Real Gone Music will release a 2-CD retrospective of band The Dream Academy, including two previously-unreleased tracks featuring David Gilmour on electric and slide guitar.
“The Morning Lasted All Day” will include “Living in a War” and “The Chosen Few,” both featuring Gilmour, who helped produce many of the songs.
The ’80s group, best known for “Life in a Northern Town” and “The Love Parade,” was fronted by Nick Laird-Clowes, who went on to write for Floyd’s “The Division Bell” (“Poles Apart” and “Take It Back”).
Ultimate Classic Rock reports “The Endless River,” the new Pink Floyd album coming this fall, will include vocals by David Crosby and Graham Nash.
“We went down to sing on this particular song that he wrote about friends that had died,” Nash told VH-1 Radio Network’s Dave Basner. “It’s a beautiful song, too — beautiful.”
Nash was the first to leak news of a new Floyd project, when he mentioned during a TV appearance last November he was heading over to Gilmour’s studio to lay down some tracks. The project was presumed to be a Gilmour solo album, but apparently was “The Endless River.”
Crosby and Nash sang background on the title track of Gilmour’s “On an Island” (2006).
Read more about the new Floyd album, dropping in October:
We received official word from Pink Floyd public relations firm LD Communications of London this afternoon, confirming a new album from the group to be released this fall.
Here is the announcement, in its entirety:
Pink Floyd can confirm that they are releasing a new album “The Endless River” in October 2014. It is an album of mainly ambient and instrumental music based on the 1993/4 Division Bell sessions which feature David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright. The album is produced by David Gilmour with Phil Manzanera, Youth and recording engineer Andy Jackson. Work is still in progress, but more details to come at the end of the Summer.