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Wish You Were Here - Immersion Box Set [Box set]

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  • Audio CD (November 8, 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Format: Box set
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Capitol Records
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,003 customer reviews)
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Disc: 1
1. Shine on You Crazy Diamond, Pts. 1-5
2. Welcome to the Machine
3. Have a Cigar
4. Wish You Were Here
5. Shine on You Crazy Diamond, Pts. 6-9
Disc: 2
1. Shine on You Crazy Diamond [Live at Wembley 1974] [Live][#]
2. Raving and Drooling [Live at Wembley 1974] [Live][#]
3. You've Got to Be Crazy [Live at Wembley 1974] [Live][#]
4. Wine Glasses [From "Household Objects" Project] [#]
5. Have a Cigar [Alternate Version] [#][Version]
6. Wish You Were Here [#]

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Immersion Editions present the complete artistic experience.  Lavishly packaged in a sturdy 29cm square box, the sets contain remastered, previously unreleased and audio-visual material, plus much additional content – reproduced memorabilia, brand new graphics, art prints, collectors’ items, lavish booklets and more.



Product description:

On its release in 1975 Wish You Were here topped the album charts in both the UK and the US. Reflecting the bands thoughts of the time on the music business, and exploring themes of absence, Wish You Were Here contains the classic cut Shine On You Crazy Diamond, a tribute to founder member Syd Barrett. The Immersion version features the classic Studio album digitally remastered and presented as a limited edition high quality boxset featuring rare and unreleased audio and video material, plus a new 40 page oversized perfect-bound booklet, a book of original photographs edited by Jill Furmanovsky, exclusive merchandise and facsimile collectables.


DISC 1 - CD1:

Wish You Were Here digitally remastered by James Guthrie, 2011


DISC 2 - CD2:     

Shine On You Crazy Diamond (parts 1-6) live at Wembley November 1974 (2011 mix and previously unreleased)

Raving & Drooling live at Wembley November 1974 (2011 mix and previously unreleased)

You’ve Got To Be Crazy live at Wembley November 1974 (2011 mix and previously unreleased)

Wine Glasses from the unreleased ‘Household Objects’ project

Have A Cigar alternative version (previously unreleased)

Wish You Were Here featuring Stephane Grappelli (previously unreleased)



-Wish You Were Here,  James Guthrie 2009 5.1 Surround Mix (previously unreleased) in standard resolution audio at 448 kbps

-Wish You Were Here,  James Guthrie 2009 5.1 Surround Mix (previously unreleased) in high resolution audio at 640 kbps

-Wish You Were Here, Original Mix (1975) LPCM stereo

-Wish You Were Here, Quad Mix (previously released only on vinyl LP/8 track tape) in standard resolution audio at 448 kbps

-Wish You Were Here, Quad Mix (previously released only on vinyl LP/8 track tape) in high resolution audio at 640 kbps



-AUDIO VISUAL: Concert Screen Films:

                Shine On You Crazy Diamond Intro

                Shine On You Crazy Diamond

-AUDIO VISUAL: Welcome To The Machine animated clip

-AUDIO VISUAL: Storm Thorgerson short film

Concert Screen Films play in stereo and 5.1 Surround Sound



-AUDIO: Wish You Were Here, James Guthrie 2009 5.1 Surround Mix (previously unreleased) high resolution audio at 96 kHz/24-bit

-AUDIO: Wish You Were Here, Original stereo mix (1975) mastered in high resolution audio at 96 kHz/24-bit

- AUDIO VISUAL: Concert Screen films:

                Shine On You Crazy Diamond Intro

                Shine On You Crazy Diamond

-AUDIO VISUAL: Welcome To The Machine animated clip

- AUDIO VISUAL: Storm Thorgerson short film


40 page 27cm x 27cm booklet designed by Storm Thorgerson

Exclusive photo book edited by Jill Furmanovsky

27cm x 27cm Exclusive Storm Thorgerson Art Print

5 x Collectors’ Cards featuring art and comments by Storm Thorgerson

Replica of Wish You Were Here Tour Ticket

Replica of Wish You Were Here Backstage Pass


3 x Clear marbles

9 x Coasters (unique to this box) featuring early Storm Thorgerson design sketches

12 page credits booklet

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356 of 382 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The same old fears, wish you were here... February 5, 2001
Format:Audio CD
The biggest problem with Pink Floyd is that they aren't radio friendly (and, in Waters's solo albums, downright hostile). Besides Dark Side of the Moon and maybe some of The Wall, most of the songs are either too long, too deep or just not "catchy" enough for modern radio. The sad thing about this is that, although both great abums, these are by no means Floyd's best. "So, what is?" I hear you asking. Well, this is it. "Wish You Were Here" is the magnum opus, the absolute epitome of that which is Pink Floyd. And here's why:
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.
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435 of 474 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Follow-Up to Greatest Album Ever May 27, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Considering the ridiculous expectations Pink Floyd had to reach after Dark Side of the Moon, it's hard to imagine that they could have done better than Wish You Were Here. Although far more personal than any other Floyd work to date, this album bristles with anger, self-loss, confusion, and hope. Finally confident in their own ability as artists, the group sought to tackle the demons of its troubled past. "Shine on You Crazy Diamond" is probably the best song Floyd ever produced, as it attempts to pay tribute to the group's original front man Syd Barrett, who was at one point the most important member of the band. This song also aims to make a public statement about Barrett's tragic decline into madness. The use of the word "piper" in reference to the subject of the song is a clear allusion to Barrett in that it conjures up memories of Floyd's debut album, "Piper at the Gates of Dawn," of which Barrett deserves most of the credit. The music perfectly suits the feeling of the song which, all at once, expresses its gratitude and appreciation for what Barrett did for the group, while also explaining why they couldn't have possibly continued making music with him as their leader. "Welcome to the Machine" can also be applied to Barrett, in that it tells the story of a child prodigy who was seemedly groomed from childhood to become a rock star (this isn't Barrett's exact story, but the common theme of a person not ready for fame and pressure is relevant). While "Machine" is certainly not one of Floyd's better pieces of music, it works well with the rest of the album. "Have a Cigar," on the other hand, is a superb song in which lyricist Roger Waters unleashes some of his most venemous sarcasm seen as of yet. Read more ›
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63 of 65 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Raving & Drooling November 8, 2011
By Puffany
Format:Audio CD
I already give the original album 5 stars and it's been reviewed a zillion times. The interest here is in the 2nd disc. After hearing a few bootlegs from the Wish You Were Here tour over the years, I'm already familiar with the 2 tracks `Raving & Drooling' & `You've Got To Be Crazy', which were renamed when they finally appeared on the Animals album released in 1977. To me, the intensity and energy of those tracks performed live on the WYWH tour were the highlights of that tour. This live recording of Shine, Raving & Crazy is amazing. The performances are top-notch and the audio is so clean and fresh to the ears - you can't beat this for a live 1974 recording. I wasn't sure of what to expect because of some live discs I've heard included in Deluxe albums released by other artists that were hardly better than an average bootleg. This will blow you away - turn it up!!
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.

Excellent release.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT BUT.....
Published 1 day ago by JZC
5.0 out of 5 stars comment on sid barret:
While it is true that his experimentation with drugs exacerbated the problem, his real problem was (and is to this day) early onset schizophenia.
Published 4 days ago by Matthew Lang
MY BIGGEST FEAR IS always that an album is either warped or pressed off center. I can handle the warp within reason, but off center pressings really get to me deep. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Aparato SuperSonico
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome CD!
This Cd is legen-wait for it..-dary! I cant stop listening to it. Every song is great. Especially Shine on you Crazy Diamond!
Published 4 days ago by andres
5.0 out of 5 stars Could be the Best Floyd
I heard DSOTM long before this (and maybe I've heard that one too many times) but over the years this has become my favorite Floyd album. Read more
Published 6 days ago by MJH
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent 2011 reissue
always concerned with reissues of older albums on vinyl. too often the packaging and materials are of low/dubious quality. not the case here. Read more
Published 7 days ago by Operator101
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
After hearing street musicials perform "Shine on You Crazy Diamond" while wandering around a piazza in Rome, I had to have this. Read more
Published 10 days ago by karilu
5.0 out of 5 stars Floyd's fave
This is the band's favourite album. It is a polished example of a timeless form of rock in pristine form
Published 10 days ago by John Kotsopoulos
5.0 out of 5 stars A Legendry Classic
The classical and always wonderful music and lyrics of Pink Floyd at one of its finest. Just another Diamond in my collection.
Published 21 days ago by David A. Lynch
5.0 out of 5 stars Crisper sounds and enhancement.
I lost the original CD that I had and this remaster does sound better in tonality and range. Of course I have gotten older and I am sure that hearing loss is undeniable but, one... Read more
Published 23 days ago by David
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I'm in total agreement with this change as a solution for avoiding discs flopping about. My copy of Dark Side - Immersion arrived with two scratched discs because of that.

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