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5.0 out of 5 stars The triumphant comeback of Pink Floyd ten years on
Pink Floyd's most recent album The Division Bell was released in April of 1994(two full months before I graduated High School). The album was the first since their 1987 comeback A Momentary Lapse of Reason. The band spent four years on the Momentary project recording and touring(the tour ended in 1990). The band were inactive in 1991 and spent 1992 putting together the...
Published on June 21 2004 by Terrence J Reardon

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3.0 out of 5 stars ITS JUST NOT THE SAME!!!!
Roger Waters left the band in 1983 after major differences with David Gilmore, the Floyd went on to make a couple albums without Waters including 1994's "The Division Bell". I must admit, I was surprised to hear the change of the music style. It was much different than albums like "The Wall", or "Dark Side Of The Moon". Though I have to admit that the mixing and the...
Published on May 22 2004 by Jerry Barnes


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5.0 out of 5 stars The triumphant comeback of Pink Floyd ten years on, June 21 2004
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Terrence J Reardon "Classic rock guru" (Lake Worth, Florida, USA) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Division Bell (Audio CD)
Pink Floyd's most recent album The Division Bell was released in April of 1994(two full months before I graduated High School). The album was the first since their 1987 comeback A Momentary Lapse of Reason. The band spent four years on the Momentary project recording and touring(the tour ended in 1990). The band were inactive in 1991 and spent 1992 putting together the Shine On box. It was during an American radio interview in late 1992 that guitarist/vocalist David Gilmour revealed that the band would finally begin work on a new album in 1993. David, along with drummer Nick Mason and a fully reinstated keyboardist Rick Wright(whom was a sideman on the Momentary Lapse album and tour) recorded The Division Bell throughout 1993 and January of 1994 at David's own houseboat studio The Astoria with David producing with Bob Ezrin. When the album was released(I bought the CD the day it came out and the aqua blue vinyl and cassette), it was an instant smash hitting #1 in its first week and stayed put for four weeks in the Spring of 1994 whilst the band toured in support of the album and sold close to Four million in the US alone and many more worldwide. When I first put this album on, it reminded me of Wish You Were Here which is my favorite Pink Floyd album. This was the band's first theme album in years with its concept about lack of communication. The opening Cluster One is a superb instrumental and one of their best ever. What Do You Want From Me sounds like Have a Cigar(pt. 2) and is a great song and Dave and Rick's music just being as great as ever. The haunting Poles Apart starts out being about Syd and his descent into madness while the second verse (Hey You!) addresses the demise of David's relationship with Waters and then ends with Gilmours own self doubts about where he stands in the grand scheme of Pink Floyd and realizing in the end that his own personal life and love is where he keeps his sanity grounded. The Grammy winning instrumental Marooned is a lovely piece of music which is superb. A Great Day For Freedom talks about the fall of The Berlin Wall and the fall of one's relationships. Wearing The Inside Out is Rick's personal aside about his own exile both physically from the band and mentally and featured returning sax player Dick Parry whom last played on Wish You Were Here. Take it Back is the closest Floyd ever came to a love song. Coming Back to Life is Dave's song to his now wife Polly Samson whom brought him back to happiness after all the traumas with Roger and the demise of his first marriage to Ginger in 1990. Polly was actually proofreader to Dave's lyrics on The Division Bell and out of kindness gave her credit. Keep Talking was the song that got loads of airplay on rock radio when released and sounds like classic Floyd from Dark Side and Wish You Were Here era Floyd. Lost For Words dealt with the demise and failed reconciliation with Waters. The closing High Hopes is the best Floyd track since Comfortably Numb which was about the things you gained and lost in life. The Division Bell is a great album and might possibly be the final album from the band. Although Dave said Floyd was done in 2001, he changed his stance in 2003 saying "Floyd still exists and will return one day but not tomorrow". However if Floyd don't return, this album ends their career with a bang! Hugely recommended!
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5.0 out of 5 stars a masterpiece, July 16 2004
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This review is from: Division Bell (Audio CD)
pogo needs an ass beating.dont you think so?????.just check out his foolish reviews and you will see that while he has given great albums like wish you were here by the great pink floyd one stars,he has on the other hand given crappy albums by talentless overrated filth like britney spears and madonna five stars.i would advise you to ignore this joker's(pogo) stupid recommendations and buy this classic immortal album which has stood as a classic three decades after it was recorded.five stars.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Transcendent., April 11 2014
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There's an ebb and flow of emotions and imagery when listening to this CD. This is great Pink Floyd style.
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4.0 out of 5 stars beautiful!, July 22 2014
Beautiful piece. I've got a lot of box sets and this is one of the nicest. The vinyls are awesome.
In my opinion, is missing à documentary and nicer packaging for the cd and the blu-ray. But hey... Sound is Perfect. A must for fans.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, July 13 2014
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awesome
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bells Form Hell, Sept. 7 2004
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This being the second floyd i have purchased, at first i did not like this album.Aboot six months later, its the only record i burn out to.I think its great that they continued since waters departed.Dont get me wrong, waters is a god, but he was getting his own way, and becoming a tyrant in the wall era. David is one of fav guitar players, and does some cool S*** on this album. My fav tracks are:Keep talking, wearng the inside out,high hopes,and poles apart. nick has also done some creative stuff on this album that i liked.nowadays, too many little posers pretend they like pink floyd, and have heard tracks like another brick in the wall,comfortably numb,and money and whatevers on the radio, and they try to be cool, but really, the would like to be listening to eminem,good charlotte and everything else that is gay and on mtv.you ask them if they are hard core pink floyd fans, and they dont even know aboot the division bell, then they dont know pink floyd. this album rules!!!!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars 'Turn and face the light...', July 30 2006
This review is from: Division Bell (Audio CD)
This album is something of an enigma to even most Floyd fans. Being the first album totally comprised of non-Roger ideas, there was probably alot of pressure on the remaining threesome to come up with something 'good'. Personally, I think that a person's Floyd collection would never be complete without this. 'Marooned' and 'A Great Day For Freedom' are worth the album's price alone. Give it a listen, and (hopefully) you'll realize what a lost masterpiece The Division Bell is.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, July 16 2014
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Très beau coffret et disque de vinyl parfait , mais vraiment déçu du Bluray!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, July 31 2014
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Very nice Box Set.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A couple of good songs in a average album, Oct. 14 2005
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This album does not compare to the 70's and 83 floyd works. However, it is not as bad as some people have been saying. There are a couple of great songs in this album, such as "Marooned", "Lost for Words" and "Keep Talking". Oh yeah and there's this one called "High Hopes"...It is fantastic. The album is worth getting just for this song. It is the last album issued by Floyd; hopefully there will be a next one (with Roger Waters), but after 11 years, it seems to be hopeless...
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