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New Pink Floyd Album Report Smells Like A Hoax

05/29/2011
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We received an email over the weekend asking if we had heard news of a "new" Pink Floyd album coming out called "A hole in the sky." The emailer said they only found info on one site and some clips on YouTube.

They included a link to the site, an obscure website with no Alexa traffic metrics. A quick read of the article says that they had the exclusive about the album release, claiming it was recorded in 1971 and was shelved and recently rediscovered. They also claimed to have spoken with "Dave Gilmour" about the album, which is quite a feat for a publication with no measurable audience.

Not only that, they claim to have obtained the album artwork and posted highlight clips. The artwork itself gives the song titles and makes it really look like someone trying to start an online rumor with titles like "It's All Made Up," "Don't Blame Me," "Bullsh*t Grows," and "Web of Lies." So our take on this is it looks like "A hoax in the sky." So if you read reports about this lost album elsewhere, it would be advisable to take them with a "pound" of salt. If there is a "lost" Pink Floyd album being set for release you would think that it would be heavily promoted.

As for the Youtube clip, that too appears suspicious as it was posted a few hours before we received the email asking about this album.

Now for the good news, there is supposed to be some unreleased Pink Floyd material coming out with the upcoming reissue campaign this September. You can read more about that here

[Update 5/29/11 8:21 PST: A further look at the suspect article's source code shows calls to files in the "pinkfloydhoax_files" directory. So it is definitely a hoax.]

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