Pink Floyd shoots to the top after 20 years
Legendary British rock band Pink Floyd has shot to the top of the British charts with its new album `The Endless River` after a hiatus of 20 years.
London: Legendary British rock band Pink Floyd has shot to the top of the British charts with its new album `The Endless River` after a hiatus of 20 years.
According to the Official Albums Chart, this is the band's sixth British number one. The last time they topped the charts was back in 1995 with live double album, "Pulse".
They released their first record, "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn" in 1967, which reached number six in the British charts.
The latest score was announced Sunday.
The album has been created by using 20 hours of unreleased material that the band wrote, recorded and produced with Rick Wright for Pink Floyd's 14th and last studio album, "The Division Bell".
Singer and guitarist David Gilmour said the album was a tribute to Floyd keyboard player Rick Wright, who died in 2008.
Wright appears on the record posthumously.
"The Endless River" is the third album after co-founder Roger Waters left the band in 1985. The two previous albums were "A Momentary Lapse of Reason" (1987) and The Division Bell (1994).
Gilmour has announced that this would be the last Pink Floyd album.