Wish You Were Here
~ Release group by Pink Floyd
A DiscID observation: 7_0c1HUOtL94MTSdKJWc_OENTWo-
This is the EMI Europe DiscID. First appeared in EMI SWINDON in 1984 and then lasted 20 years all round EMI Europe...
Pink Floyd Archives points out that it is not the Doug Sax 1992 remastered edition on the the 1990s European CDs. I own this 1994 UDEN "remaster" and this much older 1984 Harvest CD which has the exact same 7_0c1HUOtL94MTSdKJWc_OENTWo- DiscID. So holds exact same music. Not actually a "remaster" at all! (Unless they remastered to exact same times and only made one small difference in the AcoustID of Welcome to the Machine)
That same discID is still popping up in Dutch MediaMotion CDs in the 2000s and likely survived the same until the 2011 "remasters". A good example how EMI Swindon and UDEN share masters. (And how it is almost certain that most of the 33 disc IDs attached to many of these releases are bogus)
A scroll through and you can find unique Japanese, German and South African pressings. Apart from those there is a lot of junk... If you are reading this, and own a Wish You Were Here CD, then please add a note about it in the Annotation of your release. Thanks.
Wish You Were Here is the ninth studio album by the English rock band Pink Floyd, released on 12 September 1975 through Harvest Records and Columbia Records. Based on material Pink Floyd composed while performing in Europe, Wish You Were Here was recorded over numerous sessions throughout 1975 at EMI Studios (now Abbey Road Studios) in London.
The themes include alienation and criticism of the music business. The bulk of the album is taken up by "Shine On You Crazy Diamond", a nine-part tribute to founding member Syd Barrett, who left the band seven years earlier due to his deteriorating mental health. Barrett coincidentally visited during the album's production in 1975. Like their previous record, The Dark Side of the Moon (1973), Pink Floyd used studio effects and synthesisers. Guest singers included Roy Harper, who provided the lead vocals on "Have a Cigar", and Venetta Fields, who added backing vocals to "Shine On You Crazy Diamond". To promote the album, the band released the double A-side single "Have a Cigar" / "Welcome to the Machine".
On its release, Wish You Were Here received mixed reviews from critics, who found its music uninspiring and inferior to the band's previous output. It has retrospectively received critical acclaim, hailed as one of the greatest albums of all time and was cited by keyboardist Richard Wright and guitarist David Gilmour as their favourite Pink Floyd album.
|remixes:||Ceci nest pas WYWH|
|associated singles/EPs:||Have a Cigar|
|covers:||In Concert - Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here by Think Floyd (UK Pink Floyd Tribute)|
Return to the Dark Side of the Moon by Various Artists (add compilations to this artist)
|live performances:||In Concert - Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here by Think Floyd (UK Pink Floyd Tribute)|
Oh by the Way
The Pink Floyd Collection
Wish You Were Here & The Final Cut
|part of:||Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2003 edition (number: 209) (order: 209)|
Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2012 edition (number: 211) (order: 211)
Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2020 edition (number: 264) (order: 264)
1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die (2005 edition) (number: 342) (order: 404)