Shine On You Crazy Diamond

Wish You Were Here

I have been a Pink Floyd Fan since my High School Days in Orangeville, Ontario. My Brother Enn (yes, his name), brought musical treasures home which he blasted to All of the Neighborhood (When the Parents were not home). Many days he would have to “negotiate” with Folks who did not appreciate his tastes!

This is a tribute to Pink Floyd. Wish You Were Here is the ninth studio album by English Pink Floyd, released in September 1975. Inspired by material they composed while performing across Europe, it was recorded over numerous sessions at London’s Abbey Road Studios. The album explores themes of absence, the music business, and former band-mate Syd Barret’s mental decline. Early sessions were a difficult and arduous process but it was Waters’s idea to split the centrepiece track “Shine on You Crazy Diamond” in two, and join each half with three new compositions. “Shine On” was a tribute to Barrett, who, coincidentally, made an impromptu visit to the studio while it was being recorded.


2 responses

  1. Great band, great read, great image

    July 3, 2011 at 11:44 pm

  2. Jose Vazquez

    Love it! Wish You Were Here is one of the first songs I learned on my acoustic.

    July 4, 2011 at 7:16 am

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