Pink Floyd drummer Nick Massoneopenly shared his thoughts on Roger Waters’ re-recording of Dark Side Of The Moonqualifying it as “absolutely brilliant“.
Roger Waters announced he would re-record the iconic LP of Pink Floyd – without his former bandmates – earlier this year. The original version, first released in 1973, is notable for being voted one of the greatest records of all time and celebrates its 50th anniversary this month.
Now, drummer Nick Mason has weighed in on his bandmate’s impending exit, hinting that he’s heard parts of the project.
What the drummer said
“I heard Roger was working on his version,” she said, speaking into a playback of The dark side of the mooninside Dolby Atmos immersive studio From London. “The idea that Roger would come face to face with the original version was not mentioned.“, he began by saying.
She continued: “He actually sent me a copy of what he was working on and I wrote to him and said: ‘Modestly, it’s absolutely brilliant!’. It was and is. It’s not a spoiler for the original at all, it’s an interesting addition to the thing.”
Currently, Nick Mason is associated with Gary Kemp by Spandau Ballet and performs early Pink Floyd songs under the name of a solo tribute band called Saucerful Of Secrets by Nick Mason.
Let’s go back to the old songs
the musician of 79 years old he also explained why he supports the concept of revisiting classic songs and presenting them in a new way, stating that it allows the musicians to “build on top of the original version”.
“One of the things I like about any kind of existing piece of music is to find some additional quality”, he said in statements to New musical express. “I just like this idea of developing the music instead of trying to keep it exactly the way it was.”
This isn’t the first time the drummer has opened his mouth to publicly support his former bandmate’s musical needs. Earlier this month, Mason signed a petition calling for the lifting of a ban imposed on one of Waters’ upcoming live shows.
The former Pink Floyd was scheduled to perform in Frankfurt, Germany on May 28 as part of his tour This is not a drill. However, the recital was suspended by Frankfurt City Council officials, after allegations the musician was alleged to have performed called anti-Semites.
After the ban, a campaign to overturn the decision appeared, signed by names such as Nick Massone, Eric ClaptonBrian Eno AND Thomas Morello of Rage Against the Machine. Currently, the petition has more than 23,000 signatures.
Waters also threatened legal action following the ban on the concert, saying the decision had been made “unjustifiable” and violated his freedom of expression.
Roger Waters re-recorded version of The dark side of the moon will be released next May.
Charles Hurd is an entertainment journalist for News Rebeat. He brings a fresh and engaging voice to the world of pop culture, covering the latest developments in film, television, music, and more.