Pink Floyd to Release New Album in October

Pink Floyd New Album to Come

UPDATED: Columbia Records has confirmed that Pink Floyd will release a new album in October, issuing the following statement: “Pink Floyd can confirm that they are releasing a new album ‘The Endless River’ in 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.”

It’s been 20 years since Pink Floyd released what has been known as their final album, 1994’s “The Division Bell.”

Polly Samson, the wife of guitarist David Gilmour, tweeted Saturday that the band will release a new album, “The Endless River,” based on 1994 sessions.

Long-time Pink Floyd touring vocalist Durga McBroom-Hudson contributed to the rumors with a Facebook post on Saturday as well.

“YES. THERE IS A NEW PINK FLOYD ALBUM COMING OUT,” she wrote.

Gilmour is currently also working on a solo album. Keyboardist Rick Wright died in 2008 at the age of 65 of cancer.

There’s been no word on if bassist and singer Roger Waters will appear on the album, and Columbia made no mention of him in the statement. Waters left the band in 1985 due to creative differences, though has since appeared with Pink Floyd for several performances.

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    1. Frank says:

      Will there be a live oncert any time soon in the near future in the Toronto ontario area;))))) ?

    2. for sure a good album, but i would like see roger waters “the only issue i had with the last few ‘non-roger discs’ was the production…the sound was way too dense for that classic floyd sound…” i agreed sir… but i cant wait for listening the album(with roger or not)! :D

    3. No Waters on the album according to sources, and there will be no accompanying tour (sadly). The best bet will be if Gilmour tours when he releases he solo album. Though much of the music was originally done in 1994, Gilmour and Mason have gone back over it – adding vocals in some places.

    4. MIKE CASSELS says:

      as most of the members of Pink Floyd have gone on ahead to’play ‘The Great Gig in the Sky’. This is going to be interesting,or not! we must wait and see!

    5. BB says:

      If Waters spearheaded the tour, most likely the show would be an overproduced, lip-synced affair, full of visual distractions. This album will be great for fans who want to sit in the dark with headphones on. Supposedly, the album was originally intended to be instrumental and ambient in nature. Expect meditative ohms rather than Young Lust.

    6. rocky-o says:

      to say that there is no pink floyd without roger is a bit extreme…i love the music roger made, both with floyd and solo…much of my own music has a similar vein to roger’s…but to discount gilmour, mason and wright is absurd…the only issue i had with the last few ‘non-roger discs’ was the production…the sound was way too dense for that classic floyd sound…now, this upcoming new one will apparently still feature the brilliant rick wright, but whoever else may show up, it will just be brilliant enough to have another pink floyd album show up, along with another gilmour solo venture…

    7. Tony Mauk says:

      Without Roger, There is no Pink Floyd, end of subject!

      • Garry says:

        It could also be argued that without Syd Barrett there is no Pink Floyd. It really depends on what style you like best. Syd, Roger and David all have very different styles. Just the evolution of the band and their music over many years. I personally am more of a Waters fan because the music and words are so dark and powerful. I also like Gilmour’s mellow, less dark sound and awesome memorizing guitar melodies. I wish Waters was a part of the new album, but if it’s based on division bell, that’s just not his style and why he left the band in the first place. Just getting a new album from Pink Floyd is stellar anyway you slice it.

    8. Jim cspristo says:

      It would be awesome to hear almost all the original band get together , hash out the differences , be positive and move forward , right on . Jim capristo

    9. joe quinn says:

      Really Hope Roger Waters is a part of it might even get a tour

    10. Dean McGill says:

      AT LAST. thank you. Floyd music is more than just music to me. It’s memories and feelings. I’ve been longing for more and hoped Division Bell wasn’t the end. Dean McGill, Pink Floyd fan forever.

    11. Robyn Wh. says:

      I’m seriously thrilled to hear this news, I trust all will represent their legacy this time, grateful fan.

      • elvin says:

        and for me is the same. Pink floyd music bring back memoryes, events etc that hapend in my life. I cannt wait to listen this new album. Congrat to the band

    12. rocky-o says:

      good news all around…rick wright was an exceptional part of the pink floyd sound and to pay tribute to him while bestowing listeners with final compostions…it just doesn’t get any better…

      and for david…if you need anyone to write some songs for you, i am available and honored to…

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