling Stones - ‘Goats Head Soup’

    Released on August 31, 1973.

  • Elton John - ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’

    Released on October 5, 1973.

  • Steely Dan - ‘Countdown to Ecstasy’

    Released in July 1973.

  • Paul McCartney and Wings - ‘Band on the Run’

    Released on December 5, 1973.

  • Lou Reed - ‘Berlin’

    Released on October 5, 1973.

  • Dr. John - ‘In the Right Place’

    Released on February 25, 1973.

  • Marvin Gaye - ‘Let’s Get It On’

    Released on August 28, 1973.

  • The Doobie Brothers - ‘The Captain and Me’

    Released on March 2, 1973.

  • Paul McCartney and Wings - ‘Red Rose Speedway’

    Released on April 30, 1973.

  • Emerson, Lake & Palmer - ‘Brain Salad Surgery’

    Released on November 19, 1973.

  • Elton John - ‘Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player’

    Released on January 26, 1973.

  • Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band - ‘The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle’

    Released on November 5, 1973.

  • Black Sabbath - ‘Sabbath Bloody Sabbath’

    Released in November 1973.

  • ZZ Top - ‘Tres Hombres’

    Released on July 26, 1973.

  • Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band - ‘Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.’

    Released on January 5, 1973.

  • John Lennon - ‘Mind Games’

    Released on October 29, 1973.

  • Todd Rundgren - ‘A Wizard, a True Star’

    Released on March 2, 1973.

  • Paul Simon - ‘There Goes Rhymin’ Simon’

    Released on May 5, 1973.

  • Bob Marley and the Wailers - ‘Burnin’

    Released on October 19, 1973.

  • Jackson Browne - ‘For Everyman’

    Released in October 1973.

  • George Harrison - ‘Living in the Material World’

    Released on May 30, 1973.

  • Yes - ‘Tales from Topographic Oceans’

    Released on December 7, 1973.

  • The Allman Brothers Band - ‘Brothers and Sisters’

    Released in August 1973.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.