Review: Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here

Pink Floid, Wish You Were Here.

  • The guitar sound is so sweet
  • The volumic arrangement among the each sound elements is amazing
  • The Calm feeling is so calm, fascinate.
  • The surrealistic feeling is awesome but, overall this group’s feeling is limited to the concept one. Need to breakthrough own creative wall, if seeks artist..
  • At anyhow, great group and songs undoubtedly!

 

TeRra Magazine Team

 

 

 

About the Artist and the Song


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Pink Floyd were an English rock band formed in London in 1965. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. Distinguished by their use of philosophical lyrics, sonic experimentation, extended compositions, and elaborate live shows, they are one of the most commercially successful and influential groups in popular music history.

Wish You Were Here was first released on 12 September 1975 in the United Kingdom by Harvest Records and a day later in the United States by Columbia Records.  Two of its songs criticise the music business, another expresses alienation, and the multi-part composition “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” is a tribute to Pink Floyd founder Syd Barrett, who had left seven years earlier due to mental health problems. As with their previous album The Dark Side of the Moon (1973), the band used studio effects and synthesizers, and brought in guest singers: Roy Harper, who provided the lead vocals on “Have a Cigar“, and Venetta Fields, who added backing vocals to “Shine On You Crazy Diamond”.

Wish You Were Here topped record charts in the United Kingdom and the United States, and Harvest Records’ parent company EMIwas unable to print enough copies to meet demand. Although it initially received mixed reviews from critics, the album went on to receive critical acclaim, appearing on Rolling Stones lists of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time” and the “50 Greatest Prog Rock Albums of All Time”.

Lyrics


So, so you think you can tell
Heaven from hell
Blue skies from pain
Can you tell a green field
From a cold steel rail?
A smile from a veil?
Do you think you can tell?

Did they get you to trade
Your heroes for ghosts?
Hot ashes for trees?
Hot air for a cool breeze?
Cold comfort for change?
Did you exchange
A walk on part in the war
For a lead role in a cage?

How I wish, how I wish you were here
We’re just two lost souls
Swimming in a fish bowl
Year after year
Running over the same old ground
And how we found
The same old fears
Wish you were here

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