Artwork from The Endless River, the new albumfrom Pink Floyd's David Gilmour, Rick Wright and Nick Mason, appeared on buildings across 10 international cities, including New York and Los Angeles, to announce the upcoming Columbia Records release. The record arrives Monday, November 10, 2014 and is produced by David Gilmour, Phil Manzanera, Youth (aka Martin Glover), and Andy Jackson.
The Endless River is mainly a four-sided instrumental album with one song, “Louder Than Words,” with new lyrics by Polly Samson. "The Endless River has as its starting point the music that came from the 1993 Division Bell sessions," says David Gilmour. "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."
"The Endless River is a tribute to Rick," says Nick Mason. "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," says Mason. "Listening back to the sessions, it really brought home to me what a special player he was."
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. "When we saw Ahmed Emad Eldin's image it had an instant Floydian resonance," says Po. "It’s enigmatic and open to interpretation." Eldin, an 18-year-old Egyptian digital artist, created the concept for the powerful imagery of a man rowing on a “river” of clouds and then Stylorouge, award-winning UK design agency re-created the piece.
THE ENDLESS RIVER
Things Left Unsaid
It’s What We Do
Ebb And Flow
The Lost Art of Conversation
On Noodle Street
Eyes To Pearls
Louder Than Words