Pink FloydWish You Were Here

Label:Pink Floyd Records – PFRLP9, Pink Floyd Records – 5099902988016
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo, 180g
Style:Art Rock, 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
Written-ByGilmour*, Wright*, Waters*
SaxophoneDick Parry
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.



Almost identical to Wish You Were Here but this edition does NOT show the cat# number on the lower right side of the inner sleeve.

The stereo remastered album on Heavyweight 180 Vinyl
Remastered from the original analogue tapes by JAMES GUTHRIE, JOEL PLANTE and BERNIE GRUNDMAN
Original UK release date: September 1975
Made in the E.U.

Comes with printed inner sleeve, postcard and download code card.
The album is concealed in black shrink-wrap (making the front cover art "absent"). On the front of the shrinkwrap is a George Hardie designed sticker depicting two mechanical hands engaged in a handshake.

℗ & © 2016 Pink Floyd Music Ltd.

- Runouts are etched.
- The following Optimal Media GmbH geometric marks in runouts are mirrored:
'51' and '=4' (variant 1), '15=Λ' and '+I ̶L̶ ' (variant 3), '12=X' (variant 4), '17+T' and 'IhI' (variant 5), and '17=' & '11I' (variant 6). See 'Notes on Vinyl records' section on Optimal Media GmbH page.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned, EAN-13): 5099902988016
  • Barcode (Text): 5 099902 988016
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, Side A): PFRLP9-A (5099902988016A)
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, Side B): PFRLP9-B (5099902988016B)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 1): 5099902987613-A 51 BG24222-01 A1 BG
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 1): 5099902987613-B =4 BG24222-01 B1 BG
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 3): 5099902987613-A BG24222-01 A1 15=Λ BG
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 3): 5099902987613-B +I ̶L̶ BG24222-01 B1 BG
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 4): 5099902987613-A BG24222-01 A1 BG
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 4): 5099902987613-B 12=X BG24222-01 B1 BG
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 5): 5099902987613-A 17+T BG24222-01 A1 BG
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 5): 5099902987613-B IhI BG24222-01 B1 BG
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 6): 5099902987613-A BG24222-01 A1 BG 17=
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 6): 5099902987613-B BG24222-01 B1 BG 11I

Other Versions (5 of 948)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Recently Edited
Wish You Were Here (LP, Album)Harvest, Harvest2C 068-96 918, 2C 068 - 96918France1975
Recently Edited
Wish You Were Here (LP, Album)ColumbiaPC 33453US1975
Wish You Were Here (LP, Album, Stereo)HarvestSHVL 814UK1975
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Wish You Were Here (LP, Album)CBS, CBSCBS 80955, 80955Israel1975
Recently Edited
Wish You Were Here (LP, Album, Stereo)Harvest, Harvest1C 062-96 918, 5C 062-96918Netherlands1975



  • giordanosforzini's avatar
    Perfect sounding reissue. DEAD silent, no clicks/pops, no distortion, absolute high quality.
    • oztin79's avatar
      Edited 12 days ago
      In a way, this is the most Floydian Pink Floyd record they made. The opening track (SHINE ON…) is a slow canoe trip down a river of melody. Followed by Orwellian darkness and the reprieve of the classic WYWH. I grew up listening to this on CD in the mid-to-late 90s and this 2016 BG cut is close to flawless and sounds absolutely wonderful. DSD pressed well is the future of reissues anyway, once all the tapes are dead, so we’ll probably shelve our analogue stridency.

      I replaced this with a much more expensive UK 1st press (-1 -5), but I honestly can’t say it’s better than this 2016. It’s just an historical artifact with a little more value.

      I also owned the 2016 cut of DSOTM and, in the spirit of finding analogue cuts, I bought NM copies of MoFi’s 1979 and Kevin Gray’s 2003 pressings. While I ultimately replaced this 2016 with a UK 1st press Quadraphonic, I admit the 2016 sounds better than both of the previous analogue cuts I had. That’s not to say it’s the best cut out there - obviously - but it is to say these 2016 remasters are really phenomenal, especially if you just want great sounding cuts of these records. I also have the 2016 cuts of THE WALL and had ANIMALS before I replaced it with the “2018” remix (which is the best version of ANIMALS to my ears due to the remix).

      You really won’t go wrong with these 2016 reissues.
      • Sergeant_Mad's avatar
        Fantastic record but terrible mastering - sounds flat and soulless when comparing to other versions, no Pink Floyd "oomph!" in the sound.
        Played it side by side on the same system with a flac rip of an older release, completely different experience.
        • shymanseeks's avatar
          my first contact with Pink Floyd in the early 80’s and still my favorite album. the pressing is fantastic. killer sound. very nice reproduction worth the money. only recommendation: clean it good and put it in Nagaoka inner sleeves. the LP is a dust magnet.
          • Felixfn's avatar
            No noise worth mentioning and overall just excellent sound. Nothing to complain about.
            • Masteri00's avatar
              The outer sleeve is probably the best and most resistant one I've ever seen. I don't get why some people are upset because of the inner sleeve. Mine looks amazing and extremely resistant as well. About the overall album quality, this one is a timeless classic, and this pressing is phenomenal. One of the cleanest sounds I ever got on vinyl. I definitely recommend checking it out.
              • MistaJak's avatar
                Sounds absolutely phenomenal. No surface noise. Lots of depth, lots of dynamics.
                • hardinggr's avatar
                  Great reissue. If only they were all this good. Words words words
                  • xerfander's avatar
                    Really love quality of black envelope. The envelope looks very strong and I hope it won't tear while it's on the shelf. The quality of the record is just great. I've never heard the first prints, and I don't think it's necessary. I really love this album, and I was very happy to listen to it on vinyl. The postcard inside pleased me, I did not expect that there would be something inside besides the record. But the lack of an antistatic envelope upset. There was such an envelope in the DSotM. And this record it's just a cardboard envelope inside a cardboard envelope inside a black film.
                    • Dave-And's avatar
                      Edited 11 months ago
                      Bob Ludwig 1 Bernie Grudman 0, Ok I have to agree with the bad opinions. To start I had to take this album to the same second hand shop where I was sold the original 1975 version, their cleaning machine extracted wax as it was an ear canal. After much digging I could hear the mix and that is where the problem lies. On a two channel system the mix is just flat, regardless of the low noise; engineers of the era loved to play with the stereo and when Bob Ludwig remastered "A Night at The Opera" he did not shy from it, digital and all the modern "a Night at the Opera" is like a modern HDR movie, accurate the hell no but the illusion goes right to the 70s intention and take it forward. I wish you were here is remastered in a flat way, guitars that should be thrown at you are mixed with the rest in a let's call it wall of sound. Pleasant? Of course, it is still "I wish you were here" but effects and tricks are flattened with a snow plough. The comparison is to make clear that digital vs analog is not the problem, it is forgetting that Vinyl is for two channel home audio and not EarPods.


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