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string quartet tribute to pink floyd's 'dark side of the moon'New string quartet tribute released
Latest in series pays homage to "Dark Side of the Moon"

Vitamin Records released "The String Quartet Tribute to Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side of the Moon'" on April 29.

The album is a complete re-recording of Floyd's seminal 1973 album. It's one of many in a series of string, electronic and bluegrass tributes to various bands released by the Los Angeles, Calif.-based label.

In September 2002, Vitamin released "Welcome to the Machine: The Electronic Tribute to Pink Floyd," a repackaging of its previous two electronic tributes to the band. In 2001, the company released "Pickin' on Pink Floyd," a bluegrass tribute.

Eric Gorfain, leader of The Section String Quartet, describes the recording of "Dark Side" to "Floydian Slip" as "reverent and faithful, yet experimental and improvisational all at the same time.

"We performed 'Money' and 'Us and Them' last night in L.A. and both were received very well by the audience," he reports. "Eventually, we plan to perform the entire 'Dark Side of the Moon' album live."

The group has appeared on more than 20 albums, including string tributes to Radiohead, Led Zeppelin, Tool, U2 and Bjork. Members of the quartet have toured or recorded with Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart, Elton John and many others.

Purchase "The String Quartet Tribute to Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side of the Moon'" online.

(Posted: June 7, 2003)

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