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Roger Waters Is Releasing A Re-recorded 'The Dark Side Of The Moon'

9 February 2023 | 12:06 pm | Mary Varvaris

"I wrote The Dark Side of the Moon. Let’s get rid of all this ‘we’ crap."

Riger Waters in Melbourne

Riger Waters in Melbourne (Pic by Kane Hibberd)

Roger Waters has revealed that he will release a re-recorded version of the legendary 1973 Pink Floyd album, The Dark Side Of The Moon.

In a new interview with The Telegraph and shared by Brooklyn Vegan, the singer, bassist and songwriter said, "I wrote The Dark Side Of The Moon. Let’s get rid of all this 'we' crap."

Waters added, "Of course, we were a band, there were four of us, we all contributed – but it’s my project, and I wrote it. So… blah!" As Brooklyn Vegan reports and Pink Floyd fans know, Waters is credited as the sole songwriter on three of the album's ten tracks - Money, Brain Damage and Eclipse - and credited as a co-writer on Time and On The Run.

The Telegraph notes that the re-recorded album was due for release in March, but it's been pushed back to May. The Telegraph's Tristram Fane Saunders also heard the album and wrote that some songs, including On The Run, have "Waters talking all over them."

Last month, Pink Floyd announced the 50th-anniversary box set commemorating The Dark Side Of The Moon after teasing something Dark Side-related on social media. The re-release will be out on 24 March.

The box set is pretty epic. It contains the original album remastered by James Guthrie on both CD (gatefold sleeve with 12-page booklet) and vinyl (gatefold sleeve with original posters and stickers). It also features Blu-Ray discs and DVDs for audiophiles with Surround Sound, DTS, Dolby Atmos, and more. 

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There are also two books: a 160-page hardcover book with rare black and white photographs from the 1973 & 1974 tours in the UK and US, with the band photographed by Peter Christopherson, Jill Furmanovsky, Aubrey Powell, and Storm Thorgerson, as well as a 76-page music book that's a songbook of the entire album. 

For the first time, fans can also listen to THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON LIVE AT WEMBLEY EMPIRE POOL, LONDON, 1974 on vinyl, but that has to be pre-ordered separately from the box set. 

For replica collectors, the Dark Side Of The Moon box set also has two replicas of the 7" singles of Money with Any Colour You Like and Us And Them with Time. Pre-order the box set and check out other items here.

The box set arrives a month after the band added 18 previously unreleased live albums from the seminal Dark Side Of The Moon era and an Alternative Tracks 1972 EP to streaming services.