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Old 02-22-2007, 11:17 AM   #16
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Wish You Were Here is from the 1975 album Wish You Were Here.

The Wall was released toward the end of 1979.

I love the song Wish You Were Here, but I usually just listen to the entire album. For me, the album is just one long song with several parts.
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Old 02-22-2007, 11:25 AM   #17
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Wish You Were Here is probably Waters' finest lyrical moment, which is really saying something. This is a rare song that expresses genuine affection for another without being saccharine or cliched, and the acoustic guitar solo at the beginning is one of those enduring pieces that simply burns itself into your head. WYWH is probably in my top 3 Floyd songs, only to be outshone by Comfortably Numb and Shine On 1-5.
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Old 02-22-2007, 01:11 PM   #18
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Wish You Were Here is probably Waters' finest lyrical moment, which is really saying something.
IMO, I'll take David Gilmour's Wish You Were Here over Water's any day. I love them both but Gilmour does far more for this song than Water's.
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Elevated you need a hug.
A lobotomy is more like it

Anyhow, I just finished listening to The Wall, Wish You Were Here and Animals just for good measure And I have discovered 3 things:

1. It was The Wall that I don't like
2. The Wall isn't as bad as I remember
3. Pink Floyd Fucking Rocks! Even their bad stuff (IMO) is better than most bands!

I'm going to go listen to DSOTM again just to finish off my day.
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Old 02-22-2007, 02:13 PM   #20
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You should try Animals too. That one's really good.
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Old 02-22-2007, 02:24 PM   #21
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I'll always have a soft spot for the song since it was the first I ever learned to play on guitar all the way through.

Oh to be 14 again.



Actually, nevermind. That age sucked.
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I think Wish You Were Here is one of the worst songs Pink Floyd ever wrote. Though you can't deny the beauty in those lyrics.
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I think Wish You Were Here is one of the worst songs Pink Floyd ever wrote. Though you can't deny the beauty in those lyrics.
How so?

It's definitely in my Top 5 with Comfortably Numb, Sheep, One of These Days, and Breathe.
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Old 02-22-2007, 04:01 PM   #24
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Wish you were here is sooo good. The intro with the guitars are great and when Gilmour are singing (yeah and Waters) and.. yeah everything. I think this was the song that got me into Pink Floyd. But all the songs on that album are great.
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How so?

It's so boring. The acoustic guitar and main riff are so annoying. The vocalizations at the end are terrible. It is just a really dull song that doesn't do the lyrics justice. It also really weighs down the album.
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It's so boring. The acoustic guitar and main riff are so annoying. The vocalizations at the end are terrible. It is just a really dull song that doesn't do the lyrics justice. It also really weighs down the album.


I don't think that Wish You Were Here is a perfect album though. Shine On is great, but could have been a bit shorter, especially with two parts (I prefer Shine On VI-IX...oh how I love that guitar jam ) and I really dislike Welcome To The Machine . I think the album could have used maybe two more songs for variety's sake. Still, Have A Cigar is awesome in every way, and of course Wish You Were Here is one of the best songs ever. It's not my favorite PF album, but at its best...wow.
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I appreciate. I should sit down and learn how to play it one of these days I'm going to cut you into little pieces.

Sorry, couldn't resist!
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