Pink Floyd- Wish You Were Here

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Rate This Album

5 - Best
91
76%
4
22
18%
3
3
3%
2
2
2%
1- Worst
2
2%
 
Total votes: 120

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Re: Pink Floyd- Wish You Were Here

Post by Steph22 » Wed Aug 12, 2009 3:28 am

One of the most introspective of the Floyd albums. Getting to the very dark period of Animals and The Wall.
Shine on parts 1-5 is classic Floyd. Absolutley flawless and sophisticated. A complete song.

Welcome to the Machine had to grow on me a bit but i now understand its full power. The opening guitar riff is so amazing and my favorite parts are Nick's tympani flourishes and Rick's organ solo bit at the end.

Have a Cigar is my throwaway track on this album. Not so fond of it, but as a true Floyd fan I appreciate it for what it's worth.

Wish you were here- the Floyd's only sing along track and probably their most recognizable melody.

Shine on parts 6-9; This is my favorite part of this album. I have to say I like this more than the first part of the song. more moody and it really showcases Rick which is a good thing all the time. Very squealy slide guitar from David if you can stand it. I love it.

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Re: Discography - Pink Floyd- Wish You Were Here discussion...

Post by vera » Thu Aug 20, 2009 12:03 pm

Stephen wrote:This was the first time I'd been disappointed by Pink Floyd and I still feel the same way about the album today. I bought it on its release date and went straight home to listen to it with a friend of mine who was also a Floyd fan. The only track I was familiar with was Shine On 1-5 from hearing it on the radio so I was expecting great things from the rest of it, being a bit hyper on Floyd at this time. When we had listened to it we both felt that it was a huge let down and that there was something missing, apart from Shine On of course. I've listened to it again of course but there's nothing in it that grabs me and I'd say that chronologically speaking Shine On was where my interest in Floyd came to a sudden stop, only partially revived by sections of The Wall, although I didn't listen to that until about 15 years after it was released. I voted it a 2.
](*,) Everything you said here made lol.For me this album maybe except The Wall,Animals and Meddle is fuckin best.Id say they were at their peak back then.

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Re: Pink Floyd- Wish You Were Here

Post by moom » Thu Aug 20, 2009 1:12 pm

Vera, some people just like the "liter" Floyd and don't really get Roger's darkness.

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Re: Pink Floyd- Wish You Were Here

Post by jtull » Thu Aug 20, 2009 1:20 pm

Very good Floyd album, but not i rang with Animals and Dark Side Of The Moon. 4/5

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Re: Pink Floyd- Wish You Were Here

Post by Faint » Sun Aug 30, 2009 7:19 pm

jtull wrote:Very good Floyd album, but not i rang with Animals and Dark Side Of The Moon. 4/5
Agreed. Solo of Shine on makes me lizzy, have a cigar chill. tripping wormies, hop hop on the bed top :D but very slowly...
Gravy train..... i understood Cigar and baby boy mission, but Train? Fantastic. I love this album.

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Re: Pink Floyd- Wish You Were Here

Post by ddebil » Sun Aug 30, 2009 7:21 pm

Faint wrote:
jtull wrote:Very good Floyd album, but not i rang with Animals and Dark Side Of The Moon. 4/5
Agreed. Solo of Shine on makes me lizzy, have a cigar chill. tripping wormies, hop hop on the bed top :D but very slowly...
Gravy train..... i understood Cigar and baby boy mission, but Train? Fantastic. I love this album.
Moom's brother, by any chance? :lol:

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Re: Pink Floyd- Wish You Were Here

Post by Faint » Sun Aug 30, 2009 7:36 pm

ddebil wrote:Moom's brother, by any chance? :lol:
almost, we both are Balticans, BALTIC United we stand, United we Fall.

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Re: Pink Floyd- Wish You Were Here

Post by siderealxxx » Sun Aug 30, 2009 7:51 pm

Does everyone else think that Roy Harper's vocal on Have A Cigar sounds exactly like a cross between Davids and Rogers?! I can hear elements of both their voices in it, it's quite strange. Or is it just me?! Listen to it... you'll see!

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Re: Pink Floyd- Wish You Were Here

Post by Faint » Sun Aug 30, 2009 7:54 pm

siderealxxx wrote:Does everyone else think that Roy Harper's vocal on Have A Cigar sounds exactly like a cross between Davids and Rogers?! I can hear elements of both their voices in it, it's quite strange. Or is it just me?! Listen to it... you'll see!
Really can be that they looked something very similiar, to their voices.

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Re: Pink Floyd- Wish You Were Here

Post by vera » Sun Aug 30, 2009 9:07 pm

siderealxxx wrote:Does everyone else think that Roy Harper's vocal on Have A Cigar sounds exactly like a cross between Davids and Rogers?! I can hear elements of both their voices in it, it's quite strange. Or is it just me?! Listen to it... you'll see!
Totally!

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Re: Pink Floyd- Wish You Were Here

Post by Damn!t » Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:18 am

ddebil wrote:Moom's brother, by any chance? :lol:
...I was thinking exactly the same lol.

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Re: Pink Floyd- Wish You Were Here

Post by jtull » Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:36 am

ddebil wrote:
Moom's brother, by any chance? :lol:
Not att all, I think!

Moom was ignoring this BB(Baltic Brothers) thread http://forum.neptunepinkfloyd.co.uk/vie ... ia#p536128 so far, as it's warm potato! :lol:

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Re: Pink Floyd- Wish You Were Here

Post by David Smith » Mon Aug 31, 2009 11:02 am

moom wrote:Vera, some people just like the "liter" Floyd and don't really get Roger's darkness.
I wouldn't say it is so much not getting it as not liking it. I've never liked the idea that not appreciating something means you somehow don't understand it, otherwise we'd all be celebrating the complexities of AMLOR

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Re: Pink Floyd- Wish You Were Here

Post by PublicImage » Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:49 pm

I would like this album more if they didn't bring in Roy Harper to sing Have a Cigar. Never mind how much I try, I just can't like his performance on that song, even though I appreciate the actual composition (it's great live).

For that reason, I've changed my vote to 4/5.

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Re: Pink Floyd- Wish You Were Here

Post by jtull » Mon Aug 31, 2009 1:39 pm

PublicImage wrote:I would like this album more if they didn't bring in Roy Harper to sing Have a Cigar. Never mind how much I try, I just can't like his performance on that song, even though I appreciate the actual composition (it's great live).

For that reason, I've changed my vote to 4/5.
Same for me.

I never really accepted Roy Harpers singing on Have A Cigar.
I don't know exactly why, TBH. His performance is relatively Ok, but I just can't like it that much. :?