Details about The Endless River, the new Pink Floyd album from David Gilmour, Rick Wright and Nick Mason, were revealed yesterday as the album artwork appeared on buildings in ten international cities, including an eight-metre lit installation on London’s Southbank. The album will be released on Parlophone/Warner Music on 10 November and is produced by David Gilmour, Phil Manzanera, Youth and Andy Jackson.
David Gilmour said:
“The Endless River has as its starting point the music that came from the 1993 Division Bell sessions. 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 said:
“The Endless River is a tribute to Rick. 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 Endless River is mainly an instrumental album across ‘four sides’ with one song, ‘Louder Than Words’, with new lyrics by novelist Polly Samson.