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Roger Waters


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1.98 | 115 ratings

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2 stars OK, I didn't resist. I have grabbed a copy and listened to it few times. Probably more than needed. The lyrics of Free Four speeched during Speak To Me and the beginning of Breathe are, I think, the only relevant addition. Not that I like it, really. Free Four was a sort of a joke on Obscured By Clouds: very dark and depressing lyrics about Death on a funny and quite solar base. The same lyrics on Speak To Me have a very different flavor.

But It's quite important as that song was likely the seed of the idea from which the whole DSOTM has come from. Said so, it seems that Roger has done his best to replace Dave's guitar with everything possible as he has done previously with the rework of Comfortably Numb.

Anyway, as always, The Dark Side Of The Moon is so stuck into the minds of the aged listeners like I am, that every cover or rework is never too bad. I like the Easy-Star All Stars reggae version and I have loved the Green Side of The Moon by Greenwall, so if we treat this Redux as just another cover, it's fine.

This is the reason why I think that Free Four on the opening is the only relevant thing: it has a historical value and with this inclusion, Waters seems to admit it. For the rest, well, you can like it or not. Surely it's not an essential album. Just a must-have for hard fans (like me).

octopus-4 | 2/5 |


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