A New Pink Floyd Album This October? It Sure Looks Like It.

If David Gilmour’s wife can be believed–and there’s no reason not to, really–there will be a new Pink Floyd album this fall.  According to a tweet by Polly Samson

Polly Samson tweett

Wright was Floyd’s keyboardist and died of cancer in 2008.

Our second source in this story is vocalist Durga McBroom-Hudson who performed like with the band in 1994.  She posted this photo on her Facebook page.  The caption reads “YES. THERE IS A PINK FLOYD ALBUM COMING OUT. AND I’M ON IT. And there will be much rejoicing.”

Durga McBroom-Hudson Pink Floyd

I can’t imagine that Pink Floyd management is very happy about these leaks.

Assuming all of this is true, what, exactly, will Floyd fans get?  I’d guess that the album will be based sessions recorded around 1994-95 at the time of The Division Bell.  Perhaps Gilmour and Nick Mason have pulled some tapes of half-finished material out of the vault and polished them off.  More than one Floyd watcher has suggested that it will be the results of an aborted side project called The Big Spliff, an instrumental album that was never finished.

McBroom-Hudson picks up that thread:  “But David and Nick have gone in and done a lot more since then. It was originally to be a completely instrumental recording, but I came in last December and sang on a few tracks. David then expanded on my backing vocals and has done a lead on at least one of them. “

This also means there won’t be any Roger Waters on the album because he was long gone from the band by this point.

We shall see, no?

(Via Consequence of Sound, among other places.)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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