How I wish, how I wish you were here

 

Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd (1975) Immersion Box FLAC 1080p Video

Good news is that I’ve finally finished another Floyd video!….bad news it’s one I’ve done before! 😉 My upgrade project continues….

“Wish You Were Here” was the title track from Pink Floyd’s ninth studio album, Wish You Were Here, which was released in the fall of 1975. The record explores themes of absence, the music business and former band-mate Syd Barrett’s mental decline. The album was recorded in numerous sessions at London’s Abbey Road Studios. Although some of these sessions were problematic, it was lead writer Roger Waters’ idea to split the centrepiece track “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” in two and join each half with three new compositions. “Shine On” was a tribute to Barrett, who, coincidentally, made an impromptu visit to the studio while it was being recorded.

The album’s packaging, designed by Storm Thorgerson, featured an opaque black sleeve which hid the album artwork. Wish You Were Here was an instant success and record company EMI was unable to print enough copies to satisfy demand. Although it initially received mixed reviews, the album has since been acclaimed by critics and appears on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. Band members Richard Wright and David Gilmour have each declared Wish You Were Here their favourite Pink Floyd album.

It’s been almost 2 years since I made my original video for this song, but although I liked some of the effects (they’re baaaaaack! LOL!) I was never really very happy with it….too cluttered, and art from all the Pink Floyd albums (I was thinking of the band “wishing Syd was there” during all the albums they made subsequent to his departure from the band) was really too much. This one started out with about a third less effects as I was determined to keep it simple, but just like when I was making the first one and my first “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” epic video….I found myself working on upgrades for both songs at the same time (the songs are so close conceptually that it’s very easy to mix them up).

I’m so excited about finishing up my long delayed vids for other Pink Floyd tracks and I didn’t really plan on going back to “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” before finishing those but it looks like that might happen after all since I ended up with so many extra effects from this video. Till the new ones come….take these updates for a spin! 🙂

Thanks as always for watching!

Special thanks!:

Chevvy’s amazing Syd drawings/paintings!
http://inwardscream.deviantart.com/

And of course, to everyone else who’s contribution of art made it possible to create new art! THANKS!

[Lyrics]

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?

Did they get you to 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 a 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

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