Pink FloydWish You Were Here

Label:Harvest – SHVL 814
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Style:Prog Rock


Shine On You Crazy Diamond (1-5)
A1.1Part 1
Written-ByGilmour*, Wright*, Waters*
A1.2Part 2
Written-ByGilmour*, Wright*, Waters*
A1.3Part 3
Written-ByGilmour*, Wright*, Waters*
A1.4Part 4
Written-ByGilmour*, Wright*, Waters*
A1.5Part 5
SaxophoneDick Parry
Written-ByWaters*, Gilmour*, Wright*
A2Welcome To The Machine
B1Have A Cigar
VocalsRoy Harper
B2Wish You Were Here
Written-ByGilmour*, Waters*
Shine On You Crazy Diamond (6-9)
B3.1Part 6
Written-ByGilmour*, Wright*, Waters*
B3.2Part 7
Written-ByGilmour*, Wright*, Waters*
B3.3Part 8
Written-ByGilmour*, Wright*, Waters*
B3.4Part 9

Companies, etc.



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.

This version's inner sleeve is die cut on 3 of the 4 corners. Another version (Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here) is die cut on all corners.

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

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.

℗ 1975 Pink Floyd Music Ltd.
Made in Gt Britain

Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, January to July 1975

℗ 1975

Printed and made in Great Britain
Garrod and Lofthouse Limited

The runouts are stamped

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): SHVL 814A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): SHVL 814B
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 - Side A): SHVL 814 A-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 - Side B): SHVL 814 B-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2 - Side A): SHVL 814 A-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2 - Side B): SHVL 814 B-5
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3 - Side A): SHVL 814 A-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3 - Side B): SHVL 814 B-1C
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4 - Side A): SHVL 814 A-1 PDO (ODP) 7
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4 - Side B): SHVL 814 B-7 RD 12
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5 - Side A): SHVL 814 A-1 3 R D P
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5 -Side B): SHVL 814 B-3 2 G P T
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 6 - Side A): SHVL 814 A-1 P P A
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 6 -Side B): SHVL 814 B-1C G R T
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 7 - Side A): SHVL 814 A-1 RAR
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 7 - Side B): SHVL 814 B-3 GTD
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 8 - Side A): SHVL 814 A-1 1 GO
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 8 - Side B): SHVL 814 B-3 4 MT
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 9 - Side A): SHVL 814 A-1 CML 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 9 - Side B): SHVL 814 B-4 GMH 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 10 - Side A): SHVL 814 A-1 GAL
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 10 - Side B): SHVL 814 B-3 GRT
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 11 - Side A): SHVL 814 A-1 GDR 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 11 - Side B): SHVL 814 B-3 LL 4
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 13 - Side A): SHVL 814 A-1 GAA 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 13 - Side B): SHVL 814 B-3 GDM 4
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 14 - Side A): SHVL 814 A-1 OUO 7
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 14 - Side A): SHVL 814 B-7 CDC 12
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 15 - Side A): SHVL 814 A-1 GDU 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 15 - Side B): SHVL 814 B-3 PL 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 16 - Side A): SHVL 814 A-1 LOR 4
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 16 - Side B): SHVL 814 B-3 ADR 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 17 - Side A): SHVL 814 A-1 GAM 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 17 - Side B): SHVL 814 B-3 GDL 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 18 - Side A): SHVL 814 A-1 GAL 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 18 - Side B): SHVL 814 B-3 GRT 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 19 - Side A): SHVL 814 A-4 PAO
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 19 - Side B): SHVL 814 B-7 GAL

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Wish You Were Here (LP, Album)Harvest, Harvest2C 068-96 918, 2C 068 - 96918France1975
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Wish You Were Here (LP, Album)ColumbiaPC 33453US1975
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Wish You Were Here (LP, Album)CBSCBS 80955Israel1975
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Wish You Were Here (LP, Album, Stereo)CBS/SonySOPO 100Hong Kong1975
Wish You Were Here (LP, Album, Stereo)Harvest, Harvest1C 062-96 918, 5C 062-96918Netherlands1975
  • lucgr94's avatar
    I've the argentinian 1975 pressing. Excelent sounding record even after more than 40 years of use. Sound very dynamic and loud.
    • dad_4_lyfe's avatar
      Regardless of pressing quality, are there any clear vinyl versions of WYWH? Copies that actually match what the faceless man holds on the sleeve itself?
      • Full_Range's avatar
        My version is Variant #16 and its an absolute joy listening to it (dark room compulsory for best listening)
        • recordswillberecords's avatar
          Amazing pressing.
          Since there are quiet passages in the album, I suggest you buy a clean copy.
          • thinka247's avatar
            I’ve got a vinyl-version from Wishyou were here from Pink Floyd ( album)with a lighth-green (minty) see true record. I discovered as well that the labels are on the wrong side( A=B & B=A side).
            It’s a first press from 1975, pressed in the UK!
            I can’t really find any information about this special edition.
            The funny thing is that I bought it on a second hand market in Amsterdam at Queensday....years and years ago ( probably about 20 years ago).
            Everytime I run into good records I’ll take them to have a double! Never knew it was a special edition untill last year when I showed my boyfriend!!
            Is there anyone who can tell me what the value is of this special edition???
            I’ve been looking for a year now.
            So me😢🤔!! Thanx anyway...hope someone can help me!!.... kath
            • KISS-Falco's avatar
              7243 8 29750 2 1
              Have the CD in Picture-Mirror CD. Very small booklet with the swimmer in desert (left) have a cigar text (right) and a hand with an gold vinyl. Can't find it here.
              • Mpawood's avatar
                Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
                Pink Floyd were an English rock band formed in London in 1964. Gaining an early following as one of the first British psychedelic groups, they were distinguished for their extended compositions, sonic experimentation, philosophical lyrics and elaborate live shows. They became a leading band of the progressive rock genre, cited by some as the greatest progressive rock band of all time.
                Wish You Were Here is the ninth studio album by the English rock band Pink Floyd, released on 12 September 1975 through Harvest Records and Columbia Records, their first release for the latter. Based on material Pink Floyd composed while performing in Europe, Wish You Were Here was recorded over numerous sessions throughout 1975 at Abbey Road Studios in London.
                Shine On You Crazy Diamond (1-5)
                A1.1 Part 1
                A1.2 Part 2
                A1.3 Part 3
                A1.4 Part 4
                A1.5 Part 5
                A2 Welcome To The Machine
                B1 Have A Cigar
                B2 Wish You Were Here
                Shine On You Crazy Diamond (6-9)
                B3.1 Part 6
                B3.2 Part 7
                B3.3 Part 8
                B3.4 Part 9
                Pink Floyd are infamous for their use of psychedelic rock in their albums, this album isn't too different with hits like 'Wish You Were Here' and 'Shine on you Crazy Diamond' it is a hard album not to like. Like with many albums by Pink Floyd, it's better to listen this album in song order as it tells a very good story. While 'Wish You Were Here' holds a special place in my heart, 'Shine on you crazy Diamond' is ultimately my favourite track (Tracks?) on this LP. In my opinion it's use of multiple sections in such a great way creates a symphony of sound superiority unlike anything else by any band since. It really is a pleasure to listen to and is a real credit to the musical Genius of Pink Floyd.
                Album Score: 9/10
                • Rootslion's avatar
                  I have an original press with the postcard that comes seperate in the sleeve,the record is spotless
                  . What kind of money is it worth?
                  • zat's avatar
                    I have a UK pressing that has these markings on the run outs: Side 1 shvl 814 1 - A ∴ MOM 4:
                    Side 2 shvl 814 B - 5 2 RGH (stamped) HTM (etched). Wright - Waters - Gilmour on label side 1.
                    The album sticker has been cut out from what would have been the black wrapping.
                    Anyone seen this before and would this be original pressing? Zat
                    • nathanagent011's avatar
                      Très bon album ! Pink Floyd étant mon groupe favori et WYWH un de mes albums préférés, cela me fait toujours autant plaisir. Le seul problème est que le disque saute souvent à la seconde facf, mais Shine On est toujours aussi plaisant à écouter.



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