Pink Floyd has announced the release of a 20th anniversary box set of their multi-million selling album, THE DIVISION BELL.
In honor of their 20th anniversary, the band has set the release for July 1st, and will feature new editions and remasters of the 1994 album, famous for the Grammy Award winning track “Marooned.” THE DIVISION BELL was also the last album released by Pink Floyd as David Gilmour, Nick Mason, and Richard Wright. The original album was produced by Bob Ezrin and Gilmour himself, with orchestral work by the late Michael Kamen. This new box set has been remastered by long time audio associates of Pink Floyd, Joel Plante and James Guthrie.
In typical dramatic flourish, the box set features an amazing bundle of collectors item, including a new 2-LP180-gram vinyl edition of the album (remastered by Doug Sax at The Mastering Lab) including all the full length tracks (originally edited to fit on a single LP) in a sleeve designed by Hipgnosis/StormStudios. If that’s not enough for you, five other discs come in the set: a red 7″ vinyl replica of single “Take It Back,” clear 7″ vinyl replica of “High Hopes,” 12″ blue vinyl replica of “High Hopes” with reverse laser etched design, the 2011 Discovery remaster of THE DIVISION BELL and a Blu-ray disc including the album in HD Audio, plus the previously unreleased 5.1 surround sound audio mix of the album by Andy Jackson. One of the most exciting features of this set includes a new video for “Marooned”, the famous track that won a Grammy for ‘Best Rock Instrumental’ in 1994. Directed by Aubrey Powell at Hipgnosis, the video was filmed in the Ukraine during the politically volatile period this spring, and promises to be quite the ride. For full details of the box set, check out the list below.
Pink Floyd 20th Anniversary Box Set Tracklisting
1 Cluster One
2 What Do You Want From Me
3 Poles Apart
5 A Great day For Freedom
6 Wearing The Inside Out
7 Take It Back
8 Coming Back To Life
9 Keep Talking
10 Lost For Words
11 High Hopes
Disc 1 – LP
Original album, remastered for vinyl in 2014 from the original analogue masters. Includes full-length tracks across 2-LP’s for the first time.
Disc 2 – Blu-Ray (all previously unreleased)
– 2014 “Marooned” video – directed by Aubrey Powell with stereo and 5.1 audio soundtracks
– 5.1 audio mix of THE DIVISION BELL by Andy Jackson in 96khz/ 24-bit
– HD audio stereo mix of THE DIVISION BELL by James Guthrie 96khz/ 24-bit
Disc 3 – Red vinyl 7″ single “Take It Back” (edit) / “Astronomy Domine”(Live)
Replica 7″ red vinyl in picture sleeve
Disc 4 – Clear vinyl 7” single “High Hopes” (edit) / “Keep Talking” (edit)
Replica 7″ clear vinyl in picture sleeve plus poster bag
Disc 5 – Blue Vinyl 12″ single “High Hopes” / “Keep Talking” / “One Of These Days” (live)
Replica 12″ blue vinyl, laser etched design on reverse, picture sleeve. Includes 7 collectible film cards in a wallet
Disc 6 – CD Album
2011 Discovery version of THE DIVISION BELL in a new dedicated wallet
5 x 26cm x 26 cm art prints designed by Hipgnosis/StormStudios