Listened to more than once:
- Easy All Stars - "Dub Side of the Moon". Reggae, really well done. Have listened to more than ten times. Note there is also "Dubber Side of the Moon", I found that one too hardcore, more house music than reggae.
- The Flaming Lips - "Dark Side of the Moon". Psychedelic/Alternate Rock. Took me a while to "get it", but it has become good stuff for me. A few songs didn't work, but overall, two thumbs up.
- Poor Mans Whiskey - "Dark Side of the Moonshine". Bluegrass cover. The voilinist -oops- "fiddler" and banjo players are great. Surprisingly well done, and you can actually listen to it more than once, it's silly but still musical and pays tribute.
- Dream Theater - "Dark Side of the Moon". Only just makes this list, a bit too close to the original, but was well done.
- "Return to Dark Side of the Moon". Hit and miss - various artists, some with great covers, others not so much, worth a listen though. Time/Breathe Reprise I really liked.
- "Moon8" - Brad Smith. NES (yes, Nintendo) cover. Well done, cheesy, some really impressive touches considering the limitations of the NES, but you know what, I've listened to it a few times.
- "Dark Side of the Moon" - Roger Waters live in 2007. I didn't like his singers much but you can't argue with The Man. Worth a listen or two.
- "Dark Side of the Moon" - Pink Floyd 1974. A recording of a live show at Wembley Stadium. Really good insight into what they were doing with the album after it was recorded and they took it on the road. Great stuff.
Listened to only once:
- The Squirrels - "Not-So-Bright Side of the Moon". Aiming for comedy, but started to come over as a piss-take. Didn't like it.
- Out of Phase - "Dark Side of the Moon". Slightly Ambient, I wasn't a fan.
- "Any Colour You Like" with Alan Parsons. Old school rock feel, not bad, but the sound recording is too dodgy. A little bit hacky in the singing and guitar department as well.
- Trance Remix "Dark Side of the Moon". Just couldn't get into trance style.
- "The Moon Revisited". It was okay, but I didn't feel the need to listen to it again.
- Phish - "Dark Side of the Moon". Again okay, but only listened to once.
- String Quartet - "Dark Side of the Moon". Look it was true to form, it was just what you'd expect from a string quartet. I guess it's not my thing, I was hoping for more "DSOTM" than "string quartet".
- "Dark Side of the Moon a Capella". Yeah, nah.
- "Dark Side of the Moon" Acoustic. I didn't like it. The guitar work and the singing were not my style, and too much layering over the original recording.
- The Problemaddicts - "Dark Side of Oz". Hip Hop. Yeesh. Please no.
There is a heap of stuff on YouTube as well which is worth a listen to but I haven't yet ripped the lot to mp3 for my mp3 player, all these reviewed here were only from a list I found of "proper CD albums".
For my own cover I have touched every single song. I owe you guys this year another youtube video of where I am. The project won't be finished this year, but hold me to another video. This is where I'm at:
- Speak to me - currently just tapping guitar body. I'm going to have to get more creative.
- Breathe - Done. There are a few ways I play it, and I add lib so the "final", like all my covers, will vary from where I am toady.
- On the Run - I have ideas and I've played with some concepts. It has moved from "don't include" to "will do".
- Time/Breathe Reprise - all but done. All concepts are in but I haven't done the Time solo. I will. Lower priority, I don't "need" it, but I "need" it :-)
- Great Gig in the Sky - Done, pending. The work for the piano was done years ago, the skeleton is in place for Clare's oo-ah, just needs to be finished. At the moment I just shorten it a lot.
- Money - Concepts are done, except for solo. I struggle to play it, it's the newest one on my progress sheet.
- Us and Them. Done, no solo though.
- Any Colour You Like - All concepts in place. I struggle to both play it and remember it. Solo not quite finished.
- Brain Damage - Done.
- Eclipse - Done.
There you have it, still a long way off, but never forgotten!