trailer (must have missed it yesterday)
being released on November 10th. Add another for the upcoming season.
Hard cover bound book package with foil blocking on cloth spine
16-page photo/credit booklet including previously unseen photographs from 1993 sessions.
Creative Director: Aubrey Powell, Hipgnosis / Sleeve design by Stylorouge / Front cover concept by Ahmed Emad Eldin
Album produced by David Gilmour, Phil Manzanera, Youth, Andy Jackson
1. Things Left Unsaid
2. It’s What We Do
3. Ebb and Flow
8. The Lost Art of Conversation
9. On Noodle Street
10. Night Light
11. Allons-y (1)
12. Autumn ’68
13. Allons-y (2)
14. Talkin’ Hawkin'
16. Eyes to Pearls
18. Louder Than Words
The Endless River has as its starting point the music that came from the 1993 Division Bell sessions, when David Gilmour, Rick Wright and Nick Mason played freely together at Britannia Row and Astoria studios. This was the first time they had done so since the ‘Wish You Were Here’ sessions in the seventies. Those sessions resulted in The Division Bell, the band’s last studio album.
In 2013 David Gilmour and Nick Mason revisited the music from those sessions and decided that the tracks should be made available as part of the Pink Floyd repertoire. It would be the last time the three of them would be heard together. The band have spent the last year recording and upgrading the music,using the advantages of modern studio technology to create The Endless River.
The Endless River is a tribute to Rick Wright, whose keyboards are at the heart of the Pink Floyd sound. It is a mainly instrumental album with one song, ‘Louder Than Words’, (with new lyrics by Polly Samson), arranged across four sides and produced by David Gilmour, Phil Manzanera, Youth and
Release date: 10 November 2014
more info/confirmation below from their official site.
Take? I don't have a ton to say really other than I would not have expected this. I have enjoyed The Division Bell, at least in the time I revisited since 1994, esp the Spring of and the Summer/Fall after I graduated HS. And the concert I will always regret skipping at the Metrodome (I could only afford 1 concert that year, and I decided to go to Rush instead).
But of course every 3rd music website and forum/social media has all this info and more, with talking heads coming out of the woodwork.
I mean, I love Pink Floyd, even without Roger. Even if this record is boring ambient filler, I don' care really because it's more or less icing on the cake.
My personal issue is to have slept on On an Island, which the reviews were mixed I recall back in 2006. But some consider it the sequel to TDB. However, if that's the case, what would this be? TDB 1.5? lol.
I guess we'll see.
also it seems both Waters and Gilmour will have solo records out soon as well (although the Gilmour one likely will be pushed back given this now coming to lite).
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.
No Roger and no Tour
UPDATE, 6th July: In today's The Sun on Sunday UK newspaper, under the tagline of 'Pigs Fly Again', is a report on the new album. Whilst none of their information is confirmed, and seems to come from an unnamed "source close to the project", there are some interesting updates. Included in the report they note that David and Nick have been working on this in the studio over the past six months, and that the material (sitting in a vault in London's Abbey Road Studios) has "been a joy for [them] to rediscover". They also make the point that Roger Waters is not involved in the project - a question we've had from a number of you. A spokesman for the band also stresses that there will be no accompanying live tour, although these last two points won't come as a surprise to many of you.
Polly Samson's post on Twitter
Btw Pink Floyd album out in October is called "The Endless River". Based on 1994 sessions is Rick Wright's swansong and very beautiful.
Polly Samson is David Gilmour's wife (something I'll admit I didn't know until just reading this).
More confirmation from Floydianslip.com
Singer Durga McBroom-Hudson Post on Facebook
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
There was some stuff about David Gilmour working on a solo album last fall I guess, which may or may not be totally separate from the music on this upcoming record.