Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason chimed in with Roger Waters‘ re-recording of the band’s best-selling album, Dark Side of The Moon.
Pink Floyd was a legendary British rock band that rose to fame in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The band was known for their psychedelic soundscapes, philosophical lyrics, and innovative use of technology in their performances. The band quickly became a staple in the London underground scene. However, it wasn’t until the arrival of David Gilmour and the departure of Barrett that the band truly found its voice.
With albums like “Dark Side of the Moon,” “Wish You Were Here,” and “The Wall,” Pink Floyd became one of the most successful and influential bands of all time. Their music explored themes of isolation, madness, and the human condition, resonating with audiences around the world.
Roger Waters announced this past February that he would re-record Pink Floyd classic Dark Side Of The Moon. Moreover, earlier this month, the musician shared a 52-sec video through his social channels and revealed the footage of himself in the studio listening to the new version of Us and Them.
Recently, NME reported that the drummer Nick Mason shared his comments on the album, which Waters sent him a copy of. He first recalled the moment he heard Waters was working on the re-recording.
“I heard the rumor that Roger was working on his own version of it,” Mason said. “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.”
In the continuation, Mason said the re-recording was annoyingly great. He admitted that the new version of Dark Side Of The Moon would include new things.
“He actually sent me a copy of what he was working on and I write to him and said, ‘Annoyingly, it’s absolutely brilliant,'” Mason admits. “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.”
Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” album, released in 1973, is widely considered one of the most influential and groundbreaking records in the history of rock music. With its mesmerizing soundscapes, haunting lyrics, and innovative production techniques, this album has captivated listeners for decades and continues to be a source of inspiration for musicians around the world.
At the heart of “Dark Side of the Moon” is a deep exploration of the human condition, touching on themes such as madness, mortality, and the search for meaning in an increasingly complex world. The album’s iconic opening track, “Speak to Me,” sets the stage for this exploration, featuring a collage of sounds and voices that draw the listener in and invite them to journey through the album’s sonic landscape.