Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here (Experience Edition): Cam’s Review Corner
With its spacey synths and long songs, Pink Floyd‘s 1975 follow-up to the commercially colossal Dark Side of the Moon album proved to be a return to the band’s more explicitly prog-rock stylings of earlier works.
The album serves up five tracks only, including sprawling masterworks like Welcome to the Machine and Shine On You Crazy Diamond, which bookends the album – its first installment clocking in at 13:38 and its second at 12:29.
With its 70s synths and sprawling song structures, it could be argued that this album sounds more dated than other Pink Floyd stalwarts like Dark Side and The Wall, but its adventurous and sophisticated compositions give it a deserved place in the classic rock pantheon.
The 2-CD Experience Edition comprises a remaster of the original album and a disc of unreleased tracks, including live versions of albums tracks in their development.