Tuesday, 2 June 2020

Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (1975)

After posting the Pink Floyd mash-up album 'Forever And Ever' I checked out the Magna Qualita Records website to see what else they had on offer, and I found that in 2012 the same chap had put together an alternate version of 'Wish You Were Here', with 'Shine On You Crazy Diamond' as one single track, a longer 'Have A Cigar' with a vocal by Roger Waters and Dave Gilmour instead of Roy Harper, and 'Welcome To The Machine' with drums from the AMLOR tour of 1987-1989. Try as I might I couldn't find a copy, so I decided to make my own, and as well as the above alterations, I've also included an alternate take of the title track, with legendary violinist Stephan Grapelli providing the solo instead of Dave Gilmour. I've enhanced the machine noises at the beginning and end of the QMS live take of 'Welcome To The Machine' to give it a bit more bite, and this means that every track is now different to that on the original issue. While obviously you can't improve on a classic album like WYWH - so I'm not saying that this is a better version - it's certainly different enough to make it worth a listen. The cover has a homage to the original, where the burning man caused a scorch to the picture frame, and the man on the sand dune had sand running out of holes below the picture, so my picture of the diver is leaking.    



Track listing

01 Welcome To The Machine
02 Wish You Were Here
03 Have A Cigar
04 Shine On You Crazy Diamond

Enjoy / Enjoy

26 comments:

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  2. PJ, I though I had a copy of the the MQR 'Wish You Were Here' and was going to offer it to you, but after checking I don't. I do have several other of their creations if you are interested.

    Pink Floyd - The Power of the Dark Side
    Pink Floyd - Delicate Sound of Thunder: The Complete 1987-1988 Tour
    Pink Floyd - YET ANOTHER LOST ALBUM
    Pink Floyd - 370 Roman Yards - Remaster 2014
    MQR's Zabriskie Point of View - MQR 016
    Pink Floyd - SINCE WE WERE TEENAGERS
    also
    The Beach Boys: SMiLE (An Ear To Ear Expansion)

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    1. Can you upload the file for the Beach Boys SMILE?

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    2. Sure thing... give me about 24 hrs.

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    3. Thanks for the offer. I have 'Yet Another...' and will post that later as it's an interesting concept. I think I'll stick with soniclovenoise's recent Zabriskie point album as the definitive one, and the 'Dark Side...' seemed to be more of a remix than a reimagining so I didn't get that one. If anyone does want to hear these others courtesy of Puffinrandy then let me know and I'll arrange it between us.

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    4. Aloha Cousin Kevin. Here is the link:

      https://we.tl/t-yHr5YQkk9A

      It's an mp3 @320. if anyone is interested you can check out MQR's write up at this link at the bottom of the page:

      https://magnaqualitasrecords.jimdofree.com/solo-projects/
      I use WeTransfer they only keep links up for one week, so this one expires on June 11th.

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    5. Thank you so much! Also, if it's no trouble, I wouldn't mind having the Pink Floyd Links

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    6. Oh, you already provided it, Thank you.

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  3. Nice one ....many thanks pj.

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  4. WYWH is my favorite Pink Floyd album so I'm looking forward to this. Thank you.

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  5. i have the album Ceci N'est Pas Wish You Were Here which they did as MP3

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    1. How different is it to this one? I imagine 'Shine On...' wouldn't be much different, but I don't think it had the alternate title track, and I've edited the live track, so I think I'll leave this version up.

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  6. It's on this page here

    https://magnaqualitasrecords.jimdofree.com/solo-projects/

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  7. But there aren't any download links on that page which is why I made my own.

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  8. It shows the back cover so you can see what I have.
    PM me for a link

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    1. Not sure how to PM, but my email address is in my profile, if you can send the link there, and I'll give it a listen. Cheers

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  9. HOW DO YOU HAVE THE TIME TO DO ALL THIS? Glad you do, but I can't imagine how it happens.

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  10. Very cool. At 26 minutes it's certainly conceivable that "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" could have taken up an entire side. The version I put together uses some of the alternates you used, but I expanded the whole thing to a double album: https://albumsbackfromthedead.blogspot.com/2019/06/pink-floyd-wish-you-were-here-double.html

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    1. How do i get the file? There's no link for me to click on.

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  11. Here is the Link for "The Power of the Darkside" on We Transfer Link will be good until June 25.
    https://we.tl/t-wU2dckMgif

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  12. Nice work Pj & Puffinrandy :) Thank You!!!

    any chance for a reup of that SMiLE recreation?
    Thanks broz

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    1. Okay OC... here ya go: https://we.tl/t-zIZZ8KN98D
      Link is good until June 26.
      Hope you enjoy.

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  13. Thank You Puffinrandy :) one-one-wonderful! :)

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