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What to Expect From Roger Waters' 'The Dark Side of the Moon Redux'
Waters will release The Dark Side of the Moon Redux on Oct. 6. The Pink Floyd co-founder rerecorded the landmark 1973 album without any of his former bandmates.
"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 said in a press release announcing the album. "The original Dark Side of the Moon feels in some ways like the lament of an elder being on the human condition. But 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 re-imagined version."
Mason, Pink Floyd's co-founding drummer, had kind words for Waters' new creation. "He actually sent me a copy of what he was working on," Mason said earlier this year. "And I [wrote] to him and said, 'Annoyingly, it's absolutely brilliant!' It was and is. It's not anything that would be a spoiler for the original at all, it's an interesting add-on to the thing."
Waters previewed The Dark Side of the Moon Redux in New York in mid-September. He'll perform the album in full with the band that recorded it at the London Palladium on Oct. 8 and 9.