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Roger Waters shares new version of classic ‘Comfortably Numb 2022’


Roger Waters has released “Comfortably Numb 2022,” a new version of Pink Floyd’s iconic track from 1979’s ‘The Wall.’  Waters in a statement: “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.”

“Comfortably Numb 2022” was recorded during the U.S. leg of Waters’ This Is Not A Drill Tour, and was produced by Waters and Gus Seyffert, who also contributes bass, synth, and percussion on the track. Additional featured musicians include vocalists Dave Kilminster, Shanay Johnson and Amanda Belair, drummer Joey Warner, Jonathan Wilson on harmonium, synth, guitar, and vocals, Jon Carin on synth and vocals, Robert Walter on organ and piano, and Nigel Godrich on strings and backing vocals.

“Comfortably Numb 2022” runs exactly two and a half minutes longer than the original, which was six minutes and 22 seconds in length. Waters’ nearly nine-minute version is accompanied by a video, which you can take a look at – here.

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