The Wizard of Oz and the Dark Side of the Moon

Fans of my backmasking page will probably want to check this out.

A few years ago my friend Megan dropped by the house sporting a copy of The Wizard of Oz in one hand, Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon in the other, and a giant grin on her face. We played them both simultaneously and watched/listened as the two synchronized. I am not completely sure it’s intentional, but there are some interesting coincidences.

I recall reading that when asked about this, Pink Floyd has neither admitted or denied intentionally creating their album to go along with The Wizard of Oz.

To set this up at home, you needed to start the album just as the MGM lion roared for the third time, but thanks to Google Video you can see the combined video and audio: Dark Side of the Rainbow.

It’s a little easier to make connections if you know the name of each track:

  1. “Speak to Me”
  2. “Breathe”
  3. “On the Run”
  4. “Time”/”Breathe (Reprise)”
  5. “The Great Gig in the Sky”
  6. “Money”
  7. “Us and Them”
  8. “Any Colour You Like”
  9. “Brain Damage”
  10. “Eclipse”

So what do you think, intentional syncronization or just our minds making connections where none exist?

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