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MP3 Music, September 27, 2011
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On its release in 1975 Wish You Were here topped the album charts in both the UK and the US. Reflecting the band’s 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 new Discovery version presents the original studio album, digitally remastered by James Guthrie and reissued with newly designed Digipak and a new 16 page booklet designed by Storm Thorgerson.
The ‘Discovery’ collection: 14 Remastered Studio Albums
Since 1967 Pink Floyd have produced one of the most outstanding and enduring catalogues in the history of recorded music. All 14 original Studio albums have now been painstakingly digitally remastered by James Guthrie (co-producer of The Wall), and are reissued with newly crafted packaging and booklets created by the band’s long-time artwork collaborator Storm Thorgerson.‘Discovery’ albums are designed as an introduction to the artist, with all booklets including full album lyrics.
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Top Customer Reviews
If you've been purchasing remastered records for a while then you know that most of the time it's hit or miss. But I have to say that this one is a bullseye.
It's one of the best (vinyl) pressings I've heard this year. All of the small, intricate sounds can be heard clearly without any distortion. It has a wide and detailed soundstage that makes listening to this very enjoyable. To be honest I prefer this album to D.S.O.T.M.
I did purchase the vinyl remaster of D.S.O.T.M. but I had to return it. It was either a bad pressing...or someone really messed up the remastering on that one. I tend to lean towards it being a bad pressing, but for now I can't recommend the vinyl version of D.S.O.T.M.
But I do recommend this record to anyone who may be on the fence on whether or not to buy the vinyl version. If you prefer records to CDs then you won't be disappointed.
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
a really great album !