Friday, October 3, 2014

AUDIO: Pink Floyd preview The Endless River

Pink Floyd have issued a third audio preview of their first new album in 20 years, “The Endless River.”

Due November 10 (Nov 11 in North America), the project features material recorded by Floyd members David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Rick Wright 20 years ago.

“’The Endless River’ has as its starting point the music that came from the 1993 Division Bell sessions,” explains 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.”

The album is a tribute to keyboardist Wright, who died from cancer in 2008 at the age of 65.

Produced by Gilmour, Phil Manzanera, Youth and Andy Jackson, its being billed as a four-sided instrumental album with one song, “Louder Than Words”, to include new lyrics by Gilmour’s wife, Polly Samson.

See also:

Roger Waters issues statement regarding new Pink Floyd album
AUDIO: Pink Floyd issue second preview of new album
AUDIO: Pink Floyd preview new album The Endless River
Pink Floyd to release The Endless River this fall
Search Pink Floyd at hennemusic