Roger Waters’ ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon Redux’ Is Out Now
Roger Waters/ long-awaited album, The Dark Side Of The Moon Redux is out now.
Reflecting on the release of the album, Waters said “I’ll always remember 6 October 2023, it’s seven years and one day since I met my Kamilah and fifty years since The Dark Side Of The Moon came out and it’s release day for Dark Side Of The Moon Redux. Love. R.”
To celebrate the arrival of Dark Side Of The Moon Redux, Waters has shared the official video for the album’s fifth single, Us And Them. You can watch it below.
Ahead of its release, Dark Side Of The Moon Redux has been attracting rave reviews. In a four-star review, The Daily Telegraph wrote “Roger Waters’ re-recording of Dark Side Of The Moon isn’t egotistical – it’s extraordinary…This loving grace note to Pink Floyd’s masterpiece is a powerful reflection on life and death. More artists should follow Waters’ lead.”
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 features 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.”