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PINK FLOYD: Pigs Fly! New Album in October

 

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Here's a bit of news no one saw coming: Pink Floyd will release a new album in October.

David Gilmour's wife, Polly Samson, says it's called The Endless River and is based on 1994 sessions. She calls it keyboardist Rick Wright's "swan song" and adds that it's "very beautiful."

Durga McBroom-Hudson, who sang backup with the band in 1980s and '90s, posted the following on her Facebook page: "The recording did start during The Division Bell sessions (and, yes, it was the side project originally titled The Big Spliff that [Floyd drummer] 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..."

And Andy Jackson, Floyd's engineer, says an official announcement may come as soon as Monday. Roger Waters was not in the group at the time of The Division Bell and is no role in this new album. Rick Wright died from cancer in 2008.

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