Wish You Were Here

Wish You Were Here

Music CD - 2011
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Publisher: [S.l.] : Pink Floyd Music , 2011.
Branch Call Number: PIN ROCK
Characteristics: 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.

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the successful refining of their message. one might fit in the reading of the stellar british writer, ballard, whilst listening. it certainly complements well this awesome band (that was only beginning whilst the beatles were ending). is it j.g. ballard? yes, I think that it is. david Gilmour later played with macca on the cut, NO OTHER BABY, and Sid Barrett played with the Beatles on the very rare cut, WHAT A SHAME MARY JANE HAD A PAIN AT THE PARTY.

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1aa
Jul 29, 2017

Apart from the weird but well developed track one, I didn't like any of the songs and was annoyed by most of them.

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mmontserrat
Oct 19, 2015

The first Pink Floyd album I ever heard. Still beautiful, strange, and moving to this day.

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TheSandoz
Jul 07, 2015

Classic Pink Floyd album- for a reason- it has great songs- still- that hold up over 40 years later.

aaa5756 May 23, 2013

A++ All the way….A must have CD - worth the long library wait.

I LoVe This CD !! :D !! <>?<>
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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Apr 09, 2013

"We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish-bowl (year after year)."

Even though Wish You Were Here was hardly what I would've expected to hear from the 70's, psychedelic-rockers, Pink Floyd, as a follow-up album to the mega-successful The Dark Side of the Moon, that doesn't mean to say that I didn't like it.

On the contrary, I was far from being disappointed by this offering, but, all the same, I will say that Wish You Were Here (generously laced with Waters' cynical lyrics) clearly lacked the overall "oomph!" and hard-driving edge that Dark Side of the Moon delivered.

With there being moments that were almost hypnotic in nature, this music-disc was Pink Floyd (in 1975) in a much more mellow and low-keyed frame of mind. And, hey, that's OK!

johnmarkeberhart Jul 19, 2012

For my money, "Wish You Were Here" is the greatest album Pink Floyd ever made. With all due respect to "Dark Side of the Moon," "Wish You Were Here" is more tuneful, more hypnotic, more immersive. "Shine On You Crazy Diamond," which tells the sad story of founding Pink Floyd member Syd Barrett's mental breakdown, is both beautiful and heartbreaking. Two other songs here, "Welcome to the Machine" and "Have a Cigar," are scathing indictments of a music industry that even in the mid-1970s was increasingly driven by corruption and greed. And the title track, co-written by Floyd guitarist David Gilmour and PF bassist Roger Waters, is nothing less than one of the greatest songs in the band's repertoire -- wistful and irresistibly melodic.

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Jean-Pierre Lebel
Jun 03, 2012

Short and sweet, this is one of Pink Floyd's best albums. A perfect example of progressive rock. Highly recommended.

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Laura_X Jan 22, 2015

We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl.

aaa5756 May 23, 2013

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent”
― Victor Hugo

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