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Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here – 5.1 SACD On The Way

Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here - SACD Artwork
Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here – SACD Artwork

The long-awaited 5.1 version of ‘Wish You Were Here’, mixed by James Guthrie, will be released on 7th November 2011 via independent label Acoustic Sounds. So, all of you that bought an SACD player to listen to Dark Side of the Moon when that was released on SACD will have another disc to add to your collection!

The SACD is, of course, being released as part of the huge release schedule which comes under the title “Why Pink Floyd…” which starts from 26th September 2011.

The release had originally been scheduled for around February 2008 but this never happened!

The man who designed the original artwork and the new artwork you see to the right (apologies for poor quality, I photographed it out of Mind Over Matter book by Storm Thorgerson) had these words to say about the project, “Like Dark Side of the Moon SACD it seemed appropriate to re-present the imagery in a different fashion, same thing but seen differently, just like the music, which would be the same thing but heard differently due to the remix (a remix tailored to the six speakers involved, which of course you have to go out and buy, being as you are living in a consumer society).

One of the features of the original WYWH cover is the involvement of the four elements of antiquity, Earth, Air, Fire and Water or, in our case, sand, wind, fire and water. Thus we decided the subject of the original artwork, or print therof, to the element in question, such that the burning man is now a print buried in a desert, the diving man is a print viewed underwater and the veil is a cloth picture blowing in the wind.

I shall post more news about the SACD as it becomes available.

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Why Pink Floyd – CD DVD Vinyl Boxset – New Pink Floyd Official Website for Boxsets

"Why Pink Floyd..." Pink Floyd - Re-mastered CDs, DVDs, SACDs and Downloads
“Why Pink Floyd…” Pink Floyd – Re-mastered CDs, DVDs, SACDs and Downloads

The new “Why Pink Floyd” mammoth collection of new re-mastered albums, new boxsets and digital releases shall be promoted with a new official Pink Floyd website.

The site is due to go live very soon as per the image to the right which currently occupies the home page of the site.

I have been guessing at various URLs to try and reveal a sneak peak at the new site but it appears it is not loaded to the server just yet!

Why Pink Floyd – New Albums and Boxsets

The entire back catalogue of Pink Floyd has been remastered and will be released under the title of “Why Pink Floyd…” and features three groups of releases and even a new best of called A Foot In The Door. The collection will feature rare songs, unreleased songs and unheard pieces, including a song from Household Objects.

Discover – This group features all of the studio albums remastered by James Guthrie. The albums will be available separately or as part of a new box set. Lots of new artwork by long term Pink Floyd artwork designer Storm Thorgerson.

Experience – Takes the Discover album and adds another CD of joy and some other goodies to allow you to experience the album at a greater depth.

Immersion – Three of the albums in Why Pink Floyd (Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here and The Wall) will be presented each in its own big box set with lots of DVDs, CDs and other fun memorabilia. These look absolutely brilliant and I cannot wait to get my hands on them!

Why Pink Floyd – Release Dates

The release dates are in three phases on 26th September 2011, 7th November 2011 and 27th February 2012.

September 26th 2011: All 14 remastered studio albums ‘Discovery’ editions, Box-set of all 14 albums with photo book, Audio downloads of ‘Discovery’ albums and box-set, The Dark Side of The Moon – ‘Immersion’ and ‘Experience’ editions, Vinyl LP and digital editions

November 7th 2011: A Foot In The Door -The Best of Pink Floyd, Wish You Were Here – ‘Immersion’ and ‘Experience’ editions, Vinyl LP and digital editions

February 27th 2012: The Wall – ‘Immersion’ and ‘Experience’ editions, Vinyl LP and digital editions

Why Pink Floyd – Further Details

To see the full details of the Why Pink Floyd collection, have a look at “Why Pink Floyd” Exciting New CDs, DVDs and Blu-Ray With New Material.