Blu-Ray Disc! In-Depth Story from the Insiders' Perspective!
Additional 25 Minutes
Bonus Footage Previously Unseen on TV!
Rolling Stone 2015 Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Jam Bands: Pink Floyd Rated 9th!
Plays on Blu-Ray Compatible Players ONLY!
Wish You Were Here, released in September 1975, was the follow up album to the
globally successful The Dark Side of The Moon and is cited by many fans, as well
as band members Richard Wright and David Gilmour, as their favorite Pink Floyd
album. On release it went straight to Number One in both the UK and the US and
topped the charts in many other countries around the world. This program tells
the story of the making of this landmark release through new interviews with
Roger Waters, David Gilmour and Nick Mason and archive interviews with the late
Also featured are sleeve designer Storm Thorgerson, guest vocalist Roy Harper,
front cover "burning man" Ronnie Rondell and others involved in the creation of
the album. In addition, original recording engineer Brian Humphries revisists
the master tapes at Abbey Road Studios to illustrate aspects of the songs'
The band members discuss the album's themes of absence, the greed of the music
business, and former band member Syd Barrett, who is famously celebrated in
'Shine On You Crazy Diamond,' which both opens and closes the album. The program
also covers the unexpected visit Barrett paid to Abbey Road during the
recording, the difficulties of the early recording sessions, and how the
decision to split 'Shine On You Crazy Diamond' into two sections was the
catalyst for the album's successful completion.
Additional 25 minutes of bonus material not featured in the TV broadcast
version, including further interviews with Roger Waters, David Gilmour and Nick
Mason plus Roger Waters and David Gilmour performing excepts from the Wish You
Were Here album.
David Gilmour, vocals, guitars
Nick Mason, drums
Roger Waters, vocals, bass guitar
Richard Wright, vocals, keyboards, piano
• Region A/1
• NTSC, widescreen
• Running time: 85 minutes
• Aspect ratio: 1.77:1
• Plays on Blu-Ray Compatible Players ONLY!
• Additional 25 Minutes Bonus Footage Previously Unseen on TV
Region A/1: North America, Central America, South America, Japan, North Korea,
South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia