Monday, July 7, 2014
Pink Floyd Confirms New Album!
A couple of days ago some utterly FANTASTIC news was leaked onto the internet via a tweet via Polly Samson, Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour's wife: The band was preparing to release a brand new album titled Endless River this October based on recordings from the band's previous album The Division Bell, released 20 years ago. Just today via the band's website this news has been confirmed.
Unfortunately former bassist/vocalist/songwriter Roger Waters will NOT be returning to the band or contributing to the record in any way. It's a shame, but on the bright side the album WILL include some of the last recordings that keyboardist Rick Wright did with the band that have not seen the light of day until Gilmour and drummer Nick Mason returned to them last year. Gilmour along with Phil Manzenera, Youth, and Andy Jackson will be producing the record.
There were hints last year that Gilmour was up to something when long time Pink Floyd backing vocalist Durga McBroom-Hudson was seen in a photo to Instagram last year of sessions that were assumed to be for Gilmour's follow-up to his 2006 solo album On an Island. However, she has since also confirmed in addition to what Samson and the Pink Floyd website have said that the sessions were for the Floyd album.
It seems like this is shaping up to be something rather special. Then again, it IS a new Pink Floyd album. It's a shame that Waters won't be involved (at least that's the story at this point, but we'll see what happens), but it will be nice to hear some new Pink Floyd for the first time in forever. My generation will finally know the joy and privilege of getting a new Floyd record the day it comes out. I'm sure they won't disappoint.