Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here


Artist: Pink Floyd
Title: Wish You Were Here
Released: Original released 1975 (CD released 1983)
Format: CD
Label: Columbia
Musicians:David Gilmour – guitar, slide guitar, vocals, Rick Wright – keyboards, vocals,
Nick Mason – drums, percussion, sound effects, Roger Waters – bass guitar, vocals, sound effects, Dick Parry – Sax, Roy Harper – Vocals
Producer: Pink Floyd
Engineer: Brian Humphries and Peter James

Pink Floyd was an English rock band from London. Founded in 1965, the group achieved worldwide acclaim, initially with innovative psychedelic music, and later in a genre that came to be termed progressive rock. Distinguished by philosophical lyrics, musical experimentation, frequent use of sound effects and elaborate live shows.

The CD I have happens to have been manufactured in Japan, but I don’t imagine it sounds any better than a domestic one in this case, but I don’t have the comparison.

I like the way the album starts with the atmospheric effects. The guitar work in this LP is exceptional. This is not my favorite Pink Floyd album, but I like it better than Dark Side Of The Moon. I know that statement of opinion may upset a great many folks, but truth be known I’ve heard DSOTM so many times that I am almost sick of it.

The CD version is kind of shallow sounding and there seems to be a tiny lack of staging which could be attributed to the recording since I know my front end gear is fine and my speakers are reference. I have to say that without doubt the vinyl version would be better and maybe even the Remastered CD.

To me the LP seems to be about the music industry and / or stardom.

Music = 5_Star_Rating_System_4_stars
Sound = 5_Star_Rating_System_3_and_a_half_stars

I found that someone made an interesting video to the song “Welcome to the machine” on YouTube, here it is:

Here’s a little treat of Wish you were here combined with Comfortably Numb live from 1990: