Mary Fahl - From the Dark Side of the Moon
I have never heard of Mary Fahl before her current project, but just the sound of it had me intrigued. She does a song-by-song cover of the Pink floyd album "Dark Side of the Moon".
I don't think that I have ever confessed my love of Pink Floyd on this site before, but I have spent many a hour listening to "Animals". Music doesn't get much better than Pink Floyd.
That being said, I think this project is a general success. She has a large, full voice that actually suits this project well. The arrangements are less ambient and more electronic but somewhat faithful to the originals. Sometimes they are a bit too faithful, as the sound effects don't quite cut it. The alarms and glass breaking and such are a bit hard to stomach. As could be expected, a track or two go astray and are hard to listen to, especially "The Great Gig in the Sky". Mary doesn't have near the range that Claire Torry had on the original and thus the track suffers.
However, this record is worth a spin for any Pink Floyd fan and its quite interesting to see how Mary's voice stands in comparison to the originals. Here's a couple of examples:
(Note that the tracks bleed into each other on the record so these tracks start and end kinda funny...)
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