Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl 2011 Remaster

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Wish You Were Here is the ninth studio album by the British progressive rock group Pink Floyd, released in September 1975 on EMI Records in the UK and Columbia Records in the US.

Inspired by material the group composed while performing across Europe, Wish You Were Here was recorded in numerous sessions at London's Abbey Road Studios.

Some of the songs critique the music business, others express alienation, and "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" is a tribute to Syd Barrett, whose mental breakdown had forced him to leave the group seven years earlier. It was lead writer Roger Waters' idea to split "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" into two parts and use it to bookend the album around three new compositions, introducing a new concept as the group had done with their previous album, The Dark Side of the Moon.

As with The Dark Side of the Moon, the band used studio effects and synthesizers, and brought in guest singers to supply vocals on some tracks of the album. These singers were Roy Harper, who provided the lead vocals on "Have a Cigar", and The Blackberries, who added backing vocals to "Shine On You Crazy Diamond".

The album became an instant commercial success and record company EMI was unable to print enough copies to satisfy demand. Although it initially received mixed reviews, the album has since been acclaimed by critics and appears on Rolling Stone's list of "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time".

Band members Richard Wright and David Gilmour have each cited Wish You Were Here as their favourite Pink Floyd album.

Listen to a couple of tracks from the album:  Wish You Were Here and Have a Cigar.

This is the 2011 stereo remaster LP Record released on 180 Gram Vinyl in a resealable stickered black plastic bag, with the original artwork replicated including printed cardboard inner sleeve with lyrics, pictures, and credits.  The package also includes a postcard, poster, and card with download code for a 320kbps MP3 of the album.  This LP was pressed in Europe.

 

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Tracklisting:

A1

Shine On You Crazy Diamond (1 - 5)

A1a

Part 1

 

A1b

Part 2

 

A1c

Part 3

 

A1d

Part 4

 

A1e

Part 5

 

 

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A2

Welcome To The Machine

 

B1

Have A Cigar

 

B2

Wish You Were Here

 

B3

Shine On You Crazy Diamond (6 - 9)

B3a

Part 6

 

B3b

Part 7

 

B3c

Part 8

 

B3d

Part 9

 

SKU 5099902988016
Record Label Parlophone Records
Label / Model # EMI
Catalogue Number 50999 0 29880 1 6
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 04 November 2011
Original Release Date (Year) 12 September 1975
Barcode # 5099902988016
Shipping Weight 0.3950kg
Shipping Width 0.008m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.323m
Shipping Cubic 0.000811000m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition 180 Gram Vinyl Remaster with Original Artwork
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock
Genre Progressive
Format VINYL LP

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