How to Watch Wizard of Oz with Pink Floyd

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Two classics in their respective genres, Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon album is said to complement the Wizard of Oz, if you mute the movie's sound. Many claim that if you start the album--made 32 years after the movie--at the correct moment, then the album's lyrics and sounds will sync up with the movie's actions.

Begin playing your version of the Wizard of Oz and be ready to start the album. Begin play on Dark Side of the Moon as soon as the lion on the MGM opening begins its roar for the third time.

Notice Roger Waters singing "balanced on the biggest wave" as Dorothy is balancing on the farm's fence at her Kansas home.

Listen to the chimes and bells begin on the album when the Wicked Witch appears for the first time.

Notice "The Great Gig in the Sky" song begin to escalate as the tornado hits Dorothy's house. Likewise, the music calms down as the scene does, when the house lands.

Watch as side one of the original vinyl album ends as soon as the movie changes to color when the Good Witch of the North appears.

Notice the song "Brain Damage" plays as the Scarecrow sings "If I Only Had a Brain," and the album ends with a heartbeat as Dorothy is feeling for the Tin Man's heart.


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