Coming Back to Life

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"Coming Back to Life"
Song by Pink Floyd
from the album The Division Bell
Published Pink Floyd Music (1987) Ltd
Released 28 March 1994 (UK)
5 April 1994 (US)
Recorded 1993
Genre Progressive rock
Length 6:19
Label EMI (UK)
Columbia (US)
Songwriter(s) David Gilmour
Producer(s) Bob Ezrin and David Gilmour

"Coming Back to Life" is a song from Pink Floyd's 1994 album The Division Bell, and is credited solely to David Gilmour.


Gilmour has said (as can be heard on the David Gilmour in Concert DVD) that the song was written about his wife, Polly Samson.[1]



Live performances

The song has been a staple in Gilmour's performances from 1994-2016. It was one of the songs performed on rotation during the 1994 Division Bell Tour, at every one of Gilmour's semi-acoustic shows in 2001 and 2002, at Gilmour's performance at the Fender Stratocaster 50th anniversary concert in London in 2004, and was played at most shows during his solo 2006 On an Island Tour. It became a staple of shows during the 2015-16 Rattle That Lock Tour.

Live personnel

Live releases

The song appears on the following live albums, DVDs or Blu-rays:


  1. ^ "David Gilmour and Polly Samson Take LA by Musical and Literary Storm". 8 April 2016. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
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