More Info on PINK FLOYD’s “The Endless River” Record

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The announced Pink Floyd album The Endless River, which is set for an October release, was brought into life during the recording sessions for the band’s latest studio album The Division Bell, released in 2014.

Being dubbed as The Big Spliff at the time of the sessions, this recording saw the line-up comprised of David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright performing ambient songs, which did not include any lyrics. Drummer Nick Mason in his book Inside Out said about these tunes that “we eventually ended up with enough left-over material that we considered releasing it as a second album,” comparing the music to that of Orb, with whom David Gilmour recorded an album in 2010.

A long-time backup Pink Floyd singer, Durga McBroom-Hudson, has recently said that she added vocals to the songs, together with Gilmour. She posted on her personal Facebook profile:

The recording did start during The Division Bell sessions — and yes, it was the side project originally titled The Big Spliff that Nick Mason spoke about, which is why there are Richard Wright tracks on it. It was originally to be a completely instrumental recording, but I came in last December and sang on a few tracks.

Andy Jackson, Pink Floyd recording engineer, has also conformed the work on a mentioned Pink Floyd album. He commented:

It is the extrapolation of the Big Spliff — a bunch of jams from [The Division Bell] sessions that have had new overdubs done in the last year or so.

During the The Division Bell tour, Pink Floyd would open their concerts with a lengthy, instrumental track. It is unknown if that recording (video below) is something that could be a part of The Endless River. The album title of the upcoming release is taken from the closing song of The Division Bell album, High Hopes.

Nikola Savić is a prog enthusiast, blogger and author, in addition to being the founder of Prog Sphere, Progify, ProgLyrics and the ongoing Progstravaganza compilation series.

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