Pink Floyd’s upcoming album The Endless River has become the most pre-ordered title in Amazon history.
The retailer has received more advance sales for what David Gilmour has said will be their last work than previous record-holders One Direction.
Senior Amazon exec Steve Bernstein says: “It’s an outstanding achievement for Pink Floyd, and it proves they remain one of the most popular groups to grace the UK music scene.”
Gilmour recently explained The Endless River was a tribute to late keyboardist Rick Wright, saying: “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.”
Gilmour later said he was turning his attention to a solo album and that there was “no room” in his future for Floyd. Drummer Nick Mason has all but ruled out the possibility of a final tour, saying: “It would be fun to play live. Without Rick it’s probably impossible.”
Amazon’s most pre-ordered titles
Pink Floyd: The Endless River
One Direction: Midnight Memories
Robbie Williams: Swings Both Ways
Take That: Progress
Susan Boyle: I Dreamed A Dream
Coldplay: Ghost Stories
David Bowie: The Next Day
Take That: The Circus
Amy Winehouse: Lioness