Roger Waters, the ex-Pink Floyd bassist and singer, claimed that he re-recorded the seminal “Dark Side of the Moon” album without his former comrades. The most recent single is a cover of the iconic “Time” song. The full album “Dark Side of the Moon Redux” will be released on October 6. Listen to Roger Waters’ new version of “Time”
“Dark Side of the Moon” in its original form is one of the best-selling albums of all time. It is estimated that more than 45 million copies were sold worldwide. “The 50th anniversary of the release of Dark Side of the Moon was looming on the horizon when we recorded the stripped down songs for the Lockdown Sessions.” It occurred to me that The Dark Side of the Moon may be a good candidate for a comparable re-working, partially as a tribute to the original work, but also to re-address the album’s political and emotional message. I talked it over with Gus and Sean, and once we stopped giggling and screamed ‘You must be fucking nuts’ at each other, we decided to go for it.” “It turned out really well, and I can’t wait for everyone to hear it.” It is not a substitute for the original, which is obviously priceless. But it is a means for the 79-year-old man to look back over the intervening fifty years into the eyes of the 29-year-old and say, to use a poem about my father, “We did our best, we kept his trust, our Dad would have been proud of us.” It’s also an opportunity for me to pay tribute to a recording that Nick, Rick, Dave, and I have every right to be quite proud of.” Roger Waters issued a statement.