September 24, 2012

20,000 Vinyl LPs 11: Pink Floyd ~ The Division Bell LP

The blue vinyl Division Bell LP
photo by Styrous®

I started the Vinyl LP series because I have over 20,000 albums I am selling; each blog entry is about an album from my collection. Inquire for more information.

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This is a follow up to the blog article I did:
20,000 Vinyl LPs 8: Pink Floyd ~ The Division Bell CD).

I just could not ignore the vinyl version of the album.

LPs 8 and this article demonstrate the advantage LPs had over CDs as far as packaging goes. The size of a record album compared to a CD made it a thing to be taken more seriously. The design and thinking that went in to designing LP albums mostly ended with the advent of the CD. What a loss. There are a few exceptions, The Division Bell CD one of them. The packaging with it's blue glass bell shows the extremes one has to go to to match what was once done in the vinyl record format.

I have all the details for the music, performers, etc. in the previous Pink Floyd's Division Bell article, so I'm just putting images in this one as they speak for themselves.

One bit of trivia, the name Pink Floyd was a combination of the names of two great bluesmen, Pink Anderson and Floyd Council. (The old joke went that the band could have ended up as Anderson Council – until a tribute band took the name.)

Enjoy, Styrous®

(click on any image to see slideshow)
The Division Bell gatefold
Photography: Tony May, Rubert Truman 
and Stephen Piotrowski
Cover Design: Storm Thorgerson
Sculptures by Aden Hynes and John Robertson 
from drawings by Keith Breeden
Graphics: Peter Curzon, with Ian Wright

Illustrations by John Whitely and Sally Norris
photo of The Division Bell gatefold by Styrous®



The Division Bell gatefold  interior
 photo of The Division Bell gatefold interior by Styrous®


The Division Bell front cover
Photography: Tony May, Rubert Truman 
and Stephen Piotrowski
photo of The Division Bell cover by Styrous®

The Division Bell back cover
Photography: Tony May, Rubert Truman 
and Stephen Piotrowski
 photo of The Division Bell back cover by Styrous®


The Division Bell interor (right)
Photography: Tony May, Rubert Truman 
and Stephen Piotrowski
 photo of The Division Bell interior by Styrous®


The Division Bell interor (left)
 Graphics: Peter Curzon, with Ian Wright

Illustrations by John Whitely and Sally Norris
  photo of The Division Bell interior by Styrous®


The Division Bell record sleeve front
  photo by Styrous®

The Division Bell record sleeve back
  photo by Styrous®



Division Bell blue vinyl record
photo by Styrous®


Division Bell blue vinyl record kite side
photo by Styrous®


Division Bell blue vinyl record Bear side
photo by Styrous®

Credits

Notes

With thanks to: Polly Samson, Nick Laird-Clowes, Douglas Adams, Anthony Moore, Stephen Hawking

Release Information: Limited edition on blue vinyl. This version of the album is shorter than the CD version, as the following songs have been edited in length to allow the album to fit on an LP: Poles Apart, Marooned, Wearing the Inside Out, Coming Back to Life, Lost for Words, and High Hopes.

Description: Gatefold cover.
Front Cover: Two faces facing each other. Title. Photo taken at dawn with the lights on (UK version has daytime photo on the cover)
Back Cover: Two faces facing each other. Song listing. Bar code.
Inside Cover: Various pictures. Two faces facing each other.
Spine: Title. Catalog number.
Inner Sleeve: Art background with lyrics and credits.
Vinyl Color: Blue.
Labels: Columbia picture labels.
Text around the bottom edge of label starts at 8 o'clock and says:

C 64200/AL 64200/© 1994 Pink Floyd Music (1987) Ltd. under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment Inc./P 1994 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

Only this color blue (no other kind of blue or any other colors) is genuine.

A more limited black vinyl was also released with the same information as above, but with a slighty different matrix number in the run-out groove.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 7464-64200-1 0
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Run-Out Groove): PAL 64200-1B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Run-Out Groove): PBL 64200-1B

The entire collection is for sale. Interested? Contact Styrous®


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