Wish You Were Here

~ Release group by Pink Floyd

Album

ReleaseFormatTracksCountry/DateLabelCatalog#Barcode
Official
Wish You Were Here12" Vinyl5
  • US1975-09-12
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)PC 33453[none]
Wish You Were Here12" Vinyl5
  • GB1975-09-15
Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA)SHVL 814[none]
Wish You Were Here12" Vinyl5
Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA)2C 068 - 96918, 2C 068-96 918[none]
Wish You Were HereCassette5
EMI Electrola (more likely the company trademark of EMI Electrola GmbH than an imprint), Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA)1C 264-96 918[none]
Wish You Were Here12" Vinyl5
Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA)1C 064-96 918[none]
Wish You Were Here12" Vinyl5
CBS/Sony (imprint used in Japan, South Korea and Southeast Asia 1968–1991; also used in Spain until 1997)SOPO 100[none]
Wish You Were Here12" Vinyl5
CBS (CBS Records' international imprint from 1962–1990; renamed since 1991 as Columbia)CBS 80955[none]
Wish You Were Here12" Vinyl5
Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA)3C 064-96918[none]
Wish You Were Here12" Vinyl5
CBS/Sony (imprint used in Japan, South Korea and Southeast Asia 1968–1991; also used in Spain until 1997)SOPO 100[none]
Wish You Were Here12" Vinyl5
Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA)1C 062-96 918, 5C 062-96918[none]
Wish You Were Here12" Vinyl5
Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA)1 J 066-96918, 1J 066-96918[none]
Wish You Were Here12" Vinyl5
Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA)7C 062-96918[none]
Wish You Were HereCassette5
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)1C 244-96918[none]
Wish You Were Here (quadraphonic)12" Vinyl5
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)PCQ 33453[none]
Wish You Were Here (quadraphonic)8-Track Cartridge5
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)CAQ 33453
Wish You Were Here12" Vinyl5
Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA)1A 062-96 918[none]
Wish You Were Here12" Vinyl5
Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA), JugotonLSHV 73032[none]
Wish You Were Here (Japanese CBS Mastersound pressing)12" Vinyl5
CBS/Sony (imprint used in Japan, South Korea and Southeast Asia 1968–1991; also used in Spain until 1997)30AP 1875[none]
Wish You Were Here (CBS Mastersound edition)12" Vinyl5
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)HC 33453, HC 43453074643345309
Wish You Were HereCD2
  • JP1982-10-01
CBS/Sony (imprint used in Japan, South Korea and Southeast Asia 1968–1991; also used in Spain until 1997)35DP 4[none]
Wish You Were Here (CBS Mastersound edition)12" Vinyl5
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)HC 43453074644345315
Wish You Were Here12" Vinyl5
AMIGA8 55 979[none]
Wish You Were HereCD5
CBS (CBS Records' international imprint from 1962–1990; renamed since 1991 as Columbia)CK 33453
Wish You Were Here (made in Japan)CD5
Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA)CDP 7 46035 2[none]
Wish You Were Here12" Vinyl5
Nimbus Records (UK classical label)SVHL 814[none]
Wish You Were HereCD5
Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA)CDP 7 46035 2[none]
Wish You Were HereCD5
CBS (CBS Records' international imprint from 1962–1990; renamed since 1991 as Columbia)CDCBS 809559399708095526
Wish You Were HereCassette5
Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA)TC-SHVL 814
Wish You Were HereCD5
  • JP1985-07-21
CBS/Sony (imprint used in Japan, South Korea and Southeast Asia 1968–1991; also used in Spain until 1997)32DP 359[none]
Wish You Were HereVinyl5
EMI Odeon Brazil7031064499286
Wish You Were HereCD5
Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA)CDP 7 46035 2[none]
Wish You Were HereCD5
Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA)CDP 7 46035 25099974603527
Wish You Were HereCD5
  • JP1988-02-26
CBS/Sony (imprint used in Japan, South Korea and Southeast Asia 1968–1991; also used in Spain until 1997)28DP 50054988009600451
Wish You Were HereCD5
  • XE1992-11-02
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)7243 5 29071 2 0724352907120
Wish You Were HereCD5
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)CK 53753074645375328
Wish You Were HereCD5
  • US1994-07-12
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP), Legacy (Legacy Recordings)CK 64405074646440520
Wish You Were HereCD5
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)7243 8 29750 2 1, CDEMD 1062724382975021
Wish You Were HereMiniDisc5
  • US1994-11-16
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)CM 33453074643345385
Wish You Were HereCD5
EMI Music Canada7243 8 29750 2 1724382975021
Wish You Were HereCD5
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)CDCOL 5472K6007689244132
Wish You Were HereCD5
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)CK 68522074646852224
Wish You Were HereCD5
  • JP1998-09-19
Sony Records (1991 - 2001 group/division of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) - used to organize imprints; not a release label)SRCS 84834988009848396
Wish You Were HereCD5
  • GB2000-04-25
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)7243 5 29071 2 0
Wish You Were HereCD5
  • US2000-04-25
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)CDP 7243 8 29750 2 1724382975021
Wish You Were HereCD5
  • JP2000-07-12
東芝EMI 株式会社 (record company, do not use as release label - check obi, back or disc for imprint! Ended 2007-06-29)TOCP-655604988006782716
Wish You Were HereCD5
  • JP2000-09-13
東芝EMI 株式会社 (record company, do not use as release label - check obi, back or disc for imprint! Ended 2007-06-29)TOCP-655494988006785076
Wish You Were HereVinyl5
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)30-AP 1875-01
Wish You Were HereCD5
  • JP2006-09-06
東芝EMI 株式会社 (record company, do not use as release label - check obi, back or disc for imprint! Ended 2007-06-29)TOCP-538084988006846593
Wish You Were Here (Immersion box set)2×CD + 2×DVD-Video + Blu-ray5 + 6 + 15 + 4 + 19
  • XE2011-07-11
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)50999 029435 2 75099902943527
Wish You Were Here (Mastered for iTunes)Digital Media5
  • XW2011-09-23
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)5099968084257
Wish You Were Here (Why Pink Floyd? Discovery edition)CD5
  • XE2011-09-26
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)5099902894522
Wish You Were Here (limited edition)12" Vinyl5
  • XE2011-11-04
  • GB2011-11-07
Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA)5099902988016, SHVL 8145099902988016
Wish You Were HereHybrid SACD (CD layer) + Hybrid SACD (SACD layer, 2 channels) + Hybrid SACD (SACD layer, multichannel)5 + 5 + 5
  • XE2011-11-04
  • GB2011-11-07
  • US2011-11-08
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972), Analogue Productions5099952243325, CAPP 33453 SA5099952243325
Wish You Were Here (Immersion box set)2×CD + DVD-Audio + DVD + Blu-ray5 + 6 + 15 + 4 + 19
  • US2011-11-08
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)50999 0 29435 2 75099902943527
Wish You Were Here (Experience edition)2×CD5 + 6
  • US2011-11-08
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)50999 029450 2 65099902945026
Wish You Were Here12" Vinyl5
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.), Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA)5099902988016, SHVL 8145099902988016
Wish You Were Here (remastered)CD5
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)50999 028945 2 25099902894522
Wish You Were HereCD5
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)509990289452
Wish You Were HereDigital Media5
Parlophone (aka Parlophone UK)[none]
Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd Records 2016 issue)CD5
  • US2016-01-08
Pink Floyd RecordsPFR9888751709225
Wish You Were Here12" Vinyl5
  • XE2016-10-14
Pink Floyd Music Ltd.PFRLP95099902988016
Wish You Were HereCD5
Pink Floyd Records5099902894522, PFR95099902894522
Wish You Were HereDigital Media5
Pink Floyd Records
Wish You Were HereCD5
  • JP2017-11-22
Pink Floyd Records, Sony Records International (Japanese TEXTLESS walking eye imprint)SICP 54104547366312652
Wish You Were HereHybrid SACD (CD layer) + Hybrid SACD (SACD layer, 2 channels) + Hybrid SACD (SACD layer, multichannel)5 + 5 + 5
  • XE2018-12-28
  • US2018-12-28
Analogue Productions, Pink Floyd RecordsPFR25/190758103420190758103426
Wish You Were Here12" Vinyl5CBS (CBS Records' international imprint from 1962–1990; renamed since 1991 as Columbia)SBP 234651[none]
Wish You Were HereCD5CBS (CBS Records' international imprint from 1962–1990; renamed since 1991 as Columbia)CDCBS 80955[none]
Wish You Were Here (made in U.K.)CD5Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA)CDP 7 46035 2077774603522
Wish You Were Here (printed in Holland, no mastering SID code, mould SID code: IFPI AAHxx)CD5EMI United Kingdom (~1993-1998)7243 8 29750 2 1, CDEMD 1062724382975021
Wish You Were Here (made in West Germany)CD5Harvest (UK based sub-label of EMI, re-activated in 2013 under Capitol Music Group in Hollywood, CA)CDP 7 46035 2077774603522
Wish You Were HereCD5CBS (CBS Records' international imprint from 1962–1990; renamed since 1991 as Columbia), Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)CK 33453074643345323
Bootleg
Wish You Were Here plus bonus album “Early Singles”CD15
  • GB2000-04-25
EMI (fake label; use for unofficial releases purporting to be on EMI)80567-2077778056720
Wish You Were Here: The High Resolution Remasters4×CD5 + 8 + 11 + 6
Archives Records & TapesART-75[none]

Relationships

associated singles/EPs:Have a Cigar
covers:Return to the Dark Side of the Moon by Various Artists
included in:Discovery
The Pink Floyd Collection
part of: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: 263)
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/master/11703 [info]
lyrics page:http://lyrics.wikia.com/Pink_Floyd:Wish_You_Were_Here_(1975) [info]
reviews:http://www.pinkfloydarchives.com/DJaCDPF.htm#WYWH7 [info]
https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/b8dp [info]
other databases:https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/pink_floyd/wish_you_were_here/ [info]
https://www.musik-sammler.de/album/20361/ [info]
Allmusic:https://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000650633 [info]
Wikidata:Q200872 [info]

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As the follow-up to the Floyd's iconic, record-breaking 1973 concept album The Dark Side Of The Moon, this album is often unfairly overlooked. With the benefit of hindsight, *Wish You Were Here *has the same faultless pacing and sequencing of its predecessor, but a more coherent musical narrative, structure and tone, as well as greater lyrical sophistication. Here, the 'concept' is more down-to-earth, since much of the record is an extended tribute to the late Syd Barrett ­ the genius behind their early works, who flew too high and burned too bright, becoming one of rock's most infamous drug casualties before Pink Floyd emerged from London1s psychedelic underground scene to become one of the biggest success stories of the 1970s. It's also the last great album by a band that would produce something as adolescently puerile as *The Wall *by the end of that decade.

Barrett is the subject of the epic "Shine On You Crazy Diamond, parts One and Two" of which take up more than half the playing time and bookend just three other shorter tracks. Despite some questionable keyboard tones from Richard Wright, the majestically unhurried instrumental intro is a triumph of suspense. It1s nearly nine minutes before Roger Waters starts singing and the effect is startling, as are the words: 'Remember when you were young?/ You shone like the sun / Shine On You Crazy Diamond!/ Now there's a look in your eye / Like black holes in the sky'. It's debatable whether the 'iPod generation' will get all of the eerie, almost visual sound detail in the more melodramatic "Welcome To The Machine", which presages some of the pomp of their later work. Guest vocalist Roy Harper is a gritty presence on the music industry-bating "Have A Cigar" and the breathless title track finds Waters' lyrics at their most soul searching. Some may baulk at Dave Gilmour's long, bluesy guitar workouts, which form the backbone of "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" and crop up throughout the album. Hey, these were the dying days of prog. rock. Punk was just around the corner and it's easy to see why, but mid-seventies post-psychedelic angst seldom sounded so chilled.