Roger Waters Shares New Take On Pink Floyd’s ‘Time’

From 'The Dark Side Of The Moon Redux'...

Roger Waters has shared his take on Pink Floyd classic ‘Time’.

The songwriter is largely estranged from his band mates, and their last performance – at London’s Live8 charity extravaganza – came almost 20 years ago. Earlier this year, though, Roger Waters signalled his intention to return to one of the group’s core texts – ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’.

Re-recording it from scratch, Roger Waters aims to supply a new vantage point on those songs. The move ruffled feathers, with fans split over his intentions – original Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason, however, is a little more charitable.

Nick Mason had heard the finished results, and told the audience at a recent event in London: “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.”

A new take on ‘Time’ has just gone live, and it’s a departure from the original. Not a radical re-working, it adds a different sense of atmosphere, the arrangement distinct from Pink Floyd’s magnus opus.

Online now, Roger Waters shares:

Ticking away…….
The voice had been there all along
Hidden in the stones in the rivers
Hidden in all the books
Hidden in plain sight
It was the voice of reason
Thought I’d something more to say………

Roger Waters will take the album to the UK for a London Palladium run that starts on October 8th.

Earlier this year he landed in hot water following a run of ‘The Wall’ shows in Germany. The decision to ban his show in Frankfurt sparked huge debate, including an online petition signed by former members of Pink Floyd. In the end, the ban was overturned.

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