The Division Bell

Label
EMI UK
Release date
2 Oct 2006
Running length
11 tracks
Running time
64:06

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Cluster One 5:58 199,649
2 What Do You Want From Me 4:22 274,113
3 Poles Apart 7:05 199,101
4 Marooned 2:03 304,249
5 A Great Day for Freedom 4:17 249,076
6 Wearing the Inside Out 6:50 189,058
7 Take It Back 6:13 202,969
8 Coming Back to Life 6:20 253,037
9 Keep Talking 6:11 309,837
10 Lost for Words 6:14 185,485
11 High Hopes 8:33 420,278

About this album

The Division Bell is the 14th studio album by Pink Floyd, released in 1994 (30 March in the United Kingdom and 5 April in the United States), and the second album without original bassist Roger Waters. It was recorded at a number of studios, including guitarist/vocalist David Gilmour’s houseboat studio called The Astoria. It went to #1 in the UK and debuted at the top of the U.S. Billboard 200 album charts in April 1994, spending four weeks as the top album in the country. By contrast, Pink Floyd’s previous album, A Momentary Lapse of Reason, had peaked at #3. The Division Bell was certified Gold, Platinum, and Double Platinum in the U.S. in June 1994 and Triple Platinum in January 1999. Its release was accompanied by an extremely successful tour documented in the P•U•L•S•E album released the following year.


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Before the Roger Waters-led period, David Gilmour stated that the music and lyrics were in balance, and the importance of the music was understood. The Division Bell’s atmosphere is spacier, sounding more like Meddle or Obscured by Clouds than the grittier and harsher tones of Animals or The Wall. David Gilmour and keyboardist Richard Wright stated on “In the Studio with Redbeard”, which spotlighted The Division Bell (including interviews which were recorded for the world premiere special of The Division Bell aired one week before its U.S. release) that the album was the band’s best since their 1975 release Wish You Were Here.

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  • SSBN623

    I was tiein' your boot laces whilst I finished your scotch . . I apologize for forgettin' that the left and right boot should not be tied together while I drink your scotch . . . gunny did you check your sugar and B/P

    15 Feb 3:13am Reply
  • SSBN623

    gunny we don't need no VC's we need V8. . . I tripped over this gallon of vodka

    15 Feb 3:03am Reply
  • SSBN623

    big bear, I can play as well if not better which part of intellectual property rights go with a writ and a warranty . . . my dawgs are goin' up that hill to see if there is a fire hydrant don't fuckin' shoot us

    15 Feb 2:35am Reply
  • SSBN623

    big bear , jim simon here which part of gettin' fucked feels good please do not rush to a conclusion

    15 Feb 2:23am Reply
  • topkekington

    Why does this album get so much hate? One of their greatest imo, right up there with DSOTM and Animals and WYWH.

    8 Jan 4:23pm Reply
  • linkologia

    Great, the grass was greener, the life was brider

    4 Dec 2014 Reply
  • NANCHONS

    While their earlier work sounded like it had a lot more effort and emotion put into it, I still find this album to be pretty good, its got a nice tint of ambiance to it.

    15 Sep 2014 Reply
  • sunheadbowed

    A bad day for freedom.

    6 Aug 2014 Reply
  • desafio520

    To those who agree: http://www.lastfm.com.br/group/The+Division+Bell+is+Floyd%C2%B4s+best+album

    20 Jul 2014 Reply
  • DyabeuPL

    Best album ever.

    12 Jul 2014 Reply
  • scibi1992

    For me a better album than Dark Side of the Moon [2]

    11 Jul 2014 Reply
  • CousinEarl

    Not gonna be their final album for long.

    9 Jul 2014 Reply
  • muerto14

    Great. *_*

    30 Jun 2014 Reply
  • corvo01

    best appreciated as an experience http://www.angelfire.com/co/1x137/enigma.html

    31 May 2014 Reply
  • lili1pilot

    My fav

    18 May 2014 Reply
  • Instrumedley

    For me a better album than Dark Side of the Moon

    13 May 2014 Reply
  • radiobig

    Released 20 years ago this week, too bad it was their last. A really good album despite what the critics say.

    29 Mar 2014 Reply
  • janek976

    Dla mnie, to jest najlepszy album Pink Folyd !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    27 Mar 2014 Reply
  • MisterJunior

    Really good album. It's a shame so many people hate on it reflexively just because Roger Waters isn't on it. A Momentary Lapse of Reason is a bit of a disappointment compared to their classic albums, but this one measures up pretty well to their best work.

    21 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Akayz7

    so did they add the bells before or after they named the album, I'm confuse.

    19 Mar 2014 Reply
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