Pink Floyd Details ‘Wish You Were Here’ Immersion Edition Tracklist
Pink Floyd has revealed the tracklist for the upcoming five-disc “Immersion” edition of their 1975 classic ‘Wish You Were Here’ album, and much like their recent box set version of ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ (reviewed here), this collection is pretty darn awesome looking.
The first disc features a remastered version of the original album, which is largely dominated by the nine-part ‘Shine On You Crazy Diamond,’ a tribute to the band’s departed frontman, Syd Barrett. The second CD features over an hour of unreleased music, largely drawn from a 1974 concert in London. As with ‘Dark Side,’ another track from the aborted ‘Household Objects’ album, ‘Wine Glasses,’ is included, in addition to alternate versions of ‘Have a Cigar’ and ‘Wish You Were Here.’
If listening to music through two speakers seems very 1974 to you, you’ll be glad to hear that there is a DVD filled with 5.1 and 4.0 quadrophonic mixes of the album, as well as an enhanced LPCM stereo mix. A second DVD brings things into the visual realm, combining the music with the movies shown on concert screens during Pink Floyd concerts from that era. Finally, a Blu-ray disc combines all of the material from the two DVDs in one place.
In addition to all this audio and visual delight, the “Immersion” edition of ‘Wish You Were Here’ comes with two different books, collector’s cards, replica tour tickets and backstage passes, drink coasters, marbles and a printed scarf. You can watch a trailer for the album here.