TORONTO — A collection of previously unreleased material by Pink Floyd — the first in 20 years — will be released in October.
News of the album came from Polly Samson, wife of Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour, on Saturday. She tweeted: “Btw Pink Floyd album out in October is called ‘The Endless River’. Based on 1994 sessions is Rick Wright’s swansong and very beautiful.”
Wright, who died in 2008, recorded material in 1993 while the band was making The Division Bell, an album co-produced by Toronto’s Bob Ezrin.
Remaining members David Gilmour and Nick Mason added to the tracks to create The Endless River.
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Roger Waters, who left Pink Floyd in 1985, is not part of the project.
In 2006, Gilmour reportedly told an Italian newspaper Pink Floyd was no longer making music.
Mason, though, told NME in 2013 he was ready for a reunion.
“I’m ready to go,” he said. “I’m packed, I have my drum kit, a suitcase and a wash bag by my front door ready for it when I ever get the call.”
Formed in 1965, Pink Floyd has released 14 studio albums, including The Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall. The Grammy-winning band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.