The title currently belongs to One Direction's 2013 album 'Midnight Memories'
Pink Floyd‘s new album ‘The Endless River’ could become the most pre-ordered album of all time on Amazon, taking the title from current holders One Direction.
The album will be released on November 10 and, as previously reported, will be the band’s last ever release.
A statement from Amazon confirms that ‘The Endless River’ has today (October 22) become the most pre-ordered album of 2014 so far, over taking Coldplay‘s ‘Ghost Stories’. One Direction’s 2013 album ‘Midnight Memories’ is the online retailer’s most pre-ordered album of all time.
Director of Amazon EU Digital Music, Steve Bernstein, commented: “That Pink Floyd’s ‘The Endless River’ could become the most pre-ordered album of all time on Amazon.co.uk, following other artists like One Direction and Robbie Williams who have held that top spot, is a testament to the strength and diversity of the UK music scene.”
David Gilmour did, however, add that he may use some sessions he recorded with keyboard player Rick Wright, who died in 2008, for a new solo record. “I have a little bit of Rick playing from my solo stuff that will hopefully appear on my next solo album, but not a Pink Floyd album,” he said.
It was previously reported that Stephen Hawking appears on ‘The Endless River’, contributing to a song titled ‘Talkin’ Hawkin’.
Former member Roger Waters recently issued an angry statement about his lack of involvement in the album. Waters, who left the band in 1985, issued the message to fans via Facebook after receiving inquiries about his role. Explaining that he has nothing to do with the album and that he is no longer a member of the band, Waters signed off the message by telling people to “get a grip”.
Speaking last year, drummer Nick Mason revealed that he would be interested in a full band reunion with Waters, but was not certain it would ever materialise.
‘The Endless River’ tracklisting is:
‘Things Left Unsaid’
‘It’s What We Do’
‘Ebb And Flow’
‘The Lost Art Of Conversation’
‘On Noodle Street’
‘Eyes To Pearls’
‘Louder Than Words’