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Pink FloydWish You Were Here

Label:Harvest – SHVL 814
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Prog Rock

Tracklist

Shine On You Crazy Diamond (1-5)
Level UpA1.1Part 1
Written-ByGilmour*, Wright*, Waters*
Level UpA1.2Part 2
Written-ByGilmour*, Wright*, Waters*
Level UpA1.3Part 3
Written-ByGilmour*, Wright*, Waters*
Level UpA1.4Part 4
Written-ByGilmour*, Wright*, Waters*
Level UpA1.5Part 5
SaxophoneDick Parry
Written-ByWaters*, Gilmour*, Wright*
A2Welcome To The Machine
Written-ByWaters*
B1Have A Cigar
VocalsRoy Harper
Written-ByWaters*
B2Wish You Were Here
Written-ByGilmour*, Waters*
Shine On You Crazy Diamond (6-9)
Level UpB3.1Part 6
Written-ByGilmour*, Wright*, Waters*
Level UpB3.2Part 7
Written-ByGilmour*, Wright*, Waters*
Level UpB3.3Part 8
Written-ByGilmour*, Wright*, Waters*
Level UpB3.4Part 9
Written-ByWright*
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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).

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
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 14 - Stamped Side A): SHVL 814 A-1 OUO 7
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 14 - Stamped Side A): SHVL 814 B-7 CDC 12
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 15 - Stamped Side A): SHVL 814 A-1 GDU 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 15 - Stamped Side B): SHVL 814 B-3 PL 1

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Wish You Were Here (LP, Album)Harvest, Harvest2C 068-96 918, 2C 068 - 96918France1975
Wish You Were Here (LP, Album)ColumbiaPC 33453US1975
Wish You Were Here (LP, Album)CBSCBS 80955Israel1975
Wish You Were Here (LP, Album, Stereo)CBS/SonySOPO 100Hong Kong1975
Wish You Were Here (LP, Album)Harvest, Harvest1C 062-96 918, 5C 062-96918Netherlands1975
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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.
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Mpawood
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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Album Score: 9/10
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Rootslion
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?
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zat
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
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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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cmmm
What is the real German first pressing of this vinyl?
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MKiisak
Edited one year ago
This UK pressing is more dynamic than the current 2016 remaster, which sounds quieter and softer when compared.
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leonthepro
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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Anybody know who mastered the first U.K. / U.S. release?
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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 ?