New Pink Floyd Album on the Horizon
To get it out of the way first, David Gilmour’s wife Polly Samson let the cat out of the bag that there will be a new album from the group in the near future. To quote Levar Burton “You don’t have to take my word for it”
Btw Pink Floyd album out in October is called "The Endless River". Based on 1994 sessions is Rick Wright's swansong and very beautiful.
— Polly Samson (@PollySamson) July 5, 2014
After reading that one tweet, I started researching all that I could find regarding the new work and I have found myself scratching my head during one of those all too weird moments where I realize that I’m not in the majority of fandom.
In 1994 Pink Floyd released their last studio album “The Division Bell” which I find to be one of the best albums of the 90s especially when it comes to prog rock, however many people consider it to be one of their worst. I don’t understand that as it’s a magnificent album that has some amazing vocal and guitar work from Gilmour. Then there’s the fact that it complements all of their other major albums when played live, which is always a plus.
Anyways, between the people of the Internet ranting about the album and those who are saying that Pink Floyd stopped being good when Roger Waters left, and how those fans are wrong because of Syd Barrett being the best part of Pink Floyd. It was enough to make me mad, and hence why I’m writing to you today.
The new album is titled “The Endless River” and will be released sometime in October and will contain “all unreleased songs” and some that began their life during “The Division Bell” sessions. This comes courtesy of Durga McBroom-Hudson who sang backup with the band throughout the 80s throught he 90s. If you’ve ever watched the concert for Pulse, you’ll recognize her.
I’m geniunely excited for this as it means that there WILL be a tour coming soon and I’ll pay infinity dollars to catch them live before I die…and I guess I’ll have to drag my dad along as he’s the man who instilled a love of the band in my childhood.