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The Division Bell
The Division Bell
CD by Pink Floyd
Released March 30, 1994 (UK)
April 5, 1994 (US)
Recorded 1994
Genre Progressive rock
Length 66 min 32 sec
Record label EMI Records (UK) Columbia Records (US)
Producers Bob Ezrin David Gilmour
Professional reviews
AMG 2/5 link (http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=Arg09kebtjq7m)
RollingStone 2/5 link (http://www.rollingstone.com/reviews/cd/review.asp?aid=40150)
Pink Floyd Chronology
Shine On
(1992)
The Division Bell
(1994)
London '66-'67.
(1995)
This article is about the Pink Floyd album. Please see Division Bell for the bell that is rung to announce voting in the British Houses of Parliament.

The Division Bell is an album released by Pink Floyd in 1994 (March 30 in the United Kingdom, April 5 in the United States). The album was recorded at a number of studios, including guitarist/vocalist David Gilmour's houseboat studio called The Astoria. It debuted at #1 on The Billboard 200 album charts in April of 1994. The album was named by Douglas Adams.

At the end of "High Hopes", Gilmour's step-son, Charlie, can be heard hanging up the telephone on Pink Floyd manager Steve O'Rourke, who had pleaded to be allowed to appear on a Pink Floyd album.

Contents

Tracks

  1. "Cluster One" (Wright/Gilmour) - 5:58
  2. "What Do You Want From Me" (Gilmour/Wright/Samson) - 4:21
  3. "Poles Apart" (Gilmour/Wright/Samson/Laird-Clowes) - 7:04
  4. "Marooned" (Wright/Gilmour) - 5:29
  5. "A Great Day for Freedom" (Gilmour/Samson) - 4:17
  6. "Wearing the Inside Out" (Wright/Moore) - 6:49
  7. "Take it Back" (Gilmour/Ezrin/Samson/Laird-Clowes) - 6:12
  8. "Coming Back to Life" (Gilmour) - 6:19
  9. "Keep Talking" (Wright/Gilmour/Samson) - 6:11
  10. "Lost for Words" (Gilmour/Samson) - 5:14
  11. "High Hopes" (Gilmour/Samson) - 8:32

Personnel

Singles

  • "Take It Back"/"Astronomy Domine(live)" - Columbia 38-77493; released May 31, 1994

Charts

Album

Year Chart Position
1994 The Billboard 200 1

Singles

Year Single Chart Position
1994 "Keep Talking" Mainstream Rock Tracks 1
1994 "Take it Back" Mainstream Rock Tracks 1
1994 "High Hopes" Mainstream Rock Tracks 7
1994 "Lost For Words" Mainstream Rock Tracks 21
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