Pink Floyd

Dark Side of the Moo [Bootleg]

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AllMusic Review by Richie Unterberger

Look at the title carefully; it's not the Pink Floyd masterwork, but a wittily titled (and packaged, with Atom Heart Mother-like cows on the cover) bootleg of their rarest studio tracks. Presented in 99 to 100 percent of their original fidelity, these include some choice and necessary items that would cost you quite a bit to assemble piece by piece. From the Syd Barrett era, you have "Candy and a Currant Bun," the brilliant B-side to their debut "Arnold Layne" single, and "Apples and Oranges," the legendary flop single from late 1967. Other late-'60s (post-Syd) flop singles include the pleasant psychedelic ballads "It Would Be So Nice" and "Point Me at the Sky." A number of the other tracks, including their contributions to the Zabriskie Point soundtrack, the original studio version of "Astronomy Domine" (cut off the U.S. version of the first LP), and the different "Interstellar Overdrive" that showed up on the Tonite Let's All Make Love in London soundtrack, have appeared on CD since the mid-'80s issue of this bootleg. If you're not inclined to spend an additional 50 dollars or so tracking these down, it certainly makes sense to spring for this, if you can find it.