Nick Mason: Dark Side Of The Moon could have been improved
Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon is rock’s greatest success story: it’s sold 50 million-plus copies worldwide, after all.
But drummer Nick Mason reckons the album could have been even better!
He said: “It would have been great to have played [Dark Side] live a number of times and then recorded it. I think we would have sequenced it differently. It’s not only what you play but where you play it… that could have changed.”
Mason also said the old-fashioned vinyl format helped determine Dark Side‘s flow:
“You knew it was side one, side two, very different – people would often play side one and move on to something else.”
Mason was talking last Friday (March 22) at a special press conference to celebrate Dark Side‘s 40th anniversary, held at Studio 3 of London’s Abbey Road studios – where the iconic album was originally recorded.
Listen to (or download) the press conference in full below.