Published Mar 02, 2017Despite its legacy as one of rock music's most iconic records, Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon only garnered one Grammy Award, going to Alan Parsons for Best Engineered Album. Now, the recording console that played a role in creating the band's seminal LP will head to auction.
The Abbey Road Studios EMI TG12345 MK IV — one of two custom units made by EMI engineers — was used at Abbey Road Studios between 1971 and 1983. In addition to recording Dark Side, the console was used to record work by Paul McCartney & Wings, Kate Bush, Ringo Starr, George Harrison and more.
Still in working condition, the console is set to be auctioned by Bonhams later this month as part of the TCM Presents…Rock and Roll Through the Lens sale in New York. The sale will also feature items from Bruce Springsteen, Jimi Hendrix, Cher and more.
Set to be auctioned off on March 27, the console is expected to fetch a price in the six-figure range. It will be available for public viewing from March 19 until its auction date.
More detailed photos of the console can be found here.
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Pick up Pink Floyd's digitally remastered edition of The Dark Side of the Moon on vinyl here.