It had a lot to live up to - their previous LP, Dark Side Of The Moon, was a multi-million selling phenomenon that took up residence on the album charts for years. Luckily, the band were at their creative peak - but the troubles that surrounded the group over the past few years found their way into the music. The song is about Syd Barrett, the original frontman and chief songwriter of the Floyd, who left the group in after his mental and physical health and reliabity deteriorated thanks to heavy drug use. Ironically, the man himself visited Abbey Road while the song was being recorded, but was initially not recognised by his former bandmates. But Waters later said: "Shine On is not really about Syd — he's just a symbol for all the extremes of absence some people have to indulge in because it's the only way they can cope with how fucking sad it is, modern life, to withdraw completely. The song and opens with the sound of a radio tuning away from the previous track Have A Cigar , across a station playing Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony and on to Dave Gilmour playing the delicate string acoustic guitar intro. Probably in an hour. It was one of those happy times when stream of consciousness works, and words come out. I wanna be engaged. Latest Videos.
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Reflecting the bands 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 founder member Syd Barrett. Skip to main content. Only 1 left in stock more on the way. Quantity: 1 2 3 Quantity: 1. Add to Cart.
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Add to Wishlist. Add to Compare. Email to a Friend. First Ever 5. Wish You Were Here is a multitrack masterpiece. Now, to have it mixed for 5. Is this the biggest SACD reissue in the history of the format? Time will tell, but don't bet against it. Wish You Were Here? Now you can be.
It was released as the title track of their album Wish You Were Here. In , the song was ranked No. In the original album version, the song segues from " Have a Cigar " as if a radio had been tuned away from one station, through several others including a radio play and one playing the opening of the finale movement of Tchaikovsky 's Fourth Symphony , and finally to a new station where "Wish You Were Here" is beginning.