PINK FLOYD To Release New Album This Fall
July 6, 2014, a year ago
According to RTÉ, David Gilmour's wife has tweeted that a new Pink Floyd album will be released in October, 20 years after the band's last album, The Division Bell, which recently saw its anniversary release (The Division Bell 20th Anniversary collector's box set).
Polly Samson said: "Btw Pink Floyd album out in October is called 'The Endless River'. Based on 1994 sessions is Rick Wright's swansong and very beautiful."
Keyboardist Wright passed away in 2008 at aged 65.
Samson added on Facebook: "The recording did start during The Division Bell sessions (and yes, it was the side project entitled The Big Spliff that (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. 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."
It is not yet known whether Roger Waters will have any involvement in the project.