The 20th anniversary of Pink Floyd's final album, Division Bell, takes place this year. Other than commending it with a deluxe reissue, David Gilmour apparently plans to celebrate the record with a new one. It's titled The Endless River, and is expected to be released in October.
Gilmour's wife, Polly Samson, originally broke the news on Twitter. She also stated that the album is based on 1994 sessions with Pink Floyd’s Richard Wright.
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 05, 2014
The details kept pouring out after that. On singer Durga McBroom-Hudson, who previously toured with Pink Floyd in the '80s and '90s, revealed more information on her Facebook page.
The recording did start during The Division Bell sessions (and yes, it was the side project originally titled ‘The Big Spliff’ that [Pink Floyd drummer] 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. 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. That’s the song you see being worked on in the photo.” She also added that the album consists entirely of “unreleased songs.
Despite all the information coming out, it's still unclear whether Pink Floyd’s other member, Roger Waters, had any part of the album.
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