Roger Waters Reveals “Dark Side of the Moon Redux” Release Date
After months of anticipation, Roger Waters has set a release date for his remake of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon. The Dark Side of the Moon Redux will be dropping on October 6th in digital, CD, and vinyl editions.
The re-recording features new arrangements that reinterpret the songs and reflect the bassist and songwriter’s “own life experience, philosophy, and the wisdom of age, with added emphasis on the philosophical, social and political themes of the original.”
Waters worked on the songs with his current band, including bassist Gus Seyffert laying down the low end. While Seyffert handles most of the bass duties, Waters does pick up his four-string for “Any Colour You Like.”
Although many fans see the original as a masterpiece that shouldn’t be touched, Waters disagrees.
“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 reimagined version,” Waters explains. “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.”
Get a taste of the new version with “Money”: