Wish You Were Here=2016=
1 x LP
2016 EU repressing remastered on 180g LP = the ninth studio album by English progressive rock group Pink Floyd, released in September 1975. Inspired by material they composed while performing across Europe, it was recorded over numerous session...
2016 EU repressing remastered on 180g LP = the ninth studio album by English progressive rock group Pink Floyd, released in September 1975. Inspired by material they composed while performing across Europe, it was recorded over numerous sessions at London's Abbey Road Studios. The album explores themes of absence, the music business, and former band-mate Syd Barrett's mental decline. Early sessions were a difficult and arduous process but it was Roger Waters' idea to split the centrepiece track "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" in two, and join each half with three new compositions. "Shine On" was a tribute to Syd Barrett, who, coincidentally, made an impromptu visit to the studio while it was being recorded. The band failed initially to recognise Syd Barrett,, who had gained weight and changed in appearance.
A1. Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Part One)
A2. Welcome To The Machine
B1. Have A Cigar
B2. Wish You Were Here
B3. Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Part Two)
Shine on you, crazy diamond. Indeed, Pink Floyd's 1975 masterwork continues to resonate with a sparkling luminance and poignant emotionalism more than three decades after its original release. Every song on the record has attained iconic status. The suite "Shine on You Crazy Diamond" stands as a tribute to founding group member Syd Barrett. The title track remains a heart-stopping hymn to loneliness, absence, and love. "Welcome to the Machine" riffs on the future and isolation. And "Have a Cigar" registers as one of the most caustic, humorous indictments of the music industry ever made.
All of the music is performed with a delicate perfectionism and enviable tranquility. Guitarist David Gilmour taps into a bluesy aesthetic and fireplace warmth on the slower material, and vocally, channels a melancholic spirit and somber stateliness that reflect the record's conflicting themes. Out of print on vinyl for many years, audiophiles have never had the opportunity to hear it like they do now.
Extra info: remastered
Originally released: 1975
This release: 2016