The Last Bell

Photo by Jill Furmanovsky

Earl’s Court 1994. Photo by Jill Furmanovsky

WIN an A3 print of this image from RockArchive.com! Here’s an excellent DAT master recording from block 3, row X, at Earl’s Court, 29 October, 1994. Its an amazing recording with a little grit all EQ’d, doctored up and whatnot. It was the last show of the Division Bell Tour and would be the last Pink Floyd concert until 2005 when the band reunited for their appearance at Live8. Enjoy!  Here’s the playlist.

26 thoughts on “The Last Bell

  1. Thanks, Doc! 😉 I really hope that this book will appear in English one day. She will be available not only in paper form, but also on the Web. Which will allow you to enter text into the translator;)

    I tried really hard, really. I put my whole soul into this work.

    Yes, I know David has talked about the end of Pink Floyd on numerous occasions. But he said the same in 2006, on the euphoria of the release of his album. However, we got band reunions on stage in 2006 and 2007, and a new album came out in 2014. And for some reason, the group formally exists to this day. For some reason boxing is called “Later Years 1987-2019”. 2019! Although David in 2015 once again said that the group was over)) Even Mason in his book sneers at this “confidence” of Gilmour.

    What was printed in the magazine in March this year as a new interview is actually a reprint of an interview from August 2015. Roger’s last tour that David mentions in this interview is “The Wall”. Although after “The Wall” there was still “Us + Them”.

    Certainly. the likelihood of Pink Floyd’s continuation is very small. But Gilmour has already proven everything in his solo career. And after Waters’ big new tours he may see it right that the last word is on the new Pink Floyd album and mega-show. Roger for him is a very strong irritant in this sense))

  2. Wow, I was really scared, first when I saw the podcast title and then at the begining when you said you would make an announcement about the show’s future. Aghh! Relief washed over when you said it would continue. Thanks, Doc. Have a good holiday.

  3. Great work Doc, a lovely, historic show and nice upgrade of the original tape. I would have done anything to have been there that night.. Preferably standing with the lads at the desk with the headsets, but alas not to be.

    I’m always saddened that they didn;t do a second year of shows with this tour. The way DG says “last show of 1994” in this recording you almost think there WAS a plan to tour again. I’m sure I read where dates were being talked about. How sad it never happened. But, hey, the next best thing is these wonderful Podcasts of yours.

    Keep up the great work.

    In relation to your excellent competition, can this be a competition entry?

    Best wishes to you and all the listeners this Holiday season.

  4. Hello Doctor.

    Being a sound engineer yourself, I know you’d probably agree with me The Wall album never sounded good in spite of all the hard work put into it: studio trickery and different sounds collected by many sources plus Rog’s wonderful music aren’t enough, it was recorded in a small French studio. It is high time to get a proper 5.1 mix…

    Meanwhile, I wish you could post a show dedicated to the Wall, but “built” with different bricks: the whole album but each track coming from a different source: Original album (MFSL source would be wonderful.) – film tracks, Demo tracks, live tracks from Wall 90, Wall live 1980-81, Waterless Floyd live versions, Roger and David’s renditions in their respective solo tours, tribute versions, and whatever you consider proper for such a show.

    Please consider the Singles Part II with the track that didn’t make it on the first show plus solo singles.

    Last, a personal request: please on the next one could you include the proper Released version of Baby Blue Shuffle in D Mayor???? It could be presented as an introductory song the way you always do, not necessarily connected or related to the theme you choose.

    God bless you.

    Diego Alfonso from tearful Argentina.

  5. Thanks, Doc. Great show and great audio doctoring as always. The Floyd may never play live again, but I look forward to each month’s podcast!

  6. thnx again doc. not a new show for me, but had to listen due to it’s historical “value”
    Saw the floyd some 1,5 months before in belgium, the one where David broke a string during comf numb.
    what a night it was,…
    keep going strong!

  7. Love the job you do with these!
    Last summer was doing long walk in the wilderness, at some point I needed some music during the walk. Fired up one your podcasts… scenery was top one, but gotta admit, the live PF music did something extra to it 🙂

  8. hi doc thanks for this one..I saw this show in Toronto..amazingly enough totally sober..I went with people my ex knew..in a limo..with a fucking 12 pack of beer for between 4 of us and no smokeables..still a great show though

  9. Thanks, Doc!

    Do you think (how do you feel) there will be more Pink Floyd concerts ahead? With David, Nick, Guy and maybe Bob Ezrin … I think it’s still possible. I do not exclude that after Nick’s tour David will invite him to work on the brand’s new album.

          • Doc, the translation is correct. And these words are so simple that no translation is even required. David says “Never say “never”. And he says this in 2019! Notice that he says these words with pleasure in his voice. The absence of Richard Wright for him is no longer the obstacle (“It’s still Nick and me”) to which he often pointed out earlier. This interview took place in February and was published in June. I think that if Mr. Gilmour had said such words by accident, they would have been cut from the podcast…

            Doc, I saw that the machine mistakenly translated my words in the first message. “How do you feel”))) In fact, I wanted to ask “How do you feel about this moment, what your intuition tells you”))) I will not against if you delete my message. Because I am ashamed)) And you can not publish this new message either. If you are interested in my logic about the possible continuation of Pink Floyd, then write to me at younglust_69@mail.ru By the way, I finished an 800-page book about the group I have been working on since 1998)))

          • I can’t even begin to tell you how many times David clearly stated the band was over. David is busy working on his own album. Anyway, congrats on your book.

  10. I love the way DSOTM starts with this recording, as if the conversations of the audience merge with what could be the recorded voices, the listener does not quite know, before the audience go quiet in expectation.

  11. Excellent, as always, Doc. I’ve been ignoring these years for a while because of over-saturation, but this brought me right back to ’94, the concerts, the PPV special and eventually PULSE. Thank you for what you do.

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