The Dark Side Of The Moon
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Song Name: Eclipse

Artist: Pink Floyd

Album: The Dark Side Of The Moon, Shine On

Run Time: 2:06

Year: 1973

Track Number: 10

Sung By: Roger Waters

Written By: Roger Waters


  • The song is moderately quiet in tone and dynamics. It is 2:06 in length. When the song ends at 1:36 we can hear the heartbeat which is heard on the first track "Speak To Me" for the last 30 seconds, though unlike the heartbeat from "Speak To Me" it isn't echoed or as dramatic as before. This heartbeat gradually fades at 2:03 to complete silence.
    Pink Floyd - Eclipse

    Pink Floyd - Eclipse

  • Fans have suggested on some CD pressings of the album, when we hear Gerry's line "There is no dark side of the moon really...matter of fact it's all dark", an orchestral version of The Beatles' song "Ticket To Ride" is faintly playing over the closing heartbeats in the background. Although fans have tried to find a meaning behind this, it was likely the consequence of a mastering error. However, the orchestral version's in a different key than the original recording.
  • The song is often mistakenly called "The Dark Side Of The Moon". This is because "Brain Damage" and "Eclipse" are always played together on the radio and because "Brain Damage" runs into "Eclipse," giving the impression that they are one song. The incorrect title is derived from a recurring lyric in "Brain Damage," which is the title of the album.
  • On the March 10, 2004, the song was used to wake the Mars probe 'Opportunity' - it was chosen in recognition of the transit of the Martian moon, Phobos. This is not the first time Pink Floyd has been played in outer space: Russian cosmonauts took an advance copy of Delicate Sound Of Thunder into space with them, making it (unofficially) the first song played in space.

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