Pink Floyd ‎– Wish You Were Here

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Harvest ‎– SHVL 814
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Shine On You Crazy Diamond (1-5)
A1.1 Part 1
Written-By – Gilmour*, Wright*, Waters*
A1.2 Part 2
Written-By – Gilmour*, Wright*, Waters*
A1.3 Part 3
Written-By – Gilmour*, Wright*, Waters*
A1.4 Part 4
Written-By – Gilmour*, Wright*, Waters*
A1.5 Part 5
Saxophone – Dick ParryWritten-By – Waters*, Gilmour*, Wright*
A2 Welcome To The Machine
Written-By – Waters*
B1 Have A Cigar
Vocals – Roy HarperWritten-By – Waters*
B2 Wish You Were Here
Written-By – Gilmour*, Waters*
Shine On You Crazy Diamond (6-9)
B3.1 Part 6
Written-By – Gilmour*, Wright*, Waters*
B3.2 Part 7
Written-By – Gilmour*, Wright*, Waters*
B3.3 Part 8
Written-By – Gilmour*, Wright*, Waters*
B3.4 Part 9
Written-By – Wright*

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First issue.
Released with the cover hidden under black shrink wrap with a round Wish You Were Here sticker on the outside of the shrink wrap. Spine is narrow (pinched) at the top and bottom and wide in the middle on some covers, and uniformed on others (like all spines). Issued with lyrics on a die cut inner sleeve and a glossy postcard, with jagged edges, of a diving man.

On label side 1, Shine On You Crazy Diamond Part 5 is credited to "Waters-Gilmour-Wright" (later have "Waters" only).

- Issue with matrix variant A-1 B-3 comes with die cut inner sleeve with the top two corners and bottom left corner cropped at an angle (looking from the red veil blowing in the wind side, see pic).
Opening on the top back with a nine inch notch in the center where the record is inserted.
- Issue with matrix variant A-1 B-5 comes with die cut inner sleeve with the top two corners and bottom right corner cropped at an angle (looking from the red veil blowing in the wind side).
Opening at top center front with notch.
- Issue with matrix variant A-1 B-7 comes with die cut inner sleeve with all four corners cropped at an angle.
Opening at top center with notch.

Matrix variants A1 / B3 are the first press of this record, other matrix are further pressings but still first issue of this LP.

Labels:
℗ 1975 Pink Floyd Music Ltd.
Made in Gt Britain

Sleeve:
Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, January to July 1975

℗ 1975

Printed and made in Great Britain
Garrod and Lofthouse Limited

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 - Stamped Side A): SHVL 814 A-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 - Stamped Side B): SHVL 814 B-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2 - Stamped Side A): SHVL 814 A-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2 - Stamped Side B): SHVL 814 B-5
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3 - Stamped Side A): SHVL 814 A-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3 - Stamped Side B): SHVL 814 B-1C
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4 - Stamped Side A): SHVL 814 A-1 PDO (ODP) 7
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4 - Stamped Side B): SHVL 814 B-7 RD 12
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5 - Stamped Side A): SHVL 814 A-1 3 R D P
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5 - Stamped Side B): SHVL 814 B-3 2 G P T
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 6 - Stamped Side A): SHVL 814 A-1 P P A
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 6 - Stamped Side B): SHVL 814 B-1C G R T
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 7 - Stamped Side A): SHVL 814 A-1 RAR
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 7 - Stamped Side B): SHVL 814 B-3 GTD
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 8 - Stamped Side A): SHVL 814 A-1 1 GO
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 8 - Stamped Side B): SHVL 814 B-3 4 MT
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 9 - Stamped Side A): SHVL 814 A-1 CML 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 9 - Stamped Side B): SHVL 814 B-4 GMH 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 10 - Stamped Side A): SHVL 814 A-1 GAL
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 10 - Stamped Side B): SHVL 814 B-3 GRT
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 11 - Stamped Side A): SHVL 814 A-1 GDR 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 11 - Stamped Side B): SHVL 814 B-3 LL 4
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 12 - Stamped Side A): SHVL 814 A-1 EO ∴ 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 12 - Stamped Side B): SHVL 814 B-3 DR ∴ 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 13 - Stamped Side A): SHVL 814 A-1 GAA 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 13 - Stamped Side B): SHVL 814 B-3 GDM 4

Other Versions (5 of 731) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PCQ 33453 Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here(LP, Album, Quad, SQ ) Columbia, Columbia SQ Quadraphonic PCQ 33453 US 1976 Sell This Version
PC 33453 Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here(LP, Promo) Columbia PC 33453 US 1975 Sell This Version
TCSHVL 814 Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here(Cass, Album) Stallions Recording TCSHVL 814 Saudi Arabia Unknown Sell This Version
E-CTE 70220, E-70220 Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here(Cass, Album) EMI, EMI E-CTE 70220, E-70220 Bolivia 1975 Sell This Version
LSHV 73032, SHVL 814 Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here(LP, Album, RP) Jugoton, Harvest LSHV 73032, SHVL 814 Yugoslavia 1979 Sell This Version

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MKiisak

MKiisak

September 7, 2020
edited about 1 month ago
This UK pressing is more dynamic than the current 2016 remaster, which sounds quieter and softer when compared.
leonthepro

leonthepro

September 5, 2020

Just listened to my First UK press of WYWH and these are my first impressions.
Besides some crackles which I mostly hope to get off with some cleaning Im quite happy with it for a number of reasons. Coming off of the 2016 issue as my only copy its clear that theres a lot more punch in the sound, that being the biggest difference. The low end bass is fuller and the sound is still so effortless, really wonderful. Wish You Were here just slams it compared to the new issue by Grundman and its really enjoyable.
Whats not as enjoyable are a few details. I can play the Grundman cut louder overall and whats gained from that soundwise is a bit of the soundstage and most of all the effect sounds. One of my favorite parts of the whole album is in Shine on right when the singing starts. It goes "remember when you were young..." and then there is that ominous laugh. That laugh used to send chills down my spine, mostly because of how real and in the room it felt. But its not as effective in the original. I feel similarly about the opening to Welcome to the Machine and Wish You Were here with their sound effects.
This is just on first listen, Ill be going back to the 2016 issue next time and see if it sound underwhelming now or still holds up. Despite it all Im happy to have both the oldest and newest releases and maybe some day Ill find a sound that strikes the middle between the two or change my mind on them completely.

On second inspection I notice a few other things, mainly about the EQ and Soundstaging again. The UK original is somewhat more low end favored which is probably what gives it its smoother and more bass filled sound. The BG is higher end favored and I feel reflects a slightly more realistic reproduction, even with less bass. Its probably what made me feel like the effects were less in the room on the UK as they become slightly less present and real. Now what I mean by soundstaging is the way in which instruments are placed. BGs work on this Pink Floyd series has been a very neutral and balanced approach. As with the EQ, the soundstaging is less deep, but then instead more present, and you hear some instruments buried in the mix of the original more so here. Is that good however? Sometimes emphasis is more important than making everything heard at all times. Perhaps cymbals become more annoying than effectfull after a while. Its very dependent on the listener.
With the progress made here I have to say that I again favor the Reissue over the original and vice versa for certain things. But given the cost and effort required to find a clean original the reissue might just edge it out here.

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rawmacias

rawmacias

August 21, 2020
Anybody know who mastered the first U.K. / U.S. release?
Maks75

Maks75

February 27, 2020
Здравствуйте, у меня матрица SHVL 814 A 1
SHVL 814 B 3
Но вставка обрезана на всех углах , а тут в описании написано , что с этой матрицей поставлялась вставка с обрезанными 3 углами. Что это значит ? Мне вложили не ту вставку ?
tencc

tencc

December 19, 2019
Hello. I have the first press of this item, but the postcard has jagged edges and a print on the back of Q4SHVL 814. Is this the original postcard or it belongs to a quadraphic recording?
thegoodboy

thegoodboy

December 16, 2019
Hello,
i have a question regarding this record. I have a nearly mint sleeve without any information on it. It is blank and shows only the photos. Anybody know what this can be?
Sinsonido

Sinsonido

December 4, 2019
The following text should be corrected -

"There is also a 1st UK issue WITH the mastering credits for HTM (Harry Moss) etched in the runout..."

Because that link is referring to the 1976 pressing, second issue. Also, I have an A-1/B-5 pressing from the first issue and B-5 has the HTM inscription. Harry Moss cut lacquer for the first issues of the UK and the US pressings.
zymurgypat

zymurgypat

November 1, 2019
I have the Columbia ‎– JC 33453, Columbia ‎– PC 33453 Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo, Sky Blue Label or Terre Haute Pressing (Not Sure) BUT mispressed with Side A of Bob Dylan's Street Legal. I've seen some with Santana misprints on this site, but cannot find out anything about this one. is this common?
oscartr24

oscartr24

September 20, 2019
edited about 1 year ago
I just bought from England an LP that matches with the very first pressings showed on The Pink Floyd Archives SHVL 814 A1 B3, it has the opening for the inner sleeve on one side instead of the top as showed on the pictures on the example that you show here at Discogs , I read on that site from somebody who owns a simimar one, that this is one of the first pressings, that only less than 1 % of this first UK pressings have this partícularity. Could this be true? I bought it for just 50 pounds plus shipping, I think that I was very lucky since it's in near mint condition, it had the postcard intact and the black shrink wrap with the sticker on it and the Vinyl plays fantastic!
juliano.zuca

juliano.zuca

February 22, 2019
It would be worthy for "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" alone, but there's more. A beatifully crafted solid album.