Pink Floyd Invents The “Electric Theater” In Anniversary Series
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On the second episode of Pink Floyd‘s video series 50 Years In A Heartbeat: The Story Of The Dark Side Of The Moon, the band was credited for inventing “electric theater.”
In the episode, the band was seen preparing for the tour in support of their 1973 album where they started using groundbreaking visuals to enhance the live stage presentation of their shows and thus the start of the “electric theater.”
Aubrey Powell of Hipgnosis explains:
“The Dark Side Of The Moon tour was the beginning of what Roger Waters termed ‘electric theater’
“and by that he meant the inclusion of a large circular screen at the back of the stage, cranes that moved lights all around while they were playing, dry ice that flowed all down the front of the stage and into the audience; there were many effects – particularly with their surround sound system … this set them apart from every other band, and this is what made Pink Floyd so special in 1973.”
Pink Floyd recently released their 50th-anniversary edition of the project on March 24. The album came in a new deluxe box set, a book, a video animation competition, and a planetarium show as a celebration of one of the best-selling records in music history.
Watch the episode below.