Roger Waters Announces ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon Redux’
Roger Waters has announced The Dark Side of the Moon Redux, his reworking of the Pink Floyd classic, due 6 October 2023.
The album’s lead single, Waters’s reinterpretation of Money, is out today with accompanying lyric video, watch below.
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In addition to reimagining each of The Dark Side Of The Moon‘s original 10 tracks — which, like the original, run seamlessly together to create one epic composition — The Dark Side Of The Moon Redux LP format will feature a bonus 13-minute original composition inspired by the re-recording as a final track.
Roger Waters said in a statement ‘When we recorded the stripped down songs for the Lockdown Sessions, the 50th anniversary of the release of The Dark Side Of The Moon was looming on the horizon. It occurred to me that The 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, and when we’d stopped giggling and shouting ‘You must be fucking mad’ at one another we decided to take it on. 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.”