Pink Floyd to Release 20th Anniversary Edition of ‘The Division Bell’
Their new video — for ‘Marooned,’ which earned Pink Floyd a Grammy for best rock instrumental — is embedded below. Filmed in Ukraine last April, the video was directed by Aubrey Powell at Hipgnosis.
The anniversary box, which will retail for $135, includes a double-vinyl LP remastered by Doug Sax from the original analog tapes in a gatefold sleeve also designed by Hipgnosis. The set also includes the original disc in a commemorative sleeve, a new Blu-ray 5.1 mix, a clear seven-inch vinyl single for ‘High Hopes’ and a red vinyl single for ‘Take It Back.’ There is also a 24-page booklet and four art prints.
Released on March 28, 1994, the 12-million selling ‘Division Bell’ was principally written by David Gilmour and Richard Wright, with a lyrical assist by Polly Samson, Gilmour’s wife. Gilmour produced the original album project with Bob Ezrin; long-time Floyd associate James Guthrie helped oversee this remastering.
Wright would perform his first lead vocal on a Pink Floyd release since ‘Dark Side of the Moon.’ More recently, Samson released a photo of the on-going sessions for a new solo release from Gilmour, the first since Wright’s death in 2008.
Watch the Video for ‘Marooned’