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THE DIVISION BELL

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.75 | 2007 ratings

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threefates
5 stars Musically, this album is Floyd at its best. "Cluster One", the solo starting "Coming Back To Life". "Marooned", this is the David Gilmour we all love to hear. I found this album musically to be a breath of fresh air, and after a few years without anything new from Floyd. this was heaven. Having Rick Wright back replaced the missing foundation of the sound and lyrically I got more from this than the angst of "The Wall" or "The Final Cut".

TDB was for Floyd a return to their original way of working.. as a team instead of a dictatorship. The concept of TDB is one of coming out of a hard time into a better life. I think the whole world can relate to that. Its about the 3 of them dealing with marriage breakups, the loss of Roger, the loss of Syd, the great expectations on them from their fans, and their coming back to life as a threesome.

And the reason its genius is because you can weave your way thru Pink Floyd's career just from listening to the lyrics on this album. The depth on this album is so thick, its staggering! Its actually about them going thru every obstacle that life has thrown at them... and coming out the other side.... For those who like to knock Polly Samson's assistance with lyrics on this, I find she's the one who added the concept of hope, and for that I'm truly grateful to her.

Forgetting the past... and coming back to Life...

Having High Hopes... for a brighter future...

Regarding the Communication concept, the making of this album basically started off as a way for them to exercise their demons... give their history... but they realized that the communication thing did show up in many of the songs... so I guess it was on their minds...

threefates | 5/5 |

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