There are very few musical artists I truly hold dear to my heart. The 77s, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Pink Floyd are among those few. When I found out Pink Floyd were going to be recording a new record (The Endless River) I nearly went into cardiac arrest. Here’s the official announcement from the Official Pink Floyd website.
Pink Floyd can confirm that they are releasing a new album, The Endless River, in October 2014. It is an album of mainly ambient and instrumental music based on the 1993/4 Division Bell sessions which feature David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright. The album is produced by David Gilmour with Phil Manzanera, Youth and recording engineer Andy Jackson. Work is still in progress, but more details to come at the end of the summer.
If you know me, you know I am one of the most die hard Pink Floyd fans out here. While there are arguments that Pink Floyd died when Syd Barret left and arguments they died when Roger Waters left. I happen to enjoy all the incarnations of Pink Floyd.
Being a guitar player, I naturally gravitate towards David Gilmour’s version of Pink Floyd. It’s hard to argue just how much that man can do with just a handful of notes and some awesome effects processors. Although I thoroughly enjoy all the Pink Floyd genres, my favorite album being Meddle.
Right now there’s very little information on The Endless River and no talk of touring, which I hope happens. Even if a tour doesn’t happen, it’s just nice to get some more goodness from these guys who have been a part of my life for so many years. Keep your eyes peeled for more here on MOARGeek, we will try and get as many updates as we can! What do you think of Pink Floyd’s 2014 album return? How badly do you want them to tour? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Facebook and Twitter!