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Pink Floyd fans rejoice, for the band is getting back together this fall. It has just been revealed that The Endless River, their first original album in 20 years, will be debuting in October.
As Rolling Stone revealed, Polly Samson, the wife of singer-guitarist David Gilmour, made the surprising announcement through her Twitter account, when she tweeted on Saturday:
Btw Pink Floyd album out in October is called "The Endless River". Based on 1994 sessions is Rick Wright's swansong and very beautiful.
— Polly Samson (@PollySamson) July 5, 2014
Image via Twitter from Polly Samson
Rick Wright, the founding member and keyboardist for the band, died in 2008 of cancer at the age of 65. As such, this album will likely serve as a tribute to their fallen friend and band member.
In addition to this, the band also reissued their last album, 1994's The Division Bell, on July 1. Apparently, the new material on the upcoming album will be connected to unreleased material made during their Division Bell sessions. More details have become known about this album thanks to Durga McBroom-Hudson's Facebook page. She has toured with the band in the '80s and '90s and is, apparently, working on this new album as well.
"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)," she is quoted as to saying in the article. "Which is why there are Richard Wright tracks on it. But David and Nick (Mason) 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." She is also reported saying that her back up vocals have been expanded into a lead on the album.
She went on to note that the album will be composed on entirely unreleased material.
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