Friday, November 18, 2022

Roger Waters shares 2022 version of Pink Floyd classic Comfortably Numb

Roger Waters is sharing a new 2022 version of the iconic Pink Floyd track, “Comfortably Numb.”

The song was originally issued as the third single from Pink Floyd’s eleventh studio album, “The Wall”; upon its 1979 release, the project topped the charts around the globe and went on to sell more than 30 million copies worldwide.

"During Lockdown I made a demo of a new version of 'Comfortably Numb' as an opener for our new show This Is Not A Drill,” says Waters. “I pitched it a whole step down, in A Minor, to make it darker and arranged it with no solos, except over the outro chord sequence, where there is a heartrendingly beautiful female vocal solo from Shanay Johnson, one of our new singers.

“It’s intended as a wakeup call, and a bridge towards a kinder future with more talking to strangers, either in ‘The Bar’ or just ‘Passing in the Street’ and less slaughter ‘In Some Foreign Field.’

“Here it is. Love R. The video is by Sean Evans. The mix is by Gus Seyffert.”

Waters will begin the European leg of his This Is Not A Drill tour next March in Lisbon, Portugal.

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