Endless River release date

I trust you’ve had time to take in yesterday’s announcements. How good do those billboards look in New York, Los Angeles, Sydney, Paris, Berlin, Milan…? Not to mention the whopping great lit installation on London’s South Bank, which is indeed a thing of beauty.

I’d love to know what you think of the cover art. I like to think Storm Thorgerson would definitely approve of young Ahmed Emad Eldin’s peaceful vision of a man punting across a sea of clouds towards the sunset. (He wasn’t even born when The Division Bell came out, bless him. Now how old do you feel?)

Anyway, all the important details are to be found over at PinkFloyd.com, but the main thing is that The Endless River will be released on 10th November and available in multiple formats.

So there you go.

115 comments

  1. Amedeo

    So very happy this is happening. I can’t thank David, Nick and anybody else involved enough for this most excellent gift. I preordered this morning, and will anxiously wait for something I never thought was going to happen.

    …and yes the cover art is very nice. I’m sure it will fit the music perfectly.

  2. Buffalo Phil

    I can’t wait to hear this new album. However, I refuse to listen to any samples or previews beforehand. I honestly want to hear this for the first time in one sitting.

    I know some may be slightly disappointed with the delayed release date, but I have to say, I actually think holding off until November seems a better choice. A dark, cold, overcast November evening feels somehow more appropriate (well, to MY ears at least).

    I love reading the few bits on-line. They’ve got me psyched again. Firstly, the idea of a double album is a shocking treat. But add to that the phrase ‘almost entirely instrumental’ and you are in Floydian Heaven. It’s bringing to mind classic Gilmour/Wright excursions such as Echoes, Shine On, and Mudmen (among so many others). I have a feeling this is going to be fantastic!

  3. Ernest

    Great news, very nice artwork and love the album as a tribute to Rick Wright. Looks almost like he’s upon the sky in that boat.

  4. George Maciver

    I’ve already booked a day off to listen to the album twice through, once in the morning and once in the afternoon. It will be a lights out, phone switched off, curtains closed chill out day. Just like old times.

    The album cover seems to be open to interpretation. It looks a bit like a young Richard rowing off into the eternal sunset. I love it and I’m sure Richard would be extremely pleased.

  5. Pavlov

    I am so looking forward to hearing this epilogue, as it were! Ever so grateful, as I’m sure all fans are, that David (in collaboration with Nick, Polly and all the other talented professionals working on this project) is sharing with us this homage to Richard.

    My gut tells me there is something significant about the typography and graphics — philosophical geometry. The end is never really the end … it becomes one with the whole … becoming endless. And the music will make it so.

    Love the cover art … “cloud[s] of eiderdown” ♫♥

  6. Michèle

    I see the man rowing on an endless river of clouds as a beautiful metaphorical reference to Rick and I like it. It’s simple but filled with symbols.

    Also, Rick loved Greece and loved sailing and this cover reminds me of the Greek mythology: the river Styx which separated the land of the living from the realm of the dead and Charon, the boatman who carried souls across the river Styx. But it’s probably just me.

    I noticed another wink to Rick in the tracklist: ‘Autumn 68’ and was quite bemused to realise that the only song with lyrics was called ‘Louder Than Words’, which refers to ‘silence’ in the Pink Floyd song ‘Sorrow’. 😀

    • FEd

      Also, Rick loved Greece and loved sailing and this cover reminds me of the Greek mythology: the river Styx which separated the land of the living from the realm of the dead and Charon, the boatman who carried souls across the river Styx.

      Love that.

    • Taki

      … having been taught Greek mythology too many years ago and had immediately the same kind of thoughts as you had, Michèle.

    • Pavlov

      The underworld in Greek and Roman mythology has historically been portrayed as bleak and the ferryman as rather ghoulish. I’d like to believe this is the ferryman of peace and contentment with nary a care in the world.

      I love your analogy Michèle — giving a new, far more pleasant perspective to the mythology makes so much sense to me.

    • lorraine

      Yep, River Styx was my first thought when I seen the cover too.

      Second thought was Chris de Burgh singing ‘Don’t Pay The Ferryman’ – that was a lot less pleasant. 🙂

    • Tim_c

      …and now you’ve got me singing “Feerrrrrrrry, cross the Maaaareeeesey” in my best Harry Enfield Scouse accent …

    • JulieD

      The boatman (Charon) has always been there. ‘Come in number 51, your time is up!’ – that is typical of a phrase a boatman who rents out boats too….the album cover is in keeping with the Floyd tradition….even down to the clouds….perfect.

  7. Pete - Coventry

    The artwork is very in keeping about what the album is about I guess.

    At the same time it does have a hint of sadness. Pre ordered now.

    BTW: Syd Arthur last night were outstanding. A great set where the songs played were not direct copies of the album version. Lots of improvisation dropped in. Great feel to it all.

    Another surprise this week was for a band I have been banging on about for years. The Pineapple Thief have just released their 10th album, titled Magnolia, and incredibly it has hit the UK charts at number 55. Amazing really as they have had no air play and they are only known through word of mouth. It really is a special album though.

    • FEd

      The Pineapple Thief have just released their 10th album, titled Magnolia, and incredibly it has hit the UK charts at number 55. Amazing really as they have had no air play and they are only known through word of mouth.

      That’s really is very impressive. I hadn’t realised they’d released so many albums.

      Glad to hear that you enjoyed Syd Arthur. I like them a lot.

  8. Taki

    … the new release date is OK for me. As it is, we waited 20 years for the album to come to the surface, so a few days more won’t hurt.

    I’m still excited and anxious to hear it. With there only one song and the rest being instrumental, it will even up the older, wordy albums…

    As for the cover: I’m not really convinced that what we see is what we will get. When I look at the pictures displaying the various packages and shirts, they seem artificial in way, to me. As if someone put them over an existing picture. Maybe they haven’t printed them yet and couldn’t photograph the finished objects, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the final cover would be a different one.

    The shown theme is obviously chosen with the late Richard Wright in mind, who loved the sea and had a strong connection to Greece (Styx, Acheron, Hades, et cetera).

    I’m curious to see how the postponed Milan exhibition will address the new record. My tickets are still valid, two spare days off reserved for it and the only thing missing is the new premiere date.

    Taki

  9. Carsten

    I couldn’t think of at better birthday gift, than a new Pink Floyd release!

    Imagine.. A Pink Floyd release on my birthday. 😀

    The news brought a tear to my eye. Funny how music can bring the emotions in play. Even for an old fart like myself. 😉

    Thank’s guys! Can’t wait to hear it!!

    /Carsten – Danmark

  10. Tim_c

    All very exciting … I think we’re well used to deadlines continuing to put up a fight in the World of David and Floyd.

    Worth remembering of course that ‘On an Island’ had more than a whiff of mortality, remembrance, celebration of friends present, past and passed away. This is a theme that has presumably been chiming with David for some time.

    I’d better nip over to PinkFloyd.com and take a look at the merchandise.

  11. GianLuca

    The lone rower with an open shirt heading to the sun looks very southern and homey to me.

    Really anxious to listen to it, this should have happened before, but I am glad it’s finally happening.

    I was captured by the title Autumn ’68 as a natural ending of Summer ’68 just sweet as it can be.

  12. frank

    How appropriate that this album will be released the day before Remembrance.

    I would also like to announce that the late great Jeff Healey has FINALLY received the honour on Canada’s Walk of Fame in October, including The Band also. About time!

  13. Howard Bayliss

    Well Hellooo Fed and everyone,

    It has been far too long out of the loop for me. Hope all is well.

    I also am looking forward to the new album. I like the idea of a mainly instrumental LP. Much like the couple of songs on the Gdansk set filmed at David’s studio. However being like the cynical so and so I am known for…

    • Howard Bayliss

      Wow. That’s weird. Let’s see if I can remember starting off with the last sentence.

      However being like the cynical so and so I am known for I think I will listen to some of the tracks before buying. If I buy it will be vinyl as I think David, Nick and the rest of the production team will maximize the sound for this format. Plus I think for my last PF album purchase it should be like the first…on vinyl.

      As for the cover, I am a bit lukewarm. Looking at it I am reminded of the videos shown as a backdrop during the last couple of PF tours. I wasn’t a fan. I could never figure out what was going on in them. Also forgive me, but I feel it is a bit corny looking. Perhaps a landscape photo would have worked better. Something dreamy, timeless and serene. I saw this photo on the BBC site a while ago and I was struck then by its quiet beauty and still am today. Take a look.

      Cheers, Howard

  14. NewYorkDan

    I also noticed “Autumn 68” in the tracklist and figured that it had to be a reference to Rick. Just a title, or is this a musical follow-up on the song from Atom Heart Mother? We’ll find out in November.

    The sound snippet from pinkfloyd.com sounds like it would have been at home “On An Island.”

  15. Damian Cunningham

    I think I could hold out until Chrimbo and get Kat to buy me The Endless River. That way I can run down the stairs on Christmas Day at five in the morning, just like I used to when I was a child, but now I’ll probably trip down the stairs and break my neck.

    Happy days, Floydian days, just like the good old days. Thank you to the greatest band ever.

    P.S. The billboards. True Floyd, and the cover is Sublime.

    Damian

  16. Beppo The Mime

    I think the artwork has a certain elegiac beauty to it which immediately conjures Rick Wright’s “departure” from these earthly confines. If I didn’t know any better Storm had conjured that magical cover art from beyond and sent it along with an urgent memo! Hahaha.

    Being a completist I’ll certainly be purchasing the extended version, without question!

  17. Nate

    Lovely to read the comments old friends. x

    I wondered where the artwork was (for an October release) and coincidently was first notified by email (from the small record store I bought Gdansk box from) by an email.

    I’ve not preordered yet. I don’t buy many physical products these days so may order it from my local record shop, Carnival Records in Malvern recently voted best record shop in The Guardian I think.

    I’ll probably go for the CD and Bluray box as I’d love the hear this in high resolution surround. Looking forward to it immensely! The products no doubt don’t exist yet. I wouldn’t worry. That will be what they look like but everything is digital these days before release. 🙂

    The typography is interesting. The letters have parts missing. Like the band. I love the imagery. Picks up on the Division Bell tour film imagery beautifully.

    What about the different dates on the posters pictured on PF’s Twitter then? A few say 07.11.14!

    • FEd

      What about the different dates on the posters pictured on PF’s Twitter then? A few say 07.11.14!

      Noticed that. Different territories always get their new releases on different days, although there was talk recently of changing it to a standard, global album release day (to stop piracy, the record executives hope).

      As it stands, I think Australia, for example, would get it on the Friday (the UK on the Monday, the USA on the Tuesday…), but whisper it for now.

  18. Kimberley

    I agree with George’s plan for his first listen-through. For me, I will add a glass of wine to the dark and solitude. It is also my tradition as well to use headphones.

    Enjoyed my summer, September has had spectacular weather and the fall colours are beautiful, so it shall not be too hard to pass the time until album is in hand!

  19. John

    Thrilled to hear the news back in July and even happier that there is a release date. I had always hoped that there would be something more for us fans and can’t thank David and Nick enough for making this happen.

    Also would like to mention that I like the cover art very much. Having Po involved is so important because of his important role in the Pink Floyd legacy. FYI, I thought the video for Marooned was outstanding, evocative and fit the mood of the song. Not to mention that the message of the video is something we rarely see anymore.

  20. Dunc

    I cannot wait for this album to come out! Although I expected the date to get pushed back, it’s not too much longer to wait, so I can just about hold on!

    I really like the cover and billboards. It’s classic Floyd.

  21. KenF

    Ever since ‘that’ tweet from Polly back in July, I’ve been pinching myself in disbelief that this was REAL.

    As Frank mentioned, with the release date being the day before Remembrance Day, it makes it an especially poignant tribute to Richard in homage of his considerable contribution to Pink Floyd.
    With all but one of the tracks being instrumentals, it promises to be an album of amazing ambience.

    Anyone in the UK should get a copy of November’s UNCUT magazine, there’s a great article in there about the forthcoming feast.

    Loving the title of the album, providing continuity from the final line of lyrics from High Hopes, the last track on the last album, sailing away into infinity….

    It also provides me an excuse for another A to Z. 😉

    Amazon
    Brahmaputra
    Clyde
    Danube
    Euphrates
    Forth
    Ganges
    Humber
    Ithon
    Jurua
    Kagera
    Liffey
    Mississippi
    Nile
    Orinoco
    Peace
    Qingshuihe
    Rhine
    Seine
    Thames
    Ural
    Volga
    Wharfe
    Xingu
    Yangtze
    Zambesi

    Happy weekend everyone.

  22. Pavlov

    The CD and vinyl label graphics trigger a memory of the ampitheater at Pompeii. Having a good ‘ol teary-eyed moment listening to/watching Echoes, Part I.

  23. Gabrielle, Washington State

    Hello FEd and Irregular friends!

    I’m very eagerly awaiting the release of The Endless River in November. The fact that it is a musical bridge spanning a 20-year expanse is especially exciting to me — a marriage, so to speak, of past and present. Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. 🙂

    Just the other day, I was going through some of my mother’s old family photos, letters, etc., and came across this “parable” (as it is labeled). My mom came from a seafaring family, thus the sailing theme of this parable. It stuck me as a perfect commentary on the album, album cover art, and on Richard Wright’s legacy:

    “I am standing upon the seashore. A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength and I stand and watch until, at length, she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sea and sky come down to mingle with each other. Then someone at my side says, “There, she’s gone.” Gone where?

    Gone from my sight — that is all. She is just as large in mast and hull and spar as she was when she left my side, and just as able to bear her load of living freight to the place of destination.

    Her diminished size is in me, not in her; and just at the moment when someone at my side says, “There, she’s gone” there are other eyes watching her coming and other voices ready to take up the glad shout “There she comes.”

    The poem is called Gone From My Sight and was written by Henry Van Dyke, an American poet.

    The last lines, which were not part of my mom’s notes, are as follows:

    “And that is dying. Death comes in its own time. Death is as unique as the individual experiencing it.”

    Henry Van Dyke also wrote a poem entitled Time Is which also seems apropos of musical/lyrical sentiments of David Gilmour/Pink Floyd:

    Time Is
    Too slow for those who Wait
    Too swift for those who Fear
    Too long for those who Grieve
    Too short for those who Rejoice
    But for those who Love
    Time is Not

    In 2003, this poem was chosen for a memorial in Grosvenor Square, London, to British victims of the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

    Peace and love to you all 🙂
    Gabrielle

  24. mikeT

    ‘Lo All, FEd. Great read and comments as usual. Things are getting brighter as the days are getting shorter for sure.

    On the topic of cover art, anyone remember the 1970s Shell WWLF collection cards? 3D type thing back in the day. I’m wondering “if whilst fiddling with my tiny CD disk cover” the image of boatman may flicker a blur of movement? Perhaps a random seagull making an appearance or the drop of an oar. Occasional white horse even. “I wonder, maybe not eh?”

    On the subject of release dates, remember the Pulse DVD delay. So I’m looking forwards to the ER release but not holding my breath “as you would if you were under water”.

    P.S. KenF, great list again! Ha!

    Have a great weekend all and hope. x

  25. Martin C.

    The greatest thing about release dates begin different, things will be perfect, not just roughly approximate, but right in the ONLY zone possible. 😉

    Unless I am missing something, the release date in North America (and thus also in Quebec) for The Endless River is on Tuesday November 11. It will be both Remembrance Day and St. Martin’s Day, thus: “Remember a Day” for everyone concerned. “Indeed”, a perfect day, it will be this year!

    Keep well y’all,
    Martin C.

  26. frank

    Thanks Ken F.

    What gets my goat Fed is that I looked it up on YouBoob, er Tube, and they have uploaded the album for crying out loud already. I’m a purist, the type of person who can wait til Xmas to open a present and enjoy the moment for what it is. I will wait just so I can savour and drool (sorry) for the moment. I try to be patient, all my life. To hear an instrumental album again with Richard for the last time, guitar solos hopefully, LOL!

    By the way, where is Guy, is he involved somewhat? Hmmmmmmmm!!!

    • Buffalo Phil

      Frank, my thoughts exactly. Why ruin a perfect moment like the release of a great album? Let the anticipation build!

      As for guitar solos, well it just wouldn’t be Pink Floyd without spectacularly heart-wrenching, head-shearing, guitar solos!

  27. Greg

    Can’t wait, myself and a few friends plan on going out camping and building a nice fire under the stars, I can’t think of a better way to listen to it!!

  28. Mateja

    The art cover is great, I looove it. First I thought of Rick and the Greek mythology, too… There is a sadness to becoming aware of transience and there’s no way back, well captured on cover art.

    I cannot wait to hear the music and the fact that the album is mainly instrumental is just great for me. I still think the best part of PF’s music is instrumental.

    • Buffalo Phil

      Mateja…I couldn’t agree more. I’ve often wondered, given the immensely evocative quality of Pink Floyd’s music, why they never released more instrumentals.

  29. Mateja

    Oh, I forgot to mention the other thing that came across my mind when I first saw the art cover. Stillness in the heaven. My mum told me when I was little my grandmum is enjoying above the clouds in heaven and that she’s so happy being there.

  30. Michèle

    Just wanted to share two photos I took in Paris this weekend.

    Here and here.

    I like that the poster isn’t just the usual rectangular shape.

    If anyone is interested, it’s located Porte Maillot, Boulevard Gouvion-Saint-Cyr, near le Palais des Congrès (where David performed two semi-acoustic concerts in 2002).

  31. Rich

    [First post in a while.]

    Agree with Pete – Coventry. Poignant might be a useful adjective. Enigmatic also, bearing in mind the artwork teaser.

    FEd – was it just me, or did every Etch-a-Sketch you tried end up looking like a spider’s web??

    • FEd

      FEd – was it just me, or did every Etch-a-Sketch you tried end up looking like a spider’s web??

      I never had much success with it. Magna Doodle, on the other hand…

    • ash

      Remember those things with a face printed inside a see-through frame filled with iron filings? You used a magnet to drag and drop the filings to make a face. . . I have an image of Walter White. (I’ve been watching it again . . . has anyone else noticed how great the music is?)

      ash

    • Pete -Coventry

      Poignant – that’s the word!

      Spirograph – that was my choice of creating swirly pictures when I was growing up.

    • ash

      The iron filings made the hair, I forgot to say. You could put on a hairstyle and beard or moustache.

  32. Howard Bayliss

    Thanks for adding the post Fed. I was worried that you had added an anti-critique filter to the blog. 😉

    Cheers, Howard

    • FEd

      I was worried that you had added an anti-critique filter to the blog. 😉

      Oh no, I won’t be adding one of those.

  33. denise

    I seriously cannot wait for this album. Do you think there’ll be a tour? OMG, I hope so. Excited. 🙂

  34. denise

    I used to have an Etch-a-Sketch then my cousin pinched it and hit me over the head with it. End of Etch-a-Sketch and almost the end of me. I was 9.

  35. ash

    Hello Fed and everyone. 😀

    What a treat, all this information and album artwork. . . looks great, I can hardly wait either. 🙂

    I wish I’d been able to see one of the billboards or the London installation. I bet that was great to see. Can you imagine getting one of the billboard posters to put up on a wall at home? I’d love that. 😀

    Are these displays still up Fed? How long will the London one be up for?

    I think if the band likes the art work, that’s fine by me. Yes, we wish Storm had been in there, but lots of his admirers were. 🙂 It’s part of the entire piece of sound and vision. All the stuff in the packages looks great. I’ll have to have the CD/DVD package to play. I’ll have to investigate Blu-Ray seeing as somewhere I read that this album will probably be worth investing in a player for. I’m thinking about buying the vinyl too because it’s so big and you can see the art work better !!! :))

    Interesting that so many people have talked about the river Styx. Interesting that Richard loved Greece too. I hadn’t had an instant thought other than it was a lonely image and unearthly, a bit like the diver from Wish You Were Here was lonely and sort of surreal and strange and you wonder what it’s about.

    I like the title of the album, The Endless River. Apart from it being a phrase from lyrics on The Division Bell, a link to Richard’s work on that album and his work going on into the future ‘river’ of time, I always think of water as being a life giver and just as water forms clouds and is recycled back to the earth and life flourishes, Richard’s music has come back to us in time, to enjoy forever.

    I’m looking forward to hearing the album. 🙂

    The release date is a Great Day to remember Richard, I think we’ll have to listen to The Division Bell as well on the day.

    ash

    • FEd

      Are these displays still up Fed? How long will the London one be up for?

      I’ve no idea, sorry. I’ll have to check that.

  36. Thomas O'Connell

    Fed, I just wanted to say thank you for the good news and it is really great to see all the work that David, Nick and so many others have done to keep Richard Wright’s music alive.

    The sad note is Storm wasn’t here to do the cover, but I know he would love it…

    Take Care,
    Thomas

  37. Cesar

    Hello everyone!

    A couple of suggestions: if you have the chance, pick up the last number of Uncut magazine. If features very nice interviews with most of the people involved in the album recording and gives an insight of David’s reasons to compile this PF record.

    Secondly, slightly off topic, Andy Jackson is releasing a new solo record a few days before The Endless River. From the preview available, it sounds amazing! FeD, can we do a little bit of promotion for Andy’s record here?

    Oh, when will November 10th arrive?

    • FEd

      Secondly, slightly off topic, Andy Jackson is releasing a new solo record a few days before The Endless River. From the preview available, it sounds amazing! FeD, can we do a little bit of promotion for Andy’s record here?

      You just did. 🙂

      I hadn’t heard about that, so thanks for letting me know.

  38. ash

    Hello Fed and fellow bloggers. 😀

    As you can see, I can type again! It was a complete row of keys, Tim, that gave me intermittent problems. I have a new computer now. 🙂

    I would love to come to chat today but I promised I’d take my Mum out and I can’t let her down.

    See you all next time.

    ash

  39. George Maciver

    People are such experts on everything these days that they can bitch and complain with great authority on things they have absolutely no idea about and on future album releases they’ve not even heard yet. How the world has changed. Or has it always been this way and social media has simply provided a platform for it?

    Well, I’m going to enjoy the album for what it is and be grateful someone took the time out of their life to record it for us.

    • lorraine

      Or has it always been this way and social media has simply provided a platform for it?

      Social media turbocharged it.

  40. Heather

    Sounds and looks great, and a DVD as well, can’t wait. Thank you David, Nick and all involved.

    Best Wishes
    Heather

  41. Damian Cunningham

    Can we get one of them advertising posters when they come down?

    Damian

  42. Suzy Smith

    A picture is worth a thousand words, as is the cover for the forthcoming exquisite work of beautiful music to grace our ears. My ears and soul are anxiously awaiting…

  43. Suzy Smith

    In regards to release date being postponed we must remember the old saying “Patience is a virtue”. Especially when waiting for perfection as David always delivers. Can’t help but wonder about the significance of release dates, especially in the USA.

    I always enjoy fellow bloggers’ comments. Pavlov, Ash, Michèle, Ken, and Gabrielle always have thought provoking in-put (as do many others…). Thank you Gabrielle for sharing Henry Van Dykes’ two poems “Gone From my Sight” and “Time”. Very beautiful. I will share “Gone From my Sight” with family as I also come from a family of sea adventures. Miss seeing your blogs when you are away.

    When I was little I would look at the clouds and think they were part of the ocean waves only in the sky and souls were riding them. I was a very imaginative child. And as mentioned with the planets recycling of water, in a way the clouds are the ocean waves. So the beautiful painting/picture representing this masterpiece holds a special meaning to me.

  44. Elisabetta Corsi - Italy N.E.

    Reading really everywhere about this exciting album, the audio clips are so inspirational, I can’t wait for it.

    BTW …tomorrow take a day off to celebrate your birthday. Happy Birthday Fed!

    Ciao/cheers.

  45. Ullie

    What for great times, can hardly wait!

    And could there be any better this present FED? A very very rocking and HAPPY BIRTHDAY FED, and please keep up the great work!

    • Ullie

      Fed, you’re very welcome, and great that your team won!

      However, my post didn’t come through correctly, I didn’t want to post that there isn’t any better present than the Beatles´s song, but the release of the new Pink Floyd album, can hardly wait. On the other side it is a sad reminder that Rick isn’t any longer amongst us, for over 6 years already.

  46. Michèle

    ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ …

    Penblwydd hapus i chi
    Penblwydd hapus i chi
    Penblwydd hapus i FEd
    Penblwydd hapus i chi.

    Mwynhewch y diwrnod … et le clafoutis.

  47. Gabrielle, Washington State

    Dearest FEd,

    If memory serves, you share a birthday with my granddaughter (October 4th) who turns five years old today.

    I’d like to send along my heartfelt happy birthday wishes to you and hope you enjoy your special day with friends surrounded!

    Peace ‘n’ love always 🙂
    Gabrielle

    • FEd

      Thank you, Gabrielle. I hope your family enjoyed the day, too. Birthdays are much more fun at the age of five, aren’t they? All that lovely jelly and blancmange.

  48. Pete -Coventry

    Apart from Liverpool winning hope Saturday enjoyed you FeD. Happy birthday!

  49. ash

    Oh Fed, forgive me. . . I forgot it was your Birthday. 🙁 I’m a terrible friend.

    I hope you had a lovely day. I’m sending a BIG KISS to you. 🙂

    ash

  50. John

    Happy Birthday! Happy that Liverpool gave you reason for cheer! Have a great day, my friend!

    • FEd

      Thank you, John. It’s been mostly cursing and swearing so far this season, so it was a welcome change.

  51. Suzy Smith

    Dear FEd

    I feel awful I did not wish you a Happy Birthday. Hope you had a grand Birthday.

    I believe Birthdays are very important. Especially as we get older. We can celebrate that we made it another year and embrace the gift of the year to come.

    Hope the year ahead is a great one for you. (Also many more Liverpool wins.) You sure make the blog a wonderful place. Thank you. And may you have many, many more Happy Birthdays.

    Sincerely, Suzy. (A happy blogger, the only place I blog.)

  52. Piero

    Hello everybody,

    first of all Happy Birthday to FEd! Every year I’m always late but I hope you will accept my wishes the same. 🙂

    My soul and my heart are waiting to flow and float along “The Endless River”, this is great news…

    Have a great day!

  53. Mateja

    Well, I just heard Louder Than Words…..it is soooo beautiful, David’s voice has never been better, the guitar solo, the arrangement, I just love it. And can’t wait to hear the rest of the album. And it’s different, not as I expected.

    OK, my expectations really came from others’ posts from forums, they suggested the album will be really an extension of TDB, but based on this song it’s something it started then, and it’s finished now, so it is different, but it’s still Gilmourish emotional.

    And of course, happy birthday from me too FEd.

  54. JulieD

    I still have not heard ‘Louder Than Words’… I am savouring that moment upon the release of ‘The Endless River’………. 🙂

  55. laterr

    Can I say anything except I love it! or I want it! or I’m excited!!! or I can’t wait!?