It’s hard to believe, but it’s been 20 years since Pink Floyd released a new album.
That’s all about to change.
Yesterday David Gilmour’s wife Polly Samson nonchalantly mentioned on her Twitter account that the band has a new album that will be coming out this fall. The statement was later confirmed by one of David’s representatives.
According to Polly’s tweet: “(The) Pink Floyd album is called ‘The Endless River’, based on Rick Wright’s swan song and very beautiful”.
Rick was the keyboardist and a founding member of the band who lost his battle with cancer in 2008. He was 65 years old.
The new album will consist entirely of unreleased songs that had their genesis during recording of 1994’s ‘The Division Bell’ album.
Durga McBroom-Hudson is a singer who toured with Pink Floyds in the 80’s and 90’s, and is also involved with the new record, commented on her Facebook page: The recording did start during The Division Bell’ sessions (and yes, it was the side project originally titled ‘The Big Sphff’ 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 (2013) and sang on a few tracks. David then expanded on m backing vocals and has done a lead on at least one of them.”
“The Endless River” is due out in October. There is no plan of a tour at this time.
Ho Ho Ho!