Rock Albums:

The Endless River (CD/DVD)

Click to share your rating 3 ratings (5.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Format:

CD
24% off
$29.00 was $37.99
until or while stock lasts

or own it now, pay later from $10 a week with Learn more

Available on orders $100 to $1000 Learn more

Hurry! Only 1 left at Mighty Ape!

The item is brand new and in-stock in the Mighty Ape warehouse. The item will ship within the timeframe shown below.

Order now and it ships today!

Note: This product can only be shipped to New Zealand or Australia.

Availability

This product is In stock at Mighty Ape and ready for immediate dispatch

Delivering to:

It should arrive:

  • 22-27 July using Express Delivery
    Mighty Ape can deliver this product within 1-2 business days (usually overnight) to urban centres across Australia, and some remote areas. Learn more
  • 21-23 July using standard courier delivery

Buy together

4% of people buy The Endless River (CD/DVD) and The Endless River (CD/Blu-ray) ~ CD ~ Pink Floyd.

Buy together: $66.05

Description

The Endless River has as its starting point the music that came from the 1993 Division Bell sessions, when David Gilmour, Rick Wright and Nick Mason played freely together at Britannia Row and Astoria studios. This was the first time they had done so since the ‘Wish You Were Here’ sessions in the seventies. Those sessions resulted in The Division Bell, the band’s last studio album.

In 2013 David Gilmour and Nick Mason revisited the music from those sessions and decided that the tracks should be made available as part of the Pink Floyd repertoire. It would be the last time the three of them would be heard together. The band have spent the last year recording and upgrading the music,using the advantages of modern studio technology to create The Endless River.

The Endless River is a tribute to Rick Wright, whose keyboards are at the heart of the Pink Floyd sound. It is a mainly instrumental album with one song, ‘Louder Than Words’, (with new lyrics by novelist Polly Samson), arranged across four sides and produced by David Gilmour, Phil Manzanera, Youth and Andy Jackson.

Box includes 24-page photo/credit booklet in hard cover, including previously unseen photographs from 1993 sessions

  • CD in full colour card wallet with full colour label
  • DVD (NTSC) in full colour card wallet with full colour label
  • 3 x Collectors’ full colour postcards, one of which with 3D Lenticular design
  • DVD contains ‘The Endless River’ album in 5.1 Surround (Dolby Digital and DTS), plus stereo version in 48kHz /24 bit

Review
David Gilmour sang about an endless river on “High Hopes,” the last song on what appeared to be the last Pink Floyd album, 1994's Division Bell. Twenty years later, the same phrase became the title of The Endless River, an album designed as Pink Floyd's last. Assembled largely from Division Bell outtakes initially intended as an ambient project dubbed The Big Spliff, the record was sculpted into shape in 2014 by Gilmour, Youth, Andy Jackson, and Roxy Music's Phil Manzanera by adding guitar and Nick Mason's drums to original tapes that were laden with keyboards from the late Rick Wright. He's not the only missing member of Floyd, of course. Roger Waters is absent, as is the long-gone Syd Barrett, but their ghosts are present throughout the primarily instrumental The Endless River. Mortality is on the mind of the two remaining Floyds, mentioned obliquely in “Louder Than Words,” the only song with lyrics here, but felt through allusions to all their possible pasts. A song unfurls with washes of synth pulled from “Welcome to the Machine,” the four sides are structured like an ongoing amorphous suite à la “Shine on You Crazy Diamond,” snippets of Atom Heart Mother slide against guitars that beat to the rhythm from “Run Like Hell,” creating an impression of a band in a state of repose: they're not indulging in their past so much as reflecting on it, watching a tide of memories repeatedly roll in and out. Although very little about The Endless River is risky by design – it is one of the most popular bands of the 20th century returning to slowly pulsating aural waves that characterized their biggest albums – the very shift away from vocals realigns the band with not only Wish You Were Here (which this often resembles) but their pre-Dark Side records for Harvest, undercutting the arena-pleasing aspirations of the Gilmour-led reunion while underscoring how Pink Floyd always were an arty band at their core. Instrumentals are also a savvy solution to the trouble of working with uncompleted tapes – it's easier to turn them into an ever-shifting suite than to graft on melodies – but the comforting sway of swelling synthesizers and the soaring Gilmour guitar are sometimes unexpectedly moving. Gilmour and Mason know this is their farewell, so they're saying goodbye not with a major statement but with a soft, bittersweet elegy that functions as a canny coda to their career. Stephen Thomas Erlewine – Allmusic.com

Track Listing:

Disc 1:
  1. Things Left Unsaid
  2. It's What We Do
  3. Ebb And Flow
  4. Sum
  5. Skins
  6. Unsung
  7. Anisina
  8. The Lost Art of Conversation
  9. On Noodle Street
  10. Night Light
  11. Allons-y (1)
  12. Autumn'68
  13. Allons-y (2)
  14. Talkin' Hawkin'
  15. Calling
  16. Eyes To Pearls
  17. Surfacing
  18. Louder Than Words
Disc 2:
  1. 'The Endless River’ album in 5.1 Surround (Dolby Digital) 48kHz /24 bit
  2. 'The Endless River’ album in 5.1 Surround (DTS) 48kHz /24 bit
  3. 'The Endless River’ album in PCM stereo 48kHz /24 bit
Release date Australia
November 14th, 2014
Artist
Brand
Label
Columbia
Number of Discs
2
Original Release Year
2014
Box Dimensions (mm)
145x170x30
UPC
888750200921
Product ID
22849598

Customer reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars Based on 3 Customer Ratings

5 star
(3)
4 star
(0)
3 star
(0)
2 star
(0)
1 star
(0)

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Videos

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

Filed under...