The ex-Pink Floyd band member Roger Waters went out on a limb this week and shared snippets of the re-recorded “Dark Side of the Moon”. This was a hit originally performed by Waters’ former band, Pink Floyd.
As per Ultimate Guitar, Roger Waters shared a piece from his new re-recorded version of the Pink Floyd seminal album, “The Dark Side of the Moon”.
The musician uploaded a 52-second clip to YouTube featuring footage of himself in the studio, listening to the new version of the classic track “Us and Them”.
Waters said of the project (via Louder):
“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. 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 Gus and Sean [musician/producer Gus Seyffer and collaborator Sean Evans], and when we’d stopped giggling and shouting ‘You must be fucking 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 and Rick and Dave and I have every right to be very proud of.”