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Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here CD (album) cover


Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.62 | 3762 ratings

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5 stars The case with most bands is, they work hard to make the "perfect album". The album is released, becomes a huge success. The fans of that group can not wait to hear the next album. Finally an album is made and released, and it's not good at all. The band can not compete with the last one. That's not the case with Pink Floyd. You would think after Dark Side of the Moon that nothing else that they did could touch it, but Wish You Were Here is proof that they could. The very first song on here, "Shine on You Crazy Diamond" is one of the band's best pieces of music. Wish You Were Here seems to be abit stronger on the music, where Dark Side is more about the lyrics. Shine On is the band's song to Syd, and after about 13 minutes Welcome to the Machine begins. David Gilmour's voice is incredible as well as his acoustic guitar work, and Richard Wright's keyboard work. Have a Cigar is the third song. It seems abit more up beat than the rest of the songs on here. Roy Harper sings lead vocals on here. I have seen where Roger Waters sings this song and it's not bad. But the true heart of the album along with Shine On, is the title track "Wish You Were Here". That little opening with the people talking on what sounds like a radio, then the famous guitar line. It is one of my all time favorite Floyd songs and I here it on the radio all the time. The closer of the album is the conclusion of Shine On. Like DSOTM all the way to the The Final Cut, this is a concept album. Any one who has never listened to this album should know it's got to be good because it's # 4 on Progarchives top prog albums. This is hands down one of the greatest albums of all time.
FloydZappa | 5/5 |


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