NEW - Pink Floyd, The Endless River
The Endless River is the 15th and final studio album by the English rock band Pink Floyd. It was released in November 2014 by Parlophone Records in the United Kingdom and Columbia Records in the United States. It is the third Pink Floyd studio album recorded under the leadership of guitarist David Gilmour following the departure of Roger Waters in 1985, and the first following the death of keyboardist Rick Wright in 2008, who appears posthumously. Gilmour believed it would be the final Pink Floyd album.
The Endless River comprises instrumental and ambient music based on material Pink Floyd recorded during sessions for their 1994 album The Division Bell. It includes only one track with lead vocals, "Louder than Words". New material was recorded in 2013 and 2014 on Gilmour's Astoria boat studio and in Medina Studios in Hove, England. It was produced by David Gilmour, Youth, Andy Jackson and Phil Manzanera. After the death of longtime Pink Floyd artist Storm Thorgerson in 2013, the cover was created by artist Ahmed Emad Eldin, design company Stylorouge, and Aubrey Powell, co-founder of Thorgeson's design company Hipgnosis.
The album was promoted with the "Louder than Words" single and artwork installations in cities including London, New York, Paris, Berlin, and Milan. It became the most pre-ordered album of all time on Amazon UK, and debuted at number one in several countries. The vinyl edition was the fastest-selling UK vinyl release since 1997. The album received mixed reviews.