Pink Floyd Records presents a 25th anniversary edition of The Division Bell, the band's 1994 multi-million selling album that included their only Grammy Award winning track "Marooned" (Best Rock Instrumental Performance). The last studio effort to be recorded by thePink Floyd configuration of David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright and second post-Roger Waters, this silver anniversary release is presented on colored double vinyl LPechoing the original limited blue vinyl release in 1994. The album was remastered for the release in 2014 by James Guthrie, Joel Plante and Doug Sax at The Mastering Lab from the original analogue tapes.
Produced by Bob Ezrin and Gilmour with orchestral arrangements by the late Michael Kamen, The Division Bell was recorded by the band at Astoria and Britannia Row Studios with the majority of the lyrics being written by Polly Samson and Gilmour. David said at the time, "The three of us went into Britannia Row studios, and improvised for two weeks. Playing together and starting from scratch was interesting and exciting, it kick-started the album and the process was very good, it was collaborative and felt more cohesive." The album debuted at No. 1 in the UK, the US, Australia and New Zealand, staying at the top of the US charts for 4 weeks; it also went to No. 1 in six other countries and, to date, has reached total album sales of over 12 million.
In addition to the Grammy-winning "Marooned," the Division Bell is home to further elegant and ethereal standouts like "High Hopes" and "Coming Back To Life." The author Douglas Adams suggested the album title, based on a line of Samson's lyrics from "High Hopes," referring to the parliamentary bell used to alert politicians to return to the House. The iconic album artwork of the two huge metal heads in profile talking to each other (and in turn, creating a third forward-facing head) was provided by long-time Floyd collaborator Storm Thorgerson.
• 25th anniversary colored vinyl 2LP-set echoing the original limited blue vinyl release in 1994
• Remastered in 2014 by James Guthrie, Joel Plante and Doug Sax at The Mastering Lab from the original analogue tapes
• Full color lyric inner sleeves
• Gatefold sleeve packaging