- Audio CD (August 10, 1993)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Gold CD
- Label: Sony
- ASIN: B00000DSKU
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1,363 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #136,799 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Wish You Were Here Gold CD
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Pink Floyd started out under the direction of a man named Syd Barrett. Unfortunately, soon after the band's first album ("Piper at the Gates of Dawn") came out, Syd started heavily experimenting with drugs. As he became more and more unstable, the rest of the group was forced to let him go so that he could seek the mental help that he desperately needed. Soon afterward the band's bassist, Roger Waters, took over. Roger followed in the similiar vein of long, meaningful songs; but inserted a bit more energy and occasionally a few extremely cynical commentaries. After the commercial success of Dark Side, Pink Floyd as a group became wary of moulding into the shape of the 5 minute singles band that Dark Side seemed to suggest. So, for their next outing Roger decided that he would take Floyd back to their roots, and subsequentely wrote "Wish You Were Here", an ode to the band's original frontman Syd.
While by no means the commercial success that Dark Side was, WYWH was pure Pink Floyd. Featuring a single 25 minute long song (Shine on You Crazy Diamond pts 1&2) and a few 5-8 minute long ones, this album was far closer to what longtime Pink Floyd fans were used to.Read more ›
Wine Glasses - can't tell you much about it except that it doesn't offend the ears.
The alternate versions of Have a Cigar & Wish You Were Here are of real interest for any hardcore fan.
Roger & the boys supply the vocals on this version of Have a Cigar. Waters didn't think his vocals were right for this track at the time. Roy Harper happened to be recording an album at the same studios at the time, so Floyd asked him for his assistance for the original album version.
The actual structure of Wish You Were Here is different, let alone a different lead at the start from Gilmour. Add to that the violin solo played by French jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli up high in the mix as a lead instrument, and you have something very different from the familiar version.
Pros and Cons of disc 2:
Pros: the whole of disc 2 is what a lot of us fans have prayed for.
Cons: not enough live material. It would've been awesome to have the whole Wembley gig, warts and all.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The rest of this CD could be absolute junk (which it's not, of course) but it would still rate 5 stars from me because of one single track it includes, and ttbomk, this is the only... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Just Lil' Ol' Me
Good product, but apparently this box had been through hell because every disc had come loose inside and rubbed around on the other discs, scratching every one substantially. Read morePublished 19 days ago by pstaffor
Great album with worst Pink Floyd song Wish You Were Here. It's almost one of best known track from Pink Floyd 70's era but it's so sweet, so boring, so shallow. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Jan Vozka
Best band in the world, best cover art, I could go on for days...Published 1 month ago by I love Lucky