How do you follow one of the best regarded and biggest selling albums of all time? With another one. After the swift and monumental success of The Dark Side Of The Moon , Pink Floyd were finally able to take a break from the relentless touring and recording they had had to undertake since Still, by providing a focus for the album and very quickly creating the new songs, Waters deserves much credit for keeping the recording on track.
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The album's themes include criticism of the music business , alienation, and a tribute to founding member Syd Barrett , who left seven years earlier with deteriorating mental health. Wish You Were Here received mixed reviews from critics on its release, who found its music uninspiring and inferior to their previous work. It has retrospectively received critical acclaim, hailed as one of the greatest albums of all time, and was cited by keyboardist Richard Wright and guitarist David Gilmour as their favourite Pink Floyd album. Since then, the record has sold an estimated 13 million copies. As Pink Floyd had never employed a publicist and kept themselves distant from the press, their relationship with the media began to sour. Mason said later that a critical NME review by Syd Barrett devotee Nick Kent may have had influence in keeping the band together, as they returned to the studio in the first week of
See the full list. Title: Wish You Were Here A forest ranger is haunted by the disappearance of his four-year-old daughter, and the subsequent breakup of his marriage. He discovers his ex-wife Ana is pregnant to the policeman in charge of his missing daughter's case. When a young soldier in Vietnam gets dumped by his hometown girl, he and his best friend decide to go AWOL and return to the States to win her back. Just when Joseph thought that he'd never find love, the quirky girl, Claire, proves him wrong. Lovers struggle to overcome the everyday temptations of an ordinary human life; what they discover is somewhat extraordinary. When career criminal Wolfgang West gets put away for four years, his wife Cheryl decides it's time for her family to go straight. But can the Wests change the habits of a lifetime?
Experience editions a re expanded versions of classic albums in a Digipak bonus disc format. Included are the original remastered album, a disc of additional material and an expanded CD booklet. Reflecting the bands 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 founder member Syd Barrett.