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Pink Floyd

Wish You Were Here

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Wish You Were Here is the ninth studio album by the English progressive rock group Pink Floyd, released in September 1975. It explores themes of absence, the music business and former band member Syd Barrett’s mental decline. Inspired by material the band composed while performing across Europe, Wish You Were Here was recorded in numerous sessions at London’s Abbey Road Studios. The premise of the album was based on a song written by the band called “Shine On You Crazy Diamond”. “Shine On” was a tribute to Barrett, who, coincidentally, made an impromptu visit to the studio while it was being recorded. It was lead writer Roger Waters’s idea to split the “Shine On” in two parts and use it to bookend the album around three new compositions, forming a new concept similar to... Read on...

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This song is listed #316 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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More songs by Pink Floyd (See Charts): Crumbling Land, It Would Be So Nice, Paint Box, Apples And Oranges, Allons-Y, Louder Than Words, Cymbaline, In The Flesh, A New Machine Part 2, and Heart Beat, Pig Meat.

Popular in Progressive Rock (See Charts): Comfortably Numb, Time, Have A Cigar, Money, Echoes, Freewill, Aqualung, Roundabout, Close To The Edge, and Schism.


Chinablue wrote on November, 7th 2016 at 9:48pm:
One of the greatest bands and this song is very good!

Anonymous wrote on October, 16th 2010 at 5:27pm:
I'm not a big Pink Floyd fan but this song is ok

Anonymous wrote on August, 15th 2008 at 12:34pm:

eddy wrote on April, 20th 2008 at 7:02pm:
fantastic song from a fantastic band....nuff said!!!

Richard C wrote on April, 20th 2008 at 2:08pm:
This song is incredible.

dan wrote on March, 4th 2008 at 11:14pm:
the 2nd best song ever right behind us and them

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