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10 things you need to know about Pink Floyd's last release

Here are 10 key facts why the album is expected to be successful and what you should know about 'The Endless River'.

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Updated:October 28, 2014, 5:28 PM IST
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10 things you need to know about Pink Floyd's last release
Here are 10 key facts why the album is expected to be successful and what you should know about 'The Endless River'.

Progressive rock band 'Pink Floyd' confirmed the release of their 15th and the first studio album in 20 years on November 10. The project features David Gilmour and Nick Manson, who completed the unreleased work by late Rick Wright. 'The Endless River' might be the biggest classic rock release of the year. The album will have 18 tracks and some of them will just surprise you.

The legendary band's 20th album is mostly going to be instrumental. Here are 10 key facts why the album is expected to be successful and what you should know about 'The Endless River':

'The Endless River' grew out of an unreleased recording from 20 years ago:
David Gilmour and Nack Manson returned to the 20-year-old instrumental jamming with Rick Wright, in the era of 'The Division Bell', sadly without his presence. The second session began in late 2013.

The last keyboard recording of Rick Wright!

All Rick Wright fans, please pay attention. What you are going to listen is the last recording done by him. Hold your heart until you listen his ear-gasmic keyboard.

Okay! The album has vocals too.
David Gilmour has done a lead vocal on at least one track. The album seemed to be inspired from 'The Division Bell' and there were rumours that it would be an instrumental one, but this isn't the fact.

'Louder than Words' contains lyrics embracing the complete history of the band!

A song, 'Louder Than Words', contains lyrics embracing the full history of the band. Gilmour sings: "We bitch and we fight // But this thing that we do // It's louder than words // The sum of our parts // The beat of our hearts/ It's louder than words."

'The Endless River' will be more than the 'The Big Spliff'

As against the what was made out of McBroom and Samson's statements that 'The Endless River' would be based of 'The Big Spliff'-an instrumental compsed by Jackson-it is now known to us that the piece would just be a part of the song. The song cycle will contain 18 seperate titles and will conclude with 'Louder than words'.

Pink Floyd, 'The Endless River' Track Listing

'Things Left Unsaid'
'It's What We Do'
'Ebb and Flow'
'Sum'
'Skins'
'Unsung'
'Anisina'
'The Lost Art of Conversation'
'On Noodle Street'
'Night Light'
'Allons-y (1)'
'Autumn'68'
'Allons-y (2)'
'Talkin' Hawkin'
'Calling'
'Eyes to Pearls'
'Surfacing'
'Louder Than Words'

No, the album isn't an intimate trio. But just the two of them

Earlier it was believed that David Gilmour, Nick Manson and Roger Waters, all three of them would be playing together in the album. But, soon Roger Waters confirmed it on his Facebook wall, saying "'The Endless River' is the new album by Pink Floyd and David Gilmour and Nick Manson complete the band".

An 18-year-old designed the cover art!

The art for 'The Endless River' comes from the store of an 18-year-old Egyptian graphic designer named Ahmed Emad Eldin after his portfolio was discovered online at Behance. A creative director from Floyd's long-time album cover designer Hipgnosis reached out to Eldin via email.

Stephen Hawking makes a return

Physicist Stephen Hawking, who was previously featured on 1994's 'Keep Talking,' again provides vocals-this time on a track called 'Talkin Hawkin'.' Pink Floyd scored a No. 1 Billboard mainstream rock hit with 'Keep Talking,' of 'The Division Bell' album.

The last time they play!

For all Pink Floyd fans out there, this news is surely going to break your heart. 'The Endless River' will be the last album of the legendary Pink Floyd. Rolling Stones confirmed the news.

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