Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here

£49.95

A multitrack masterpiece. Mixed for 5.1 surround sound and stereo from the original analogue master tapes by Pink Floyd Producer/Engineer James Guthrie

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Pink Floyd  Wish You Were Here

Hybrid Multichannel SACD

Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here

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

 

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Analogue Productions

Analogue Productions

It was in 1992 that Acoustic Sounds owner Chad Kassem reissued his first Analogue Productions title, Virgil Thompson’s The Plow That Broke The Plains, originally on Vanguard.

Analogue Productions began as a vehicle for Kassem to license his favorite all-time recordings and reissue them as remastered and as a superior version to the original release.

Since its inception AP has reissued hundreds of titles, ranging from classical to folk, pop, rock, blues and jazz.

Included in the many highlights of Analogue Productions’ history are the Fantasy 45 Jazz Reissues, the Blue Note Reissues, and premium box sets of the music of such legendary acts as The Doors, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Nat “King” Cole and Norah Jones.

True to its name, Analogue Productions works with the original analogue master tapes – more than any other reissue label! The result is superior sound – richer, warmer and more lifelike, than digital.

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