Pink Floyd announces 1st new album in 20 years

2014-09-25 00:00

LONDON — Pink Floyd, the British progressive rock group whose Dark Side of the Moon is one of the best sell ing records of all time, has announced its first new studio album in 20 years will be released on November 11.

The Endless River is a tribute to Rick Wright, the band’s keyboardist who died in 2008, the band said on their website.

The album is primarily made up of music that Wright, guitarist David Gilmour and drummer Nick Mason put together during a session in 1993 that led to the last studio album, 1994’s The Division Bell.

“The band have spent the last year recording and upgrading the music, using the advantages of modern studio technology to create The Endless River, the website said.

It is a primarily instrumental offering, with just one song.

“[Wright’s] keyboards are at the heart of the Pink Floyd sound,” the band said.

Pink Floyd, whose sound mixed soft and heavy rock with philosophical lyrics, are one of the most successful bands in rock history. According to Billboard, their 1973 Dark Side album is estimated to have sold more than 45 million copies worldwide.

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