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2014 Japanese pressing. 2011 digital remaster. Parlophone
Wish You Were Here is a song cycle dedicated to Pink Floyd's original frontman, Syd Barrett, who had flamed out years before: two grimly funny songs about the evils of the music business ("By the way, which one's Pink?"), and two long, touching ones about the band's vanished friend. The real star of the show, though, is the production: sparkling, convoluted, designed to sound deeply oh-wow under the influence--and pretty great sober too, with David Gilmour getting lots of space for his most lyrical guitar playing ever. And, though the album is big and ambitious, even bombastic, it somehow dodges being pretentious--the Barrett tributes are honest and heartfelt, beneath all the grand gestures and stereophonic trickery. --Douglas Wolk --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
One of Floyds best albums. My husband loves this one and palys it in his truck all the time. Very instrumentally melodic, the lyrics are profound and this album seems to transport... Read morePublished 20 days ago by Jenny3b1980
very spacious open 5.1 mix plus original 4.0 quad mix-buy it now!!Published 2 months ago by michael dixon
Classic album, revisited with bonus versions and live concertPublished 3 months ago by nimrodonline