Pink Floyd RSS News Feed

Statistics

We have 5 guests online
Visitors: 53425697
black strat book
Nick Mason Inside Out signed copy
Brain Damage and A Fleeting Glimpse
Home arrow Older News Archive
New Pink Floyd album The Endless River - details and ordering info Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Monday, 22 September 2014
Pink Floyd - The Endless River (2014) Pink Floyd - The Endless River (2014) deluxe edition

This afternoon, full details have been revealed of the much anticipated The Endless River, Pink Floyd's new album which now has a confirmed release date of November 7th, 2014, in Australia and certain parts of Europe, November 10th in the US, the UK and other parts of Europe, and November 11th in Canada (plus some slight regional variations worldwide). The cover - shown here - already feels like a very suitable image, with typically Floydian restraint, and fitting the title.

The album will be available in three different configurations:

  1. Standard CD: presented in a hard cover bound book package with foil blocking on cloth spine, and a 16-page photo/credit booklet including previously unseen photographs from 1993 sessions
  2. Vinyl: Heavyweight 180 gram vinyl 2LP, mastered by Doug Sax at The Mastering Lab, Ojai, California, and presented in a gatefold sleeve, with full colour inner bags, download card, and a full size, 11" x 11" 16-page photo/credit booklet including previously unseen photographs from 1993 sessions
  3. Deluxe 2-disc box: includes a 24-page photo/credit booklet in hard cover, including previously unseen photographs from 1993 sessions; CD in full colour card wallet with full colour label; DVD (NTSC) or Blu-Ray in full colour card wallet with full colour label; 3 x Collectors' full colour postcards, one of which with 3D Lenticular design. The DVD contains the album in 5.1 Surround (Dolby Digital and DTS), plus stereo version in 48kHz /24 bit. The Blu-Ray contains the album in high resolution 5.1 Surround (DTS Master Audio and PCM, 96/24), plus PCM stereo 96/24. The 2-disc box (DVD or Blu-ray) includes extra non-album audio-visual material (approx. 39 minutes): 6 video tracks and 3 audio tracks, unavailable elsewhere. It includes archive video material and still photographs shot at the original 1993 recording sessions

The Floyd's official website has been completely overhauled, and includes images of the various configurations (also shown here), along with some pictures of the original 1993 sessions, and a short TV commercial and a 30 second audio clip, both giving a flavour of what the album contains within. There's also the track listing, which we have below for you...

The album has been produced by David Gilmour, Phil Manzanera, Youth, and Andy Jackson, and consists of 18 tracks, which are as follows:

Things Left Unsaid
It's What We Do
Ebb and Flow

Sum
Skins
Unsung
Anisina

The Lost Art of Conversation
On Noodle Street
Night Light
Allons-y (1)
Autumn '68
Allons-y (2)
Talkin' Hawkin'

Calling
Eyes to Pearls
Surfacing
Louder Than Words

The Endless River has as its starting point the music that came from the 1993 Division Bell sessions, when David, Richard Wright and Nick Mason played freely together at Britannia Row and Astoria studios. This was the first time they had done so since the Wish You Were Here sessions in the seventies. Those sessions resulted in The Division Bell, the band's last studio album.

In 2013 David and Nick revisited the music from those sessions and decided that the tracks should be made available as part of the Pink Floyd repertoire. It would be the last time the three of them would be heard together. The band have spent the last year recording and upgrading the music, using the advantages of modern studio technology to create The Endless River.

The Endless River is a tribute to Richard, whose keyboards are at the heart of the Pink Floyd sound. It is a mainly instrumental album with one song, Louder Than Words, (with new lyrics by Polly Samson), arranged across four sides of vinyl, and presumably on the CD, split into four distinct parts.

Over at the band's Twitter feed some pictures have been posted (three at time of typing this) showing the album artwork on the sides of various buildings, presumably unveiled today in the various locations and posted to Twitter virtually live. If anyone knows the actual locations, please let us know!

PRE-ORDER INFORMATION
This is bound to be a popular release, and early pre-ordering is advised. With Amazon pre-orders, you will automatically be charged the lowest price they've advertised it at, between the time you order it and the eventual release, so no time like the present! You can order it through the following direct links, all resulting in a small but vital contribution toward our site running costs:

CD & BLU-RAY BOXSET:  Amazon.com  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 
CD & DVD BOXSET:  Amazon.com  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 
2-LP VINYL EDITION:  Amazon.com  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 
CD ONLY EDITION:  Amazon.com  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 

For those who prefer their music digitally, you can now order the deluxe edition of Pink Floyd's The Endless River through iTunes.

More information on this release, including reviews of the various products, will be with you as soon as we are able to provide it. It looks a very interesting proposition indeed!

 
< Prev   Next >
Brain Damage on Facebook Follow Brain Damage on Twitter Brain Damage's YouTube channel
Pink Floyd Calendar

Next 20 concerts

Pink Floyd on iTunes
Donate to Brain Damage
Behind The Wall book
Pink Floyd: Backstage book
HeYou Floyd Fanzine - order details
www.Brain-Damage.co.uk - the Pink Floyd, David Gilmour & Roger Waters news & info site
All content except where noted otherwise is © Brain Damage/Matt Johns 2017.
Please see 'About Brain Damage' page for legal details and the small print!
Website generously designed and built by 3B Web Design