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Pink Floyd set pre-order record

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.”

Pink Floyd are the cover artists of the current edition of Prog (opens in new tab), on sale now.

Amazon’s most pre-ordered titles

  1. Pink Floyd: The Endless River

  2. One Direction: Midnight Memories

  3. Robbie Williams: Swings Both Ways

  4. Take That: Progress

  5. Susan Boyle: I Dreamed A Dream

  6. Coldplay: Ghost Stories

  7. David Bowie: The Next Day

  8. Coldplay: X&Y

  9. Take That: The Circus

  10. Amy Winehouse: Lioness

Martin Kielty

Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history, including SAHB Story: The Tale of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band (opens in new tab), a band he once managed, and the best-selling Apollo Memories (opens in new tab) about the history of the legendary and infamous Glasgow Apollo. Martin has written for Classic Rock and Prog and at one time had written more articles for Louder than anyone else (we think he's second now). He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.