- "Dark Side of the Moon" by Pink Floyd, on CD
- "The Wizard of Oz" on either VHS or DVD
How to Synchronize The Dark Side of the Moon With The Wizard of Oz. Urban legend has long held that Pink Floyds's "Dark Side of the Moon" corresponds perfectly with the American film classic "The Wizard of Oz." Synchronicity, a term first used by Carl Jung to explain unrelated events that seemed linked by coincidences, has come to include the definition of lining up film and albums. Decide for yourself whether "Dark Side of the Moon" serves as an alternate soundtrack for "The Wizard of Oz." Read on to learn more.
Put in your CD of "Dark Side of the Moon" and hit play. Once it starts to play, hit pause, then the rewind track button. Lining it up correctly is an important first step, because different CD players vary widely in how long it takes from the moment you hit play until the CD actually starts playing.
Set your CD player for album repeat (in most cases, this is done by hitting the repeat button twice on most players).
Put in your video or DVD of "The Wizard of Oz" and fast-forward through the previews, until you see the black and white MGM lion appear.
Hit play/unpause after the lion has roared for the third time.
Turn the volume on the TV down all the way (hit mute).
Verify that you have it lined up correctly by watching for this credit: Produced by Mervyn LeRoy. This credit should be fading during the sudden transition from "Speak to Me" to "Breathe." If it is not lined up correctly, go back and try again; it won't make much sense unless it is exactly right.
Some versions of "The Wizard of Oz" have a color lion and a black and white lion appear. Unpause after the black and white lion roars for the third time, not the color lion. If you have never seen the movie or heard the album, then watch and listen to them individually before trying this sync.