***500 piece version***
"Pulse" is a live album by the English rock band
Pink Floyd. It was released on 29 May 1995 by EMI in the United Kingdom and on
6 June 1995 by Columbia in the United States. The album was recorded during the
European leg of Pink Floyd's Division Bell Tour in 1994. The album is notable
for including a complete live version of The Dark Side of the Moon.
The original cover features an "eye-like" machine
that has clock pieces inside, there is a planet in its centre, and on the
outside it shows evolution as it moves backwards. It starts in the sea, moves
to the bacteria which evolve into fishes, then into egg type creatures, then
into eggs that hatch birds, and birds follow the trail of an aeroplane. There
are six pyramids in the desert, and in the bottom of the sea, one can observe a
city in the shore. Early CD versions came with a flashing red LED on the side
of the case. This was designed by EMI contractor Jon Kempner, who was awarded
the platinum disc, using the now discontinued LM3909 LED flasher IC. The
circuit was powered by a single AA battery; the battery life was stated to be
over six months. Some versions were also made with two AA batteries and later
editions of the CD set did not feature the blinking LED.
"Essentially, it's a device which we thought was
entertaining. It's an idea of Storm Thorgerson's which related to Dark Side and
the pulse, and it's a live album so the box is "alive" - Nick Mason.
Jigsaw size: 39cm x 39cm
Box size: 30.9cm x 30.9cm x 2.8cm