Pink Floyd The Endless River CD
Hardback Digibook CD!
Includes 16-Page Hardback Booklet!
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The Endless River is the fifteenth studio album by British progressive rock band
Pink Floyd. Produced by David Gilmour, Youth, Andy Jackson and Phil Manzanera,
the album was released by Parlophone and Columbia Records respectively in
Friday-release countries on November 7, 2014. The album is the band's first
since the death of keyboardist and founding member Richard Wright, who appears
posthumously, and the third by the Gilmour-led Pink Floyd after Roger Waters'
departure from the band in 1985.
Described as a "swan song" for Wright, The Endless River mostly comprises
instrumental, ambient music. It is based on twenty hours of unreleased material
the band wrote, recorded and produced with Wright during sessions for Pink
Floyd's previous studio album The Division Bell in 1994. The album was finished
aboard the Astoria, Gilmour's houseboat recording studio, in 2013 and 2014 and
at David's other home studio called Medina Studios in Hove, Brighton, England.
David Gilmour said:
“’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.”
Nick Mason said:
“’The Endless River’ is a tribute to Rick. I think this record is a good way of
recognizing a lot of what he does and how his playing was at the heart of the
Pink Floyd sound. Listening back to the sessions, it really brought home to me
what a special player he was.”
The concept for the powerful imagery of a man rowing on a “river” of clouds was
created by Ahmed Emad Eldin, an 18-year-old Egyptian digital artist. Ahmed’s
image was then re-created by Stylorouge, award-winning UK design agency.
Pink Floyd’s album artwork, mostly created by Storm Thorgerson of Hipgnosis, is
as legendary as the band’s music. With Storm’s passing in 2013, the task of
finding an image that carried on Storm’s legacy passed to Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell,
Storm’s original partner in Hipgnosis. Po said: ‘When we saw Ahmed’s image it
had an instant Floydian resonance. It’s enigmatic and open to interpretation,
and is the cover that works so well for The Endless River.”
• Hardback Digibook CD
• 16-page booklet
• Unseen photographs from 1993 sessions
• Produced by David Gilmour, Phil Manzanera, Youth, Andy Jackson
• Engineered and mixed by Andy Jackson with Damon Iddins
1. Things Left Unsaid
2. It's What We Do
3. Ebb and Flow
8. The Lost Art of Conversation
9. On Noodle Street
10. Night Light
11. Allons-y (1)
12. Autumn '68
13. Allons-y (2)
14. Talkin' Hawkin'
16. Eyes to Pearls
18. Louder Than Words