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    Thu, 05 Jun 2014 15:32:04

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    Pink Floyd are releasing a 20th anniversary box set of The Division Bell, the band's 1994-released, multi-million selling album. It is set for release on July 1.

    If you have a Floyd fan in your life, you might want to consider grabbing this now for their Christmas present! Give it to 'em in December, as it is quite a collectible piece.

    The Division Bell was the last studio album to be released by the band: David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright. This 20th Anniversary Collector's Box Set features six discs, including three replica colored or clear vinyl discs, five collectors' prints, a Blu-ray disc and, for the first time, Andy Jackson's 5.1 audio mix of the album, all for a suggested list price of $149.98.

    The Box Set will feature a new 2-LP180-gram vinyl edition of the album, remastered by Doug Sax at The Mastering Lab from the original analogue tapes, including all the full length tracks (originally edited to fit on a single LP) in a gatefold sleeve designed by Hipgnosis/StormStudios.

    Five other discs are included: 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. The 2-LP vinyl set will also be available individually for a suggested list price of $46.98.

    Another addition included on the Blu-ray disc is a new video for "Marooned," the track that won a Grammy for Best Rock Instrumental in 1994. Filmed in Ukraine during the first week of April 2014, the video was directed by Aubrey Powell at Hipgnosis. It will appear on the disc with audio tracks in both PCM Stereo and a 5.1 mix by Andy Jackson.

    Drooling yet, audiophiles?

    Bob Ezrin and David Gilmour produced the original album, with orchestral arrangements by the late Michael Kamen. The anniversary box set discs have been remastered by long term Pink Floyd audio associates James Guthrie and Joel Plante.

    Still with us? Great, we have more info, like the track listing.

    Track listing:

    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


    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

    Will you nab this for the Pink Floyd fan in your life?

    —Maggie Pannacione

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