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The Division Bell is the last studio album by Pink Floyd and the second album without Roger Waters.

The theme of bridging The Division Bell is communication and the lack of communication.

Douglas Adams, author of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and a friend of David Gilmour, chose the name of the album, based on the text of High Hopes, the final track of the album. A "division bell" is a clock that sound is to call on the members of a Parliament to vote in a "division". Parliament is (literally) divided into two groups: one that is in favour of the motion and one against the motion.

The image on the cover of the album is from the hand of the artist Storm Thorgerson and let two heads in profile. These are two sculptures by John Robertson (3 feet tall) who were placed in a field in Cambridgeshire and under different circumstances. The sculptures are now in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The Division Bell was sold well, but was poorly received by critics.

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[hide]*1 tracklist

Tracklist[Edit]Edit

Side 1

  1. "Cluster One", instrumental (GilmourWright)-5: 58
  2. "What Do You Want From Me?" (Gilmour, Wright, Polly Samson)-4: 21
  3. "Poles Apart" (Gilmour, Samson, Nick Laird-Clowes)-7: 04
  4. "Marooned", instrumental (Gilmour, Wright)-5: 29
  5. "A Great Day for Freedom" (Gilmour, Samson)-4: 17
  6. "Wearing the Inside Out" (Wright, Anthony Moore)-6: 49

Side 2

  1. "Take It Back" (Gilmour, Samson, Laird-Clowes, Bob Ezrin)-6: 12
  2. "Coming Back to Life" (Gilmour)-6: 19
  3. "Keep Talking" (Gilmour, Wright, Samson) – 6: 11
  4. "Lost for Words" (Gilmour, Samson)-5: 14
  5. "High Hopes" (Gilmour, Samson)-8: 31

All songs are sung by Gilmour, except 6 ("Wearing the Inside Out"), sung by Richard Wright.

Trivia[Edit]Edit

  • In Keep Talking are samples of the (artificial) voice of Stephen Hawking used from an advertisement for a phone company.
  • At the end of the album can be heard how Charlie Gilmour, the son of David (died), a phone conversation ends with Steve O'Rourke, the manager of Pink Floyd. Charlie was then 4 years.

Occupation[Edit]Edit

Chart Positions[Edit]Edit

"The Division Bell" in the Dutch Album Top 100 - inside: 09-04-1994
Week 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
Number 27 1 1 1 1 2 4 4 7 5 6 6 4 4 7 7 14 15 15 12 11 9 9 5 6
Week 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
Number 7 11 14 19 25 31 35 59 63 58 54 53 64 63 63 55 56 58 75 79 90 98 99 from

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Predecessor:

Music Box by Mariah Carey

Number-one album in the Dutch Album Top 100

16 april 13 may 1994 - 1994 4 weeks

Successor:

Music Box by Mariah Carey

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