"SPEAK TO ME" & "BREATHE, the album’s third and fourth singles from Roger Waters' new album are out today with accompanying lyric video.
Roger Waters has confirmed 6 October as the release date for The Dark Side of the Moon Redux, an epically ambitious reinterpretation of one of the most famous and acclaimed albums in history, fifty years on from recording the original with Pink Floyd.
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Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon, originally recorded when Roger Waters was just 29 years old, stands as an extraordinary and multifaceted exploration of the human experience. It delves into themes such as the passage of time, the descent into madness, and the depths of the human psyche. As exemplified by the opening line, “The memories of a man in his old age – are the deeds of a man in his prime,” this album has now been revisited and reinterpreted by Waters in The Dark Side of the Moon Redux.
Waters, drawing from his own life experiences, philosophy, and the wisdom that comes with age, has added new layers of meaning to his original creations. His remarkable vocal performance breathes fresh depth into classic lyrics and infuses his new philosophical compositions with a sense of gravelly wisdom. Together with Gus Seyffert’s production, they have stripped back Pink Floyd’s psychedelic orchestrations to create something raw yet experimentally inventive, exquisitely textured, and musically rich.
In addition to reimagining the original ten seamless tracks of The Dark Side of the Moon, the LP format of The Dark Side of the Moon Redux includes a bonus 13-minute original composition inspired by the re-recording. Roger Waters reflects on the project, noting that the original album, created when the band were young, still carries a message relevant to today’s world. This reinterpretation, born from the perspective of an 80-year-old, offers a new dimension to the iconic work, bridging a half-century of time. Waters expresses immense pride in this creation, which stands alongside the original as a testament to artistic evolution.
“The original Dark Side of the Moon feels in some ways like the lament of an elder being on the human condition. 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 re imagined version,” Waters commented.
“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?’.
“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.”