Roger Waters releases video for new version of “Comfortably Numb”

Author Flavia Andrade - 18.11.2022

Roger Waters has re-made the Pink Floyd classic in a dark version which you can watch below.

The track, which was originally on Pink Floyd‘s “The Wall” (1980), was re-recorded for Waters‘ “This is Not A Drill” tour. The new version has removed all David Gilmour‘s guitar solos, and features Gus Seyffert (bass, synth, percussion, vocals), Joey Waronker (drums), Dave Kilminster (vocals), Jonathan Wilson (harmonium, synth, guitar and vocals), Jon Carin (synth, vocals), Shanay Johnson (vocals), Amanda Belair (vocals) Robert Walter (organ/piano) and Nigel Godrich (strings, amp and backing vocal), besides Waters‘ vocals.

In Roger Waters‘ words:

“During Lockdown, I made a demo of a new version of ‘Comfortably Numb‘ as an opener for our new show ‘This Is Not A Drill‘. I pitched it a whole step down, in A Minor, to make it darker and arranged it with no solos, except over the outro chord sequence, where there is a heartrendingly beautiful female vocal solo from Shanay Johnson, one of our new singers.”