Pink Floyd To Release New Album The Endless River

UPDATE: Pink Floyd have officially announced the album on their website:

Pink Floyd can confirm that they are releasing a new album, The Endless River, in October 2014. It is an album of mainly ambient and instrumental music based on the 1993/4 Division Bell sessions which feature David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright. The album is produced by David Gilmour with Phil Manzanera, Youth and recording engineer Andy Jackson. Work is still in progress, but more details to come at the end of the summer.

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Bet you never thought this would happen: Pink Floyd will be releasing a new album in the fall to coincide with the twentieth anniversary and deluxe reissue of their final album, The Division Bell. The new album is called The Endless River and is based on 1994 sessions with Richard Wright. As CoS points out, the news was revealed on Twitter by David Gilmour’s wife Polly Samson, who calls it “Rick Wright’s swansong and very beautiful.”

Durga McBroom Hudson, a live backing vocalist for the band, shared some more details on her Facebook page, including the photo above: “The recording did start during The Division Bell sessions (and yes, it was the side project originally titled “The Big Spliff” that Nick Mason spoke about). Which is why there are Richard Wright tracks on it. But David and Nick have gone in and done a lot more since then. It was originally to be a completely instrumental recording, but I came in last December and sang on a few tracks. David then expanded on my backing vocals and has done a lead on at least one of them. That’s the song you see being worked on in the photo.”

The Endless River will be out in October.

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Comments (11)
  1. was hoping it’d be a new waters/gilmour/mason album.. Don’t know why i even had the slightest expectation that would be true though.

  2. Soooo not a Pink Floyd album. Got it.

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      • Gelth  |   Posted on Jul 7th +10

        wow, that escalated quickly.

      • galb  |   Posted on Jul 7th +3

        No Syd = NOT PINK FLOYD.

        • I think we need to put the noble calling for Syd to bed…I’d say the band moved into a pretty good direction after 1968.
          Now, to have been able to hear Gilmour and Waters contributing on new Floyd material would be so fantastic….problem is they’d kill each other about 4 minutes into it.

          Good news is that this new material being formally entitled ‘The Big Spliff” is, let’s just say, encouraging as far as what we may be able to expect. Either way, I’m in.

  3. http://pinkfloyd.wikia.com/wiki/Band_Members

    Looks to me like Waters left the band in 85….and the band played on.

  4. I love how nonchalant that tweet is like “oh, by the way, there’s a new Pink Floyd album coming in October… no big deal.”

  5. are their other post-waters albums any good? i have heard nearly everything else with the pink floyd name on it, but have never had the urge to check those final records out; partially due to poor/mediocre reviews, but mostly due to getting the sense that they were just cash-ins on the name and not “real” pink floyd albums. still, sometimes i don’t mind when older, established bands past their prime rip themselves off, as long as they have a sound and style worth repeating.

    • None of it is really groundbreaking, but as far as “The Division Bell” goes, ‘Take It Back’ and ‘Coming Back to Life’ are solid songs in my book.

  6. nothing without roger waters!

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