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Pink Floyd to release first new album in 20 Years this Fall…

Pink Floyd is about to return with their first album in 20 years. Polly Samson, the wife of singer-guitarist David Gilmour, surprised fans on Saturday when she casually announced over Twitter that the band has a new record in the works and it’s coming out this fall. A representative for Gilmour confirmed the release of the album to Rolling Stone.

“Btw Pink Floyd album out in October is called ‘The Endless River,'” Samson wrote. “Based on 1994 sessions is Rick Wright’s swansong and very beautiful.” (Keyboardist and founding member Wright died of cancer in 2008 at the age of 65.)

The band had just celebrated the 20th anniversary of 1994’s The Division Bell with an extravagant reissue of the album on July 1st. The new material appears to be connected to unreleased recordings made during the Division Bell sessions… …She went on to emphasize that the new album will consist entirely of unreleased songs.

More details emerge… no Roger Waters, no plans for tour

As previously reported, the album features unreleased music dating back to 1994, from sessions involving David Gilmour, Nick Mason, and the late Richard Wright. Thus, as one might expect, founding member Roger Waters will not be featured on the album, according to a new report from UK newspaper The Sun (via Brain-Damage). Rogers left the band following 1983?s release of The Final Cut and was not involved in these initial sessions, not Gilmour and Mason’s recent efforts to finish the material.

The Sun also reports that the band has no plans for an accompanying tour.

What’s on your mind tonite…?