Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here


Analogue Productions



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CAPP 81034 SA
UPC: 190758103426
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Hybrid Multichannel SACD

Hybrid Multichannel SACD

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180 Gram Vinyl Record

Easily The Biggest SACD Title in The Analogue Productions Catalog!

A multitrack masterpiece. Mixed for 5.1 surround sound and stereo from the original analog master tapes by Pink Floyd Producer/Engineer James Guthrie

"Back in the quad era, if any band actually delivered worthwhile use of the enveloping experience surround sound offered, it was Pink Floyd. With SACD, we can now have it in true, discrete form, instead of messing about with barely workable quadraphonic vinyl, and while this isn't the first time it's been reissued in a multichannel digital format, this is the best-sounding version I have ever heard. 'Welcome To The Machine' is so massive that I had to switch off the subwoofer and listen in 5.0 for fear of destabilizing the recent underpinning to our home. Along with Dark Side Of The Moon, this is one of the band's most potent releases, presented here with respect." — Sound Quality: 90% — Ken Kessler, Hi Fi News, May 2019

One of the biggest SACD reissues in the history of the format — back in print

Wish You Were Here(?) Now you can be. Total lifelike recreation of a chart-topping, pioneering, way-ahead-of-its-time blockbuster.

You talk about a title made for multichannel SACD! It's as if they knew at the album's creation that this format would be available. Finally, technology caught up with Pink Floyd. And oh how lucky we all are to still be around to hear this legendary studio recording in its full potential.

Pink Floyd chose Acoustic Sounds and Analogue Productions to handle the exclusive distribution of this monumental SACD and we are honored and thrilled to be a part of the huge Why Pink Floyd...? campaign that includes remastered CDs, Blu-rays, DVDs, LPs, memorabilia box sets and this, the first-ever multichannel presentation of Wish You Were Here. The SACD also of course includes a stunning stereo mix. And as this is a hybrid disc, the record is of course also playable on a standard CD player.

On its release in 1975 Wish You Were Here topped the album charts in both the U.K. and the U.S. Reflecting the band's thoughts of the time on the music business and exploring themes of absence, Wish You Were Here contains the classic cut "Shine On You Crazy Diamond," a tribute to founding band member Syd Barrett.

In fact, Barrett, who'd long been absent from the lives of Pink Floyd's band members, stopped by the Wish You Were Here recording sessions at London's Abbey Road Studios unannounced. The reunion — with Barrett reportedly appearing in poor mental condition — is said to have been an emotionally stirring event for the band, and apparently that encounter would be the last any of the band members were ever to see of Barrett, who died in 2006.

As they did with their previous release, Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd made great use of studio effects for this, their ninth album overall. The record's winding soundscapes are perfect for the canvas of multichannel SACD. Spacious and airy, the record breathes like a living being.

Wish You Were Here was selected by Rolling Stone as No. 209 on their list of "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time". And that's before they heard it like this!

5.1 surround mix by James Guthrie
Assistant engineer Joel Plante
Mastered by James Guthrie and Joel Plante
Mixed and mastered at das boot recording
DSD authoring for SACD by Gus Skinas

"...Analogue Productions got the exclusive for the latter's appearance in 5.1 on SACD. The results are spectacular, given that the progressive rock of the day - this dates from 1975 - was conceived from the outset to immerse the listener in sound. Regardless of its surround sound aspect, this is a dazzling's discrete multichannel capabilities truly liberate the sound in all of its open and spacious glory." Sound Quality: 92% — Ken Kessler, Hi Fi News, February 2012

"The Analogue Productions SACD of Wish You Were Here offers a premium quality compact package and the rapturous sound quality of high resolution audio...For Pink Floyd Fans, Wish You Were Here represents the perfect synergy of sonic perfection, lyrical emotion and instrumental proficiency. Deservedly so, Wish You Were Here now joins Dark Side Of The Moon on the Super Audio CD format, offering Pink Floyd fans the quintessential audiophile listening experience. Highly recommended!" — Paul Powell Jr., Brain Damage, December 2011

1. Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts 1-5)
2. Welcome to the Machine
3. Have a Cigar
4. Wish You Were Here
5. Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts 6-9)

Customer Reviews (4.88 Stars) 8 person(s) rated this product.

Splendid !

posted on 07/10/2022
5 Stars
Reviewer: RJC
I own the 2011 and 2018 versions of this SACD.

Comparison of DSD layers (2.0 and 5.1) of both versions.

My player is plugged into a Denon AVR A110 anniversary and I use the Audyssey MultEQ XT32 audio setting. It provides three offsets from the film level reference : Dynamic EQ (5 dB, 10 dB and 15 dB) to choose from depending on the compression of the dynamic range of content.

Well, the 2018 version is so well recorded that it does NOT need offset correction (0dB). You can really enjoy the rich and beautiful dynamic range of this recording. No compression. Not quite the case with the previous version.

SACD Stereo Mix - Good but not amazing

posted on 08/11/2021
4 Stars
The SACD Stereo mix is not quite as good as my vinyl re-issue of this album. The drums kick a bit harder and the soundstage is ever so slightly deeper on my vinyl version. It does sound quite a bit better than the CD layer however in both aforementioned areas. I can't comment on the 5.1 sound since I only have a 2.1 setup.

What a remix

posted on 03/01/2021
5 Stars
Reviewer: Oregondunes
Unbelievable recording. This is THE album you show off your 5.1 to friends.

Great 5.1 mix

posted on 02/04/2021
5 Stars
This album was made for 5.1 remix. You can hear different instruments in rear surrounds fantastic

Just Awesome

posted on 08/04/2020
5 Stars
Reviewer: Bill
Playing this now , a recording I've listened to a thousand times ( maybe a little less or more, who knows) but its like I never heard it before . Simply Great !!!

Welcome to the 5.1 Machine

posted on 08/23/2019
5 Stars
Just got around to putting my new copy in the surround system. I'm just sitting here with a big grin from ear to ear! How many thousands of times have I played this album and how many different versions do I have? No idea - but this is well worth the investment. Great mix and sound is simply amazing! And to think I just ordered it on a whim! If, like me, you think you have played this album out... well, give this new mix a listen. This reminds me of when I was kid in the 70s and putting it on my dad's stereo with headphones after everyone had gone to bed, thinking I was cool. Yeah, it's that kind of awesome!

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