Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Pink Floyd set pre-order album record

Pink Floyd's forthcoming final release, “The Endless River”, has become the most pre-ordered album of all-time at Amazon UK.

TV3.ie reports the project – due November 10 – has overtaken One Direction, Robbie Williams, Coldplay and David Bowie to set the new record.

“Pink Floyd now have the most pre-ordered album on Amazon.co.uk,” says Steve Bernstein, Director of Amazon EU Digital Music, “which is an outstanding achievement for the band and also it proves that they remain one of the most popular groups to grace the UK music scene. After waiting 20 years, our customers have relished being able to listen to new work by Pink Floyd.”

“The Endless River” features material recorded by David Gilmour, Rick Wright and Nick Mason 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.

The album is billed as a four-sided instrumental release with the lead single, “Louder Than Words”, featuring new lyrics by Gilmour’s wife, Polly Samson.

Amazon.co.uk's top 10 pre-ordered artist albums of all time:

01. Pink Floyd - 'The Endless River'
02. One Direction - 'Midnight Memories'
03. Robbie Williams - 'Swings Both Ways'
04. Take That - 'Progress'
05. Susan Boyle - 'I Dreamed a Dream'
06. Coldplay - 'Ghost Stories'
07. David Bowie - 'The Next Day'
08. Coldplay - 'X&Y'
09. Take That - 'The Circus'
10. Amy Winehouse - 'Lioness: Hidden Treasure'

See also:

AUDIO: Pink Floyd premiere new song from The Endless River
David Gilmour talks about the end of Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour working on new solo album
VIDEO: Pink Floyd reveal origins of final album The Endless River
Search Pink Floyd at hennemusic