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Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (Remastered, 180 Gram) (LP)

Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (Remastered, 180 Gram) (LP)

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The stereo remastered album on Heavyweight 180 Gram Vinyl. Remastered from the original analogue tapes by JAMES GUTHRIE, JOEL PLANTE and BERNIE GRUNDMAN

The breakthrough success of Dark Side of the Moon made Wish You Were Here a crucial follow-up in strictly commercial terms. Further pressure came from it being Pink Floyd's first recording for a new label, Columbia. Yet the demands on the band only provided Roger Waters more fodder for his lyrics, which glanced at the band's roots as well as their new responsibilities. The mechanized throb of a VCS3 synthesizer, fed through a repeat-echo unit, signals the opening bars of "Welcome to the Machine," a diatribe against an industry more concerned with money than creative music-making. "Have a Cigar" further establishes Waters' contempt by bringing in singer Roy Harper to play the role of a "faceless suit," who none-too-innocently asks, "Which one's Pink?" The remaining songs indirectly look back to the first casualty of Pink Floyd's growing fame, the group's founder, Syd Barrett. The 20-minute-plus "Shine on You Crazy Diamond" has its roots in earlier pieces like "Atom Heart Mother Suite" and "Echoes." But rather than just another Floydian soundscape, its lyrics make it a paean to Barrett's genius and a requiem for his subsequent breakdown. The first five of the song's nine movements open the album with sax player Dick Parry wailing as effectively as he did on Dark Side of the Moon. The final four sections, which close the album, form a reprise that starts with the sound of wind and David Gilmour's guitar screaming and crying. The band then settles into a laid-back jam that ends with Richard Wright's billowing synth delicately fading out. The title track deals also with Barrett, as well as the tension the idealist Waters was feeling in battling the greed that surrounded the band's success. The themes of disillusionment planted throughout Wish You Were Here would eventually sprout full-blown on The Wall.

Pink Floyd: David Gilmour (vocals, guitar); Richard Wright (vocals, keyboards, VCS3 syntheszier); Roger Waters (vocals, bass); Nick Mason (drums).

Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London, England from January-July 1975.

  • Format: Vinyl
  • Genre: Rock
  • Released: 11/01/2011



Shine On You Crazy Diamond (1-5)
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Welcome To The Machine
Have A Cigar
Wish You Were Here
Shine On You Crazy Diamond (6-9)
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8
Part 9


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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews

great job

Andrew Sharpe
Pink Floyd- Wish You Were Here Remastered 180 gram vinyl

This remastered edition of one of the greatest albums ever is so awesome! It comes as the original 1970's LP came with a black plastic protective sleeve with a Wish You Were Here sticker. Then included is the album on heavy 180 gram vinyl and also includes the postcard that came with the original album. This is exactly like the original LP, but sounds way better with the remastering and on the heavier vinyl. A must have for any Pink Floyd enthusiast.

Gregory Martin
Great Album

Wish you were here ranks up there with Dark Side of the Moon and the quality of the remastering is very good. Quiet, dynamic, very well done. Joco filled the order very very quickly. I received it before I even thought about looking for a tracking number!

Freddy W
One of the best of all time!!!

Shipped album perfectly and fast! Thanks again with great prices!!