The Endless River, due out November 10th, will be Pink Floyd’s first new release in two decades. The album cover was simultaneously revealed today in prime spots in London, New York, L.A., Paris, Berlin and Milan.
The cover’s image was created by an Egyptian artist by the name of Ahmed Emad Eldin. It’s only the second album cover in Pink Floyd’s catalogue not be produced by the late, great Storm Thorgerson. However, Thorgerson’s former colleague, Aubrey Powell, did find the artwork, saying it had an “instant Floydian resonance.”
The Endless River features unreleased songs written and recorded by David Gilmour, Richard Wright and Nick Mason during their 1993 recording sessions for The Division Bell. Mason calls it a tribute to Wright, who died of cancer in 2008.
“Listening back to the session, it really brought home to me what a special player he was,” explained Mason.
A short teaser clip of the album was also released today at pinkfloyd.com.