MEDDLE REIMAGINED – A Tribute to Pink Floyd (2023)
”Meddle”, Pink Floyd’s sixth studio album, is getting a homage by creative musicians in the form of ”MEDDLE REIMAGINED – A Tribute to Pink Floyd” put together by CleoRecs to be released next September.
Appeared in 1971, ”Meddle” is known as the date of a new beginning in the history of Pink Floyd, and now finds a new life again with this star-studded fresh tribute.
There’s a superb take on “San Tropez” featuring vocal god Graham Bonnet, Rick Wakeman, Megadeth’s Chris Poland and Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo. Opener “One Of These Days” features a pulsating bassline from rhinestone rockstar and Parliament/Funkadelic icon Bootsy Collins, the wailing guitar licks and shredding reverberations of Grammy Award winning guitarist, Steve Stevens, accompanied by the aggressive, hard-hitting cymbal crashes and snare hits of legendary percussionist, Carmine Appice, and all sewn together by the scintillating treble musings from keyboard commander and prog rock superstar, Geoff Downes. Providing the song’s only vocal moment, the surreal spoken word bit, is none other than the voice of Finland’s finest goth metal band, The 69 Eyes, baritone vocal Jyrki 69.
Other tracks feature performances from James LaBrie (Dream Theater), Martin Barre (Jethro Tull), Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater), Bob Daisley (Ozzy Osbourne), Frank Dimino (Angel) and more.
Pink Floyd’s sixth studio album ”Meddle” marked the dawn of a new era for the British quartet. Still reeling from the departure of former front man, Syd Barrett, and struggling to find their feet, ”Meddle” pushed the remaining members to new heights of collaboration and novel experimentation, as heard most forcefully on the album’s opening track, “One Of These Days.”
Today, a brand-new version of the album / songs carries forth this collaborative spirit as an eclectic group of stellar musicians and boldly creative artists offer their take on this psychedelic masterpiece.
1. One Of These Days
Jyrki 69 (The 69 Eyes)
Geoff Downes (Asia/Yes)
Steve Stevens (Billy Idol)
Bootsy Collins (Parliament-Funkadelic)
Carmine Appice (King Kobra, Vanilla Fudge)
2. A Pillow Of Winds
James LaBrie (Dream Theater)
Martin Barre (Jethro Tull)
Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater)
Alan Davey (Hawkwind)
Mark Stein (Vanilla Fudge)
Helios Creed (Chrome)
Bob Daisley (Ozzy Osbourne)
Rat Scabies (The Damned)
4. San Tropez
Graham Bonnet (ex Rainbow, Alcatrazz)
Chris Poland (ex Megadeth)
Rick Wakeman (Yes)
Joe Bouchard (Blue Oyster Cult)
Dave Lombardo (Slayer)
Terry Reid (Don Henley)
Brian Auger (Oblivion Express, Rod Stewart)
Frank Dimino (Angel)
Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater)
Pat Mastelotto (Mr Mister)