Finally the news Pink Floyd fans have been waiting for, their new album The Endless River will be released in November and their first single in 20 years, Louder Than Words, can be heard on radio from today.
The Endless River, the new Pink Floyd album from David Gilmour, Rick Wright and Nick Mason, will be available from November 7. The first single from the album, Louder than Words, was sent to Irish radio stations today.
Speaking about their new body of work David Gilmour said: "The Endless River is a continuous flow of music that builds gradually over four separate pieces over the 55-odd minutes.
He added: "The only concept is the concept of me, Rick and Nick and I, playing together in a way that we have done, we had done way way in the past but had kind of forgotten that we did, and was instantly familiar.
When asked what they thought the late great Rick Wright would think of The Endless River Nick Mason said: "I think Rick would be thrilled actually. I think this record is rather a good way of recognising a lot of what he does."
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Pink Floyd’s album artwork, mostly created by Storm Thorgerson of Hipgnosis, is as legendary as the band’s music. With Storm’s passing in 2013, the task of finding an image that carried on Storm’s legacy passed to Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell, Storm’s original partner in Hipgnosis.
Po said: "When we saw Ahmed’s image it had an instant Floydian resonance. It’s enigmatic and open to interpretation, and is the cover that works so well for The Endless River.”