06 Nov

Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here

Wish You Were Here is probably my favorite Pink Floyd Album. I love Dark Side of the Moon, but Wish You Were Here just edges it out with Shine On You Crazy Diamond.

Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here Album CoverWYWH is the 7th album by Pink Floyd. Recorded in 1975, much of the subject matter is about Syd Barrett. His drug use and mental problems forced him to leave the band.

I have an original pressing of this album, and which is cool since the supply didn’t keep up with the demand.

The album also has a lot to do with the music industry and the feeling of the band towards each other.

WYWH went to #1 on both the UK album chart and the Billboard Pop album chart, and #2 on both the Austrian and Norwegian album charts. It went 6 times platinum in 1997.

It can be misleading to those who have never heard the album before because it only has 5 tracks.

Wish You Were Here track listing;

Side One

  1. Shine on You Crazy Diamond (Parts I – V)
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  3. Welcome to the Machine

Side Two

  1. Have a Cigar
  2. Wish You Were Here
  3. Shine on You Crazy Diamond (Parts VI – IX)

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WYWH is also at #209 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

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