A preview of the first Pink Floyd album in 20 years. entitled "The Endless River" has been released.
The 30 second instrumental clip, which can be heard below, serves as the first public preview of the 'The Endless River", which will be officially released on November 10th (November 11th in North America).
"The Endless River" is a predominantly instrumental tribute to keyboardist Richard Wright who died in 2008 aged 65 after a battle with cancer.
“’The Endless River’ has as its starting point the music that came from the 1993 Division Bell sessions,” explains Gilmour. “We listened to over 20 hours of the three of us playing together and selected the music we 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, 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.”
“’The Endless River’ is a tribute to Rick,” adds Mason.
“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 he was.”
The Endless River - 30 Second Clip