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Division Bell
     

The Division Bell

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by Pink Floyd
 

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The second post-Roger Waters Pink Floyd album is less forced and more of a group effort than A Momentary Lapse of Reason -- keyboard player Rick Wright is back to full bandmember status and has co-writing credits on five of the 11 songs, even getting lead vocals on "Wearing the Inside Out." Some of David Gilmour's

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The second post-Roger Waters Pink Floyd album is less forced and more of a group effort than A Momentary Lapse of Reason -- keyboard player Rick Wright is back to full bandmember status and has co-writing credits on five of the 11 songs, even getting lead vocals on "Wearing the Inside Out." Some of David Gilmour's lyrics (co-written by Polly Samson and Nick Laird-Clowes of the Dream Academy) might be directed at Waters, notably "Lost for Words" and "A Great Day for Freedom," with its references to "the wall" coming down, although the more specific subject is the Berlin Wall and the fall of Communism. In any case, there is a vindictive, accusatory tone to songs such as "What Do You Want From Me" and "Poles Apart," and the overarching theme, from the album title to the graphics to the "I-you" pronouns in most of the lyrics, has to do with dichotomies and distinctions, with "I" always having the upper hand. Musically, Gilmour, Nick Mason, and Wright have largely turned the clock back to the pre-Dark Side of the Moon Floyd, with slow tempos, sustained keyboard chords, and guitar solos with a lot of echo.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/27/2011
Label:
Capitol
UPC:
5099902896120
catalogNumber:
28961

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Pink Floyd   Primary Artist
Nick Mason   Percussion,Drums
Sam Brown   Background Vocals
Jon Carin   Keyboards
Bob Ezrin   Percussion,Keyboards
David Gilmour   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Carol Kenyon   Background Vocals
Durga McBroom   Background Vocals
Dick Parry   Tenor Saxophone
Guy Pratt   Bass
Jackie Sheridan   Background Vocals
Gary Wallis   Percussion
G. William Forgey   Noise
Rebecca Leigh-White   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Michael Kamen   Orchestration,Orchestral Arrangements
Richard Wright   Composer
Clive Brooks   Drum Technician
Jon Carin   Programming
Bob Ezrin   Composer,Producer
David Gilmour   Composer,Programming,Producer
Keith Grant   Engineer
Andy Jackson   Engineer
Nick Laird-Clowes   Composer
Anthony More   Composer
Edward Shearmur   Orchestration
Keith Breeden   Drawing
Gary Wallis   Percussion Programming
Storm Thorgerson   Cover Design
Aden Hynes   Sculpture
Polly Samson   Composer
Steve McLaughlin   Engineer
John Whitely   Illustrations
John Robertson   Sculpture
Sally Norris   Illustrations

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The Division Bell 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
AlwaysTrue More than 1 year ago
Great album. Here, David Gilmour shows everyone who the big talent in Pink Floyd really was. (Hint: It was NOT Roger Waters.)