As the 20th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s last studio album, 1994’s “The Division Bell,” approaches, the band will be releasing a brand new record titled “The Endless River,” sometime in October. The news was first announced by Pink Floyd guitarist and vocalist David Gilmour’s wife, Polly Samson, 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 (@PollySamson) July 5, 2014
Pink Floyd touring vocalist Durga McBroom-Hudson, who sang backup with the band throughout the 80s and 90s, was the next to confirm the album’s existence, posting a photo from the recording sessions on her Facebook. She echoed Samson’s reveal that the songs initially began during the “Division Bell” sessions, and that the album will contain “all unreleased songs.”
“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,” McBroom-Hudson wrote on Facebook. “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.”
There’s no word as to whether Roger Waters is involved with the record in any way, but he is reportedly working on a solo album at this time. Gilmour also plans to release a new solo album in the near future, his first since 2006.
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