Roger Waters has introduced a brand new present on the London Palladium, the place he’s set to debut his re-recordings of Pink Floyd’s ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’.
Set to happen on October 8, the dwell present will mark the primary time that the previous Pink Floyd co-founder will carry out his re-recorded model of the band’s iconic album dwell.
Earlier this month, Waters confirmed that the challenge might be launched as one in all his solo albums, and is ready for launch on October 6 – pre-orders can be found right here. The reimagined album coincides with the unique’s fiftieth anniversary however was not labored on by another member of the prog-rock band.
On the upcoming London present Waters is not going to seem with any of his former bandmates, however will as an alternative be joined on stage by bassist Gus Seyffert, drummer Joey Waronker and guitarist Jonathan Wilson – all of which contributed to the re-imagined album.
Different musicians becoming a member of him for the gig embody Johnny Shepherd on the organ, By way of Mardot on the theremin, Gabe Noel on strings, Jon Carin on the keyboard and Robert Walter on the piano. Backing vocals might be contributed by Azniv Korkejian.
Waters’ long-time Artistic Director Sean Evans has designed the one-off present, and asserting information of the upcoming Palladium live performance, Waters mentioned he hopes so as to add extra dwell dates sooner or later. “We’re going to do it live at the London Palladium, in October,” he started. “We look forward to that…hopefully performing it live on other occasions in the future”.
Tickets for Roger Waters’ upcoming London Palladium present go on sale this Friday (July 28) and might be accessible right here.
The forthcoming album was produced by the previous Pink Floyd bassist, and sees him put a brand new spin on the basic album. Lead single ‘Money’, as an illustration, has been re-envisioned from the extra upbeat model seen within the unique recording, into a brand new acoustic observe.
Discussing his causes behind re-recording the 50-year-old launch, the musician acknowledged: “The original ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ feels in some ways like the lament of an elder being on the human condition.”
He continued: “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 reimagined version.”
Roger Waters Press Picture 2023. CREDIT: Kate Izor
“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?’,” he continued. “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.”
Again in March, Waters first shared a snippet of the re-recordings on YouTube – a 52-second clip which performed the primary verse of a reworked ‘Us and Them’ within the studio. He additionally went on to explain the challenge extra within the description, including that “it’s not a replacement for the original which, obviously, is irreplaceable”.
Later that month, former Pink Floyd bandmate Nick Mason revealed that he had already been proven numerous snippets of the upcoming album, and hailed it as “absolutely brilliant”.
“I heard the rumour that Roger was working on his own version of it,” he mentioned at a playback of ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’, at London’s Dolby Atmos Immersive Studio. “There was this suggestion that this was going to be a spoiler and Roger was going to go head-to-head with the original version and so on.”
He continued: “He actually sent me a copy of what he was working on and I write 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.”