Pink Floyd have just released updated versions of two of their songs, “Dogs” and “A Great Day for Freedom.”
The first release is a remix of their 17-minute song "Dogs" off from the ‘Animals’ album in 1977.
The other is a new version of their song “A Great Day for Freedom” from 1994, which is also the B-side of their new song, “Hey Hey Rise Up.”
The band posted on their website saying, "Using 'A Great Day For Freedom' as the B-side of the new Pink Floyd single, 'Hey Hey Rise Up' seemed like an obvious and relevant choice. And David Gilmour has, for some time, wanted to record a simpler more direct version of the song.”
The post also said, "So here it is, with a newly edited video taken from a Pulse rehearsal during Pink Floyd's two-week run at Earl's Court, London, in 1994.”
"The recording, using the original drums and bass by Nick Mason and David, has keyboards by Rick Wright and backing vocals by Claudia, Sam and Durga taken from the Pulse rehearsals. New piano, Prophet 5 synthesizer and Hammond B3 organ are played by David, as on the original demo.”
“A Great Day for Freedom,” which was inspired by the fall of the Berlin Wall, was released on the 1994 album, ‘The Division Bell.’
"Hey, Hey, Rise Up!," was recently recorded in support of the people of Ukraine, and it’s the legendary band’s first new song since ‘The Division Bell’ album.
[Source: Classic Hits Today]