Dark Side Of The Moon On Cello

by Gordon Withers

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about

The idea for Dark Side Of The Moon On Cello came to me after a family member requested a cover of Pink Floyd's "Mother." It was a blast to do, and I quickly became fascinated with the possibility of a whole Floyd album on cello. Dark Side seemed like the obvious choice, since it's a classic, and arguably their best work. It's also the riskiest, since so many other tribute versions and acts already exist. There are already classical versions of Pink Floyd, and this is not one of them. My goal is to present all the original rock intensity and arrangement complexity, but from an unusual perspective - one that hopefully sounds familiar and unfamiliar at the same time.

I am honored to feature the talent of avant-electronic musician Bishonen Knife (aka Stephen Swift) on the second track, "On The Run", which contains elements impossible to replicate on cello. Stephen did an amazing job weaving in and sequencing the cello samples I sent with other effects and crowd noises.

This is both the most difficult and rewarding recording project I've ever taken on, and I especially wish to thank the backers of the associated Kickstarter project for making a vinyl release possible. I can't think of any way I'd rather bring this album to the public. Thanks for listening and I hope you enjoy the album!

credits

released November 27, 2012

all songs written by Waters/Gilmour/Mason/Wright (see individual tracks for specific credits)
published by Hampshire House Publishing

arranged, performed, and mixed by Gordon Withers, except "On The Run" arranged/mixed by Stephen Swift: bishonenknife.com

mastered by Dan Coutant at Sun Room Audio

art by Zach Barocas
cello photo by Cathy Withers

for licensing, contact gordon.withers@gmail.com

Thank you:
Cathy, Zach, Stephen (both Swift & Withers), Dan, Jim Hanke, Steve Rogovin, Matt Seeley, Office Of Future Plans, The Vinyl District, and everyone else.

Special thanks to the 374 Kickstarter backers who made the vinyl release of this album possible.

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Gordon Withers Seattle, Washington

Rock cellist.
cello/guitar for J Robbins's Office of Future Plans.
cello/arrangement for We All Inherit The Moon.
cello for Woodworkings.
cello for BELLS≥.
cello for Many Other Groups, incl. The Pauses, Peter Maybarduk, Rotary Club NYC, and others.
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