Pink Floyd fans to be elated as band announces an album release this October.
English band Pink Floyd are all set to release their first new album – The Endless River – in 20 years. The album will be unveiled in October 2014.
Band guitarist and singer David Gilmour’s wife – author Polly Samson – broke the news over Twitter by writing, “Btw Pink floyd album out in October is called The Endless River. Based on 1994 sessions is Rick Wright‘s swansong and very beautiful.”
Wright – the band’s 65-year old keyboard player – had a tragic death due to an unknown cancer in 2008.
The social media was abuzz as Pink Floyd’s touring singer Durga McBroom-Hudson posted more details about the band’s new venture on Facebook. “The recording did start during the Division Bell sessions (and yes, it was the side project originally titled ‘The Big Spliff’ that [Pink Floyd drummer] 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,” she wrote Sunday. “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,” wrote McBroom.
However, the possibility of a patch up or re-unite between band’s co-founder Roger Waters and guitarist David Gilmour still looks bleak as The Endless River is a continuation the band’s album ‘The Division Bell’ – an album Water’s didn’t appear in. Though the music maestros have had staccato-like reunion performances, the possibility of a permanent patch up isn’t looking very bright.
The last time the band’s fans were treated with an official Pink Floyd live performance was back in 2005 when Waters, Gilmour, Mason and Wright performed for the first time in 24 years at London’s Hyde Park for the Live 8 concert.
Pink Floyd has been one of the most influential bands in the history of music and has its roots set in London’s underground music scene.
Commercially too, the band’s success has been phenomenal, if record sales figures are to go by – they have sold 250 million records worldwide – you’ll know that the band has had the best of fame and money, all rolled up into one lethal cocktail of the psychedelic genre that they are known for.
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