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Wish You Were Here is the ninth studio album by the English progressive rock group Pink Floyd, released in September 1975. It explores themes of absence, the music business and former band member Syd Barrett's mental decline. The band made use of studio effects and synthesizers in the album and additionally brought in guest singers to supply vocals to some tracks. These singers included Roy Harper and The Blackberries.
The album became an immediate commercial success which left the record company EMI 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 's list of "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time". Two of the band members also cited the album as their favourite Pink Floyd album.
Wish You Were Here has been remastered and re-released in several formats. The album was re-released and remixed in 2011 in multiple editions as part of the Why Pink Floyd...? reissue campaign including the 2011 stereo remaster by James Guthrie on 180g heavyweight vinyl.
1. Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts I-V)
2. Welcome to the Machine
1. Have a Cigar
2. Wish You Were Here
3. Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts VI–IX)