New York reggae label Easy Star has set a Feb. 18 release date for "Dub Side of the Moon," a song-by-song reggae/dub reinterpretation of Pink Floyd's landmark 1973 album "Dark Side of the Moon."

New York reggae label Easy Star has set a Feb. 18 release date for "Dub Side of the Moon," a song-by-song reggae/dub reinterpretation of Pink Floyd's landmark 1973 album "Dark Side of the Moon." "Dub Side" was overseen by Easy Star's in-house production duo Michael G and Ticklah and sports contributions from such artists as Corey Harris, Dr. Israel, Sluggy Ranks, Frankie Paul, Wailers vocalist Gary "Nesta" Pine, and newcomers Dollarman and Kirsty Rock.

The project, which has been four years in the making, recreates the most minute of details from the original album, including sound effects, spoken interludes, and even its coincidental synchronization with the film "The Wizard of Oz."

"Dark Side of the Moon" has been the subject of tribute by an array of artists over the years, including Phish, who performed the album in its entirety on Nov. 2, 1998, outside Salt Lake City. The album's name also inspired "Dark Side of the Moog," the long-running series of recording collaborations between such artists as Pete Namlook, Klaus Schulze, and Bill Laswell.

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