Pink Floyd To Release Division Bell Box Set

Pink Floyd The Division Bell 20th anniversary

Pink Floyd’s The Division Bell – which is being re-released in a 20th Anniversary Deluxe Box Set – is not exactly the band’s most critically acclaimed, fondly-remembered album by hardcore Floyd fans, but for me personally it’s my favourite. I can put this down to the fact that it was released when I was 15, and when you’re that age everything new is awesome. So even now when I listen to that album I’m swept up in what I perceived when I was 15: huge Technicolour widescreen presentation and massive soundscapes. If I step back a little and listen more objectively today I hear a much more intimate recording, but that’s the cool thing about memory and perception: you can retreat back into that world 20 years later and access those memories and feelings again. And now, as an adult, I hear things in the lyrics that either went over my head at the time, or that I knew I wouldn’t be able to relate to on a personal level yet. And now Pink Floyd is releasing a 20th Anniversary celebration of The Division Bell. Read More …