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Wish You Were Here - Experience Version Original recording remastered
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MP3 Music, September 27, 2011
Vinyl, Original recording reissued, Limited Edition
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Experience editions are expanded versions of classic albums in a Digipak bonus disc format. Included are the original remastered album, a disc of additional material and an expanded CD booklet.
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 new experience version presents the original studio album, digitally remastered by James Guthrie with bonus CD featuring previously unreleased live and studio recordings. Also featuring a newly designed Digipak and a new 20 page booklet designed by Storm Thorgerson.
CD1: Wish You Were Here digitally remastered by James Guthrie, 2011CD2: Previously unreleased live and studio recordings. CD2 is the same as disc 2 of the Immersion edition.
Top Customer Reviews
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 ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Well... What to say about this big collector box set? Following Dark Side Of the Moon inmersion box, WYWH lost the novelty status that the previus one had. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Gerônimo
Absolutely furious!! First of all I paid through the nose for this 1 record. 40 bucks! Double the price of just about any other record on the planet. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer