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The biggest announcement to hit the music world in a long time…set for release this fall, a new album by none other than Pink Floyd…

David Gilmour announced that this new album, titled “The Endless River”, will contain many ‘pieces’ from the ‘Division Bell’ sessions…He also added that his next solo effort will also be arriving around the same time…

Pink Floyd has had an illustrious history (to say the least), starting with their Syd Barrett experimental days of psychedelic canvassing, and then shifting more towards the longer ‘internal’ pieces on albums like “Ummagumma” and “Atom Heart Mother”, with their sound finally coming to fruition on “Obscured By Clouds” and pieces like ‘Echoes’ from the ‘Meddle’ album…

Then came the dark side…”Dark Side Of The Moon”…One of the most celebrated albums of all time…longer on the Billboard charts than any other album in existence…(only Carole King’s “Tapestry” comes close…)…and heralded as the progressive rock album of all time…

Many fans sight this as Pink Floyd’s finest hour, but then came “Wish You Were Here” a brilliant follow-up that showcased the now classic “Shine On You Crazy Diamond”…Then the waters raged…At this juncture, Roger Waters took over most of the writing (as well as practically everything else)…The album, “Animals”, was deep and thought-provoking, and it started a trend that would find itself carried thru to “The Wall” and then finally “The Final Cut”, which was indeed the final cut for Roger…

Gilmour, however, continued with Richard Wright and Nick Mason, to release the studio efforts, “A Momentary Lapse Of Reason” and “The Division Bell”, along with several live albums, including “Pulse”, which saw the band leave on a high note…

Time passed, and sadly, so did Richard Wright, who was an integral part of the Floyd sound…Roger also made amends (a bit) during this period, having performed with Gilmore periodically…

But where the Floyd legacy will go from here is a mystery wrapped inside an ‘already proven’ enigma…


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