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Pink Floyd to Release 20th Anniversary Edition of "The Division Bell"

Image courtesy of Warner Music (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Warner Music (via ABC News Radio)

Pink Floyd  has been dropping hints, and now it's official: the band will release a 20th anniversary edition of  The Division Bell  next month. The 1994 album -- the last official Pink Floyd studio release -- will be reissued in a package that's a Floyd collector's dream.

The boxed set will feature a double vinyl album, with each of the two records on 180-gram vinyl that feature for the first time the full-length tracks, which had originally been edited to fit on '90s-era vinyl.  The set also contains three additional vinyl discs: a red vinyl 7-inch of "Take It Back," a clear 7-inch of "High Hopes," and a blue 7-inch of "High Hopes," which will be a one-sided disc with a reverse laser etched design. Also included in the package will be a remastered  Division Bell  CD; a Blu-ray disc with an HD audio version of the album and a brand new "Marooned" music video; and the previously-unreleased 5:1 audio remix by legendary Pink Floyd recording engineer  Andy Jackson .  You'll also get assorted eye candy in the form of a 12x12-inch 24-page color booklet and four 12x12 color prints. 

The price tag for the deluxe boxed set is $134.98; it's available for pre-order now on  Pink Floyd's official website . A standalone double-vinyl gatefold version will go for $42.28.  Both formats include a digital download of the album, and will be released June 30.

The Division Bell  was recorded by Pink Floyd's post- Roger Waters  lineup -- singer/guitarist  David Gilmour , singer/keyboardist  Richard Wright  and drummer  Nick Mason  -- and was released in April of 1994.  The album debuted at #1 on the  Billboard  200 and has since been certified for sales of three million copies in the U.S.

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