First Pink Floyd album in 20 years announced in a tweet
Musician Richard Wright from the band Pink Floyd performs on stage at "Live 8 London" in Hyde Park on July 2, 2005 in London, England. Image by Getty Images
It has been a very long time since the legendary rock band Pink Floyd released an album -- 20 years, in fact -- but the wait is almost over.
The news of a new project broke on July 5 when novelist Polly Samson, the wife of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour, tweeted this:
Btw Pink Floyd album out in October is called "The Endless River". Based on 1994 sessions is Rick Wright's swansong and very beautiful.— Polly Samson (@PollySamson) July 5, 2014
The group's last album, which was helmed by Gilmour, was released in 1994. It was titled "The Division Bell." The band just celebrated the 20th anniversary of that album with a reissue on July 1.
The new album doesn't feature truly new music though. Instead, it is based on recordings made in 1994 with Pink Floyd co-founder and keyboardist Richard Wright, who died in 2008.
Longtime Pink Floyd touring singer Durga McBroom-Hudson revealed a little more about the album on Facebook.
McBroom-Hudson confirmed that the upcoming recordings were made during "The Division Bell" sessions. She also says that Gilmour and drummer Nick Mason made contributions to the original recordings, and that she also sang on a few tracks.
Pink Floyd founding member Roger Waters, who departed the group after "The Final Cut" in 1983, is not involved in the new album, according to Newsweek. He has declined to comment on the project.
The official announcement for the album was made on Monday, according to Rolling Stone.