Saturday, November 08, 2014

"It's a shame, but this is the end." - David Gilmour @pinkfloyd #endlessriver

I've just purchased Pink Floyd's new album "The Endless River" and am listening to it as I write. According to David Gilmour it is likely to be the last album from Pink Floyd - this one is by the two remaining members (Gilmour and Nick Mason). It also includes material from Rick Wright (who died in 2008) from the Division Bells album released in 1994. Gilmour and Mason pay tribute to Rick Wright in this album.

So far? Brilliant! Lots of atmospheric music and fabulous guitar work by Gilmour. In an interview with Rolling Stone Magazine, Gilmour tells us that "I think we have successfully commandeered the best of what there is. I suspect this is it" and that "It's a shame, but this is the end". What a pity it would be if there is no more from this legend of a rock band, but 68 year old Gilmour has already retired (in 2012).

Roger Waters is not featured on this album - he even said so himself "I have nothing to do with 'Endless River,'" and also wrote "Phew! This is not rocket science, people. Get a grip". He is not part of Pink Floyd.

See below a video embedded from Rolling Stone magazine where David Gilmour and Nick Mason talk about the new album:


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