Lull Yourself to Sleep With This Piano Cover of ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’
We all have problems getting to sleep sometimes. However, this piano cover of Pink Floyd’s iconic Dark Side Of The Moon album might just be the calming force needed to get some shut-eye.
The soothing piano cover that can be heard below is the work of Chicago-based pianist Ranjit Souri.
Souri wrote in the description section of the video on YouTube, “I still remember the first time I heard Pink Floyd’s 1973 album ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ all the way through and with headphones. It was around 1985, at the Kent State University Listening Center in Kent, Ohio. I was a teenager (taking summer classes at KSU during my high school years) and this album changed my understanding of what was possible with music. 30+ years later, I decided to make a piano cover of the entire album.”
Souri added his arrangement took him about a year-and-a-half to create and noted, “I listened to the guitar and sax solos endlessly, often listening to a single measure many times in a row, to try to recreate those solos on the piano. This was an incredible experience that gave me a whole new appreciation of David Gilmour (guitar) and Dick Parry (sax). I did the same with Roger Waters’s bass lines, trying to emulate them exactly at least at certain key points of songs. I attempted to emulate the keyboard-playing of the master Rick Wright throughout this album. In a few spots on the album I even tried to emulate some of Nick Mason’s drum fills.”