Sunday, November 16, 2014

Pink Floyd land first UK No.1 album in almost 20 years

Pink Floyd have landed their first UK No.1 album in almost 20 years with “The Endless River.”

The Official Charts Company reports the project sold 139,000 copies in its opening week to debut atop the chart.

The band last topped the list in 1995 with the live double album, “Pulse.”

With the feat, Pink Floyd achieved two other milestones: “The Endless River” is the group’s sixth UK No. 1 while also becoming the third fastest-selling album of the year.

A spokesperson for the band tells, “Pink Floyd is both thrilled and surprised at the level of international interest in this their final album. They want to thank the fans for their support and hope that in some small way, The Endless River has reminded them of the old fashioned joy of listening to an album in its entirety.”

“The Endless River” features material recorded by guitarist David Gilmour, drummer Nick Mason and keyboardist Rick Wright during sessions for 1994’s “The Division Bell”, and serves as the band’s tribute to Wright, who died from cancer in 2008 at the age of 65.

See also:

Pink Floyd on track for first UK No. 1 album in 20 years
Pink Floyd discuss The Endless River on In The Studio
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