Today, the 28th of March, is the 23rd birthday of Pink Floyd’s fourteenth studio album, “The Division Bell”.
Recorded along 1993, “The Division Bell” deals mostly with themes of communication in its lyrics. David Gilmour’s wife Polly Samson co-wrote most of the songs, and it was the first album since “The Dark Side of the Moon” to feature Richard Wright on vocals. Some of the recordings took place on Gilmour’s houseboat, “Astoria”, which he purchased a few years earlier. Unused material from these sessions later became part of Pink Floyd’s last album, “The Endless River”.
“The Division Bell” sold over 6 million copies, thus becoming Pink Floyd’s fourth best-selling album. It peaked at 1st position in both the UK and the US, though received mixed reviews. The album was supported by “The Division Bell Tour”, which became the band’s highest-grossing concert tour ever.