We all know the Pink Floyd classic albums, “The Wall”, “Dark Side of the Moon,” and “Wish You Were Here.” We all have our favorite Pink Floyd songs. Pink Floyd is set to release their first EP, “The Endless River” in 20 years. It is said to be a tribute to the late Rick Write who passed away in 2008 recording his keyboard tracks for their album, “Division Bell.”
Pink Floyd quietly disbanded in late 1994 at the conclusion of their worldwide stadium tour in support of The Division Bell. They reformed with Roger Waters for a four-song set at Live 8 in 2005. The Endless River is a “four-sided instrumental album,” though one track, “Louder Than Words,” has lyrics by David Gilmour’s wife Polly Samson.
The project began with Gilmour and Floyd drummer Nick Mason sorting through music they recorded with keyboardist Rick Wright. “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,” Gilmour said in a statement. “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.”
Pink Floyd has always been known for the innovated sound that they create. 20 years is a long time to wait for new music, but with a band like Pink Floyd, we believe it will be well worth the wait. We will always have to classics and we are thankful that we do. Pink Floyd will continue to live in the hearts of all of us as they continue to write for the new music generation.