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    Pink Floyd To Release First New Album in 20 Years



    Pink Floyd is about to return with their first album in 20 years. Polly Samson, the wife of singer-guitarist David Gilmour, surprised fans on Saturday when she casually announced over Twitter that the band has a new record in the works and it's coming out this fall. A representative for Gilmour confirmed the release of the album to Rolling Stone.

    "Btw Pink Floyd album out in October is called 'The Endless River,'" Samson wrote. "Based on 1994 sessions is Rick Wright's swansong and very beautiful." (Keyboardist and founding member Wright died of cancer in 2008 at the age of 65.)

    The band had just celebrated the 20th anniversary of 1994's The Division Bell with an extravagant reissue of the album on July 1st. The new material appears to be connected to unreleased recordings made during the Division Bell sessions.

    Durga McBroom-Hudson, a singer who toured with Pink Floyd in the 1980s and 1990s and is apparently involved in the new project, offered more details on The Endless River through her Facebook page. "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 explained. "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. That's the song you see being worked on in the photo." She went on to emphasize that the new album will consist entirely of unreleased songs.

    Read more: Pink Floyd To Release First New Album in 20 Years This Fall | Music News | Rolling Stone
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    Can they pull it off?

    I think so.

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    As long as Roger Waters doesn't sing they may well pull it off.

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    Looking forward to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy
    As long as Roger Waters doesn't sing they may well pull it off.
    You're right, I saw him solo live and wasn't impressed. Might be different for a studio recording.

    Doesn't look like there will be much singing at all.

    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.

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    Great news.

    I thought we'd heard the last of Floyd in the studio.

    The Division Bell really grew on me, and some passages in it still make my neckhairs stand on end.

    Rock and fucking roll.


    Here's the version of Marooned off the re-released Division Bell - New video.

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    Excellent.

    'The Endless River' is lyrics near the end High Hopes from The Division Bell. One of my favourites.


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    Bit depressing really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirk diggler
    Pink Floyd To Release First New Album in 20 Years
    Quote Originally Posted by withnallstoke
    Great news. I thought we'd heard the last of Floyd in the studio. The Division Bell really grew on me, and some passages in it still make my neckhairs stand on end. Rock and fucking roll.
    Yup - look forward to it.

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    Re-hashing out-takes and jams from a 20 year old recording session hardly constitutes a new album and one wonders why they bothered.

    When Roger Waters left, Pink Floyd lost their edge, and their albums post Waters were no more than PF-lite, softer more bloated versions of the real thing. Waters, a nasty character by all accounts, was the spark that energised the band into musical innovation and brilliance.

    Im sure the new album will be good, from a production point of view, with dreamy melodies, soaring riffs and lots of tinkly bits, but for Floyd aficionados, I suspect it will be something of a disappointment, as was The Division Bell and A Momentary Lapse Of Reason. Lacking in that "punch" department that Waters so successfully incorporated into the music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile
    but for Floyd aficionados, I suspect it will be something of a disappointment, as was The Division Bell and A Momentary Lapse Of Reason.
    The Division Bell is, for me, far from a dissapointment, although most of Momentary Lapse was and still is.

    From what i've read, the "new" album will have extended bits, which is what Floyd do best - i could listen to a Gilmour/Mason/Wright dreamy extension forever - if they made one that long.

    Here's hoping.

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    "for Floyd aficionados, I suspect it will be something of a disappointment"

    for Pink Floyd aficionados, " Dark side of the Moon" and 'The Wall" were disappointments

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy
    As long as Roger Waters doesn't sing they may well pull it off.
    Sure thing although I would say " chant " instead of sing

    I love and have just about everything the Floyd ever did , but Waters droning chanting was never a good bit of it ,, especially bad in the " Wall " period

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile
    Re-hashing out-takes and jams from a 20 year old recording session hardly constitutes a new album and one wonders why they bothered.
    Do you really, honestly wonder why?

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    If it was about money they would be touring, because thats where the money is.

    There is relatively little to be made from album or digital music sales these days, and within a couple of days of the albums release it will be available for free on the torrenting sites.

    So one must assume that they think they have a product worthy of release for its own sake, and lets hope they are correct.

    And if this article still holds true, then money is not the driving force.


    A free house from Floyd's bank

    Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour tells Cassandra Jardine why he is giving the proceeds of a 3.6 million property deal to charity
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/m...oyds-bank.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile
    There is relatively little to be made from album or digital music sales these days, and within a couple of days of the albums release it will be available for free on the torrenting sites.
    Very true.

    Now it sounds like Mike Oldfield 75-85, which is a good thing but do not expect radio hits.


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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile
    If it was about money they would be touring, because thats where the money is.
    You don't think releasing stuff that's largely just been sitting around for decades is easy money then?

    You don't think possibly touring with that material recently released would make more money than just touring with stuff that's been on the shelves for decades?

    Seems obvious to me that both of those things are pretty solid reasons for releasing this stuff, and will basically be 'money for nothing'.

    And as you asked, what other reason could there be? A burning artistic imperative? Seems we're both betting 'no' to that. So that leaves...?

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    Essentially, Pink Floyd ceased to be of interest after Meddle. Dark Side was their swan song in tribute to Tin Pan Alley. Everything else is adolescent whimsy with a nod towards cod opera as a medium.
    Seeing them indulge in a geriatric version would be as attractive a prospect as counting Jagger's haemorrhoids.

    For some of us, we are waiting for Floyd's first album for nigh on 40 years.......har, har.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thegent View Post
    Essentially, Pink Floyd ceased to be of interest after Meddle. Dark Side was their swan song in tribute to Tin Pan Alley. Everything else is adolescent whimsy with a nod towards cod opera as a medium.
    Seeing them indulge in a geriatric version would be as attractive a prospect as counting Jagger's haemorrhoids.

    For some of us, we are waiting for Floyd's first album for nigh on 40 years.......har, har.
    anything before and including umma gumma was experimental acid music.
    Boring as shit to us children of the seventies.
    For you sixties hippies it was all make love not war, peace out man.
    For us it was sex, drugs and rock and roll. (is very good indeed)
    For me there are only three pink Floyd albums of note,
    The Dark Side of the Moon.
    Wish You Were Here .
    The Wall .
    Fuckin hippies.
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    Floyd could do a tour doing nursery rhymes and still fill stadiums!

    I'd go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crocman View Post
    Floyd could do a tour doing nursery rhymes and still fill stadiums!

    I'd go.
    I'd see you there, after i'd finished counting Jaggers haemorrhoids.

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    Just found this piece.

    Apparently played before the 1994 concerts, i don't remember it - way tooo stooooned.

    Very Ummagumma ish.

    A montage of effects, most of them recognisable from different albums, albeit in different forms.

    Enjoy.



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    New teaser released today.

    Due out November 10th, The Endless River marks the band’s first new release in 20 years. The album was recorded by Gilmour and Mason in November 2013 alongside Roxy Music guitarist and producer Phil Manzanera. The album utilizes unreleased lyrics and music written by multi-instrumentalist Richard Wright prior to his death in 2008. Other contributors include theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking and UK-based electronic string quartet Escala.



    Listen here. Pink Floyd release new teaser for The Endless River, the band?s first album in 20 years | Consequence of Sound

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    Quote Originally Posted by withnallstoke
    Other contributors include theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking
    He's their new drummer is he?

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