Watch! Pink Floyd release trailer for new album “The Endless River”

Pink Floyd 2005 Promo Shot

Pink Floyd have released a 30 second trailer for their forthcoming new album, The Endless River. You can watch it below.

The LP, the band’s first for 20 years, is scheduled for release on the 10th of November.

In addition to the record’s cover and tracklisting, which were released earlier this week, the group published a statement via their website, revealing that the LP will include music recorded with Richard Wright, who died in 2008 aged 65.

The Endless River is a tribute to Rick Wright, whose keyboards are at the heart of the Pink Floyd sound. It is a mainly instrumental album with one song, ‘Louder Than Words’, (with new lyrics by Polly Samson), arranged across four sides and produced by David Gilmour, Phil Manzanera, Youth and Andy Jackson.”

Last year, drummer Nick Mason revealed that he would be interested in a full band reunion, including Roger Waters who left the group in 1985, but he was not certain it would ever happen.

“I would do it… I’m ready to go,” he said. “I’m packed, I have my drum kit, a suitcase and a wash bag by my front door ready for it when I ever get the call. But I’m not holding my breath.”

The Endless River tracklisting is:

“Things Left Unsaid”
“It’s What We Do”
“Ebb And Flow”
“Sum”
“Skins”
“Unsung”
“Anisina”
“The Lost Art Of Conversation”
“On Noodle Street”
“Night Light”
“Allons-y (1)”
“Autumn’68”
“Allons-y (2)”
“Talkin’ Hawkin'”
“Calling”
“Eyes To Pearls”
“Surfacing”
“Louder Than Words”

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Pink Floyd to release new album “The Endless River”

Pink Floyd 2005 Promo Shot

If you’ve been paying attention to the music press over this past weekend, you’ve probably noticed that news has leaked that Pink Floyd are to release a new album titled The Endless River.

The news came via the Twitter feed of Polly Samson, partner of David Gilmour. Samson revealed both the album title, and the fact that the music is based on 1994 sessions that included the late Rick Wright. Wright died in 2008, aged 65.

Polly Samson Tweet

Consequence of Sound has reported further details, quoting singer Durga McBroom-Hudson: “The recording did start during The Division Bell sessions (and yes, it was the side project originally titled The Big Spliff that 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.”

UK tabloid The Sun has reported that the album will not feature any music by Roger Waters, who left Pink Floyd following the release of their 1983 album The Final Cut, and that the current Floyd lineup have no plans to tour in support of the release.

Floyd news site, Brain Damage, indicates that a formal announcement is expected today (Monday 7th July.)

Pink Floyd recently released a new box set of their last studio album, 1994’s The Division Bell, to mark its 20th anniversary. The six-disc set includes a remastered double LP edition of the album in a gatefold sleeve; a red 7-inch of single “Take It Back”; a clear 7-inch of “High Hopes”; a 12-inch blue vinyl of “High Hopes” with reverse laser etched design; the 2011 remaster of The Division Bell; a Blu-ray disc including The Division Bell album in HD Audio, and a previously unreleased surround sound audio mix of the album by Andy Jackson. The Blu-ray disc also includes a new video for “Marooned”.

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