Thursday, September 4, 2014

Pink Floyd - The Endless River - News: Update Sept. 24th 2014 - Release: Nov. 10th

It seems 20 years have got behind us, it's true and now a new Pink Floyd album is on the way. The new album titled “The Endless River” will be mostly an instrumental album consisting primarily of what drummer Nick Mason is calling ambient music. This album was born out of the sessions for “The Division Bell” and originally recorded in 1993 to 1994. It was recorded under the tentative title
“The Big Spliff” and left unfinished and unreleased until a year ago when Gilmour and Mason decided to resurrect the abandoned project. “The Endless River” is an instrumental album of past and new recordings combined. Anything new is welcome and if this material forthcoming is to fly under the banner of “Pink Floyd” one can only presume it must be good.



This will be the bands 15th studio album and it includes contributions from the late Richard Wright and is being described as his 'swan song'. The album Produced by David Gilmour, Martin Glover, Andy Jackson and Phil Manzanera will be instrumental, developed from four different pieces. Only the last track has lyric and it will also be showcased as a single.

An instrumental album from the Floyd is a great idea, because that is the bands real strength. With that in mind it will surely be a must have, and fans worldwide have November 10th marked on their calendars with hungry anticipation!

Also of note, there is no appearance or contributions to the new album from Roger Waters.

As of posting, this is all the news that I was able to put together from various sources. Also, there are no plans being discussed about a tour.


This album was recorded at Britannia Row Studios and aboard the Astoria.

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Pink Floyd
  • David Gilmour – Lead Vocals & Guitars
  • Nick Mason – Drums & Percussion
  • Richard Wright – Keyboards & Piano

Additional Musicians & Backing Vocalists
  • Guy Pratt – Bass Guitar

  • Durga McBroom – Backing Vocals
  • Louise Clare Marshall – Backing Vocals
  • Sarah Brown – Backing Vocals
Produced By:

  • David Gilmour – Producer
  • Phil Manzanera – Co-Producer
  • Martin Glover – Co-Producer
  • Andy Jackson – Engineer & Co-Producer

Fans worldwide eagerly await the new album, whether it will become a Pink Floyd Classic remains to be seen, but it will surely be better than most of the new music releases this year.


Please feel free to comment if you have any information that can be added to this topic.




Update: Sept. 24th 2014

David Gilmour - “We listened to over 20 hours of the three of us playing together and selected the music we wanted to work on for the new album. “Over the last year we’ve added new parts, re-recorded others and generally harnessed studio technology to make a 21st century Pink Floyd album.
“With Rick gone, and with him the chance of ever doing it again, it feels right that these revisited and reworked tracks should be made available as part of our repertoire.”

Nick Mason - "I think this record is a good way of recognizing a lot of what he does and how his playing was at the heart of the Pink Floyd sound. Listening back to the sessions, it really brought home to me what a special player he was."

Pink Floyd - The Endless River
Double Album Track Listing:
‘Things Left Unsaid’
‘It’s What We Do’
‘Ebb and Flow’
‘Sum’
‘Skins’
‘Unsung’
‘Anisina’
‘The Lost Art of Conversation’
‘On Noodle Street’
‘Night Light’
‘Allons-y (1)’
‘Autumn’68′
‘Allons-y (2)’
‘Talkin’ Hawkin”
‘Calling’
‘Eyes to Pearls’
‘Surfacing’
Single - ‘Louder Than Words’
This double album is instrumental. Only the last song has lyrics, it will also be issued as a single.
The Album will be Officially Launched on November 10th.


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