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Photos of Pink Floyd’s New Album The Endless River on Vinyl

Pink Floyd The Endless River Vinyl Master
Pink Floyd The Endless River Vinyl Master

Acoustic Sounds has shared some photos of Pink Floyd’s new studio album The Endless River they are working on for release in October 2014.

Acoustic Sounds were chosen to handle the release of the double vinyl of the album and have received the master copies as you can see below from The Mastering Lab.

Pink Floyd The Endless River Vinyl Master in its shipping box, very exciting!
Pink Floyd The Endless River Vinyl Master in its shipping box, very exciting!

There are of course four sides to a double vinyl recording and all four of these were sent to Acoustic Sounds at Quality Record Pressings, straight from Doug Sax and crew at The Mastering Lab northwest of Los Angeles.

The follow-up to 1994’s ‘The Division Bell,’ ‘The Endless River’ marks the 15th studio album by the famed British band. Scheduled to release in October, ‘The Endless River’ finds David Gilmour and Nick Mason completing work on sessions with the late keyboardist and founding member Rick Wright. This is the third album by the Gilmour-helmed Pink Floyd after Roger Waters’ departure from the band in 1985.

Pink Floyd The Endless River Vinyl Master getting ready to go into production.
Pink Floyd The Endless River Vinyl Master getting ready to go into production.

The album is based on unreleased material the band produced with Wright during sessions for ‘The Division Bell’ in 1994. Ultimate Classic Rock has done a nifty ’10 Facts You Need to Know’ roundup concerning some pertinent nuggets about the new album – for instance, what started as a collection of all-instrumentals now has lyrics, and some Gilmour lead vocals. 

Acoustic Sounds said, “We’re ecstatic that QRP was chosen to press ‘The Endless River’ on vinyl and proud that our recent pressing of ‘The Division Bell’ was so highly received. When we say we press the world’s finest-sounding LPs, we mean it.”

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New Pink Floyd Album “The Endless River” Due October 2014

Pink Floyd during The Division Bell recording sessions
Pink Floyd during The Division Bell recording sessions

Pink Floyd is to release a new studio album called The Endless River in October 2014.

This will be the first studio album from the band since The Division Bell which was released some twenty years ago back in 1994 – it has had the 20th Anniversary Box Set treatment of course.

According to a tweet from David Gilmour’s wife, Polly Samson, “Pink Floyd album out in October is called “The Endless River”. Based on 1994 sessions is Rick Wright’s swansong and very beautiful.

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Not What It Seemed…

David Gilmour New Album Studio
David Gilmour New Album Studio

A photograph appeared recently showing David Gilmour in the studio with backing singers including Durga McBroom, Sarah Brown and Louise Clare Marshall.

It was assumed that they were working on a new David Gilmour studio album but it now transpires they were recording overdubs onto older studio outtakes from The Division Bell.

There is a remote possibility that Roger Waters has got involved with this album in some capacity to honour Richard Wright. That remains to be seen given the history of the band in the years leading up to The Division Bell album release, what with Roger Waters leaving the band.

Furthermore, it was thought suspicious by many that the new 20th Anniversary Edition of Pink Floyd’s Division Bell album did not include additional studio recordings and rarities from the Division Bell recording sessions.

A Richard Wright Swansong

Rick Wright On An Island Tour 2006
Rick Wright On An Island Tour 2006

It all makes sense now that The Endless River will likely be these additional songs from the Division Bell recording sessions which have now been tidied up – adding backing vocals, more instruments etc – and made ready to share with fans. I imagine there will be a heavy Richard Wright bias on the album – I speculate that a lot of the songs could be his songs he brought to the table back during the production of the album but didn’t make “the final cut” so to speak.

Polly Samson’s twitter description gives her a lyric writing credit for The Endless River so at least we know it is not just an Instrumental only album but has songs!

Whilst David Gilmour and wife Polly Samson wrote most of the lyrics for The Division Bell album, Richard Wright wrote much of the music on the album. Songs such as Cluster One, What Do You Want from Me, Marooned, Wearing The Inside Out and Keep Talking have a music credit given to Wright. It would be a fitting tribute to the late Richard Wright to feature some more of his work.

Pink Floyd “Secret” Album – The Big Spliff

Pink Floyd in Studio
Pink Floyd in the Studio: Nick Mason, David Gilmour and Richard Wright

I am sure many fans really look forward to hearing this new material for the first time although some people out there would have heard some of it already.

An album of ambient music called The Big Spliff is probably the basis of this album. You can have a listen to Soundscape which was featured on the Pulse DVD and was played before concerts on the Pulse tour.

New Waters and Gilmour Albums?

These two albums, and the new Pink Floyd one are going to be exciting news I think. To make sure you do not miss out on hearing about them, please get our free email newsletter, or follow us on Social Media via Facebook or Twitter. Go on, be modern!

And here is the tweet that started this wonderful news:

Polly Samson Tweet about New Pink Floyd Album out in October
Polly Samson Tweet about New Pink Floyd Album out in October