Hear Roger Waters Completely Rework ‘Money’ For New ‘Dark Side Of The Moon Redux’ Album
All 10 songs from the iconic 1973 Pink Floyd album have been reimagined with a new original composition as the final track.
As reported, Roger Waters re-recorded The Dark Side Of The Moon without his former bandmates. Instead, Waters recruited members of his touring band to contribute to The Dark Side of the Moon Redux, which arrives via SGB Music on October 6 and has been previewed with a fresh interpretation of “Money.”
Originally released in 1973, The Dark Side Of The Moon was Pink Floyd’s eighth studio album. Roger Waters played a major role in writing/composing eight of the LP’s 10 tracks with a pair of instrumentals (“Speak To Me” and “Any Colour You Like) the only songs created without his direct input. The Dark Side of the Moon Redux comes in honor of the record’s 50th anniversary.
Waters (voals, bass, VSC3) and the musicians he assembled — Gus Seyffert (bass, guitar, percussion, keys, synth, backing vocals), Joey Waronker (drums, percussion), Jonathan Wilson (guitars, synth, organ), Johnny Shepherd (organ, piano), Via Mardot (Theremin), Azniv Korkejian (vocals), Gabe Noel (String Arrangements, strings, Sarangi), Jon Carin (keyboards, lap steel, synth, organ), Robert Walter (piano on Great Gig) — tracked fresh renditions of all 10 songs. Additionally, the Waters/Seyffert-produced The Dark Side of the Moon Redux ends with a 13-minute original composition inspired by the re-recording.
Roger Waters discussed The Dark Side Of The Moon Redux in a statement, writing:
“The original Dark Side of the Moon feels in some ways like the lament of an elder being on the human condition. But [Pink Floyd’s] Dave [Gilmour], Rick [Wright], Nick [Mason] 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 and Sean 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.”
Check out the lyric video for Roger Waters’ reimagined “Money” below:
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