Pink Floyd Share a New Version of ‘A Great Day For Freedom’

A Great Day for Freedom, a Pink Floyd song from 1994, was recently released in a new rendition. The track will appear as the B-side of Pink Floyd’s forthcoming single, “Hey Hey Rise Up,” the group’s first brand-new material in 28 years.

The video is a newly edited footage of a Pulse rehearsal from Pink Floyd’s 1994 two-week performance in London’s Earl’s Court. The album features keyboards by Richard Wright, backing vocals by Sam Brown, Claudia Fontaine, and Durga McBroom taken from the Pulse rehearsals, as well as the original drums and bass played by Nick Mason and David Gilmour. Gilmour uses the same new piano, Prophet 5 synthesizer, and Hammond as he used on the first demo.

Pink Floyd On Their New Video

“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 has, for some time, wanted to record a simpler more direct version of the song,” the band stated in a message along with the new version’s video.

“A Great Day for Freedom,” a song by Pink Floyd from the 1994 album The Division Bell, was influenced by the fall of the Berlin Wall.

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