Stephen Hawking to feature on new Pink Floyd album The Endless River
Celebrated scientist Stephen Hawking is to appear on the new Pink Floyd album The Endless River, according to reports.
According to Consequence Of Sound, leaked album credits reveal that Hawking's vocals will appear on a track named 'Talkin' Hawkin''.
This would mark the second time Hawking has appeared on a Pink Floyd album after he appeared on their 1994 album The Division Bell. On that occasion he appeared on a track called 'Keep Talking', given this is a similar title to 'Talkin' Hawkin'' it seems likely that this new track will be a sequel of sorts to that song.
Also emerging from the credits is that keyboardist Richard Wright, who died in 2008, is listed as a co-writer for 12 tracks and David Gilmour sings lead vocals on 'Louder Than Words' and backing vocals on three other tracks. London string quartet Escala are also listed as appearing on 'Louder Than Words'.
The album will be released on November 10th, it is the band's first studio album in 20 years.
The full tracklisting for The Endless River is as follows:
'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'