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Released: March 30, 1994


Rating: 3.489 (average of 19 ratings)


Genre: veteran classic rock


Quotable: --


Album Tracks:

  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


Sales (in millions):

sales in U.S. only 3.0
sales in U.K. only - estimated 0.6
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated 11.3


Peak:

peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 1 4
peak on U.K. album chart 1 4


Singles/Hit Songs:

  • Keep Talking (4/2/94) #1 AR
  • Take It Back (4/16/94) #73 US, #23 UK, #4 AR
  • What Do You Want from Me (4/16/94) #13 AR
  • High Hopes (8/27/94) #26 UK, #7 AR
  • Lost for Words (12/3/94) #21 AR


Awards:

Rated one of the top 1000 albums of all time by Dave’s Music Database. Click to learn more.


The Division Bell
Pink Floyd
Review:
“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.” WR

“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.” WR

“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.” WR


Review Source(s):


Keep Talking (live from Pulse)


Take It Back


What Do You Want from Me


High Hopes


Lost for Words


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Last updated March 6, 2011.