Pink Floyd unveil album art

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Pink Floyd today unveiled the artwork for upcoming album The Endless River by displaying in 10 cities around the world, including an eight-metre installation on London’s South Bank.

David Gilmour and Nick mason have also revealed that the title – a tribute to late keyboardist Rick Wright – will be released on November 10 as an 18-track, four-sided double-album, with the intent of promoting the classic format.

Gilmour has confirmed Floyd’s first record in 21 years has its roots in sessions for 1993 release The Division Bell. He says: “We listened to over 20 hours of the three of us playing together. 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.”

Mason adds: “This record is a good way of recognising a lot of what Rick 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.”

_The Endless River _is mainly instrumental, with one song, Louder Than Words, featuring lyrics by Gilmour’s wife Polly Samson.

The cover concept was created by 18-year-old Egyptian digital artist Ahmed Emad Eldin, discovered by Hipgnosis partner Po Powell following the death of Storm Thorgerson last year. Powell says: “When we saw Ahmed’s image it had an instant Floydian resonance. It’s enigmatic and open to interpretation.” It’s on display in an eight-metre installation on London’s South Bank.

It will be available in a number of formats: double vinyl in gatefold sleeve with 16-page booklet; deluxe CD/DVD with hardcover booklet, collector’s cards and 39 minutes of additional material; CD/Blu-ray with additional digital mixes; standard CD and download. It’s available for pre-order in physical and digital versions now.

Tracklist

Side 1

  1. Things Left Unsaid

  2. It’s What We Do

  3. Ebb And Flow

Side 2

  1. Sum

  2. Skins

  3. Unsung

  4. Anisina

Side 3

  1. The Lost Art Of Conversation

  2. On Noodle Street

  3. Night Light

  4. Allons-y (1)

  5. Autumn’68

  6. Allons-y (2)

  7. Talkin’ Hawkin’

Side 4

  1. Calling

  2. Eyes To Pearls

  3. Surfacing

  4. Louder Than Words