Pink Floyd announces it will release new album The Endless River on November 10. The album is a tribute to keyboard player Richard Wright who died of cancer in 2008. Artwork from the album is displayed in large cities around the world including New York, London and Paris. The album includes mostly instrumental tracks written and recorded by Pink Floyd members Wright, David Gilmour and Nick Mason while working on the 1993 album ‘Division Bell’. 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. I think this record is a good way of recognising a lot of what he does and how his playing was at the heart of the Pink Floyd sound. Listening back to the sessions, it really brought home to me what a special player he was.