Why Pink Floyd? Wish You Were Here

Cover of "Wish You Were Here"
Cover of Wish You Were Here

Why Pink Floyd? week continues on Thursday with a look see at Pink Floyd’s follow up recording to Dark Side of the Moon. Wish You Were Here was released on September 12, 1975 (36 years ago). Richard Wright and David Gilmour have each declared Wish You Were Here their favorite Pink Floyd album.

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon honors Why Pink Floyd? week with country star Dierks Bentley playing the title track to Wish You Were Here.

I first heard Wish You Were Here at the WNEW-FM Christmas Concert at the Westchester Theater (The concert starred Renaissance, Janis Ian and The Stanky Brown Group). It was played extensively in between stage changes for Renaissance who was the headlining act. I was surprised to hear the enthusiastic crowd response to the music as it wafted through the concert hall. I developed an immediate connection with Welcome To The Machine” which to me has always signified our society’s interdependence upon technology. I am a 30+ year technology professional and “Welcome To The Machine” speaks to the engineer/designer I’ve become.

Wish You Were Here - Experience Version


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