Pink Floyd's David Gilmour and Nick Mason are calling the band's upcoming release a tribute to their late keyboardist Rick Wright.
The Endless River was recorded more than 20 years ago, during the band's sessions for The Division Bell. Gilmour explains that over the past year they've revisited that material, "added new parts, re-recorded others and generally harnessed studio technology to make a 21st century Pink Floyd album."
He adds that since Wright is no longer here, "it feels right" to release this material and make it part of the Pink Floyd repertoire. Mason says the new album is "a good way of recognizing" Rick and "how his playing was at the heart of the Pink Floyd sound."
The Endless River is primarily a collection of instrumentals. Only one song on the 18-track set includes lyrics. Gilmour teamed up with his wife, Polly Samson, on the words to "Louder Than Words," which closes the set.
Pink Floyd's The Endless River will be released November 10th.
Pink Floyd's The Endless River Track List
"Things Left Unsaid"
"It's What We Do"
"Ebb and Flow"
"The Lost Art of Conversation"
"On Noodle Street"
"Eyes to Pearls"
"Louder Than Words"