Pink Floyd confirms ‘The Endless River’ for October

Roger Waters is not involved in the project

Pink Floyd has confirmed that they are releasing a new album in October 2014 called The Endless River.

The band describes the album as “mainly ambient and instrumental music based on the 1993/1994 The Division Bell sessions which feature David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright.”

David Gilmour and Phil Manzanera, Youth and recording engineer Andy Jackson are producing the record which is still in progress.

The band confirms they’ll release more details later this summer.

News of the album broke on July 5th when Gilmour’s wife, Polly Samson, posted the surprise announcement on Twitter.

Former Pink Floyd touring singer Durga McBroom-Hudson confirmed the news via her Facebook page on Saturday.

“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),” McBroom-Hudson writes. “Which is why there are [the late] 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 states that Roger Waters is not involved in the project.

Author: Buddy Iahn

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