The Endless River

I’ve nothing to add to this. Really, I just wanted to check that you were sitting comfortably when you saw or heard the news and aren’t injured, trapped or bewildered. You know how I worry about you.

Very well, then. I’ll leave you to collect your thoughts. Carry on.

Author: FEd

Features Editor of David Gilmour's official blog, The Blog ('Features' previously being its rather naff title), affectionately - or lazily - shortened to 'FEd'.

157 thoughts on “The Endless River”

  1. Oh, the news here. First comes the exhibition in Milan, then a PF album in October (what a birthday gift!!) and then a DG album in 2015… Who would have thought that?

    Kind regards,

    Taki

  2. FEd,

    I have been holding off asking about any David solo stuff, but with Polly tweeting about a new PF album, well I just wanted to know your take?

  3. Mr. Gilmour! Can we hope and pray for probable concerts in the future with new PF album Endless River!

    Hope to invite you to Russia.

  4. Thankfully I was sitting…was not expecting that. Lookout, we have re-invigorated Irregulars! Can’t wait for October!

  5. I was just coming out of the Monty Python show at the O2, in seventh heaven (where it’s always Christmas, by the way) when I read this!

    What a day! Didn’t know where to put meself! Ultimate pleasure overload!! ๐Ÿ˜€ x

    1. Got to confess FEd, I did! And my son (14) wore a knotted hanky on his head throughout the second half! Most proud. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Iโ€™m a mess Fed, LOL.

    I am still floating. My partner is annoyed with me as I will not shut up and will not till October. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Hearing about the new album has left me speechless. Pink Floyd has been part of my life since I was 14. Can’t wait until October.

      Thank you David, Nick and Richard.

      I am still a very big fan of Roger, I wish he could be there.

  7. I am in seventh heaven!

    (No religious connotation, you understand. ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

    Seems to me like a beautiful tribute to his friend, Richard. Respect to you, David.

    Also, not forgetting Syd today 07 July…

    1. I think a ‘Birdie Hop’ or two might be in order today. Go on, spoil yourself.

  8. Some of the “leftovers” from the sessions of days past…probably tastier than most other offerings today. I am filled with anticipation to hear Richard’s sounds one more time.

    Thank you David and Nick.

  9. OOOH I say – hadn’t caught any whiffs of that I must say.

    Just when we thought it was all about the back catalogue. Now Fed you’ll need to guide us … does the DG blog actively participate in David’s Floyd activities? We haven’t had any practice sharing the old boy …

    1. ‘Bend me, shape me, any way you want me. Long as you love me, it’s alright.’

      So, uh, yes. Then, no. Now, I think so.

  10. I guess pigs really DO fly! Oddly enough this news broke 20 years to the day when I last saw Pink Floyd perform at the old Exhibition Stadium in Toronto for The Division Bell tour. I’d spent this past Saturday afternoon out on a local bike path where there is a large expanse of open sky and manicured fields bordered by woods and a creek. I had P.U.L.S.E playing to commemorate the day, and then came home to this news! Fantastic! The idea of hearing Richard’s ethereal soundscapes intertwining once again with David’s soulful melodic magic is almost too good to be true. (Uh oh…better sit down again!)

  11. Interesting that an anagram of The Endless River is:

    – Dervishes Relent

    Will they? ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Thank you for all the good moments you give me with your music. As you love to say… THANK YOU VERY MUCH INDEED!

  13. I think it’s really great that David and Nick are adding the extra songs from The Division Bell sessions with some of Richard Wright’s songs included to make this album. I just wish Richard was still alive to be there…

    Take Care, Thomas

  14. Wow, 20 years after I was convinced it was all over…… It’s great to see you back again. Thank you!

  15. First of all – I needed two days to ACTUALLY comprehend what news just broke out… News I couldn’t imagine in my wildest dreams – a new Pink Floyd album… Would probably rather bet on John Lennon to make a new album than PF… After some thought and landing back to earth, I believe the following:

    Whoever thinks this is A Big Comeback PF album is probably wrong. I belive this one will be released just for us – diehard fans. And I strongly beleive this one will have ‘Rick Wright – in loving memory of…’ written all over it. The title “Endless River” suggests this to be some sort of B-side to TDB, or TDB 2 if you like, since it is part of High Hopes lyrics. I expect music to flow in Marooned/Cluster One chill out style, beautiful – but not pretentious. This album will be a tribute to fans, and a celebration of Rick Wright. Would love to see Roger get involved, but I seriously doubt it. A tour – not gonna happen, but I do see a possibility of a one off concert – small scale of course… But one thing is certain – whether I am right or wrong with my predictions – I can not wait for Endless River to come out. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Greetings from Slovenia.

    1. I have to agree with Miha (short for Mihalis? ๐Ÿ™‚ )

      From the information we have at the moment I believe it will be a postscript or epilogue to The Division Bell which is no bad thing.

      I feel it’s the only way a new Pink Floyd album could exist after the passing of Richard too.

      I hope that everyone is well and hope to get to chat to you again soon!

  16. I knew about “the big spliff” and when I discovered that there’s no extra disc in TDB20 with its track I thought that there will be a new album release (sooner or later).

    Most of my friends and relatives told me that I was crazy but, be sure about that, I’m just TOO PINK TO BE FLOYD.

    And now I can say “I told them so”.

    1. I mean “TOO FLOYD TO BE PINK”, but my brain is still under shock due the wonderful piece of news…

  17. Really great news, though I can’t help but wish it was 10 years ago, when there might have been an increased likelihood of some Pink Floyd concerts to accompany the album release. I’m hoping the new album isn’t too ambient and also has a bit of ‘meat’ to it.

    On an unrelated (and much less exciting) note; after 6 years living in Canada, I’ll soon be heading back with my wife and kids to live in England again. Driving on the ‘correct’ side of the road could take some getting used to, though I’m definitely looking forward to using roundabouts instead of the bloody awful ‘all way stops’ that we have here in North America. Real ale, Farmhouse Cider and Match of the Day are a few of the other things I’m looking forward to on my return ‘home’.

    1. As a Newcastle Utd supporter, I guess I’ll still be happy as long as Alan Shearer is still on MOTD. I’d be even happier if Newcastle could just win a flaming trophy – though I might even forfeit this ‘fantasy’ to see Pink Floyd play live again!!!

  18. Hi Fed, I had to read the Polly Samson tweet several times before it really registered. Looking forward to hearing the new album.

  19. Wonderful news. I read a bit more about this release today. It appears to be unreleased music from the Division Bell sessions. Appreciate you don’t know any more than us FED but earlier in the year I read something about David being in the studio. Crossed my mind that in addition to the Pink Floyd album maybe we will see a follow up to On an Island.

    1. I would put one of those little smiley faces on now if I knew how.

      Last weekend in Coventry we had our annual Godiva festival. 3 days of free and ticketless music which attracts over 120,000 for the weekend. It is a really family enjoyable event.

      If David fancies flexing his strings at next years 2015 festival then I will personally go down to Brighton to pick him up and drop him home again after the gig.

    2. I’ll help you Pete, I’ll come along as map reader/navigator/relief driver. ๐Ÿ™‚

      ash

      (Use a colon and a bracket or a capital D to make smiley faces.)

    3. Pete – Coventry: “Crossed my mind that in addition to the Pink Floyd album maybe we will see a follow up to On an Island.”

      Reply 8 July 2014 – 08:43
      FEd: “Maybe.”

      That sounds like a resounding yes to me FEd, based on your previous history of denials on this subject.

    4. FED, you’re such a tease.

      Ken, I won’t be disappointed but I just can’t help thinking……….

    5. It amazes me that you can lie to us, Fed, with such a dead pan face !!!

      ash ๐Ÿ˜€

  20. Hey Fed,

    Back to the old days !!! I’ve just heard about a new PF album… ! I’m still speechless ! c’est tout simplement gรฉnial ! Sorry if I didn’t come lately on your forum…it’s ever so nice to read you again !

    Ikkar, with love

  21. I am very surprised, to say the least, for this great news!! Like many others I’m sure, I was already very happy and looking forward to David’s album next year, and then I saw Polly’s Tweet.

    Thank you so much David, Nick, and of course, the late great Richard Wright. Pink Floyd, the gift that keeps on giving…

  22. Got the news but not the Tweet as I don’t do that. I don’t have the technology. Do you think I should?

    Wouldn’t it be funny if the album is released in mono?

    Love to all
    Ian

  23. This is stunning news. I am glad this is happening. For Rick first of all, very much missed. I still remember when I got ‘Wet Dream’ on cassette… and for Pink Floyd, that will always be universal, for many more generations to come.

  24. One thing makes me laugh, is all the requests on sites for tours etc and requests to play here and there. I for one am just delighted this is coming, this is so much more than I was ever dreaming of, the thing that excites me more is the possible solo stuff coming out from David. To have an extension to Division Bell is so exciting for me.

    Takes me back to my visit with other irregulars to Abbey Road to meet David and band. I’m feeling the same excitement as 2006. Did I ever say thank you Fed for giving me that story that I dine out on at least once a week? LOL.

    Really good to be back. I feel re energized and ready for the build up.

    Was talking to other irregulars and maybe this is my age, at the Division Bell release I was able to physically go to a record shop, line up and by a hard copy, all part of the excitement, in these days of downloads etc. Is it only me who will miss the ritual? I miss record shops now, LOL.

    1. I’m lucky enough to live in a city that does have a record shop (Birmingham). I buy from them in preference to mail order to help keep them going. I am looking forward to going to buy my copy. ๐Ÿ˜€

      I miss them too, I remember there being several record shops on ordinary towns’ high streets.

      ash ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. This past year has been great for GenX’ers! Mazzy Star tours, Star Wars in production and Pink Floyd is releasing a NEW album!

    Red Rocks???

  26. What a wonderful surprise…..of all the David related announcements that we were hoping for this has come completely out of the blue for us and to be able to include Richard’s unique keyboard playing..sheer joy.

    Thank you David, Polly, Nick, Phil and Team.

    Best wishes
    Heather

  27. When I read Polly’s tweet, I thought I was asleep. I was convinced that I would wake up in the morning thinking I only dreamt about it. Well, no, it seems pretty real now. Such a curveball…..everyone was convinced it was a David Gilmour solo album…..personally, I never believe a Floyd or Gilmour rumour. I only believe when it comes out of the horse’s mouth…and indeed it did…. ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. True Story….

    On the local Toronto Radio yesterday there was talk of the new PF Album, The Endless River… “This is there first album in 20 years since the Diving Bell.” ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Ahhh The Diving Bell – so much better than a Momentary Lack of Raisins in my humble opinion.

    2. Hey Rudders, hope you are well.

      There is actually an album called The Diving Bell by UK band Sanquine Hum and very good it is too.

  29. I have been tricked several times into believing internet hearsay about new David Gilmour / Floyd material so I came here with an expectation to see either nothing on the subject or a confirmation that it is yet another lie.

    I CANNOT BELIEVE WHAT I AM READING.

    This is a dream, right?

  30. It’s always worth watching “The Barn Jam Sessions” on YouTube and even more so now.

    I know in my heart of hearts we will not be disappointed especially if this is any indication. ๐Ÿ˜€ *How does one beam?*

    We all know that every ‘tinker’, ‘pluck’, ‘strum’, ‘hammer strike’, ‘quiver’, ‘snare’, ‘pulse’, ‘swoosh’ and ‘whir’ was catalogued so there must be hundreds (if not thousands) of hours of material that has been lovingly woven together to bring us what will no doubt be a masterpiece.

    I take back anything I may have said, thought, not said, or didn’t know I was/was not going to say about the viability of another Pink Floyd album!

  31. What a wonderful surprise!! So excited to share another exciting PF/DG chapter with my beloved Irregulars! When are you going to start teasing us with tidbits, FEd? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    FEd, would you be so kind as to email me my password for chat, or allow me to reset it? I tried to get in recently, and couldn’t remember my password. Thank you!

    1. I can’t, but you can request a password reminder be e-mailed to you, or change your e-mail address or password at any time, here. Any problems, let me know.

  32. Great news. I think that their last show in 2005 should be added as an extra CD with The Endless River. It would be so nice (like Richard’s song).

    Cheers.

  33. Looks like you’re going to be busy Fed, LOL. Busier than a Brazil defender.

  34. Very cool indeed.

    By the way, I am on holiday and just finished reading Crazy Diamond Syd Barrett & the Dawn of Pink Floyd by Mike Watkinson & Pete Anderson. Very insightful reading and kinda depressing reading how folks would just not leave him alone once he stepped out of the spotlight. But I did chuckle at two parts.

    One is when he was discovering new music and was scouting through music shops looking for music by Bob Die Lon.

    Two was when someone ate his plum while on a trip.

    I’m sure most have already read this book long ago but I have much to catch up on.

    Thanks.

    Andrew

  35. These things always happen while I’m visiting my sister. I was visiting her for the On An Island announcement, vacationing with her in Hilton Head for the Live 8 announcement, and visiting for my brother-in-law’s 50th birthday when this was announced. I need to visit my sister more.

  36. First I sat down and cried. Then I didn’t sleep much because I kept dreaming videos….I KNOW. The Stack of Floydness (which includes solo albums and such) is never put up but I did listen to High Hopes about twenty seven more times. This is lovely.

  37. I am exited to the idea of โ€‹โ€‹listening to this album, and I also look forward to a new album of David.

    David, thank you!!

  38. It’s nice to see irregulars returning. . . oh ye of little faith. Our despair is lifted !

    ash ๐Ÿ˜€

  39. FEd: Does this mean the legendary “Caption Competition” will make a comeback? ๐Ÿ™‚

  40. I was so happy to read Polly’s tweet a few days ago, as well as Durga’s Facebook updated post accompanying the photo she’d posted a while back showing her in the studio with David. That said, it’s your confirmation here on the DG blog that puts the ‘cherry on top’!

    Looking forward to sharing this experience with friends surrounded, the endless river, forever and ever.

  41. I checked the calendar when I woke up this morning.

    “Nope, not October yet …”

    Polly nicely caught us all on an off-guard moment.

  42. Saturday July 5th was a truly awesome day.

    After spending the morning witnessing the Tour De France coming through my home town and then being present to observe the finish in Harrogate, after the best athletes in the world had cycled through God’s Own County, it was made totally unforgettable when I learned that evening about this unbelievable announcement.

    I’m sure The Endless River will be a fitting tribute to the memory of Richard.

    David and Nick along with Phil Manzanera, Youth and Andy Jackson are surely guaranteed to serve up an amazing, ambient, aural artefact.

    Roll on October.

  43. I go away for 2 months, just a quiet respite, and what happens? The Universe evolves! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€

    Needless to say, I’m tickled pink and grinning foolishly!!

    Suddenly October seems a long way off!

    I’m so excited about this album, I can hardly stand myself…

  44. A real shame that, as currently reported, Waters was not involved. David’s website says “the voice and guitar of Pink Floyd”, not “the lyrical and conceptual genius of Pink Floyd”. Given this will most likely be the last release, or at the very least with Rick Wright, it’s disappointing they didn’t get everyone involved for one last ‘classic’ Floyd effort.

    Maybe it should be called “A Missed Opportunity”.

    1. How do we know Roger has not been asked to play on it?

      We have heard 2 or 3 snippets of information and that, in turn, has produced zillions of opinions around the world from conspiracy theories, to who will be playing what, to where they will be playing on a world tour and beyond.

      The fact is that those 2 or 3 snippets say it all so far.

    2. The relationship with Roger is over.

      Someone correct me if I’m wrong, didn’t Roger bully Richard (and give the other guys a hard time) and force him out of the band? I think given that knowledge we ought not to expect Roger to be asked to work on an album which will no doubt be a tribute to Richard.

      Anyway, Roger scoffed at The Division Bell, “call that a Pink Floyd album?”, he said. Why would he want to work on another that has some of Richard’s work from that time when he had such a low opinion of it?

      Oh, and I think your first “. . . .” statement IS factual but your second is a matter of opinion.

      Apologies for commentiing on the old war, we don’t wanna start all that up again. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      ash

    3. An understandable opinion, Poit, but given the nature of the new material and where it stems from, it doesn’t sound to me like Roger would fit in too comfortably. That isn’t a slam at ALL on Roger by the way. My opinion is that an almost entirely instrumental album (“album”?? what’s an “album”??) is not what one of the greatest lyricists on the planet would be too interested in. Of course I could be wrong!

      By the way, can anyone imagine a Pink Floyd album without the idiosyncratic touch of Storm Thorgerson?? Itโ€™ll be difficult to find an artist that can capture that same โ€œdreamscapeโ€ feel that was so natural to Storm.

    4. Without wanting to come across as rude or snide, why would Roger Waters be involved?

      My understanding is that the new album will comprise of recording sessions that took place at the time of The Division Bell. Roger Waters was not and had not been a member of Pink Floyd for a significant number of years at that point (I’m sure I read somewhere that he was actually invited to tour with them or somehow be involved after the release of The Division Bell but declined).

      not โ€œthe lyrical and conceptual genius of Pink Floydโ€.

      I think The Division Bell was certified 3x multi-platinum which is hardly ‘too shabby’ for not having any “lyrical and conceptual genius”.

      Irrespective of any of our opinions (and that’s exactly what they are — opinions) one thing is clear: no matter how much we might be disappointed that “they didnโ€™t get everyone involved for one last โ€˜classicโ€™ Floyd effort.”, that is never going to happen because “everyone” isn’t around any longer.

    5. And if I may be so bold as to add to my earlier post …

      Is it really that difficult to just delight in this moment for what it is? I relish the prospect of imbibing in some beautiful music from โ€œthe voice and guitar of Pink Floydโ€ in collaboration with his nearest and dearest – past and present. ๐Ÿ˜€

    6. My comments were not intended to create anger or offence, so apologies if they did so for some avid fans here.

      I’m a big Pink Floyd fan too, and just wanted to express my own feeling of disappointment that the magic combination of old (regardless of who is ‘officially’ in Pink Floyd) couldn’t or wouldn’t join forces, with Rick Wright material to boot, one last time. Of course, I can understand everyone’s delight, as well.

      I’m sure that, if David does indeed read this blog, he would appreciate some honest and constructive feedback on people’s thoughts and feelings, rather than an endless stream of praise (that’s not good for anyone’s ego…is it. ๐Ÿ™‚

    7. Oh ces polรฉmiques malsaines…

      Couldn’t we ALL just enjoy the wonderful news?

      Life is so short…

    8. No problem Poit. We enjoy all contributions really but, as you can see, there are some of us who think certain horses are just too dead to flog (even in Tesco ‘value’ pasties).

  45. itโ€™s disappointing they didnโ€™t get everyone involved for one last โ€˜classicโ€™ Floyd effort.

    Maybe ‘everyone’ was too busy touring the world on his Wall sized gravy train? Pity that ‘they’ always seems to get the blame.

  46. Was sat in the sun today listening to Dark Side of the Moon – perfect.

    Can’t see how anyone could comprehend a Pink Floyd gig without Richard. Don’t ask.

  47. ‘Lo all, FEd. Wonderful news.

    After ten or so months worth of dark clouds and an unexpected beam of light shines through. I am sure precision and correctness will follow.

    Have fun all.

    1. …. now that’s a comment. ๐Ÿ™‚

      As an atheist I can add: at least Pink Floyd are/were reality, while you have to be religious and believe that Jesus Christ even existed as a person. From this prospective alone, yes Pink Floyd are bigger than Jesus. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Taki

    2. and David Gilmour is a GOD. . . .

      ash

  48. Oh bliss! Thanks lads… after Lewis winning at Silverstone, this has just capped it all. What magnificent news!!

  49. … hmm, all the fights and flame wars have started again/ ๐Ÿ™

    I find it really boring having to read what people think that Pink Floyd members (actual and former) have to do, who’s better, who’s more artistic, whatever…

    On second thoughts: that’s why I think of myself not as a fan (-atic), but as an admirer of Pink Floyd’s music. Being a fanatic isn’t good for anyone.

    I’m still delighted that I’ll have a chance to hear some unknown tracks with keyboards played by the late Richard Wright and, of course, guitars played by David Gilmour.

    Kind regards

    Taki

  50. No offense taken here, Poit. I believe you’re just getting feedback from people saying why they think it probably won’t happen. At least for this project. But I get what you’re saying. I too think it’d be great to see what our three remaining guys might do together in a studio. It would’ve been interesting (and touching actually) if Roger had popped in to lay down some bass on a track or two. But let’s take this offering for what it is. The results should be quite spectacular. (I’m dying to hear that aching, screaming, squealing Stratocaster again!)

  51. With the release of “The Endless River” this fall; it is going to be an exquisite season.

    As you said FEd, it is always a beautiful time of year with the colorful leaves. Now it will be even more special.

    Looking forward to hearing more of David’s beautiful music. Can never get enough… Thank you David for giving your fans a beautiful gift.

  52. This is a golden opportunity for The Floyd legacy to be enhanced with a display of friendship. The bonds of unity they once (still?) enjoyed transcended the most turbulent and the deepest of rivers and less we forget, it is the unique sound of their timeless music that floats above all the journalist Sound Bites.

    20 years since Division Bell and more than 3 years since my last comment.

  53. who is this roger person you speak of? i for one would be disappointed with an over-lyrical at the cost of the music pink floyd album, division bell took us back to the good days of meddle, etc. as great as the wall is, i want a musical album and i don’t care about concept just good musical albums, of which i fear if waters was involved, we would not get.

    p.s. i love roger in case anyone was wondering. xx

  54. Couldnโ€™t we ALL just enjoy the wonderful news?

    Oh, I do enjoy the news! Particularly the ‘btw’. Like “By the way, the mouse David has had for his breakfast today was red.” As if it’s an everyday occurrence for him eating mice, and the only thing that was unusual about it was the colour of the mouse.

    1. Re Polly’s ‘btw’

      I thought the same, laterr. Couldn’t have expressed it better, though. ๐Ÿ˜€

      Thanks for the laugh!

  55. This is what I’ve been waiting for for a long, long time.

    I’ve already read stupid comments on music websites and I feel privileged to have the chance of listening to a new studio album.

    I’ve been off the blog for a long time, years ago I was almost a regular but work keeps me very busy and now I’m working in a hotel in Amsterdam (I think this is the best place of Europe to listen to The Big Spliff). :))

    I hope you’re doing fine FEd, this good news will keep you very busy, I suppose…!

  56. Poit…………

    As Pavlov says, enjoy the moment. Whatever else happens, if anything, then so be it.

    This is such wonderful news.

  57. can i just say on record the new division bell release on album is in my opinion the best sounding reissue of any other release. the sound is so clear it has brought a tear to my eyes, i’m literally blown away by the quality they have managed to release with it, the quality is amazing.

    ps. when is the next chat fed????

    hope you are well and i also hope the news of a release pleases you, lol. one question to you fed … where were you when the news broke? as we also worry about you, lol. x

    1. You shouldn’t worry, it’s bad for your health.

      This week’s chat is on Thursday. Details, as usual, are on the blog calendar. The link’s at the top of each and every blog page.

      Just to remind everyone: David does not join in with the chats and has never visited the chatroom. It’s probably for the best, considering the odd choice of topics that crop up, but some of us still enjoy.

    2. David does not join in with the chats and has never visited the chatroom. Itโ€™s probably for the best, considering …

      Oh imagine!!!!!??? It would be a mob scene – rabid ‘fangirls’ and ‘fanboys’ as my son would refer to us. :))

  58. The title is so fitting: “The Endless River”. I love the title. I enjoy rivers immensely. This river I will be able to enjoy everywhere. It will be as if I get to share a river experience with David/Pink Floyd. As if sitting by me watching the water flow. Or being buoyant, as if floating in space.

    It is beautiful that Richard Wright’s keyboards will grace our ears too.

    Can not wait for “The Endless River” experience. (Just hope there is nothing about drowning as that would be sad.) Rivers/water tend to lift my spirits.

  59. Hello FEd and all regulars (and irregulars). Back in the blog after many years disconnected, I even can’t remember my last post (by the time of Live in Gdansk release, I guess).

    I almost fell off my chair at work when I read Polly’s comment in Twitter. This has been the greatest, unexpected and more welcome piece of surprise since OAI and Live 8! And the icing on the cake may be the release of a new solo album, but that’s another story to celebrate some time in the future, hopefully.

    For now, I’m really glad to have a new PF album, whatever it contains or whoever plays on it! My happiness leaves no room for complaints about former members not participating, touring requests or any other argumentations that belong to the past. I’m really positive about this album and really hope will be a fitting tribute to the late Richard Wright.

    And this is it, talk to you all back in the next days!

    1. It’s so nice to see familiar names return. I hope life has been kind to you (all) since Live in Gdansk. In a way, for me at least, it seems that time has flown by since then, but that was 2008 – six years ago. Scary.

    2. It’s been kind indeed to me. Now I have a three year old son that refers to Dark Side of the Moon as “the little aliens’ music”.

      It’s nice to see that the Blog is still alive and kicking, possibly rejuvenated thanks to the new releases.

  60. I’d like to thank Polly for one other thing. Her tweet has made me reconnect with the lovely people here after far too long away. I’m enjoying reading the comments although they are arriving by email slightly out of context as people reply to other comments. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. You should see some of the nonsense and drivel we’ve been coming up with these last months Nate. Pure gold it was.

  61. For me, one of the treats of this new release is hearing more of Richard Wright. Having seen the live performances, I really appreciated his artistry. Heart and soul went into his playing. It really is awesome that we can look forward to this. I am not hurrying through my summer, but autumn will be special as well.

  62. Wow, six years ago Live in Gdansk. Life really is getting shorter. 20 years ago the Division Bell.

    I think I need to do a bucket list, well, an affordable bucket list.

  63. I feel like the kid at the back of the car bouncing up and down and asking, “are we there, yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?” ๐Ÿ™‚

  64. Well, Thank You very much, Mr Gilmour, very kind of you to treat us to a new album. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m very much looking forward to it. Rumor has it that it’s sort of a tribute to your friend Mr Richard Wright. That is even greater news! He deserves this tribute and you’re a Gentleman for creating it with your musical friends. The quiet, unassuming gentleman that he was has been a constant inspiration for me in the last few years as I endeavoured to learn the keys and some day be able to create beautiful music as he and yourself did.

    Thank you, Mr Gilmour, Mr Wright, Mr Mason and Mr Waters, for the sonic beauty you have brought the world; and to my life over the many years.

    Sincerely,

    John

  65. Outstanding news, very lucky are we to be having this album.

    I guess two words sum it up……

    HAPPY DAYS!
    Simon J

  66. Been waiting for something like this for a long, long time. I’d also like to see a double album swansong of David’s guitar sometime, purely instrumental so his magic will always be available.

    Darn, forgot my chat room password.

  67. Thanks FEd, remember the username, but no idea which email it got whacked off to. ๐Ÿ™‚ Don’t worry about it, enjoy the music.

  68. Hello FEd! Will keep an eye on the calendar. Incredibly average is probably good. I mean, if David actually showed his face around here you’d probably have a few hundred thousand comments to read through and moderate every week. I think he has your best interests at heart, LOL.

  69. It was such a pleasant surprise to hear about The Endless River. I’m looking forward to its release next month. I’ve always enjoyed the long instrumental sections of Pink Floyd songs so I have no fear that this won’t be a great listen.

  70. Hello FEd, I can’t find an album or CD cover anywhere. All extremely quiet out of respect for Richard?

  71. Hello to all and especially to Mr. Gilmour,

    I still remember like it was yesterday, when I heard the first song from Pink Floyd (I don’t count The Wall, which was playing all over the radio stations as far as I can remember). I was 17, went to a private party – music was bad, but then somebody put on Echoes. I thought I was in heaven and that night I went home with the Meddle CD in my hands. And that year ’94, I missed the P.U.L.S.E. tour concert in Wiena, that I will regret for all of my life. Then I also missed Remember That Night, but last two years when I started to check out regularly there isn’t any tour or concert on the view. I have to settle with DVD, but I really longing for seeing David live.

    I have two children, 5 and 7, and they both can sing the melodies of many songs and are always fighting which song is more beautiful. One morning in the spring the little one asked me when will David write a new song and then the next morning he remembered dreaming about David making a new PF album. I was laughing then, but now I am thinking – is he psychic? What a coincidence. We are all so exiting and can’t wait for the release of the new album.

    Thank you so much for all the beautiful moments and emotions you gave us through your music Mr. Gilmour. Your and Pink Floyd’s music is truly the most precious one for me. I wish all the best to you and your family.

    Mateja from Slovenia

  72. Quite surprised not to see thousands of comments here now the cover art, tracklist, formats and some other details have been revealed. What do you think, guys? What about the song snippet?

    FEd, did you have the chance to listen to the new album already?

    1. FEd, did you have the chance to listen to the new album already?

      No, I have to wait like everyone else.

  73. I was kind of waiting for a new blog entry or chat room opening time Cesar. ๐Ÿ™‚ I expect it’s in hand.

    1. I was kind of waiting for a new blog entry or chat room opening time Cesar. ๐Ÿ™‚ I expect itโ€™s in hand.

      The next chat is on Friday. Details are on the calendar.

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