Pink Floyd - Wish You Where Here - SACD


Pink Floyd - Wish You Where Here - SACD

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Pink Floyd - Wish You Where Here - SACD
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Analogue Productions - CAPP 81034 SA -  SACD Hybrid Multichannel 

Mastered By James Guthrie - 2.0 & 5.1 Mixes 

Limited Edition - Hybrid SACD Plays On Normal CD Players

Back in the quad era, if any band actually delivered worthwhile use of the enveloping experience surround sound offered, it was Pink Floyd. With SACD, we can now have it in true, discrete form, instead of messing about with barely workable quadraphonic vinyl, and while this isn't the first time it's been reissued in a multichannel digital format, this is the best-sounding version I have ever heard. 'Welcome To The Machine' is so massive that I had to switch off the subwoofer and listen in 5.0 for fear of destabilizing the recent underpinning to our home. Along with Dark Side Of The Moon, this is one of the band's most potent releases, presented here with respect." — Sound Quality: 90% — Ken Kessler, Hi Fi News, May 2019

 "Storm Thorgerson, who designed Pink Floyd's iconic 1975 album, Wish You Were Here, returned to the photographs from his 37-year-old artwork to create a new package for the Hybrid SACD edition. Now included alongside the disc is a hardbound book with a set of postcards. ... Thorgerson says: "The album's package was done in the first place to be very image-led, and therefore not like The Dark Side of the Moon, which was graphic rather than image-y." 

35th Anniversary Edition -  The Most Anticipated SACD Release Since The Dark Side Of The Moon!
 
"...Analogue Productions got the exclusive for the latter's appearance in 5.1 on SACD. The results are spectacular, given that the progressive rock of the day - this dates from 1975 - was conceived from the outset to immerse the listener in sound. Regardless of its surround sound aspect, this is a dazzling effort...today's discrete multichannel capabilities truly liberate the sound in all of its open and spacious glory." Hi Fi News
 
...There really aren't words for how spectacular, and how musically right, Guthrie's remix was and the quality imbued in every bit of this production...I have been hearing this music since the day it arrived in my local record store 35 years ago and never imagined anything like this. Guthrie's expert, musically impeccable multichannel remix added depth and clarity to the superb original, and how he got Richard Wright's ARP string to orbit the room several feet above my heard has to be the result of some sort of voodoo...Mind-boggling." - Paul Bolin, The Audio Beat, 
 
Wish You Were Here is a multitrack masterpiece. Now, to have it mixed for 5.1 surround sound and stereo from the original analog master tapes by Pink Floyd's Producer/Engineer James Guthrie is, well, pretty damn exciting.

Mastered by the orginal Pink Floyd Engineer James Guthrie in 5.1 Surround Sound

Hybrid CD/SACD Plays on All CD Players ( SACD Player required for 5.1 Multi-channel sound )
 
This one requires no introduction. But it's deserving of constant celebration. The legendary English psychedelic rock band's 1975 masterpiece, Wish You Were Here remains a staple of poignant emotion, pioneering arrangements, clever wit, and timeless performanceForever an audiophile and music staple, the blockbuster is finally available on an incredible-sounding digital version, courtesy of this Hybrid 5.1 SACD.
 
Mixed for 5.1 from Original Multi-Track Master Tapes by Pink Floyd Engineer James Guthrie, Wish You Were Here reveals countless new layers of information, detail, and dynamics. We'll stake our reputation on it:
 
You will never hear a better digital edition, and for that matter, whether you opt to listen in stereo or surround, you'll never be closer to the music.
 
The stereo version is transferred from the original analog master tapes.
 
Anchored by the longing title track, heartfelt tribute to founder Syd Barrett "Shine on You Crazy Diamond," and nervy takedown of music-business hypocrisy "Have a Cigar," the follow-up to Dark Side is equally great and just as iconic. As much as any multiplatinum album in history, Wish You Were Here employs cutting-edge studio effects and unimaginable atmospheric techniques to paint an impossibly broad canvas.
 
On this SACD, the enormous soundscapes, introspective echoes, and brazen guitar washes take on a life of their own. Airy, complete with full frequency extension and unparalleled realism, the disc drops Pink Floyd into your listening room. 
 
This is reach-out-and-touch-it quality, the kind of perspective and experience for which all audiophiles crave. 

DO NOT MISS THIS LANDMARK DISC!  Anyone who has a high-end system needs to hear it.

On behalf of Brain Damage and Pink Floyd fans everywhere, we want to express our sincere thanks for speaking to us, and for making the Wish You Were Here SACD the most incredible Pink Floyd audio experience yet!

...Analogue Productions got the exclusive for the latter's appearance in 5.1 on SACD. The results are spectacular, given that the progressive rock of the day - this dates from 1975 - was conceived from the outset to immerse the listener in sound. Regardless of its surround sound aspect, this is a dazzling effort...today's discrete multichannel capabilities truly liberate the sound in all of its open and spacious glory." Sound Quality: 92% - Ken Kessler, Hi Fi News

"The Analogue Productions SACD of Wish You Were Here offers a premium quality compact package and the rapturous sound quality of high resolution audio...For Pink Floyd Fans, Wish You Were Here represents the perfect synergy of sonic perfection, lyrical emotion and instrumental proficiency. Deservedly so, Wish You Were Here now joins Dark Side Of The Moon on the Super Audio CD format, offering Pink Floyd fans the quintessential audiophile listening experience. Highly recommended!" - Paul Powell Jr., Brain Damage1

"...I was simply struck with the new-found ability to listen to what is essentially the master tape, without any flaws or compromises in the tranlation from storage medium to sonic image. In other words, I was hearing the choices that the musicians and engineers had made during the recording process, fully un-obscured. Wow!" - Ken Langford, Brain Damage,

"...There really aren't words for how spectacular, and how musically right, Guthrie's remix was and the quality imbued in every bit of this production...I have been hearing this music since the day it arrived in my local record store 35 years ago and never imagined anything like this. Guthrie's expert, musically impeccable multichannel remix added depth and clarity to the superb original, and how he got Richard Wright's ARP string to orbit the room several feet above my heard has to be the result of some sort of voodoo...Mind-boggling." - Paul Bolin, The Audio Beat, 

"...If ever an album was made for surround replay, Wish You Were Here was it. Originally conceived with a Quad mix in mind, the massive scale and bandwidth demands of the album reinforce the benefits of the multichannel format. If ever a record should have been labeled 'PLAY LOUD,' this was it, and five channels of amplification, five speakers and the underpinning of a serious subwoofer might not be essential, but they certainly add to the effect. Regular Floyd producer Guthrie has created a tasteful and effective 5.1 mix that actually succeeds in adding to the music, the special embellishments and immersive quality simply extending the sense and impact of the event...I can assure you that you'll not be disappointed...For once we have a reissue that stands up to the hype." Music = 5/5, Sound = 4.5/5 - Roy Gregory, The Audio Beat

"...The music may be almost 40 years old, but it sounded fresh because of the mix, which used the center and rear channels very effectively, creating a true soundscape that was startling at points - especially immediately before the lyrics began to 'Shine On You Crazy Diamond' - and mindblowing at others. This demo was a potent reminder of how innovative and expertly constructed this music was - and that David Gilmour's greatness cannot be overestimated. Only such a promising demo could pack a room with press during the opening minutes of the show." - Mark Mickelson, The Audio Beat

"...We listened to the entire album, straight through, and without interruptions. At the end of the demonstration, it was one wrung-out audience…it was like we had been at a concert! Couldn't be better. Clearly Chad Kassem's top-notch production values were in play… Chad's work sets a global standard for excellence in fine audio that everyone in the music business should emulate. Many talk about doing great work; Chad just goes out there and gets it done… and has for years. If this project is an indicator of things to come, I hope that we see the complete Pink Floyd catalog issued by Analogue Productions."  — David W. Robinson, Postive Feedback

  "Storm Thorgerson, who designed Pink Floyd's iconic 1975 album, Wish You Were Here, returned to the photographs from his 37-year-old artwork to create a new package for the Hybrid SACD edition. Now included alongside the disc is a hardbound book with a set of postcards. ... Thorgerson says: "The album's package was done in the first place to be very image-led, and therefore not like The Dark Side of the Moon, which was graphic rather than image-y." — Douglas Wok, Print, April 2012

Since the SACD release of Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here, our customers have been effusive with their praise as you can see in the comments they've posted to this site — or to put it more simply: IT'S THE BOMB! — "Absolutely incredible sound, you are surrounded by pure Pink Floyd music where every detail in the music is revealed in the highest quality." "The sound is crystal clear, one of my best SACD's." .

The press that this release has garnered has been no less a testament to the success of the project. Gathered below you'll find links to a growing list of sources where the Wish You Were Here SACD has been a subject focus or received a laudable mention. Spend some time enjoying reading what others have had to say about this super audio blockbuster.

Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here

Musicians: 
 
David Gilmour, guitars, vocals
Nick Mason, drums
Roger Waters, bass guitar, vocals
Richard Wright, keyboards, piano, vocals
 
Additional Musicians: 
Dick Parry, sax (1, 5)
Roy Harper, vocals (3)
Venetta Fields, Carlena Williams, backing vocals

1.  Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Part One) 
2.  Welcome To The Machine
3.  Have A Cigar
4.  Wish You Were Here
5.  Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Part Two)

 

 

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