Roger Waters has re-recorded Pink Floyd‘s ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’ and can launch his model as his personal solo album.
The reimagined album, ‘The Dark Side of the Moon Redux’, coincides with the unique’s fiftieth anniversary however was not labored on by another member of the long-lasting band. The lead single ‘Money’ has been reinterpreted by Waters, remodeling the as soon as electrifying music into an acoustic monitor.
The LP was produced by the previous Pink Floyd bassist together with Gus Seyffert. A studio band, consisting of Seyffert, Joey Waronker, Jonathan Wilson, Johnny Shepherd and Jon Carin, was used to report the tracks. The opposite Pink Floyd members, comparable to guitarist David Gilmour and drummer Nick Manson, didn’t participate within the re-recording.
In line with a press launch, Waters shared: “The original ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ feels in some ways like the lament of an elder being on the human condition.”
He continued: “But Dave, Rick, Nick, and I were so young when we made it, and when you look at the world around us, clearly the message hasn’t stuck. That’s why I started to consider what the wisdom of an 80 year old could bring to a reimagined version.”
“When I first mentioned the idea of re-recording The Dark Side of the Moon to Gus and Sean we all thought I was mad, but the more we considered it, the more we thought, ‘Isn’t that the whole point?’,” he added. “I’m immensely proud of what we have created, a work that can sit proudly alongside the original, hand-in-hand across a half-century of time.”
‘The Dark Side of the Moon Redux’ is ready for launch on October 6 by way of SGB Music. Pre-order the LP right here.
Waters beforehand revealed that he was engaged on re-recording the album earlier this 12 months. In a profile by The Telegraph, the newspaper shared that Water’s solo model of the long-lasting rock album had been “secretly” within the works for months, with out the involvement or information of the opposite Pink Floyd members.
He then launched a 52-second snippet of him listening to the primary verse of a reworked ‘Us and Them’ within the studio. Waters accompanied the clip with a prolonged assertion in its description, acknowledging, “it’s not a replacement for the original which, obviously, is irreplaceable”.
He continued: “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 in addition it’s a approach for me to honor a recording that Nick and Rick and Dave and I’ve each proper to be very happy with.”
Manson shared his opinion on Water’s re-recording of the LP and hailed it as “absolutely brilliant”.
“I heard the rumour that Roger was working on his own version of it,” he stated when talking at a playback of ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’, at London’s Dolby Atmos Immersive Studio. “There was this suggestion that this was going to be a spoiler and Roger was going to go head-to-head with the original version and so on.”
He continued: “He actually sent me a copy of what he was working on and I write to him and said, ‘Annoyingly, it’s absolutely brilliant!’ It was and is. It’s not anything that would be a spoiler for the original at all, it’s an interesting add-on to the thing.”
Waters has not too long ago confronted important backlash following his ‘This Is not A Drill’ farewell tour present in Berlin.
Throughout that present, Waters appeared on stage at his present carrying a black trench coat with a swastika-like emblem throughout a section that revolved round a personality from Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’, who imagines himself as a fictional fascist dictator throughout a hallucination.
The musician claimed that the section was an announcement towards fascism, injustice and bigotry and known as criticism of it “disingenuous and politically motivated”.
Waters has repeatedly denied all accusations of anti-semitism and defined that his disdain is in direction of Israel, not Judaism. He additionally accused Israel of “abusing the term anti-semitism to intimidate people like me into silence”.