PINK FLOYD are to release a new album in October, according to Dave Gilmour‘s wife and as reported by Classicrockmagazine.
Polly Samson says via Twitter that the record – called “The Endless River” – features work by the late Floyd keyboard player and multi instrumentalist Rick Wright.
Her tweet reads: “Btw Pink Floyd album out in October is called The Endless River. Based on 1994 sessions is Rick Wright’s swansong and very beautiful.”
In May, Samson – who contributed lyrics to Floyd‘s last album “The Division Bell” – posted a picture of Gilmour in the studio and it was assumed he was working on a new solo album.
It turns out he was at work on Pink Floyd‘s 15th record and first since “The Division Bell” in 1994.
Also in the picture was long-time Floyd and Gilmour collaborator, vocalist Durga McBroom-Hudson, who reposted the photo on Facebook and says: “Remember this photo? It wasn’t what you thought it was. Yes there is a new Pink Floyd album coming out. And I’m on it. And there was much rejoicing.”
Rick Wright died in 2008 from cancer at the age of 65.