After the news of a upcoming Pink Floyd album was tweeted a couple of days ago by guitarist David Gilmour’s wife Polly Samson, it has been confirmed that Pink Floyd will be releasing a new album this fall. The band posted the following message today on their website and social media pages:
“Pink Floyd can confirm that they are releasing a new album “The Endless River” in October 2014. It is an album of mainly ambient and instrumental music based on the 1993/4 Division Bell sessions which feature David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright. The album is produced by David Gilmour with Phil Manzanera, Youth and recording engineer Andy Jackson. Work is still in progress, but more details to come at the end of the Summer.
Polly Sampson’s initial tweet: “Btw Pink Floyd album out in October is called ‘The Endless River.’Based on 1994 sessions is Rick Wright’s swansong and very beautiful.”
Durga McBroom-Hudson, who has toured with Davil Gilmour and Pink Floyd and also sang on three prior albums from the band, posted a photo from a recording session on her Facebook page later that day, and said that the record would consist of all unreleased material then added: “The recording did start during ‘The Division Bell’ sessions (and yes, it was the side project originally titled “The Big Spliff” that [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.”
Pink Floyd last hit the concert trail in 1994, when these previously unfinished recordings were still new. Time will tell if there will be any shows behind the forthcoming release.