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Click and hover your mouse over pins to explore. Dark Side of the Moon. PINK FLOYD. Dark Side of the Moon has sold approximately 34 million copies worldwide.. The original title for the album was Eclipse (A Piece for Assorted Lunatics), like the title of the final track. . The music and lyrics for the entire album were written during a seven week period in which the band were preparing for a tour in which they desperately wanted to premier new material.. Roger Waters created the tape loops necessary to achieve the rhythmic chiming of the sound effects for "Money". With the technology of the time, this meant physically cutting and mending bits of tape together in precise measurements using a ruler and feeding these manually into a tape machine for duplication. . The slide guitar in "Breathe" was a pedal steel that David Gilmour purchased in a pawnshop in Seattle back in 1968. . The album is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for being on the charts longer than any other album in history, namely 591 consecutive weeks or 11.4 years in Billboard top 200! A total of approx 14 whole years (741 weeks) in and back in top 200, and a staggering 26 years in some Billboard chart or other.