In a move that has shocked the music industry, members of Pink Floyd have announced they will be releasing a new album later this year entitled The Endless River. The album will be their first in 20 years, following The Division Bell, which the band just re-released.
“Pink Floyd can confirm that they are releasing a new album, The Endless River, in October 2014,” the band stated on their website. “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.”
That’s all for the official details from the band, but backup vocalist Durga McBroom-Hudson opened up on her Facebook page to say that Guy Pratt, who took part in the Division Bell sessions, would be playing bass on The Endless River. She also stated that Roger Waters would not be making an appearance. The new release will be the third Pink Floyd album since Waters’ departure in 1985.
We’ll report more as details become available.