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

Pink Floyd recently shared a new version of their 1994 song “A Great Day for Freedom.”

The song will serve as the B-side of the new Pink Floyd single, “Hey Hey Rise Up,” which is the English rock band’s first new music in 28 years.

“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 group said in a message accompanying the new version’s video.

The visual is 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 Gilmour, has keyboards by Richard Wright and backing vocals by Sam Brown, Claudia Fontaine and Durga McBroom taken from the Pulse rehearsals. New piano, Prophet 5 synthesiser and Hammond are played by Gilmour, as on the original demo.

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

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