Posted in music | tour dates on July 8, 2014

by Ian Chainey

David Gilmour and Pink Floyd backing singers working on new LP
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Over the weekend, a tweet from David Gilmour's wife Polly Samson lit up the Pink Floyd end of the internet like a laser show: "Btw Pink Floyd album out in October is called "The Endless River". Based on 1994 sessions is Rick Wright's swansong and very beautiful." Rick Wright passed away in 2008, leaving Nick Mason and David Gilmour as the sole remaining members.

After the tweet, the internet went into overdrive to sniff out the details. Luckily, Pink Floyd back-up singer Durga McBroom-Hudson posted a studio pic on her Facebook captioned: "YES. THERE IS A NEW PINK FLOYD ALBUM COMING OUT. AND I'M ON IT. And there was much rejoicing." You can see the pic of Gilmour and the singers above. Then, further down, she provided The Endless River's possible concept:

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. That's the song you see being worked on in the photo.
1994's The Division Bell was the last released Pink Floyd studio album, though that depends on what lineup you believe constitutes 'Pink Floyd,' which is a debate for a different playground.

While we wait for more info, check out Pink Floyd in their prime via the classic Live at Pompeii below.

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Comments (44)

Any reason you keep saying "David Gilmore"?

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2014 2:37 PM

^^ because the writer is a 26 year old intern who has no knowledge of any musician that came before Grimes

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2014 2:40 PM

^ But I bet Perfect Pussy or some shitty emo band only Andrew Sacher "loves" will get better treatment.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2014 2:42 PM

way to be on top of things and letting us know things that were spilled last week.

and what does any of this have to do w brooklyn or vegans?

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2014 2:42 PM

Bahahaha. Oh dear. Friends, you always make me smile. I'm pretty certain I will be nominating 2:40PM as #COTD. That shit is funny, and he/she is right on point. The issue with most kids today is they have no concept of what came before the bands they like now. The Stones, Zep, etc., would rip off Slim Harpo, Willie Dixon, etc., and while that's not right, at least they were referencing their roots. What is Grimes doing again? I wonder what she does if the power goes out. Is she able to perform? Hmmm.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2014 2:49 PM

Let it die, Gilmour. You weren't even an original member.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2014 2:52 PM

Roger Waters and Peter Hook must be best friends

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2014 2:54 PM

no syd, no floyd.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2014 2:54 PM

If this album is anything like The Division Bell...well I guess you could say it's a real...uh...it's uh...I don't know.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2014 2:55 PM

Heard about this over the weekend when the rest of the world did. I guess BV's priority is to keep us up to date on the bowel moments of each member of Speedy Ortiz.

Speaking of bowel movements...these are songs that were LEFT OFF of Division Bell. Even if some are Rick Wright compositions, this has clown shit written all over it.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2014 3:01 PM

Headliner for Coachella 2015

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2014 3:03 PM

i feel fortunate as hell to have caught them on the division bell tour, original members or not, it's the best i could do and it was fucking great

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2014 3:13 PM

BAZ

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2014 3:26 PM

3:01 is right. These are outtakes from the absolute WORST excuse for a Pink Floyd album. Outtakes! From the Division Bell! Now if these were Outtakes from Momentary Lapse of Reason I'd be all ears*, but this is goinng be AWFUL.


*this is a lie

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2014 3:30 PM

Wish it was outtakes from Atom Heart Mother, the most underrated Floyd album.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2014 4:03 PM

I hope the unreleased B-side to "Learning to Fly" (aptly titled, "Learning to Eat Hummus") makes the cut on this new album.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2014 4:59 PM

This shit couldn't even make the cut for The Division Bell and The Division Bell is trash.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2014 5:04 PM

4:59,

It would be pointless to name a song after something that died last month.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2014 6:01 PM

^ as was previously stated... Hummus shall never die. It hath been around for thousands of years, and your attempts of ending it are futile. Soon a monument of a chickpea shall be erected pon the mountainside.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2014 6:17 PM

He teaches us to appreciate great monetary successes, even when they take the forms of the wicked.

"I hate music, but I love Pink Floyd. I went to the concert and I was moved to tears by the successful businessmen on the stage."

-Jersey Republican

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2014 9:17 PM

Momentary Lapse is the bigger piece of shit

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2014 9:50 PM

^it's a toss up honestly

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2014 9:52 PM

On the turning away (and farting)

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2014 10:08 PM

Nothing after Piper At The Gates of Dawn matters.

No Syd, no Floyd.

I've got a bike
you can ride it if you like.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2014 8:26 AM

Howww can there be another "pink Floyd" record without Roger waters?? Is anyone confused about this

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2014 9:51 AM

Because despite the fact that Roger Waters was the mastermind behind most of Pink Floyd's material, David Gilmour won a court case in the 80's to perform under the Pink Floyd moniker.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2014 10:00 AM

Gilmour is a wanker

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2014 10:14 AM

Syd Barrett's place in Pink Floyd, though from the beginning and original, was extremely short-lived and his contributions were, umm, not for everyone. Bike? Sorry, no thanks.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2014 10:28 AM

^ Agreed. Syd wrote some great songs, but dismissing everything that followed his involvement is just sad.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2014 11:18 AM

10:28/11:18 - perhaps you're unfamiliar with the concept of QUALITY versus quantity.

the songs syd wrote (well, he wrote 'em all)for the first album, plus singles 'see emily play,' 'apples and oranges' and 'vegetable man' (with their accompanying b-sides) are VASTLY superior to the atmospheric hippie tripe that roger 'the egotistical bully' waters produced over the course of their catalogue.

even syd's solo releases (The Madcap Laughs, Barrett and Opel) surpass floyd's post-syd output.

i defy ANYONE to listen to "animals" without falling asleep.

syd's light burned briefly, but it burned brightest.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2014 1:14 PM

Just another Gilmour solo album propped up with the Pink Floyd name.

Posted by Arnold Layne | July 9, 2014 1:28 PM

Dear Syd Barrett fluffer,

Opinions are like assholes.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2014 1:41 PM

ya mean referring to me as a "fluffer?'

that's an opinion, ain't it?

;)

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2014 1:48 PM

"i defy ANYONE to listen to "animals" without falling asleep"

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
OK, hot shot

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2014 2:24 PM

gimme yer number, i'll call and wake you up during 'sheep,' 2:24p.

;)

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2014 2:40 PM

^ how about you meet me at Brooklyn Bowl and I'll put you to sleep, Sweetie

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2014 3:05 PM

LOL @ idiots trying to pick a fight over Pink Floyd. Just smh.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2014 3:24 PM

smh? more like stfu.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2014 4:07 PM

ya mean you'll tuck me in and gimme a goodnight kiss 3:05?

oh goodie!

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2014 11:20 AM

^ dumb as fuck right there

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2014 12:00 PM

I love hearing this stuff at the grocery store. Uncoformtably Hotdog Bun.

Posted by Barry Siegel | July 10, 2014 4:18 PM

Everything after syd was nothing?? Would u give me a break!! Probably the most "small Minded comment i have ever seen written about Pink floyd!! No wonder your anonymous!! & The Division Bell is still a fine album despite what Some of these"Malakas" Think Obv wearing nappies when it & the Wall were released..The Pink floyd Brand Name is far bigger than the members or ex members within it & Thats what Galled waters after he left..He alone was not Pink Floyd!

Posted by Lord fauntleroy | July 20, 2014 4:45 PM

I saw Pink Floyd in Soldier Field in '77 when they played Animals with huge Quadraphonic sound system set up in all of Soldier Field and then floated a huge Pig over the audience . . .It was genius ! Then as night fell they played wish You Were Here with an Animated screen synchronized to the music . . .Without doutb one of the best shows I've ever seen . . . .How many people commenting saw this tour ?

Posted by Lar M | October 11, 2014 1:12 AM

^ you are an old fuck, grandpa

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2014 1:42 AM

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