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More details on Pink Floyd’s new album: no Roger Waters, no plans for tour

on July 06, 2014, 12:55pm

More details have surfaced regarding Pink Floyd’s surprise new album, The Endless River.

As previously reported, the album features unreleased music dating back to 1994, from sessions involving David Gilmour, Nick Mason, and the late Richard Wright. Thus, as one might expect, founding member Roger Waters will not be featured on the album, according to a new report from UK newspaper The Sun (via Brain-Damage). Rogers left the band following 1983′s release of The Final Cut and was not involved in these initial sessions, not Gilmour and Mason’s recent efforts to finish the material.

The Sun also reports that the band has no plans for an accompanying tour.

Update: Pink Floyd have formally confirmed the album’s release on their website.

Due out in October, Gilmour’s wife, Polly Samson, has described The Endless River as Wright’s “swansong” as it marks his final material with the band prior to his death in 2008. Meanwhile, singer Durga McBroom-Hudson, who guests on the album, revealed the music is ambient in nature and originally intended for a scrapped album called The Big Spliff. She continued, “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.” Below, listen to a soundscape of music originally intended for The Big Spliff, which was played prior to the band’s concerts in 1994.

A formal announcement is expected on Monday, according to Pink Floyd news site Brain-Damage.

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Kris
October 9, 2014 at 8:03 am

Thank goodness Waters is not on this album. He completely destroyed PL with his pretentious The Wall and boring orwellian visions. The Wall and Animals are basically his solo albums with guest appearance from the other three members. Post-Waters albums were not as good as WYWH or DSOTM but at least they were free from Waters. I wouldn’t want him spoiling good music with lyrics overload and that whiny vocal of his. Waters is happy in the wold that he created himself and wouldn’t want to work with other musicians who actually have something to say.

Roger Waters
July 10, 2014 at 12:07 am

QB White
July 9, 2014 at 3:50 am

The QSound on this is exceptional. This is ambient music with incredible personality. I guess it could be a little more twisted like Ummagumma.

Mikhail
July 8, 2014 at 11:05 am

Is there any idea – will there be Rick Wright’s last unfinished solo recordings involved into the project?

Harpo
July 7, 2014 at 9:10 pm

With Roger Waters not involved in this, to me, it will not be true Pink Floyd. Nevertheless, it still piques my interest..

Anonymous
July 7, 2014 at 9:03 pm

With Roger Waters not involved in this, to me, it won`t be true Pink Floyd. Nevertheless, it piques my interest.

R Michael McLellan
September 5, 2014 at 10:40 pm

Bah. Roger was only one member. I agree, he was the best lyricist, and Floyd’s lyrics suffered profoundly with his loss, but Pink Floyd was not just about the lyrics. I happened to truly enjoy the music of Pink Floyd after Roger left. Was it the same? No. Can one man say “I left, so it’s not Pink Floyd?” No. If that were the case, then you would have to stop calling it Pink Floyd after Syd Barrett left.

Mutt Foley
October 7, 2014 at 5:10 pm

This guy gets it!

byrkan
July 7, 2014 at 6:08 pm

Floyd needs Roger Waters “edge, anger, angst” whatever you want to call it. Dave is great…awesome guitarist and write some really pretty songs, but I need some valleys and peaks in my Floyd. I was kinda hoping David Bowie would have done something with them if Dave/Rog arent gonna bury the “Axe”

jeffhitz
July 7, 2014 at 3:25 pm

And to make the announcement on the anniversary of Dyd’s death was real classy,Dave and Polly.

jeffhitz
July 7, 2014 at 3:26 pm

Syd’s.

Robert Anderson
July 7, 2014 at 3:22 pm

I love Pink Floyd through The Final Cut, when they were Pink Floyd, Since then they are a joke. This sounds like a Tuesday morning before, during and after my landscaper shows up.

Mimzy
July 7, 2014 at 2:59 pm

Wow, what a way to cashin for Dave and Polly…this guy is a real reptoid !!!

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Anonymous
July 7, 2014 at 10:04 am

Roger and The Wall is bigger then Pink Floyd! In the name of founding member Rick Wright who was forced out of the band by Waters. It’s his FINAL CUT that he deserves. He wrote one song on Division Bell “Wearing The Insideout” It was a great song. And it was the last song we’d hear his voice again. His vocals are Amazing on Echos!!

jeffhitz
July 7, 2014 at 9:39 am

How fucking cynical of the Gilmours to release a David Gilmour solo album and call it Pink Floyd. Can’t wait to hear Roger’s reaction.

madcap
July 8, 2014 at 1:08 pm

This is a Pink Floyd album, what dont you understand? David Gilmour’s solo album is due for release at a later date. Clot.

Anonymous
August 5, 2014 at 9:18 pm

You do realize Nick and Richard are both on the new cd coming out, they were founding memebers themselves, David came in due to Syd having a lmelt down. So in fact the new Cd is a Pink Floyd cd, Roger made his bed and left…

jeffhitz
July 7, 2014 at 9:36 am

How fucking cynical of the Gilmours to release a David Gilmour solo album and call it Pink Floyd.

officerfarva
October 7, 2014 at 5:13 pm

How fucking cynical of the so-called Floyd fans to bitch and whine about no Roger in new PF, it’s not as if they are pounding these out every year! Waters was the creative genius, but Gilmour was the sound and voice.

shaun
July 7, 2014 at 9:15 am

this is a waste of time im sorry with no rogers and wright it really not pink floyd i like david hes cool and nick i like the whole band now thats pf and richard wright died leave him rest in peace gilmore and waters will always fight becouse they dont match or agree .really i thin they should leave everything alone becouse pink floyd is dead but the music will allways flow though the air of space and time

Anonymous
July 7, 2014 at 10:26 am

Ur wrong

madcap
July 8, 2014 at 1:10 pm

Please go to Specsavers. Richard Wright is on the album, thats the whole point you numpty.

chris
July 7, 2014 at 8:40 am

Well it will be a David Gilmore album not a Pink Floyd album

madcap
July 8, 2014 at 1:11 pm

Oh dear. No it won’t. Its a Pink Floyd album. Wake up and smoke less dope.

officerfarva
October 7, 2014 at 5:14 pm

Actually, I will smoke more! This is a PF album, all it will take is to hear Gilmour’s guitar and all will be right.

Spicolee2002
July 7, 2014 at 7:41 am

It reminds me of that classic that only true Floyd fans remember– 7 small furry animals gathered together in a cave groving with a pick. I respect pink Floyd and there talent. you love them or hate them. I LOVE THEM!!!!!!

Murman
August 7, 2014 at 4:30 am

I’m sure you meant “Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict”?

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Daniel Eier
July 7, 2014 at 12:49 am

un genio el nono, siempre te esucharemos

par33
July 7, 2014 at 12:21 am

A true fan will appreiate. I’ll listen to what ever they release.

par33
July 7, 2014 at 12:23 am

appreciate(sp)

Beaumont Miles
July 6, 2014 at 11:23 pm

David Gilmour yesterday morning when his wife Polly walked down the stairs for breakfast: “STAY AWAY FROM TWITTER AND STICK WITH YOUR KNITTING…!!!!”

Sean Molnar
July 6, 2014 at 10:42 pm

Also…you’re a big bag of douche.

Sean Molnar
July 6, 2014 at 10:40 pm

This is ridiculous. I can hear most of this in my back yard playing my keyboard without really trying. There is no way in hell this is what they are working on. Stop wasting our time.

korkolo
July 6, 2014 at 10:15 pm

It’s as easy as this: you don’t like it? Don’t buy it, have a coke and a smile an shut the fuck up.

Rick
July 6, 2014 at 10:10 pm

Is this it? I hear these same sounds all the time without paying for it. You can do better Gilmour.

Luis Rocha
July 6, 2014 at 8:52 pm

this will be sooooooo underwhelming…

madcap
July 8, 2014 at 1:13 pm

Really? Are you Mystic Meg?

Shand Wentworth
July 6, 2014 at 7:10 pm

No Roger Waters on the new Pink Floyd Album = NO SALE

Mike Rojas
July 6, 2014 at 8:36 pm

Roger Waters is a whiny pretentious asshat

danieldaley
July 6, 2014 at 9:05 pm

…Mike, please do not insult whiny pretentious asshats by comparing them to Waters.

Anonymous
July 7, 2014 at 3:57 am

Don’t know how you can say that. Everything they’ve done since the final cut has been mediocre to say the least.

Anonymous
July 7, 2014 at 10:52 am

Really,i hated final cut,boring,momentary is better!

Lord Dooshbag
July 6, 2014 at 10:29 pm

Like you would have ‘paid’ for it anyway.

Anonymous
July 6, 2014 at 2:37 pm

No tour? That sucks…..

madcap
July 8, 2014 at 1:14 pm

Wait and see

Keith
July 6, 2014 at 2:35 pm

The video is not a secret track and has nothing to do with what songs the article speaks sbout. The track is actually the before show ambience used on The Divusion Bell tour and available on the cassette version of Pulse.

Anonymous
July 6, 2014 at 4:41 pm

The new album is based on ambient material recorded during the Division Bell sessions, so it seems appropriate to me.

David Wright
July 6, 2014 at 4:42 pm

The new album is based on ambient material recorded during the Division Bell sessions, so it seems appropriate to me.

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