Roger Waters shares reworks of ‘Speak To Me’ and ‘Breathe’ from ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon Redux’

Roger Waters releases solo versions of 'Speak To Me' and 'Breathe,' celebrating the 50th anniversary of Pink Floyd's The Dark Side Of The Moon.

Roger Waters Dark Side Redux

Roger Waters has unveiled new solo renditions of Pink Floyd classics ‘Speak To Me’ and ‘Breathe,’ part of his soon-to-be-released album The Dark Side Of The Moon Redux. The album, set for release next month, commemorates the 50th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s iconic 1973 record, The Dark Side Of The Moon. You can pre-order it here.

Waters had previously shared a version of ‘Time,’ and these two new previews continue to build anticipation for the album. Discussing his reimagined version, Waters said, “The original Dark Side Of The Moon feels in some ways like the lament of an elder being on the human condition.”

He elaborated on the need for the new version, saying, “But Dave, Rick, Nick and I were so young when we made it, and when you look at the world around us, clearly the message hasn’t stuck. That’s why I started to consider what the wisdom of an 80-year-old could bring to a reimagined version.”

“When I first mentioned the idea of re-recording The Dark Side Of The Moon to Gus [Seyffert] and Sean [Evans], we all thought I was mad, but the more we considered it, the more we thought, ‘Isn’t that the whole point?’. I’m immensely proud of what we have created, a work that can sit proudly alongside the original, hand-in-hand across a half-century of time,” Waters added.

The album will be available on October 6 via SGB Music. Waters plans to perform songs from the new album at special live concerts at the London Palladium on October 8 and 9. His former Pink Floyd bandmate Nick Mason has praised the upcoming album as “absolutely brilliant.” See if you can grab some remaining tickets here.

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