Watch The Video For Roger Waters’ ‘Speak To Me’/’Breathe’
Roger Waters releases Speak To Me & Breathe from his formidable new album, The Dark Side Of The Moon Redux. Speak To Me & Breathe, the album’s third and fourth singles, arrive with an accompanying lyric video, which you can watch below.
Waters’ The Dark Side Of The Moon Redux has already been picking up positive reviews. In Mojo’s October 2023 edition, reviewer James McNair said “…the new focus on these songs’ lyrics proves deeply powerful, a different and profound kind of high. Consequently, The Dark Side Of The Moon Redux is wholly valid, the unnerving, stirring adjunct Waters was aiming for.”
The Dark Side Of The Moon Redux is set for release on 6 October 2023. 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 [Pink Floyd’s] 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.”