The original recording console that proved instrumental in creating Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon went to auction last month, selling only last week for a little over $2.4 million. Thankfully, the console's new owner has plans for it to be more than a collector's piece.
As The Vinyl Factory reports [via FACT], the console will be used to record music again. Katherine Schofield of London auction house Bonhams told the website that the buyer was swayed by "the excellent condition of the console and that it is in working order."
"The majority of firm interest we received from interested buyers of the console were actively hoping to continue to use it in a modern recording studio context," Schofield said. "The successful buyer is hoping to do the same."
As previously reported, the console is an Abbey Road Studios EMI TG12345 MK IV, one of two custom units made by EMI engineers. It 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.
Pick up Pink Floyd's digitally remastered edition of The Dark Side of the Moon on vinyl here.