Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here
Hybrid Multichannel SACD
Easily The Biggest SACD Title in the Analogue Productions Catalogue!
A multitrack masterpiece. Mixed for 5.1 surround sound and stereo from the original analogue master tapes by Pink Floyd Producer/Engineer James Guthrie
One of the biggest SACD reissues in the history of the format — back in print
Wish You Were Here, Now you can be.
Total lifelike recreation of a chart-topping, pioneering, way-ahead-of-its-time blockbuster.
You talk about a title made for multichannel SACD!
It’s as if they knew at the album’s creation that this format would be available. F
inally, technology caught up with Pink Floyd. And oh how lucky we all are to still be around to hear this legendary studio recording in its full potential.
On its release in 1975 Wish You Were Here topped the album charts in both the U.K. and the U.S. Reflecting the band’s 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 founding band member Syd Barrett.
In fact, Barrett, who’d long been absent from the lives of Pink Floyd’s band members, stopped by the Wish You Were Here recording sessions at London’s Abbey Road Studios unannounced. The reunion — with Barrett reportedly appearing in poor mental condition — is said to have been an emotionally stirring event for the band, and apparently that encounter would be the last any of the band members were ever to see of Barrett, who died in 2006.
As they did with their previous release, Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd made great use of studio effects for this, their ninth album overall. The record’s winding soundscapes are perfect for the canvas of multichannel SACD. Spacious and airy, the record breathes like a living being.
Wish You Were Here was selected by Rolling Stone as No. 209 on their list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. And that’s before they heard it like this!
“…Analogue Productions got the exclusive for the latter’s appearance in 5.1 on SACD. The results are spectacular, given that the progressive rock of the day – this dates from 1975 – was conceived from the outset to immerse the listener in sound. Regardless of its surround sound aspect, this is a dazzling effort…today’s discrete multichannel capabilities truly liberate the sound in all of its open and spacious glory.” Sound Quality: 92% — Ken Kessler, Hi Fi News, February 2012
“The Analogue Productions SACD of Wish You Were Here offers a premium quality compact package and the rapturous sound quality of high resolution audio…For Pink Floyd Fans, Wish You Were Here represents the perfect synergy of sonic perfection, lyrical emotion and instrumental proficiency. Deservedly so, Wish You Were Here now joins Dark Side Of The Moon on the Super Audio CD format, offering Pink Floyd fans the quintessential audiophile listening experience. Highly recommended!” — Paul Powell Jr., Brain Damage, December 2011