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Roger Waters Shares Reworked “Speak to Me / Breathe”: Stream

Roger Waters Shares Reworked “Speak to Me / Breathe”: Stream

Roger Waters Shares Reworked "Speak to Me / Breathe": Stream

Roger Waters has unveiled reworked renditions of “Speak To Me / Breathe” from his upcoming album of re-recordings, The Dark Side of the Moon Redux, which interpolates Pink Floyd lyrics from “Free Four” off 1972’s Obscured by Clouds.

While the two-part opening track from 1973’s The Dark Side of the Moon served as a type of overture introducing sounds and motifs used throughout the album, the redux version appears to similarly set the tone for the new collection. In a spoken word introduction, Waters recites the opening verse of “Free Four,” saying: “The memories of a man in his old age/ Are the deeds of a man in his prime,” which nearly echo his statement announcing the album as “the lament of an elder being on the human condition.”

Later lines such as “Eighty years with luck or even less” also pair nicely with his initial comments on the project where he recalled wanting “to consider what the wisdom of an 80-year old could bring to a reimagined version.” Then, perhaps knowingly, the introductory passage concludes with the line “And everyone’s still on the run,” smoothly name-dropping the album’s subsequent track, “On the Run.” Stream “”Speak To Me / Breathe” below.

The Dark Side of the Moon Redux arrives on October 6th via SGB Records. The album features previously released reworks of “Time” and “Money” as well as a 13-minute original composition inspired by the new undertaking. Pre-orders are ongoing.

Waters is set to debut the new album live over two nights at London’s Palladium on October 8th and 9th before heading out on a winter tour across South and Central America. Check for seats and deals to all of his upcoming international dates here.

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