Pink Floyd has finally released the details of their oft-rumored upcoming new project — a mostly instrumental affair that will serve as a memorial of sorts for late keyboard player Rick Wright. The album will be called The Endless River.
I’m not super excited by the announcement, though I’d be more interested if the project marked a return of Roger Waters to the fold, but it seems that’s wishing too much — the band parted ways in 1980 while touring their final album together, The Wall.
While some fans lose interest in the band after the Syd Barrett era comes to an end, many might suggest that The Wall was the group’s last great hurrah. River‘s timing is interesting as The Wall — which was released in 1979 — is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year.
Here’s the band with Waters, performing The Wall in its entirety at the Earl’s Court Exhibition Center in 1980…