Quintessential psychedelic rock band Pink Floyd are making a comeback -- sort of. This year is the twentieth anniversary of their last LP, The Division Bell, also marking the year they called it quits after the 1994 tour that followed. Finally, they are releasing their fifteenth studio album featuring previously unreleased material from the '93 / '94 Division Bell album sessions.
Produced by singer and guitarist David Gilmour and Phil Manzanera, The Endless River is said to be mainly ambient instrumentals from the old sessions, with new tweaks and added vocals. Fellow rock vets Graham Nash and David Crosby have made contributions to the effort, working with Gilmour for the second time since his 2006 solo project On an Island. Drummer Nick Mason is also lending his skills.
Although it was originally believed that Nash and Crosby were working on another solo Gilmour album rather than Pink Floyd material, Nash set the record straight in a recent interview with VH-1 Radio Network's David Basner.
Nash told Basner:
We went down to sing on this particular song that he wrote about friends that had died. It’s a beautiful song, too — beautiful.
Below is a live performance of Gilmour's "On An Island," featuring both Nash and Crosby. Also check out an interview with Nash on playing Pink Floyd songs via YouTube.
DAVID GILMOUR FEAT. GRAHAM NASH & DAVID CROSBY "ON AN ISLAND" LIVE @ THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL 3.6.2006
The release will feature some of the last recordings from Pink Floyd's late keyboardist, Richard Wright. The only other surviving member, bassist Roger Waters, is not involved in the making of this album. With two decades since their last tour, the band has not announced plans to return to the stage.
Source: Ultimate Classic Rock