*This is a Vinyl LP*
Release Date: 2016
Label: Pink Floyd Records
- Shine on You Crazy Diamond (Parts 1-5)
- Welcome to the Machine
- Have a Cigar
- Wish You Were Here
- Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts 6-9)
180-gram vinyl. Original packaging that includes a black plastic outer wrapping with Pink Floyd sticker insignia. Postcard plus free mp3 album download and exclusive poster.
Released in tandem with EMI’s huge Why Pink Floyd…? campaign that includes remastered CDs, an SACD, Blu-Ray DVDs, memorabilia box sets and more from their legendary catalog.
Remastered by James Guthrie with artwork by Storm Thorgerson.
This special vinyl reissue of Wish You Were Here commemorates the 35th anniversary of this monumental title. Wish You Were Here topped the album charts in both the U.K. and the U.S. Reflecting the band’s thoughts of the time on the music business and exploring themes of absence, Wish You Were Here contains the classic cut “Shine On You Crazy Diamond,” a tribute to founding band member Syd Barrett, who showed up at the recording sessions for this record unannounced, not having been seen by the band in years. That was to be the last time any of the band members would see Barrett.
This release is part of a larger Why Pink Floyd…? campaign by EMI. The releases are designed to appeal to a wide cross section of their fans, with music to excite first time listeners, while super-deluxe box sets will cater to dedicated fans, allowing them to immerse themselves in multi-disc sets, containing alternate takes, unreleased tracks, restored live concert screen films and a live recording of the legendary The Dark Side Of The Moon performance at Wembley in 1974.
A series of different listening experiences have been specially created for this release: in addition to remastered CDs called Discovery and the Immersion CD/DVD/Blu-Ray/memorabilia box sets will be a series of Experience Editions – coupling one classic album with a further disc of related content from that album to offer a deeper listening experience.
Storm Thorgerson, the band’s longtime Art Director, has overseen the visual design, including new booklets for all the CDs, new artwork for the box sets and menus for the DV content. Respected photographer Jill Furmanovsky has edited books of original unseen photographs. Pink Floyd collaborators James Guthrie (in the U.S.) and Andy Jackson (in the U.K.) have been in charge of digital remastering to the highest audio and audiovisual standards.