The Division Bell 20th Anniversary Boxset (2014)

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This deluxe edition commemorates the 20th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s 1994 album, “The Division Bell.” Released in 2014, the box set is a comprehensive collection that offers an immersive listening experience for fans.

Pink Floyd Division Bell 20th Anniversary Edition Box Set Contents
Pink Floyd Division Bell 20th Anniversary Edition Box Set Contents

Contents of the Box Set:

  1. Vinyl Records: The set includes two 180-gram LPs cut from the original masters, offering full-length tracks in a gatefold sleeve. The original 1994 edition was a single-sided etched blue-vinyl LP.
  2. Blu-ray Disc: This disc features the 2014 “Marooned” film and HD album mixes in both stereo and 5.1 surround sound formats. The Blu-ray also includes PCM 5.1 Surround Mix (24/96) and DTS 5.1 Surround Mix (24/96) for an enhanced audio experience.
  3. CD: A 2011 remastered CD of “The Division Bell” is included in the set, remastered by James Guthrie and Joel Plante.
  4. Singles: The set contains three colored vinyl replica singles. The singles include “Take It Back (Edit),” “Astronomy Domine (Live),” and “High Hopes (Radio Edit)” with “Keep Talking (Radio Edit).” Also included is a 12″ single featuring “High Hopes (Album Version),” “Keep Talking (Album Version),” and “One of These Days (Live).”
  5. Additional Collectibles: The set is rounded off with five collectors’ prints and a 24-page lyric booklet​.

Album Tracklist on CD and Blu-ray Disc:

  1. Cluster One
  2. What Do You Want From Me
  3. Poles Apart
  4. Marooned
  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

Production and Engineering:

  • The original album was produced by Bob Ezrin and David Gilmour.
  • The LP and CD were remastered by James Guthrie and Joel Plante.
  • The Blu-ray disc was engineered by Andy Jackson and Damon Iddins​​.

Review and Reception: The 20th Anniversary Box Set of “The Division Bell” is highly regarded, especially for its brilliant surround sound mix created by Andy Jackson, a longtime Floyd live and studio engineer. This mix brings new depth and dimension to the album, revealing layers and subtleties that enrich the listening experience. The surround sound mix has been praised for its natural delays and immersive quality, avoiding the artificial and strained placements often found in other mixes. Tracks like “Cluster One,” “What Do You Want From Me,” and “High Hopes” are particularly noted for their dynamic and enveloping sound in the surround mix​​.

“The Division Bell 20th Anniversary Box Set” is a meticulously crafted collection that not only revisits Pink Floyd’s later work but also enhances it through state-of-the-art sound engineering. It stands as a testament to the band’s enduring legacy and its commitment to sonic excellence.

Contents of the Box Set

  • A new 2-LP vinyl edition of the album in a gatefold sleeve designed by Hipgnosis / StormStudios
  • 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
  • 2011 Discovery remaster of The Division Bell on CD
  • Blu-ray disc including The Division Bell album in HD Audio, plus the previously unreleased 5.1 surround sound audio mix of the album by Andy Jackson
  • 5 x 12” art prints
  • Download card (for hi res and 320kbps downloads)

New on the original release

Immersion Editions
Dark Side of the Moon (Sep 2011) |
Wish You Were Here (Nov 2011) |
The Wall (Feb 2012) |
Experience Editions
Dark Side of the Moon (Sep 2011) |
Wish You Were Here (Nov 2011) |
The Wall (Feb 2012) |
Discover Editions
Discover Box Set (Sep 2011) |
Discover Single Albums (Sep 2011) |
Best Of
A Foot in the Door (Nov 2011) |
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