Listen to Roger Waters’ New Version of Pink Floyd’s ‘Time’
"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."
Drummer Mason was given a preview of the album and highly praised it. "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."
The Dark Side of the Moon Redux includes all 10 songs from the original album plus a new 13-minute original composition. It will be released on Oct. 6 and is currently available for preorder.