This week, Pink Floyd returns with its first new album in 20 years, The Endless River. Beginning today, it’s available to purchase in digital, CD, and vinyl packages. Spotify users can also stream the album in full below.
Update: The band has also shared a video for the track “Louder Than Words”, which you can watch below.
Billed as a tribute to multi-instrumentalist Richard Wright, The Endless River utilizes unreleased lyrics and music written by Wright prior to his death in 2008. The album was recorded by David Gilmour and Mason in November 2013 alongside Roxy Music guitarist and producer Phil Manzanera. Other contributors include theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking (whose vocals are featured on the track “Talkin’ Hawkin’”) and UK-based electronic string quartet Escala. Roger Waters, who left Pink Floyd in 1985, had no involvement in the recording process.
Gilmour discussed the album in a statement, saying, “The Endless River has as its starting point the music that came from the 1993 Division Bell sessions. 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.”
Read Cap Blackard’s full review of The Endless River.
The Endless River Tracklist:
01. Things Left Unsaid
02. It’s What We Do
03. Ebb And Flow
08. The Lost Art of Conversation
09. On Noodle Street
10. Night Light
11. Allons-y (1)
13. Allons-y (2)
14. Talkin’ Hawkin’
16. Eyes To Pearls
18. Louder Than Words