Pink Floyd has announced a new album, The Endless River, that they say is a tribute to longtime keyboardist Richard Wright (1943-2008) and a return to their early style.
“The Endless River has as its starting point the music that came from the 1993 Division Bell sessions,” explains David Gilmour. “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.”
Here’s the official intro video:
According to the band, The Endless River represents a return to the creative principles that informed the writing process that produced Echoes, Shine On You Crazy Diamond and Animals.
Pink Floyd’s The Endless River is set for release Nov 10, 2014. It’s available for pre-order via Amazon.