Friday, March 3, 2023

Roger Waters previews new version of Pink Floyd classic The Dark Side Of The Moon

Roger Waters is sharing the first preview of his re-recorded version of the iconic 1973 Pink Floyd album, “The Dark Side Of The Moon.”

Fans can hear an audio snippet of “Us And Them” alongside video footage of Waters in the studio.

“When we recorded the stripped down songs for the Lockdown Sessions, the 50th anniversary of the release of Dark Side of The Moon was looming on the horizon,” Waters explains. “It occurred to me that Dark Side of the Moon could well be a suitable candidate for a similar re-working, partly as a tribute to the original work, but also to re-address the political and emotional message of the whole album.

“I discussed it with (multi-instrumentalist and collaborator) Gus Seyffer and (film director) Sean Evans,”
he continues, “and when we'd stopped giggling and shouting 'You must be effing mad' at one another, we decided to take it on. We are now in the process of finishing the final mix. It's turned out really great and I'm excited for everyone to hear it. It's not a replacement for the original which, obviously, is irreplaceable.

“But it is a way for the seventy nine year old man to look back across the intervening fifty years into the eyes of the twenty nine year old and say, to quote a poem of mine about my Father, "We did our best, we kept his trust, our Dad would have been proud of us". And also it is a way for me to honor a recording that Nick (Mason) and Rick (Wright) and Dave (Gilmour) and I have every right to be very proud of. Happy 50th to Dark Side of the Moon.”

As fans await more details about Waters’ project, Pink Floyd will release a 50th anniversary edition of the 1973 project on March 24; one of the best-selling albums in music history will be celebrated with a new deluxe box set, a book, a video animation competition and a planetarium show.

Waters is scheduled to resume his This Is Not A Drill tour in Lisbon, Portugal on March 17.

You can pre-order Pink Floyd's “The Dark Side Of The Moon (50th Anniversary Remaster)” here.

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