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 Wish You Were Here  Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here - cd review

1975

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here Review

Wish You Were Here review

To top Pink Floyd's previous album, Dark Side of the Moon, would be close to impossible. Their follow-up, Wish You Were Here, is not able to accomplish that, but it is quite good. The overall flow to the album is strong and it has some of their best songs.

The CD starts out incredibly strong with "Shine on You Crazy Diamond parts 1-5," which has some really nice unhurried David Gilmour guitar phrases setting the stage for the album. Then when the first vocals starts, the complementary guitar riffs to the vocals are gorgeous, followed by some nice saxophone. Clearly a great way to begin the album. The album includes their hit "Wish You Were Here." This song is their best piece of music that blends acoustic guitars into a rock setting. To further enhance the song, Richard Wrights piano riffs and David Gilmour's solos are outstanding.

Wish You Were Here is a must have for Pink Floyd fans. Barry Small ©
Grade 
A

Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here Song List
Track List

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1 Shine on You Crazy Diamond, Pts. 1-5
2 Welcome to the Machine
3 Have a Cigar
4 Wish You Were Here
5 Shine on You Crazy Diamond, Pts. 6-9
Wish You Were Here - Experience Version

Disc: 2
1. Shine On You Crazy Diamond (parts 1-6) live at Wembley November 1974 (2011 mix and previously unreleased)
2. Raving & Drooling live at Wembley November 1974 (2011 mix and previously unreleased)
3. You’ve Got To Be Crazy live at Wembley November 1974 (2011 mix and previously unreleased)
4. Wine Glasses from the unreleased ‘Household Objects’ project
5. Have A Cigar alternative version (previously unreleased)
6. Wish You Were Here featuring Stephane Grappelli (previously unreleased) 
Editorial Reviews

Immersion Editions present the complete artistic experience. Lavishly packaged in a sturdy 29cm square box, the sets contain remastered, previously unreleased and audio-visual material, plus much additional content – reproduced memorabilia, brand new graphics, art prints, collectors’ items, lavish booklets and more.

Product description:

On its release in 1975 Wish You Were here topped the album charts in both the UK and the US. Reflecting the bands thoughts of the time on the music business, and exploring themes of absence, Wish You Were Here contains the classic cut Shine On You Crazy Diamond, a tribute to founder member Syd Barrett. The Immersion version features the classic Studio album digitally remastered and presented as a limited edition high quality boxset featuring rare and unreleased audio and video material, plus a new 40 page oversized perfect-bound booklet, a book of original photographs edited by Jill Furmanovsky, exclusive merchandise and facsimile collectables.


DISC 1 - CD1:

Wish You Were Here digitally remastered by James Guthrie, 2011

DISC 2 - CD2: 

Shine On You Crazy Diamond (parts 1-6) live at Wembley November 1974 (2011 mix and previously unreleased)

Raving & Drooling live at Wembley November 1974 (2011 mix and previously unreleased)

You’ve Got To Be Crazy live at Wembley November 1974 (2011 mix and previously unreleased)

Wine Glasses from the unreleased ‘Household Objects’ project

Have A Cigar alternative version (previously unreleased)

Wish You Were Here featuring Stephane Grappelli (previously unreleased)

DISC 3 - DVD1, ALL AUDIO:

-Wish You Were Here, James Guthrie 2009 5.1 Surround Mix (previously unreleased) in standard resolution audio at 448 kbps

-Wish You Were Here, James Guthrie 2009 5.1 Surround Mix (previously unreleased) in high resolution audio at 640 kbps

-Wish You Were Here, Original Mix (1975) LPCM stereo

-Wish You Were Here, Quad Mix (previously released only on vinyl LP/8 track tape) in standard resolution audio at 448 kbps

-Wish You Were Here, Quad Mix (previously released only on vinyl LP/8 track tape) in high resolution audio at 640 kbps

DISC 4 - DVD 2, AUDIO VISUAL:

-AUDIO VISUAL: Concert Screen Films:

Shine On You Crazy Diamond Intro

Shine On You Crazy Diamond

-AUDIO VISUAL: Welcome To The Machine animated clip

-AUDIO VISUAL: Storm Thorgerson short film

Concert Screen Films play in stereo and 5.1 Surround Sound

DISC 5 - BLURAY:

-AUDIO: Wish You Were Here, James Guthrie 2009 5.1 Surround Mix (previously unreleased) high resolution audio at 96 kHz/24-bit

-AUDIO: Wish You Were Here, Original stereo mix (1975) mastered in high resolution audio at 96 kHz/24-bit

- AUDIO VISUAL: Concert Screen films:

Shine On You Crazy Diamond Intro

Shine On You Crazy Diamond

-AUDIO VISUAL: Welcome To The Machine animated clip

- AUDIO VISUAL: Storm Thorgerson short film

40 page 27cm x 27cm booklet designed by Storm Thorgerson

Exclusive photo book edited by Jill Furmanovsky

27cm x 27cm Exclusive Storm Thorgerson Art Print

5 x Collectors’ Cards featuring art and comments by Storm Thorgerson

Replica of Wish You Were Here Tour Ticket

Replica of Wish You Were Here Backstage Pass

Scarf

3 x Clear marbles

9 x Coasters (unique to this box) featuring early Storm Thorgerson design sketches
12 page credits booklet
Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here Musicians
Musicians:       

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Roger Waters - Bass, Guitar, Vocals
David Gilmour - Guitar, Vocals
Nick Mason - Percussion, Drums
Richard Wright - Keyboards, Vocals
Dick Parry - Saxophone
Roy Harper - Vocals
Venetta Field - Background vocals 
Carlena Williams - Background vocals 

Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here  Credits
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Released - 1975
Label - EMI

Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here - Ordering

 

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