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Hmmm... well, I guess they really did it. Scheduled to be released November 10, 2014 is Pink Floyd's new album, The Endless River.

The Endless River (Deluxe CD\ Blu-ray Casebook Edition) Box Set

The Endless River represents a return to the creative principles that informed the writing process that produced Pink Floyd classics like Echoes, Shine On You Crazy Diamond and Animals.

In early 1993, David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright set up their equipment in their own Britannia Row Studios in Islington and created more than hundred pieces of music by jamming together, interacting with each other's performances and recording the results.

They then honed the pieces at David's Astoria floating studio, played them live for 2 days at Olympic Studios in Barnes with an extended lineup (Guy Pratt on bass, Jon Carin on keyboards and Gary Wallis on percussion). After that, the core trio returned to Astoria, and worked further on the compositions, alongside co-producer Bob Ezrin, refining the structure, tempos and arrangements. The result, after lyrics and vocals were added, was the 12 million selling 'Division Bell' album.

At the time, there had been talk of a separate ambient album being created from the non-vocal tracks not subsequently issued on 'The Division Bell', but the idea was eventually dropped.

In 2014 David Gilmour and Nick Mason re-entered the studio and, starting with unreleased keyboard performances by Richard Wright, who sadly died in 2008, added further instrumentation to the tracks, as well as creating new material. The result is The Endless River, including 60% of recordings other than the 1993 sessions, but based upon them. The title is a further link, '... the endless river…' being part of the closing phrases of High Hopes, the final song of the previous Pink Floyd album.

David Gilmour describes the record as follows: "The Endless River has as its starting point the music that came from the 1993 Division Bell sessions. We listened to over 20 hours of the three of us playing together and selected the music we 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, 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."

Stylistically, The Endless River includes all of the musical elements that characterize Pink Floyd: mellifluous keyboards, jazz-tinged drums, musique concrete, ethereal vocals, and distinctive, emotional lead guitar. As well as Pink Floyd's trademark backing vocals, there is one vocal track, with lyrics by author Polly Samson, who also contributed to The Division Bell.
 

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I have already purchased the vinyl from Sound Stage Direct. Just waiting for the release.
 

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You are a lucky man Jeff. I have the Discovery box set. Did not think I would have to add another disc, but I am more than happy to. Can not wait!
 

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You are a lucky man Jeff. I have the Discovery box set. Did not think I would have to add another disc, but I am more than happy to. Can not wait!
I didn't really know it at the time but it was a bucket list event. Anybody else have Pulse with the flashing red LED on the side? I always was wowed by that box set.
 

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This is going to be awesome.
OT, but has anyone seen Roger Waters "the wall" tour? I think it was supposed to release on BD.
 

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I didn't really know it at the time but it was a bucket list event. Anybody else have Pulse with the flashing red LED on the side? I always was wowed by that box set.
I have that set with the LED :nerd:

I saw them here in OZ, mid 80's, and it blew me away! It helped that the girlfriend I had at the time new someone in the booking agency.
Sadly, I had to put up with being three rows back from center stage. :innocent:
 

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I saw them at Arrowhead Stadium also in 1988. All other shows I have seen since are judged by that one. Incredible!
 

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Bought The Endless River (Deluxe CD\ Blu-ray Casebook Edition) last night, but was too busy to give time to it.

I am 7 minutes into the DTS HD Master now, and all I gotta say is... WOW!
 

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Can't wait to get my room put back together. I listened to the first 7-8 tracks in my car on the way home last night. I can only imagine how good it will sound in my room.
 

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This album will not appeal to everyone, but for those of us who are avid Floyd fans and/or like to turn off the lights and just listen.......this is a treat.

tesseract. Out of curiosity, why DTS HD Master instead of 96/24 PCM 5.1?
 

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Rolling Stone.com has the music video of the last song on the album... The only song with vocals on the album.
 
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