Pink Floyd ‎– The Endless River

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A1 Things Left Unsaid
Guitar – David GilmourKeyboards – Bob EzrinOrgan, Keyboards, Synthesizer – Richard WrightWritten-By – David Gilmour, Richard Wright
A2 It's What We Do
Bass Guitar, Guitar – David GilmourDrums – Nick MasonKeyboards, Synthesizer, Strings – Richard WrightWritten-By – David Gilmour, Richard Wright
A3 Ebb And Flow
Electric Piano – Richard WrightGuitar – David GilmourWritten-By – David Gilmour, Richard Wright
B1 Sum
Drums – Nick MasonGuitar, Bass Guitar, Synthesizer – David GilmourKeyboards – Damon IddinsOrgan, Piano – Richard WrightWritten-By – David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Richard Wright
B2 Skins
Bass Guitar – Andy JacksonEffects – YouthGuitar – David GilmourKeyboards – Richard WrightRototoms, Drums, Gong – Nick MasonWritten-By – David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Richard Wright
B3 Unsung
Guitar, Piano, Synthesizer – David GilmourOrgan, Piano – Richard WrightWritten-By – Richard Wright
B4 Anisina
Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone – Gilad AtzmonDrums – Nick MasonPiano, Keyboards, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals – David GilmourWritten-By – David Gilmour
C1 The Lost Art Of Conversation
Percussion, Guitar – David GilmourPiano, Synthesizer – Richard WrightWritten-By – Richard Wright
C2 On Noodle Street
Bass Guitar – Guy PrattDrums – Nick MasonElectric Piano [Fender Rhodes] – Richard WrightGuitar – David GilmourSynthesizer – Jon CarinWritten-By – David Gilmour, Richard Wright
C3 Night Light
Guitar – David GilmourSynthesizer – Richard WrightWritten-By – David Gilmour, Richard Wright
C4 Allons-y (1)
Bass Guitar – Bob EzrinDrums – Nick MasonGuitar – David GilmourOrgan – Richard WrightPercussion, Synthesizer – Jon CarinWritten-By – David Gilmour
C5 Autumn '68
Gong – Nick MasonGuitar – David GilmourKeyboards – Damon IddinsPipe, Organ – Richard WrightWritten-By – Richard Wright
C6 Allons-y (2)
Bass Guitar – Bob EzrinDrums – Nick MasonGuitar – David GilmourOrgan – Richard WrightPercussion, Synthesizer – Jon CarinWritten-By – David Gilmour
C7 Talkin' Hawkin'
Backing Vocals – Durga McBroomBass Guitar – Guy PrattDrums – Nick MasonGuitar, Backing Vocals – David GilmourPiano, Organ, Synthesizer – Richard WrightVoice – Stephen HawkingWritten-By – David Gilmour, Richard Wright
D1 Calling
Effects – Andy JacksonKeyboards – Anthony MooreKeyboards, Guitar – David GilmourPercussion – Nick MasonWritten-By – Anthony Moore, David Gilmour
D2 Eyes To Pearls
Bass Guitar – Andy JacksonDrums, Gong – Nick MasonGuitar, Effects, Keyboards – David GilmourOrgan, Keyboards – Richard WrightWritten-By – David Gilmour
D3 Surfacing
Backing Vocals – Durga McBroomDrums – Nick MasonGuitar, Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals – David GilmourSynthesizer, Keyboards – Richard WrightWritten-By – David Gilmour
D4 Louder Than Words
Backing Vocals – Durga McBroom, Louise Marshall, Sarah BrownBass Guitar – Bob EzrinElectric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Piano, Synthesizer – Richard WrightPercussion, Drums – Nick MasonStrings – Chantal Leverton, Helen Nash, Honor Watson, Victoria LyonVocals, Guitar, Organ, Effects – David GilmourWritten-By – David Gilmour, Polly Samson

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Issued in a gatefold sleeve.

Made in the EU

Pressing plant uncredited, identified by the matrix numbers.

Printed on front cover sticker:
"PINK FLOYD
ENDLESS RIVER
2-LP SET includes
• Heavyweight 180 gram vinyl
• Gatefold sleeve, full colour inner bags
• 16-page 275mm x 275mm booklet with
unseen photographs from 1993 sessions
• Download card
825646215478"

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  • Barcode (Sticker): 8 25646 21547 8
  • Barcode (Scanned): 825646215478
  • Label Code: LC 30419
  • Rights Society: GEMA/MCPS
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, label): 825646215478-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, label): 825646215478-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C, label): 825646215478-C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D, label): 825646215478-D
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 - Runout Side A, Etched): 0825646215478-A A
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 - Runout Side A, Stamped): TML-M 10900 1A
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 - Runout Side B, Etched): 0825646215478-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 - Runout Side B, Stamped): TML-M 10900 1B
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 - Runout Side C, Etched): 0825646215478-C
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 - Runout Side C, Stamped): TML-M 10900 1C
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 - Runout Side D, Etched): 0825646215478-D RE1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 - Runout Side D, Stamped): TML-M E 10900 2D
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2 - Runout Side A): 0825646215478-A TML-M 10900 1A
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2 - Runout Side B): 0825646215478-B TML-M RE 3 10900 2B
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2 - Runout Side C): 0825646215478-C RE 3 TML-M 10900 2C
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2 - Runout Side D): 0825646215478-D RE 4 TML-M E 10900 3D

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88875007881 Pink Floyd The Endless River(2xLP, Album) Columbia 88875007881 US 2014 Sell This Version
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drgn238

drgn238

April 26, 2018
One comment only ( personal ) about this PRODUCT: It sucks, big style !
Obywatel

Obywatel

September 30, 2016

I like the album in terms of music - it may not be the group's most inventive creation, but it is very pleasant to the ear. I like the echoes of Pink Floyd's earlier material which can be heard throughout this album. However, there is one thing about the European vinyl release that is unforgivable - the records are so uneven that when they spin, I can almost see the waves of the Danube on the platter of my turntable. I even posted a video on YT to demonstrate the effect: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDOEvmiGgpU I have read about other people complaining about the same problem. Moreover, Side 4 has continuous, hissing surface noise throughout its duration. I wish I had bought the American release.
vinylrecorddude

vinylrecorddude

August 26, 2016
I am "calling them out" on the vinyl pressing. 100% CASH GRAB!!!! It is a double LP of instrumentals with about 2.5" of dead wax on each side. Could have been a single LP for less money. Also could have had some content or substance. It is essentially all of the instrumental parts that they left off of The Division Bell. Save your hard earned money and don't put it into the pockets of the greedy millionaires that are washed up and have lost their ability to make anything new or creative. I have every Floyd album and I love them but this is my last. I will not fall for it again.
pyenapple

pyenapple

May 30, 2016
This is the sound of a body with most of the brain removed, operating largely on muscle memory. Yes, there's still skill, yes they can go through the motions and sound Floydy. But there's no direction, no guidance, no meaning. It could almost be a karaoke session band recording Pink Floyd instrumentals. That said, it's not terrible—it simply isn't noteworthy or necessary. And with a group like Pink Floyd, don't release something unnecessary and call it an album (with much accompanying fanfare). Maybe release it as a sort of musical detritus, an odds and ends collection. But not an album. This simply does not hold together as an album. It's like The KLF's "Chill Out" if it wasn't as electronic or inspired. Not needed.
bermudatriangle888

bermudatriangle888

June 20, 2015
There was a lot of pre release talk about this album especially since PF had not made a record in years. It was advertised as 'new lyrics over reworked older material left over from previous recording sessions.' Yeh-as in there was singing on exactly one track. The rest of it sounds like simply discarded material from other recording sessions-all the stuff that didn't fit and was put aside instead of being chucked into the trash. The instrumentals on this album are not exactly the stuff that legends are made of. I think PF did some damage to their reputation as being one of the worlds top grossing acts by releasing this blatant cash grab of an album. The cover is the best part of it. Basically this is the biggest waste of time I have ever come across in the wide world of AOR.
lynx1992

lynx1992

March 2, 2015
By 2014, Pink Floyd has nothing to prove. They've done it all: 15 minute long jam sessions, entire movie soundtracks, an album that spent 736 weeks on the charts and an album saluting their original singer. They had hit after hit, and just as many issues internally, and after almost 50 years, they decided to hang it up. Their original singer burned out on drugs, the two front men qualmed until it tore the band apart, and they returned to modest success. As far as bands go, they were one of the tightest groups to ever be. And what a fitting way to show this, by making an album in memory of their late keyboardist. They weren't seeking Billboard success, they weren't looking for massive airplay, they just wanted to return to their roots and pay tribute to their friend. And much like when the Beatles recorded their back-to-roots album "Let It Be", it was met with harsh words and dislike from the many fans who expected another DSoTM, or Wish You Were Here.
Frankly, I feel like it's an excellent album. Take a listen to some of their early jam material, listen to The Great Gig In The Sky, listen to the instrumentals on The Division Bell, and see how well it fits. For their age and for the length of time they were together, it's a fantastic swan song of one of the greatest bands of all time. If it's not your cup of tea, that's your prerogative, but try to understand their reasoning, and where at in their lives they were when they made this album.
It may not be what everyone wanted, but it's quite a fitting ending to their career, and for what it is, it's an excellent album.
Ayane.Fukumi

Ayane.Fukumi

February 9, 2015
Most people don't like this for 2 reasons:
1. There's no lyrics
2. It sounds a lot like recycled music (mostly it sounds like The Division Bell)

I'll address these 2 issues:
1. Of course there's no lyrics for most of the songs, this wasn't supposed to be an album that was a big pop hit like the Wall or The Dark Side of The Moon ended up being with radio anthems. It was supposed to be a "goodbye" so to speak. Pink Floyd's best stuff happens to be the instrumentation.

2. This is meant to be sort of wrapping everything up, as well as it being mostly unfinished work from The Division Bell, so that's why it sounds so similar. This album takes small portions of all the work and puts it together as sort of a "goodbye" so to speak. A final farewell if you wish.

Like it or not, this is their last album. I happened to love it.
guybahir

guybahir

December 21, 2014
I don't usually like to trash albums, and so I don't bother to - if I don't like something I just ignore it. But I'll make an exception this time because very few albums manage to disappoint me so much, and even less albums manage to anger me.
I wasn't expecting a whole lot to begin with - the brand name Pink Floyd pretty much died with The Final Cut as far as I'm concerned - but I WAS expecting some artistic integrity, some respect for the fans. And after all, it IS Floyd (sort of). They COULD surprise. I had hope.
To call this uninspired, rehashed, lazily stitched together compilation of half-baked ideas, studio jams, sketches and 2-3 actual tracks an 'album' is an insult to record buyers everywhere. Don't get me wrong - if this was the extra CD in a boxed set of the Floyd catalog, a sort of "unfinished recorded material" thing, I would have probably enjoyed it much more, it being a glimpse into a process. Could have even been fun listening to it and imagining the album that could - and would - have been.
But no - this has been released standalone, in multiple editions and formats to much fanfare, as "The Final Floyd Album", which requires a different kind of consideration altogether - especially when presented as a concept album by FLOYD, no less. The masters of the form.
The first three tracks are so promising, too! This stuff sounds like prime early '70s Floyd, flexing muscle and reliving their heyday, and I was thinking, "Well, if this is just the opening - - who knows where it builds to! This is going to be A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!"... but it just goes nowhere from there. Cynically placing the good stuff at the beginning so as to hook people in, and then throwing a giant shit-ball in their face? Really?
Anyway, Floyd being Floyd, I guess they did inadvertently manage to push the envelope SOME. I think we can now recognize a whole new CATEGORY of music soon to flood the shelves (We're bound to see more and more of this sort of shit as band members of various groups start dying off). This category will be "leftovers compilations presented as albums". I suggest we call it "Pribwad": **Package & Release It Before We All Die**. That category will be major in the coming decade.
This album is just The Endless Ripoff. The Endless River is full of shit.
I'll still buy that full-catalog boxed set, though.
streetmouse

streetmouse

November 21, 2014
Pink Floyd never made it to the 50 year mark, but they got close, and “close” is more than I can say for Endless River, and album that features an unremarkable cover of a gent sailing off into the sunset on a warm sea of clouds ... how very prophetic. But allow me backtrack, and wonder for a bit.

With this many years and albums behind them, Pink Floyd have been many things to many generations, but never the same to all, and I sincerely doubt there’s a fan who hasn’t gotten lost along the way, cherishing several albums that speak to them, and forever selfishly hoping that Floyd and Pink will find their way back to those special moments. I remember seeing Pink Floyd on their first tour of America, it was an adventure to say the least, then again for Dark Side of The Moon, and Animals. For me, Pink Floyd were all about Meddle, Dark Side, Wish You Were Here, and Animals ... after that they lost me. I genuinely became tired and disenchanted by their infighting, and the constant repetition of themes; though it’s been said that an artist paints but one painting, and then constantly repeats it with variations. So yes, there are those who stand firmly in the camp of Syd, and the mid 60’s Floyd, and those rooted in the 70’s, when home electronics hit their golden age, and yes, many are still enthralled with The Wall, and all that followed. But even with all their experimentation, Endless River is not a proper Pink Floyd album, no matter how much Floyd’s members try to insist that it is.

First and foremost, it’s nearly a posthumous release, as two original members have drifted downstream, and most of the material harkens back to outtakes and cutting room floor bits that at the time were deemed unremarkable, yet here, strung together with other bits and pieces from the 60’s onward, somehow people have convinced themselves that Floyd are doing what they’ve always done ... drawing from their surroundings to create a sonic landscape of vision and wonder. But it’s not a sonic landscape, for the most part it’s an instrumental album that drifts nowhere, channeling nothing, and climbs to no remarkable soaring heights. The lyrics are sparse, and when delivered, still harken to personal imperfections, wrong doings, the fact that time has passed them by, and the notion that no matter how sincere, amends can never be made with either lost family or bandmates.

To be honest, Endless Rive comes off like the final two hour special for a television sit-com series, where there are endless flashbacks, outtakes worked in, and an attempt to tie things together ... and always comes off a bit disingenuous. But, this is the way of the world, people desire things to be drawn together, all of the i’s dotted, and the t’s crossed. If anyone should know that the curtains can not be drawn, and the door quietly closed, it’s Pink Floyd, a band who made their mark by painting a hallucinatory sky.

I do not relish this bit of reality …

Review by Jenell Kesler
gnutoo

gnutoo

November 20, 2014
I'm sorry but it's a dull album. None of the tracks really stand out except the one with lyrics and that is only because it HAS lyrics. Give me Atom Heart Mother or Echoes as examples of exciting Pink Floyd music (without lyrics) any old day.