Pink Floyd:  Wish You Were Here

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Release Date:  September, 1975

 

Tracks:

Shine on You Crazy Diamond Part 1-5   (Wright, Waters, Gilmour) [13:33]

Welcome to the Machine  (Waters) [7:26]

Have a Cigar  (Waters) [5:07] Vocals - Roy Harper .

Wish You Were Here  (Waters, Gilmour) [5:40].

Shine on You Crazy Diamond Part 6-9  (Wright, Waters, Gilmour) [12:21].

Shine on You Crazy Diamond 1-5 [13:33]  Part I (Wright, Waters, Gilmour) [at 00:00]

Part II (Gilmour, Waters, Wright) [at 03:35]  Part III (Waters, Gilmour, Wright) [at 06:29]

Part IV (Gilmour, Wright, Waters) [at 08:42]  Part V (Waters) [at 11:10]

Shine on You Crazy Diamond 6-9 [12:21]  Part VI (Wright, Waters, Gilmour) [at 00:00]

Part VII (Waters, Gilmour, Wright) [at 04:52]  Part VIII (Gilmour, Wright, Waters) [at 06:04]

Part IX (Wright) [at 09:09] 

 

Disk Facts: 

David Gilmour - Guitar & Vocals

Roger Waters - Bass Guitar & Vocals

Nick Mason - Percussion

Richard Wright - Keyboards

Dick Parry - Saxophone on 'Shine on You Crazy Diamond'

Stephane Grapelli - Violin

Roy Harper - Vocals on 'Have a Cigar'

Backing Vocals- Venetta Fields and Carlena Williams

Recorded at Abbey Road Studios from January 6th to July 19th 1975

Engineered by Brian Humphries

Assisted by Peter James

Thanks to - Bernie Caulder and Phil Taylor

Lyrics by Roger Waters

Produced by Pink Floyd

Sleeve design and photographs by Hipgnosis

Assisted by Peter Christopherson, Jeff Smith, Howard Bartrop & Richard Manning

Dye transfers by Combined Graphics and Simon Bell

Graphics by George Hardie NTA

Lyrics:

 

Shine on you Crazy Diamond (part 1)

Remember when you were young, you shone like the sun.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
Now there's a look in your eyes, like black holes in the sky.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
You were caught on the cross fire of childhood and stardom,
blown on the steel breeze.
Come on you target for faraway laughter, come on you stranger,
you legend, you martyr, and shine!

You reached for the secret too soon, you cried for the moon.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
Threatened by shadows at night, and exposed in the light.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
Well you wore out your welcome with random precision,
rode on the steel breeze.
Come on you raver, you seer of visions, come on you painter,
you piper, you prisoner, and shine!


 




Welcome to the Machine

Welcome, my son, welcome to the machine.
Where have you been? It's all right, we know where you've been.
You've been in the pipeline, filling in time,
provided with toys and 'Scouting for Boys'.
You bought a guitar to punish your ma,
and you didn't like school, and you know you're nobody's fool,
so welcome to the machine.

Welcome, my son, welcome to the machine.
What did you dream? It's all right, we told you what to dream.
You dreamed of a big star, he played a mean guitar,
he always ate in the Steak Bar, he loved to drive in his Jaguar.
So welcome to the machine.


 




Have a Cigar

Come in here, dear boy, have a cigar. You're gonna go far,
you're gonna fly high, you're never gonna die, you're gonna make it if you try;
they're gonna love you.
Well I've always had a deep respect, and I mean that most sincerely.
The band is just fantastic, that is really what I think.
Oh by the way, which one's Pink?
And did we tell you the name of the game, boy,
we call it Riding the Gravy Train.

We're just knocked out, we heard about the sell out.
You gotta get an album out, you owe it to the people.
We're so happy we can hardly count.
Everybody else is just green, have you seen the chart?
It's a hell of a start, it could be made into a monster
if we all pull together as a team.
And did we tell you the name of the game, boy,
we call it Riding the Gravy Train.


 




Wish You Were Here

So, so you think you can tell Heaven from Hell,
blue skies from pain.
Can you tell a green field from a cold steel rail? A smile from a veil?
Do you think you can tell?

And did they get you trade your heroes for ghosts?
Hot ashes for trees? Hot air for a cool breeze?
Cold comfort for change? And did you exchange
a walk on part in the war for a lead role in a cage?

How I wish, how I wish you were here.
We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl,
year after year,
running over the same old ground. What have we found?
The same old fears,
wish you were here.


 




Shine on you Crazy Diamond (part 2)

Nobody knows where you are, how near or how far.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
Pile on many more layers and I'll be joining you there.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
And we'll bask in the shadow of yesterday's triumph,
and sail on the steel breeze.
Come on you boy child, you winner and loser,
come on you miner for truth and delusion, and shine!

 

 

        

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