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  • 8 July 2014, 13:51

Pink Floyd To Release First Album In 20 Years

Pink Floyd will release a new album later this year, the band's first in 20 years.

Polly Samson, the wife of guitarist David Gilmour tweeted: "Btw Pink Floyd album out in October is called 'The Endless River'.

"Based on 1994 sessions is Rick Wright's swansong and very beautiful."

Wright, one of the founding members of Pink Floyd, died in 2008 from cancer.

Backing vocalist Durga McBroom-Hudson also confirmed the news in a post on Facebook, writing: "YES. THERE IS A NEW PINK FLOYD ALBUM COMING OUT. AND I'M ON IT. And there was much rejoicing."

Responding to fans who commented on her Facebook page, McBroom-Hudson said Roger Waters, who left the band in 1985, would not feature.

A source close to the project told The Sun: "This will be one of the most exciting pieces of music for decades because it is the closest we will ever come to a Pink Floyd comeback."

A spokesman also told the paper there will be no tour to accompany the album's release.

The band achieved worldwide fame in the 1970s and 1980s with albums including The Dark Side Of The Moon and The Wall.

After numerous line-up changes over the years, founding members Dave Gilmour, Roger Waters, Nick Mason and Rick Wright reunited in 2005 to perform at Live 8 in Hyde Park.

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