The Endless River, the new Pink Floyd album from David Gilmour, Rick Wright and Nick Mason
Produced by David Gilmour, Phil Manzanera, Youth and Andy Jackson
Four-sided instrumental album with one song "Louder Than Words" w/ lyrics by Polly Samson
Full size 11" x 11" 16-page photo/credit booklet including unpublished photos from 1993 sessions
180-gram vinyl in gatefold jacket mastered by Doug Sax at The Mastering Lab
Album download card included
The highly-anticipated new Pink Floyd album, The Endless River, has as its starting point the music that came from the 1993 Division Bell
sessions. Created by David Gilmour, Rick Wright and Nick Mason, the
trio listened to more than 20 hours of themselves playing together to
select the music they wanted to work on for the new album.
"Over the last year we've added new parts, re-recorded others and
generally harnessed studio technology to make a 21st century Pink Floyd
album. With Rick gone (Wright died of cancer in 2008), and with him the
chance of ever doing it again, it feels right that these revisited and
reworked tracks should be made available as part of our repertoire,"
Nick Mason says The Endless River is a tribute to Wright. "I
think this record is a good way of recognizing a lot of what he does
and how his playing was at the heart of the Pink Floyd sound. Listening
back to the sessions, it really brought home to me what a special player
The Endless River is mainly a four-sided instrumental album with one song, "Louder Than Words," which includes new lyrics by Polly Samson.
The concept for the powerful imagery of a man rowing on a "river" of
clouds was created by Ahmed Emad Eldin, an 18-year-old Egyptian digital
artist. Ahmed's image was then re-created by Stylorouge, award-winning
U.K. design agency.
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 says: "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.