Pink Floyd - The Endless River

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Label:

Columbia

Genre:

Pop/Rock

Product No.:
ACOL 7881
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180 Gram Vinyl Record


No. of Discs: 2
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180 Gram LP  



The Endless River, the new Pink Floyd album from David Gilmour, Rick Wright and Nick Mason

Produced by David Gilmour, Phil Manzanera, Youth and Andy Jackson

Four-sided instrumental album with one song "Louder Than Words" w/ lyrics by Polly Samson

Full size 11" x 11" 16-page photo/credit booklet including unpublished photos from 1993 sessions

Heavyweight vinyl in gatefold jacket, mastered by Doug Sax at The Mastering Lab

Album download card included

The highly-anticipated new Pink Floyd album, The Endless River, has as its starting point the music that came from the 1993 Division Bell sessions. Created by David Gilmour, Rick Wright and Nick Mason, the trio listened to more than 20 hours of themselves playing together to select the music they wanted to work on for the new album.

"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 (Wright died of cancer in 2008), 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 says.

Nick Mason says The Endless River is a tribute to Wright. "I think this record is a good way of recognizing a lot of what he 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 a four-sided instrumental album with one song, "Louder Than Words," which includes new lyrics by Polly Samson.

The concept for the powerful imagery of a man rowing on a "river" of clouds was created by Ahmed Emad Eldin, an 18-year-old Egyptian digital artist. Ahmed's image was then re-created by Stylorouge, award-winning U.K. design agency.

Pink Floyd's album artwork, mostly created by Storm Thorgerson of Hipgnosis, is as legendary as the band's music. With Storm's passing in 2013, the task of finding an image that carried on Storm's legacy passed to Aubrey "Po" Powell, Storm's original partner in Hipgnosis.

Po says: "When we saw Ahmed's image it had an instant Floydian resonance. It's enigmatic and open to interpretation, and is the cover that works so well for The Endless River.

 

 



Side 1
1. Things Left Unsaid
2. It’s What We Do
3. Ebb And Flow

Side 2
4. Sum
5. Skin
6. Unsung
7. Anisina

Side 3
8. The Lost Art of Conversation
9. On Noodle Street
10. Night Light
11. Allons-y (1)
12. Autumn ‘68
13. Allons-y (2)
14. Talkin’ Hawkin’

Side 4
15. Calling
16. Eyes To Pearls
17. Surfacing
18. Louder Than Words

Customer Reviews (4.75 Stars) 4 person(s) rated this product.

Good music, poor media

posted on 01/21/2015
4 Stars
Reviewer: Vince
Just listened to the album. Good music; classic Pink Floyd. Dynamic and energetic at the same time. It just captures my imagination and begs me to crank the volume and soak it all in as a whole body experience.

Unfortunately the records are as classic as the music. The surface is noisy. Distractingly so, especially for such a dynamic album. I used a mid grade Loricraft to clean it and several other albums. The several other albums are quiet, this is not. I'm guessing a dirty plant.

I like vinyl and it pains me to say it, but you might be better off with a high resolution digital version.

It would be very easy to rant about poor vinyl production quality. I'd rather just pay 50$ for the quiet version and be done with it, but that isn't an available option. Whoops, did I just rant?


Pink Floyd's swan song

posted on 11/19/2014
5 Stars
Superb music.Echoes from the entire Pink Floyd period.Also in the E.U. edition the included download sound's excellent.


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