MOJO Presents… Return To The Dark Side Of The Moon (October, 2011)

Return To The Dark Side Of The Moon (2011)
Not Bad For The “Money.”

Not to be confused with a 2006 retail release of the same name, MOJO Magazine’s October, 2011 free CD is an exclusive gathering of not-so-well-known artists commissioned to re-imagine an etched-in-stone classic, Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon. Since PF are pooping out a three figure 2011 box themselves, MOJO took their own project a step further by creating a vinyl version of this Dark Side to be sold in stores, which is smart. Why just give it away when you can go Limited Edition (10,000 vinyl) and make something back? All in all, this Dark Side tribute is not bad… at all. “On The Run” is enhanced with live drum madness, Wolf People’s “Time” sounds faithfully juice with amphetamines (instead of herb), while The Last Hurrah!!’s “The Great Gig In The Sky” sports a pretty inventive arrangement. The Moon versions are generally based on the originals, but spiked with a much-needed youthful exuberance (check out the powerful take on “Money,” below). Unlike many of these kinds of tributes, I didn’t feel like I was suffering through it, until… the generally awful Wish You Were Here covers. In reality, this disc is a tribute to two Floyd albums, as all the tunes from Wish You Were Here are also covered. I didn’t make it all the way. A few “names” surface; Garth Hudson, The Orb, Doug Paisley, but for the rest of these artists, you’re on your own. Click HERE for a pop-up page to every one of MOJO‘s free CDs (now 114 & counting). UPDATE: A “Corrected & Completed” version of John Foxx And The Maths’ “Have A Cigar” was added to MOJO’s web site for free download. It’s also been included in with our full download, and individually (thanks to harryrag).


RETURN TO THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON
GALLOPS Speak To Me
OUR BROKEN GARDEN Breathe
THE OSCILLATION On The Run
WOLF PEOPLE Time
THE LAST HURRAH!! The Great Gig In The Sky
THE PINEAPPLE THIEF Money
DOUG PAISLEY featuring GARTH & MAUD HUDSON Us And Them
MATT BERRY Any Colour You Like
NEVILLE SKELLY Brain Damage
OF ARROWE HILL Eclipse
WISH YOU WERE HERE AGAIN
MALACHAI Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Part One)
BEAK> Welcome To The Machine
JOHN FOXX AND THE MATHS Have A Cigar
LIA ICES Wish You Were Here
THE ORB Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Part Two)
… JUST ADDED
JOHN FOXX AND THE MATHS Have A Cigar (Corrected & Completed)

7 Comments

  • 1
    Willard
    September 11, 2011 - 12:25 | Permalink

    Search HERE

  • 2
    FSA7
    September 11, 2011 - 14:41 | Permalink

    Awesome! Thanks as always

  • 3
    harryrag
    September 11, 2011 - 20:34 | Permalink

    The Mojo Mag website has the “Correct” intended version of “Have A Cigar” available for free download

    • 4
      Willard
      September 11, 2011 - 20:55 | Permalink

      How do you like that? Our first post after “completing” the series and we’re already incomplete. Big thanks. We just included it in with our zip (those who already downloaded this can get just the additional track by following the link). Thanks for the heads up, harryrag.

  • 5
    GEINOH
    September 18, 2011 - 14:29 | Permalink

    Was going to skip this until I saw Matt Berry does “Any Colour You Like.”

  • 6
    Mauer
    September 18, 2011 - 21:15 | Permalink

    Alas, the Matt Berry song was about the only thing on it worth keeping.

    • 7
      Willard
      September 19, 2011 - 09:26 | Permalink

      Funny how that works, isn’t it?

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