Just when you thought you’d never hear anything new from Pink Floyd–think again! Not only is 2014 the anniversary of the release of “The Division Bell”, David Gilmour’s got something else up his musical sleeve and will release a new Pink Floyd album this autumn. The announcement came via a tweet from Dave’s wife Polly Samson, “Btw Pink Floyd album out in October is called ‘The Endless River.’ Based on 1994 sessions is Rick Wright‘s swansong and very beautiful.” Wright died in 2008 at the age of 65 after a bout with cancer. The photograph of Gilmour directing some back up singers comes from Durga McBroom-Hudson, long time back up singer for Pink Floyd’s Facebook page.
Here’s the official word from their label:
Columbia Records issued this statement on Monday regarding the Pink Floyd album: “Pink Floyd can confirm that they are releasing a new album The Endless Riverin October 2014. 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.”