Pink Floyd ‎– Wish You Were Here

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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. 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 variant number one is the first press of this record, other matrix are further pressings but still first issue of this LP.

Note:
There is also a 1st UK issue WITH the mastering credits for HTM (Harry Moss) etched in the runout, It is here Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

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

Other Versions (5 of 594) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
32DP 359 Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here(CD, Album, RE) CBS/Sony 32DP 359 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
TC-SHVL 814, 0C 244 o 96918 Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here(Cass, Album, Pap) Harvest, Harvest TC-SHVL 814, 0C 244 o 96918 UK 1975 Sell This Version
8 55 979 Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here(LP, Album) AMIGA 8 55 979 German Democratic Republic (GDR) 1983 Sell This Version
5C 062-96918 Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here(LP, Album, RE) Harvest 5C 062-96918 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
2.11.0040 Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here (CD, Album, RE) Columbia 2.11.0040 Venezuela 1991 Sell This Version

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Chalkers

Chalkers

April 23, 2018

Were any of the first issues released with a postcard with flat edges and an uncut inner bag? I bought a copy claiming to be bought in 1975 and a first issue (with black cellophane and sticker) but I can't find any versions that match...
Laurieclee

Laurieclee

March 12, 2018
I have a copy of this, but it has Side 2 label on both sides? Are there any others like this?
Run out matrix are SHVL 814 A-4 HTM / B-11 HTM
DO I NEED TO LIST IT DIFFERENTLY?
leonthepro

leonthepro

February 10, 2018
edited about 1 month ago

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 hear. Is that good however? Sometimes emphasis is more important than making everything heard at all times. Perhaps cymbals become more annoying than effect full 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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Chalkers

Chalkers

February 4, 2018

I seem to have a copy with no cut corners on the inner sleeve and the postcard is straight edged (not jagged) -
A Side ; SHVL 814 A-6 HTM
B Side ; SHVL 814 B-14 HTM

Can't seem to find it on discogs though...any ideas?
Arhetrah

Arhetrah

November 10, 2017
Can anyone help me to find my Wish You Were Here release? It is LP Columbia release with code PC 33453.
The following is written on the matrix:
Matrix on A side: AL 33453-1C (stamped) and B 14 (etched)
Matrix on B side: BL 33453-1C (stamped) and C 6 (etched)
CMiranda9

CMiranda9

September 3, 2017
The wrap of the 1st ed was not black but blue, a very beautiful shade of marine blue. Also, it contained a postcard.
Laperlevn

Laperlevn

June 13, 2017
I bought this copy (1975 UK). Its completely a trash. Filled with ticks and pops. Pls. avoid. I paid EUR14 plus EUR7 for shipping. EUR21 wasted.
angelo.pettazzoni

angelo.pettazzoni

March 5, 2017
I have a version with matrix SHVL A-6 SHVL B-13 without postcard and inner sleeve white.
I have bought in Italy in the '80s.
totallyvinyl

totallyvinyl

February 11, 2017
Just checking through some comments. Firstly the LP was black shrink-wrapped with an outer sticker-which is sometimes described as a 'black "bag"'-completely mis-leading. We have variants of the inner sleeve with 3 or 4 angle cut corners and all these have the SHVL cat # but on the 2nd pressing (& later) rounded corners some cat #s have a 'P' after SHVL and and (I) after the number. The discs contained within and the cover are all typical 2nd press product so does anyone know what an earth these extra suffixes are? We have also seen this on the later thin glossier inner sleeve from sometime in the 80s but again the disc/cover are similar albeit the matrices are higher #s
comfy

comfy

December 1, 2016
I hope someone can answere this: If the black shrinkwrap outside cover on a UK Wish you were here, have `breedingholes` on front, is it then a first or a later issue?