Egyptian artist designs album cover for Pink Floyd

Ahram Online and AFP, Tuesday 23 Sep 2014

Egyptian digital artist Ahmed Emad Eldin designs cover for Pink Floyd's new album The Endless River

Pink Floyd Album
Advertising for the new Pink Floyd album "The Endless River" is installed on a four sided billboard on the South Bank in London (Photo: Reuters)

Pink Floyd's newest album - their first in 20 years - is set for release on 10 November. The album cover for The Endless River was designed by 18-year-old Egyptian artist Ahmed Emad Eldin.

Billboards for the iconic band's new release have appeared all over London, New York, Los Angeles, Berlin and Paris, following the band's annoucement of the release.

Pink Floyd have always paid close attention to their album art, with covers of The Wall, Dark Side of the Moon and Animals becoming a must have poster for any music lover.

Following the death of Storm Thorgerson - the graphic artist behind many of Pink Floyd's classic albums - the Independent reported that his partner Aubery Powell contacted Emad Eldin after seeing his work online.

According to AFP, the album features David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright, and is based on a recording session by the three in 1993.

The album is a tribute to keyboardist Wright, who died in 2008, and was produced by Gilmour and Mason after they re-listened to the music from sessions when the band's last album "The Division Bell" was recorded.

The 18 tracks are mostly instrumental, the result of Gilmour and Mason "recording and upgrading the music, using the advantages of modern studio technology," according to the band's website.

Pink Floyd have sold over 250 million copies of albums such as Dark Side Of The Moon and Wish You Were Here worldwide since they were founded in 1965.

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