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*
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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Notes

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 of a diving man.

Issue with matrix variant A-1 B-3 comes with inner sleeve with three corners cut and a bottom left corner uncut.
Issue with matrix variant A-1 B-5 comes with inner sleeve with three corners cut and a bottom right corner uncut.
Issue with matrix variant A-1 B-7 comes with inner sleeve with four corners cut.

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 A): SHVL 814 A-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 - Stamped B): SHVL 814 B-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2 - Stamped A): SHVL 814 A-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2 - Stamped B): SHVL 814 B-5
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3 - A): SHVL 814 A-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Varient 3 - B): SHVL 814 B-1C
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4 - A): SHVL 814 A-1 PDO (ODP) 7
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4 - B): SHVL 814 B-7 RD 12
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5 - Stamped A): SHVL 814 A-1 3 R D P
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5 - Stamped B): SHVL 814 B-3 2 G P T

Other Versions (5 of 461) 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 Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here(Cass, Album) EMI, Harvest TC-SHVL 814 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 1990 Sell This Version

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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?
tallscottishguy

tallscottishguy

November 10, 2016
edited 5 months ago

As I recollect, I bought a copy in Woolworths when it first came out in 1975 but many of the records in the first batch skipped. So about a week later, I exchanged it. So, there can't have been much time between the first batch (possibly pressing) and the second. This is how I ended up with two postcards.
wag52

wag52

October 15, 2016
I have a version of this with matrix SHVL 814 A-5 AND SHVL 814 B-13. I can't seem to find this on discogs any help much appreciated.
willwatts7

willwatts7

January 26, 2016
I have a copy of A1 - B1C stated above but I'm trying to understand when you say "Matrix variant number one is the first press of this record, other matrix are further pressings but still first issue of this LP" does this mean that it is a 1975 pressing or later?
jyroflux

jyroflux

November 17, 2015
edited about 1 year ago
I can't find an exact match either. My CD is a US version from 1994, 7243 8 29750 2 1. IFPI 1659.
It also has C2 158202-01 with IFPI L892 above it.
Capitol Records licensed from EMI.
Also, the writing on the spine (hinge side) runs the opposite direction of normal spine writing.
Comes with slipcover.
Oops. It's referencing an LP...
Gut-Punch_Records

Gut-Punch_Records

October 1, 2015
Anybody here familiar with a vinyl version which is shrink wrapped in black, rather than having the black plastic bag? It has the sticker, just like the original, but the black plastic is thinner and tighter than that of the "black bag", much closer to a regular factory wrapping.
Any idea what version this is?
ratchet-1212

ratchet-1212

August 25, 2015
edited about 1 year ago
I have bought a first pressing of this vinyl that came without the original black bag with a sticker. However the Matrix runout reads "AL 33453-1A 2A" on side one and "BL 33453-1A 2A" on side two. I can't find any other vinyl with that matrix on discogs. Do i have a weird copy or am i just being crazy. Sorry if this is a stupid question but I'm new to record collecting and bought this at my local record store with a first pressing sticker on it and i had to have as its my favorite pink floyd record, thanks.
(I can send pictures if it helps...)
Jef.Records

Jef.Records

July 28, 2015
Found this in Sound It Out, Teesside for 14 quid. Record has a few pops here and there but does not take away from the listening experience. Cover is going strong.. this is definitely the best album I have listened to by these guys the guitar work is exquisite, a real trip. Intending on collecting more by them, especially keeping my eye out for dark side!