New Pink Floyd Album , "Endless River " - Nov.11th



small audio sample on the site.

http://www.pinkfloyd.com/theendlessriver/
riley804
I'll keep an open mind, but we'll see. My expectations are not high.
I am like Mapman. I will give it a shot. Also excited about the new Bryan Ferry "Avonmore" and Simple Minds "Big Music".
Avonmore sounds like Bete Noir/Mamouma solo efforts crossed with Avalon era Roxy Music. Johnny Marr plays guitar in the band with Flea on bass. The challenge with these older artists is the inevitable effect of age on the vocal chords. That being said, quality arrangements and strong supporting casts can overcome some deficiencies and nothing can replace a keen ear and experience creating why we liked the artists in the first place.
Thanks for the heads up on the new Bryan Ferry album! I usually keep an eye out for new releases, but this one got by me.
Anything David Gilmour has a hand in will be far, far above average, and sonically, his engineering crew is, IMO, the BEST in the business. They 'get' rock production, and God bless them and Gilmour for that. Rest in peace, Richard Wright.
...David Gilmour is pop artist after all and my expectation aren't to high as well. Sonically indeed he does a very good job.
Czarivey,
David Gilmour is not a pop artist in any way (and never was), but he is one of rock's greatest living icons. How could a music lover dismiss him so easily and not be excited about a new release by someone of his caliber? He is a monster talent "after all.'
It's to bad Roger Waters is not on the new album.
I am curious, if it lists ,the late Richard Wright as a contributing member, how long has this been in process. As a long time Floyd fan, I must join the "wait and see" consortium. Makes me wonder if it is a Pink Floyd album or an attempt at bolstering Gilmour and Masons retirement funds.
"...or an attempt at bolstering Gilmour and Masons retirement funds."

As though they really need the money? Come on! The royalties those guys get must be astronomical...

-RW-
Its supposedly using material done a good ways back, like early 90's I recall, with Wright.

That makes me skeptical. If teh material were anything special, we'd probably have seen it a long time ago already.

But you never know. We'll see.

I'm hoping they do something to attempt to make this material more in step with the times. New Pink FLoyd material in 2014 would be a curiosity at a minimum.

You know, something like Porcupine Tree, Muse, and Radiohead all rolled into one. Oh and with both Waters and Gilmour.

Toss in some Dream Theater, Mars Volta, and Broken Social Scene for good luck.
Do you doubt that this new album will have a huge reception? PF is only the best selling band in the world and it has been 20 years.
Bojack, it's my perception of David Gilmor. I like PF when they were experimental, progressive.
My guess is that it wouldn't have seemed special then, but when compared to the majority of today's market it will seem special now.
"My guess is that it wouldn't have seemed special then, but when compared to the majority of today's market it will seem special now."

There is lots of current and recent music that might be of interest these days for an old time PF fan to explore these days.

It might be special in that it has been so long since a new PF release, but what I wonder is if it will be special in comparison to say Steven Wilson, Muse, Flaming Lips and other current acts that are somewhat "out there" and also fairly popular.

IF you skip the "popular" part, then there are too many to mention.

The Flaming Lips might be the closest thing today to what Pink Floyd was in their early days before they hit it big, though Flaming Lips have been around for quite a while and may have actually evolved more away from the mainstream over time while maintaining a level of success.
The new album is left over tracks from the Division Bell. A weak album to begin with imo.
"It's to bad Roger Waters is not on the new album."

Not for the rest of the band. Working with Roger Waters has to be close to unbearable. The guy is so overly full of himself.
I stick with my original assessment. Money not artistry.
But hey I will have to get a copy anyway. You never know it just might be enjoyable. If not, I have a few albums that I could have done just as well waiting for the song on the radio.
Will listen, but Division Bell was imo not their strongest effort.
Never know though- one of my favorites is Obscured by Clouds. They recorded that album/movie soundtrack -during- the time they were making DSOTM. I believe they took a break, did the soundtrack and returned to finish DSOTM.
I've always liked their early stuff up to DSOTM the best, so we will see.
Mapman: I would include Radiohead in your list as well. I'm going to wait in order to audition first.
Working with Roger Waters has to be close to unbearable. The guy is so overly full of himself.

How about Sid who was even more unbearable? However, nevertheless, He's my favorite Pink Floyd.
Music isn't about who's bearable and who's not and it's even not about albums or recordings. Musicians, composers create music and that's the only fact. I betcha many would not bear Toscanini in NBC orchestra when he was living
I'm disappointed that there are essentially no lyrics to the album. I know Dave would never, ever let it happen, but I think it would have been cool to let Roger put some lyrics to the music.

As much as I don't care for him personally, I think Roger's lyrics really make Floyd what they are in the post Syd era.

I think it would have been a fitting ending to the band.

RIP Syd and Rick
And the verdict is...........?
PS: I have not heard it yet.
It's more of a soundtrack than a fully realized album, but well worth as such and beautifully mastered and pressed to LP.
Don't think I'll buy this one. Listened to some samples, not bad but music seems out of context. No unifying structure or concept.
I think it is fantastic we get a chance for new Floyd music, I mean, this is Pink Floyd ,they made me want to listen closer,they opened up the world of high end audio to me. They are in a class of their own, my God I saw them live doing Dark Side of The Moon in 4 track quad, holy shit words can't describe that nite. God bless this band , don't you guys remember ?
I agree w/Dgarretson it's more like a soundtrack & it's wonderful. Pack you're right on the Money.
What the heck I ordered the Lp, it is Pink Floyd and Pack I'm with you , what a spectacular and most memorable concert .
"11-15-14: Rja
Don't think I'll buy this one. Listened to some samples, not bad but music seems out of context. No unifying structure or concept"

I have passed up some great music because the samples didn't move me. I've found that can be a big mistake. This CD is well worth the money and it reminds me more of Gilmour's On An Island than anything else. And actually it does flow pretty well.