Here are some words we didn't think we'd be typing today: Pink Floyd have a new album on the way.
‘The Endless River’, the new Pink Floyd album from David Gilmour, Rick Wright and Nick Mason, will be released on Parlophone on Friday November 7th - more than twenty years since they released 1994's 'The Division Bell'. But, as David Gilmour explains, the music from the new record was conceived a long time ago.
"The Endless River has as its starting point the music that came from the 1993 Division Bell sessions", Gilmour says. "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."
Nick Mason continues: "The Endless River is a tribute to Rick [Wright, who died in 2008]. I think this record is a good way of recognizing a lot of what he does and how his playing was at the heart of the Pink Floyd sound. Listening back to the sessions, it really brought home to me what a special player he was."
The (mostly instrumental) album, which will feature four sides, will be one of the most interesting releases between now and the end of the year and it will be incredibly interesting to see what (if any) musical developments they surviving members of Pink Floyd have undergone throughout the past two decades.