Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd - Sondz

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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, their first release for the latter. Based on material Pink Floyd composed while performing in Europe, Wish You Were Here was recorded over numerous sessions throughout 1975 at Abbey Road Studios in London.

The album's themes include criticism of the music business, alienation, and a tribute to founding member Syd Barrett, who had left seven years earlier due to his deteriorating mental health; Barrett coincidentally visited the band during the album's production. 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 ...

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Release date12 Sep. 1975
CountryUnited States
Length44:09
StatusOfficial
Label(s)Columbia
CataloguePC 33453
PackagingPseudo-Release
Language, scriptLatin
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As the follow-up to the Floyd's iconic, record-breaking 1973 concept album *The ...

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...

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