Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Pink Floyd - An Endless River

As many of my friends know, I am a huge Pink Floyd fan.

I went to the O2 arena a couple of years ago to see Roger Waters perform The Wall live - a fantastic concert.

Anyway, the band have recently released a new album - The Endless River, consisting of material recorded around the time of the recording of their previous album The Division Bell in 1993 & 1994.

The album is mainly instrumental, apart from one song "Louder Than Words".

The various songs cover the whole range of Pink Floyd's output - I can hear snatches of Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Echoes, various songs from The Wall, just from a couple of listens.  I'm looking forward to discovering more and more layers as I listen again and again.

The album has been describes as a "swan song" for Richard Wright, the band's keyboard player who died in 2008.  I see it as a swan song for the band as a whole.  This is likely to be Pink Floyd's last release, and with its motifs from Floyd songs down the years, serves as a kind of encore for the band - one last performance.

Reviews from critics have been mixed, and whilst it's not one of the best Floyd albums ever, I like it.

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