Sunday, July 06, 2014

New Pink Floyd Album 'The Endless River' Out in October: Report

From Billboard, Pink Floyd may be releasing a new record this fall, according to guitarist David Gilmour's wife Polly Samson, who tweeted (and possibly leaked?) the news earlier this morning.

The band's longtime engineer Andy Jackson also confirmed the album's release via fan site Floydian Slip; while the band's current label home, Warner, has yet to confirm the release, Gilmour's manager hinted to the site that a proper announcement would come this monday (July 7). Billboard has reached out to the label and will update as the story progresses.

If the reports are true, "The Endless River" would come just in time to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the band's final album, 1994's "The Division Bell"; the "new" material would have been recorded around the same time. Gilmour currently has a solo album in the works; no word on whether Roger Waters will have been included, but his last appearance on a Floyd record was in 1983 with "The Final Cut," and he reportedly has a new solo album in the works.

Keyboardist Rick Wright -- whose membership in Pink Floyd fluctuated over the years, thanks to a brief exit in 1979 stemming from clashes with Waters while recording "The Wall," a stint as a live session musician while the band toured that album, and an official reentry into the band by the time "Division Bell" was released -- died at 65 of cancer in 2008.


AC said...

awesome. don't suppose they'd tour in support of the album?

JPX said...

If they do, we're going!

Johnny Sweatpants said...

Of course I'll buy it the day it comes out but I'm troubled by the words "ambient" and "mostly instrumental". Could be a bit of a bore, and let's face it - Division Bell was didn't really set the world on fire.

Still, I have never seen Floyd before so I would love to see them tour behind this.