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Gilmour's wife reveals Pink Floyd album plans

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David Gilmour's wife has tweeted that a new Pink Floyd album will be released in October filled with unreleased songs from a 1994 session with the late Rick Wright.

Polly Samson, who met Gilmour in 1994 during the Division Bell tour, tweeted, "Btw Pink Floyd album out in October is called 'The Endless River'. Based on 1994 sessions is Rick Wright's swansong and very beautiful."

Former back-up singer with the band in the 1980s and 90s, Durga McBroom-Hudson also dished some details about the album on Facebook along with a picture from a recording session, "The recording did start during The Division Bell sessions (and yes, it was the side project entitled The Big Spliff that [drummer] Nick Mason spoke about.)

"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."

Rick Wright left Pink Floyd in 1979 after a falling out with Roger Water during the recording of The Wall but officially rejoined ahead of the release of The Division Bell. He passed away in 2008, aged 65.

The release of The Endless River would coincide with the 20th anniversary of Pink Floyd's final album The Division Bell and it is not yet known whether Waters will have any involvement in the project.

The band have just released a new boxed set version of The Division Bell.

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