The Division Bell 1994
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The Division Bell Tour was the final concert tour by the English rock band Pink Floyd. It was performed in 1994 to support their album The Division Bell, which was released two days before the tour's start date. Following the tour's conclusion, the group quietly disbanded.
The Division Bell Tour in 1994 was promoted by Canadian concert impresario Michael Cohl and became the highest-grossing tour in rock music history to that date, with the band playing the entirety of The Dark Side of the Moon in some shows. The first show they played the whole The Dark Side of the Moon was on 15 July 1994 at the Pontiac Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan, which was the first time since 1975 it was played. While preparing for the tour, Pink Floyd spent most of March rehearsing in a hangar at Norton Air Force Base in California.
The final concert of the tour on 29 October 1994 turned out to be the final full-length Pink Floyd performance, and the last time Pink Floyd played live before their one-off 18-minute reunion with Roger Waters at Live 8 on 2 July 2005.
The Division Bell is the fourteenth studio album by the English progressive rock band Pink Floyd, released on 28 March 1994 by EMI Records in the United Kingdom and on 4 April by Columbia Records in the United States.
The Division Bell received mixed reviews, but reached number one in more than 10 countries, including the UK and the US. In the US, it was certified double platinum in 1994 and triple platinum in 1999. Pink Floyd promoted it with a tour of the US and Europe; the tour sold more than 5 million tickets and made around $100 million in gross income. A live album and video, Pulse, was released in 1995. Some of the unused material from the Division Bell sessions became part of Pink Floyd's next album, The Endless River (2014).
The Division Bell deals with themes of communication and the idea that talking can solve many problems. In the Studio radio host Redbeard suggested that the album offers "the very real possibility of transcending it all, through shivering moments of grace". Songs such as "Poles Apart" and "Lost for Words" have been interpreted by fans and critics as references to the estrangement between Pink Floyd and former band member Roger Waters, who left in 1985; however, Gilmour denied this, and said: "People can invent and relate to a song in their personal ways, but it's a little late at this point for us to be conjuring Roger up." The title refers to the division bell rung in the British parliament to announce a vote.[nb 2] Drummer Nick Mason said: "It's about people making choices, yeas or nays."
To avoid competing against other album releases, as had happened with A Momentary Lapse, Pink Floyd set a deadline of April 1994, at which point they would begin a new tour. By January of that year, however, the band still had not decided on an album title. Titles considered included Pow Wow and Down to Earth. At a dinner one night, writer Douglas Adams, spurred by the promise of a payment to his favourite charity, the Environmental Investigation Agency, suggested The Division Bell, a term which appears in "High Hopes".
On 10 January 1994 a press reception to announce The Division Bell and world tour was held at a former US Naval Air Station in North Carolina, in the US. A purpose-built Skyship 600 airship, manufactured in the UK, toured the US until it returned to Weeksville, and was destroyed by a thunderstorm on 27 June. Pieces of the aircraft were sold as souvenirs. The band held another reception, in the UK, on 21 March. This time they used an A60 airship, translucent, and painted to look like a fish, which took journalists on a tour of London. The airship, which was lit internally so it glowed in the night sky, was also flown in northern Europe.
The Division Bell was released in the UK by EMI Records on 28 March 1994,[nb 4] and in the US on 4 April,[nb 5] and went straight to #1 in both countries. The Division Bell was certified silver and gold in the UK on 1 April 1994, platinum a month later and 2× platinum on 1 October. In the US, it was certified gold and double platinum on 6 June 1994, and triple platinum on 29 January 1999.
In the United States the album debuted at number one in the Billboard 200 during the week of 23 April 1994 selling more than 460,000 units, at the time it was the 12th largest single-week total since Billboard began using SoundScan data in May 1991 and also became the fifth-largest first-week sales sum back then. The next week it stayed at the top of the chart selling a little less than half its first-week total, it moved 226,000 units during its second week on chart. The next week sales slid by 30% from last week's sum selling 157,000 units, despite this sales decrease the album stayed at number one. The following week, on 14 May 1994 The Division Bell remained at number one on the Billboard 200 and sales declined by 17%. In its fifth week, it fell off to the fourth place on the chart. It was present on the Billboard 200 for 53 weeks. It was certified three times platinum by the RIAA on 29 January 1999 for shipments of three million units.
During the tour, an anonymous person using the name Publius posted on an internet newsgroup, inviting fans to solve a riddle supposedly concealed in the album. The message was verified during a show in East Rutherford, where lights in front of the stage spelled out "Enigma Publius". During a televised concert at Earls Court, London, in October 1994, the word "enigma" was projected in large letters on to the backdrop of the stage. Mason later acknowledged that the riddle, known as the Publius engima, was created by the record company. It remains unsolved.
The tour ended at Earls Court on 29 October 1994, and was Pink Floyd's final concert performance until Live 8 in 2005. Estimates placed the total number of tickets sold at over 5.3 million, and gross income at about $100 million. A live album and video, Pulse, was released in June 1995.
The Division Bell was reissued on the 2011 Why Pink Floyd...? campaign which saw it remastered by Andy Jackson and released as a standalone CD and as part of the Discovery box set which collects all of the 14 studio albums together for the first time. It was reissued again on 30 June 2014, as a "20th anniversary deluxe edition" box set and a 20th anniversary double-LP vinyl reissue. The box set contains the 2011 remaster of the album; a 5.1 surround sound remix by Andy Jackson; 2-LP record on 180g vinyl; a red 7" "Take It Back" single; a clear 7" "High Hopes/Keep Talking" single; a blue, laser-etched 12" "High Hopes" single; book and assorted art cards. The 2014 reissues saw the first release of the full album on vinyl as the 1994 vinyl release saw only edited versions of the songs to keep it to a single LP. The Division Bell was reissued again with the Pink Floyd Records label on 26 August 2016.
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For many people, Pink Floyd ceased to matter when Roger Waters quit the band in 1985, although some consider his last album with the group, The Final Cut (1983), to be more of a solo record. The band had weathered the loss of its songwriting genius nearly 20 years before when Syd Barrett exited, but the remaining members weathered the storm and turned into the juggernaut that produced The Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall. Without Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Wright soldiered on with the Pink Floyd moniker, producing A Momentary Lapse of Reason (1987) and The Division Bell (1994).
On this day on 1994, Pink Floyd released Division Bell. This was the 14th Studio Album for the band and the 1st to be recorded without a shroud of legal issues stemming from the exit of Roger Waters. The album was co-produced by David Gilmour and Bob Ezrin. There we reportedly (65) pieces of music the band had improvised that were whittled down to become the 58:47 minute LP running time. Rick Wright would receive song credits for the first time since Wish You Were Here in 1975.
Differences were minimal in the Northern Hemisphere and Tropics. Overall we saw differences in magnitude of less than 0.5%, with the control being marginally better in the northern latitudes and the trial being marginally better in the Tropics. No significance can be attached to such small differences. It might be argued that a null result outside the Southern Hemisphere implies that there is no call for scatterometer wind data north of 30°S. Clearly, the model background is better in the Northern Hemisphere, so on average, the observations are less valuable. Other data sources (e.g., ships) are more likely to make scatterometer wind observations redundant and, as pointed out in section 2b, at best, the impact would be only a quarter of that found in the Southern Hemisphere based on data volume considerations. However, even if it is difficult to see an impact in the Northern Hemisphere statistics, we should still expect improvements in occasional cases where the scatterometer winds (which are clearly of good quality) identify and correct substantial errors in the model background in areas lacking conventional data sources. Breivik et al. (1994) demonstrated such an impact from scatterometer assimilation in the Norwegian Sea.
On June 3, 1994, Star wrote to the Department seeking clarification as to whether 24 products imported by Star are covered by the antidumping duty order on candles from the PRC, published on August 28, 1986 (51 FR 30686). Star also submitted samples of each of the 24 candles in question. Star suggests that "the Christmas candles and Halloween candles speak for themselves," and further notes that the entire line of citronella candles "should be described as insect repellent." See Letter, Star Merchandise to the Department, June 3, 1994, page 1. As a general basis for seeking exclusion of its entire line, Star asserts that it has "no intent of hurting or affecting sales of domestic manufacturers." Id. The National Candle Association (NCA), petitioners in the original less-than-fair-value investigation, submitted comments on July 18, 1994. NCA maintains that all 24 Star products are simply "wax-filled containers," which are specifically included within the scope of the order. See Letter, NCA to the Department, July 18, 1994, pages 1 and 2. 2b1af7f3a8