A slumbering beast, Pink Floyd's emotional performance at Live8 sparked renewed calls by fans for a full tour.
Now it seems the band are preparing an album of new material for release. News broke via Polly Samson - partner of David Gilmour - and the sessions seemingly focus on 1994 recordings featuring the late Richard Wright.
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
Further to this, Consequence of Sound have obtained details from backing singer Durga McBroom-Hudson. Initially meant as an instrumental album, it has since flourished into something quite distinct:
"The recording did start during 'The Division Bell' sessions (and yes, it was the side project originally titled 'The Big Spliff' that Nick Mason spoke about). Which is why there are Richard Wright tracks on it. But David and Nick have gone in and done a lot more since then. It was originally to be a completely instrumental recording, but I came in last December and sang on a few tracks. David then expanded on my backing vocals and has done a lead on at least one of them."
So: new Pink Floyd in October. Exciting times!
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