Feature LP: Pink Floyd – The Endless River (2014) 9pm ET

PF - EndlessThe Endless River is the fifteenth and final studio album by the British progressive rock band Pink Floyd. It was released by Parlophone and Columbia Records in Friday-release countries on 7 November 2014 and in the United Kingdom and United States on 10 November 2014. It is Pink Floyd’s first studio album since the death of keyboardist and founder member Richard Wright, who appears posthumously, and the third by the David Gilmour-led Pink Floyd after Roger Waters’ departure in 1985. It is also the first Pink Floyd album distributed by Parlophone and Warner Bros. Records following the purchase of EMI and its assets by the Universal Music Group in 2012, their transfer to Parlophone and the purchase of Parlophone by Warner Bros. in 2013.

Described as a “swan song” for Wright, The Endless River mostly comprises instrumental and ambient music. It is based on 20 hours of unreleased material the band wrote, recorded and produced with Wright during sessions for Pink Floyd’s previous studio album The Division Bell (1994). Work on the album was completed in 2013 and 2014 in Gilmour’s studios the Astoria and Medina Studios in Hove, England. It was produced by Gilmour, Youth, Andy Jackson and Phil Manzanera.

Information about the The Endless River was leaked via social media, after which Pink Floyd made a formal announcement. The band, Parlophone and Columbia Records (outside Europe) launched a promotional campaign in the lead-up to its release with television advertisements and installations of the album artwork placed in cities around the world, including London, New York, Paris, Berlin and Milan. The cover concept is by Ahmed Emad Eldin with sleeve design by Stylorouge. Aubrey Powell served as creative director for the artwork. The album received mixed reviews. – Wikipedia

1 Things Left Unsaid…   4:24
2 It’s What We Do   6:21
3 Ebb and Flow   1:50
4 Sum   4:49
5 Skins   2:37
6 Unsung   1:06
7 Anisina   3:15
8 The Lost Art of Conversation   1:43
9 On Noodle Street   1:42
10 Night Light   1:42
11 Allons-y (1)   1:56
12 Autumn ’68   1:35
13 Allons-y (2)   1:35
14 Talkin’ Hawkin’   3:25
15 Calling   3:38
16 Eyes to Pearls   1:51
17 Surfacing   2:46
18 Louder than Words   6:32

Artist Countdown: Pink Floyd Top 25 – 6pm ET @RadioMax

PinkFloydPink Floyd were an English rock band that achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. Distinguished by their use of philosophical lyrics, sonic experimentation, and elaborate live shows, they are one of the most commercially successful and musically influential groups in the history of popular music.

Founded in 1965, the band originally consisted of students Syd Barrett, Nick Mason, Roger Waters, and Richard Wright. They first gained popularity performing in London’s underground music scene during the late 1960s, and under Barrett’s creative leadership they released two charting singles and a successful debut album. David Gilmour joined as a fifth member in December 1967, and Barrett left the band in April 1968 due to his deteriorating mental health. After Barrett’s departure, Waters became the band’s primary lyricist and by the mid-1970s, their dominant songwriter, devising the original concepts behind their critically and commercially acclaimed albums The Dark Side of the Moon (1973), Wish You Were Here (1975), Animals (1977), The Wall (1979) and The Final Cut (1983).

Wright left Pink Floyd in 1979, followed by Waters in 1985. Gilmour and Mason continued as Pink Floyd and Wright subsequently joined them as a paid musician. They continued to record and tour through 1994; two more albums followed, A Momentary Lapse of Reason (1987) and The Division Bell (1994). Inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996, and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005, as of 2013 they have sold more than 250 million records worldwide, including 74.5 million certified units in the United States.

After nearly two decades of acrimony, they reunited in 2005 for a performance at the global awareness event Live 8. Barrett died in 2006 and Wright in 2008. In 2011, Gilmour and Mason joined Waters at one of his The Wall Tour shows at The O2 Arena in London. (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Another Brick in the Wall
2 Take It Back
3 High Hopes
4 Wish You Were Here
5 On the Turning Away
6 Learning to Fly
7 Money
8 Run Like Hell
9 See Emily Play
10 Not Now John
11 Arnold Layne
12 One Slip
13 Keep Talking
14 Your Possible Pasts
15 Jugband Blues
16 What Do You Want from Me 
17 Lost for Words
18 Comfortably Numb
19 The Dogs of War
20 The Hero’s Return
21 Sorrow
22 Us and Them
23 Time
24 Have a Cigar
25 Welcome to the Machine