Wish You Were Here Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
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MP3 Music, September 27, 2011
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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.
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 ›
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New CD was packed well and delivered fast! Just perfect. LP itself is wonderful taste of things to come.Published 3 days ago by Wolfgang
My favorite Floyd album, everything was great and the record quality was flawless as far as I can tell.Published 10 days ago by Michael venrick
One of my favorite Pink Floyd albums! The car CD player ate my copy....Amazon to the rescuePublished 11 days ago by Chris
Love the music/sound. Received it in a cardboard sleeve, no plastic case.Published 11 days ago by pths
Bought this for my husband as part of his Christmas gift. It's excellent. He was thrilled.Published 23 days ago by cbh
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|any word about floyd on sacd?||
God, don't we ALL wish that! (if you're referring to the surround mix, check out the 3 disc SACD/DVD set of Elton John, "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" beginning to end...First track is just incredible.
Well, as far as rock goes, I don't get it. I've seen "Rumors" on DVD-Audio... Read More
Apr 30, 2010 by Dennise | See all 19 posts
|Wish You Were Here and "The Blade Runner"||
i haven't tried it yet, but i found a website explaining when to start the album (relative to the movie) and how the lyrics/music synch up to the film.
Mar 6, 2008 by P. Swanson | See all 4 posts
|Pink Floyd. Eggs, Flour, and Sugar and a Pan.||
The thing that the endless Gilmour vs. Waters debate misses is the fact that Waters could write a damn good song when he wanted to. Obviously Gilmour is the more accessible vocalist, and his guitar work is legendary. But Gilmour without Waters' influence tends to be meandering and unfocused, as... Read More
Nov 30, 2008 by PJG | See all 8 posts
|the wall...the side effects after viewing this film||
I am a long-time rabid Floyd fan, and I really don't like "The Wall" very much. The live version on the record, "Is There Anybody Out There?" is way better than the original, I think anyway, but the film has just collected dust in the drawer at my place. Although I LOVE the... Read More
Apr 29, 2008 by A Hermit | See all 5 posts
|I like cheese||
I wouldn't eat a block of cheese, too strong, but otherwise it really is the ultimate food as far as taste/taste enhancing goes. I always have a cheeseburger rather than a burger with no cheese. Or tacos. Tacos with cheese, of course! Then there's pizza is excellent! Wish You Were Here is the... Read More
Jul 26, 2008 by L. Ricciuti | See all 6 posts