Pink Floyd has announced the Nov. 10 release of a new studio album, “The Endless River” — its first since the band released “The Division Bell” 20 years ago. In a snippet released by the band, you can hear the trademark atmospherics and shimmering guitar work of David Gilmour, and maybe even a little taste of “Shine On You Crazy Diamond.”
“The Endless River” has its roots in the 1993 sessions that spawned “The Division Bell,” when Gilmour, drummer Nick Mason and the since-deceased keyboardist Rick Wright “played freely at Britannia Row and Astoria studios,” according to the band’s official website. According the site, last year Gilmour and Mason revisited music from those sessions and turned them into what would become “The Endless River.”
“‘The Endless River’ is a tribute to Rick Wright, whose keyboards are at the heart of the Pink Floyd sound. It is a mainly instrumental album with one song, ‘Louder Than Words’, (with new lyrics by novelist [and Gilmour’s wife] Polly Samson), arranged across four sides and produced by David Gilmour, Phil Manzanera, Youth and
Andy Jackson,” according to the website.
For more information on the album, visit the band’s site.