Although there exist several methods of synching the movie with the music, most sources recommend starting the album at the end of the lion's third and final roar. Apparently, this ensures that 1. producer Mervyn LeRoy
's credit appears exactly as the first chord of Breathe
2. "balanced on the biggest wave"
is sung as Dorothy
is balancing on the fence.
falls from the fence during the transition from Breathe
to the much darker On The Run
4. Auntie Em
’s speaking corresponds with a female voice
in the music.
5. While singing Somewhere Over the Rainbow
, Dorothy looks at the sky as airplane
s can be heard in On The Run
6. Bells and chimes from Time
begin as Miss Gulch
/The Wicked Witch of the West
appears on her bicycle and dissipate
as she slows down and gets off.
7. The words Past Present Future
can be seen in Professor Marvel
's wagon during Time
8. Great Gig in the Sky
begins as Dorothy
is leaving Professor Marvel
9. A female voice
can be heard saying "I'm not afraid of dying"
as images of the tornado
10. The singing in Great Gig in the Sky
becomes mellow as Dorothy
is knocked unconscious
by the shutter
opens the door as the first chaching!
At this point, it should be noted that side one
of original Dark Side of the Moon record album
is exactly as long as the first black and white
portion of the movie. The only time that silence
occurs between tracks on Dark Side of the Moon
is when the listener would have to switch to side two
, between Great Gig in the Sky
, corresponding nicely to the black and white
) and color
) portions of the movie.
12. Ballerina munchkins
enter as "us, us, us..."
is heard in Us and Them
and three male munchkins
enter as "me, me, me...
" is heard.
13. The wicked witch
appears as "black, black, black..."
is heard and the shot changes to Dorothy
in her blue dress as "blue, blue, blue..."
14. "and who knows which is which and who is who"
is heard in Us and Them
as both witches are in Munchkin land
15. Brain Damage
is heard as the scarecrow
is singing If I Only Had a Brain
. "the lunatic is on the grass"
16. A heartbeat
is heard as Dorothy
listens to the Tin Man
The album ends here, but some say more connections can be found if the CD
is set to repeat. The album begins and ends with a heartbeat
, leading one to believe that the album was meant to be repeated like The Wall
. Others claim that more connections can be found if Animals
is started when Dark Side of the Moon
ends and tracks 2 through 5 of Meddle
are played after Animals
(odd, because Meddle
was recorded before both Dark Side of the Moon