Wish You Were Here

Experience edition / Immersion edition

2 different re-releases of Wish You Were here stuffed with extra material. Released in 2011 as part of the Why Pink Floyd...? campaign.

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Mastered by James Guthrie and Joel Plante at Das Boot Recordring 2011. Experience/immersion package design by Stormstudios.

Content: Experience edition and Immersion edition

Disc 1 CD (original album, remastered)

Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts 1–5) 13.38
Welcome To The Machine 7.30
Have A Cigar 5.24
Wish You Were Here 5.17
Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts 6–9) 12.28

Disc 2 CD (Live at Wembley & Unreleased Material)

Early live versions from before the album was recorded.

  1. Shine On You Crazy Diamond (early version) (Live at the Empire Pool, Wembley, 1974) – 20:22
  2. Raving and Drooling (early version of Sheep) (Live at the Empire Pool, Wembley, 1974) – 12:35
  3. You've Got to Be Crazy (early version of Dogs) (Live at the Empire Pool, Wembley, 1974) – 18:09
  4. Wine Glasses (from the Household Objects project) – 2:12
  5. Have a Cigar (alternative version) – 7:07 (This version has Gilmour and Waters on vocals instead of Roy Harper and features slightly different music.)
  6. Wish You Were Here (featuring Stéphane Grappelli on violin) – 6:13

Track 1–3 engineered by Brian Humpries and Phil Brown. Backing vocals by Venetta Fields and Carlena Williams.
Track 5 & 6 recorded at Abbey Road Studios, January to July 1975 Engineered by Brian Humpries and Peter James. Thanks to Bernie Caulder and Phil Taylor. 2011 audio mixing by Andy Jackson and Damin Iddins. Mastered in 2011 by Andy Jackson at Tube Mastering.

Content: Immersion edition only

The Immersion edition contains the 2 above discs + the following discs

Disc 3 DVD video/audio

Different multi-channel mixes of the original album

  • 5.1 Surround Sound (2009) 480kbit/s/640kbit/s
  • 4.0 Quadrophonic Mix (1975) 480kbit/s/640kbit/s
  • LPCM Stereo Mix (1975) (2011 remaster) (48 kHz/24bit) (same as Disc 1)

Disc 4 DVD Video/Audio-Visual Material

Disc 4 contains audio-visual material created for concerts

Disc 5 Blu-ray

Same content as disc 3 and 4, but in high-definition video/audio

Other contents

  • 40-page book designed by Storm Thorgerson
  • Exclusive photo book by Jill Furmanovsky and Hipgnosis
  • Exclusive Storm Thorgerson Art Print
  • Five Collectors' Cards featuring art and comments by Storm Thorgerson (in envelope)
  • Replica of Wish You Were Here tour concert ticket (in envelope)
  • Replica of Wish You Were Here tour Backstage Pass (in envelope)
  • Storm Thorgerson designed scarf
  • Three clear marbles (with pouch)
  • Nine exclusive coasters featuring early Storm Thorgerson design sketches
  • 12-page credits booklet

Previously unreleased tracks:


Pink Floyd 1974
Music and lyrics: Waters

Album releases:
Wish You Were Here - Experience Edition
Wish You Were Here - Immersion Edition

This song was been performed live several times and then rewritten and retitled to Sheep for the Animals album in 1977. A live recording was finally released on the Experience/Immersion editions of Wish You Were Here.

Below is part of the original lyrics for Raving and Drooling which varied a little. You can compare them to the lyrics of Sheep

Raving and drooling I fell on his neck with a scream
He had a whole lotta terminal shock in his eyes
That's what you get for pretending the rest are not real

Babbling and snapping at far away flies
He will zig zag his way back through memories of boredom and pain

How does it feel to be empty and angry and spaced
Split up the middle between the illusion of safety in numbers
and the fist in your face


Pink Floyd 1974
Music and lyrics: Waters and Gilmour

Album releases:
Wish You Were Here - Experience Edition
Wish You Were Here - Immersion Edition

This song was been performed live several times and then finally rewritten and retitled to Dogs for the Animals album.

Below is the original lyrics for You Gotta Be Crazy. You can compare them to the lyrics of Dogs.

You gotta be crazy, you gotta be mean
You gotta keep your kids and your car clean
You gotta keep climbing, you gotta keep fit
You gotta keep smiling, you gotta eat shit

You gotta be small to be a big shot
You gotta eat meat to stay at the top
You gotta be trusted, gotta tell lies
You gotta be able to narrow your eyes

You gotta beleive they've gotta beleive you
You gotta appear easy to see through
Gotta be sure you look good on the TV
Gotta resemble a human being

You gotta keep one eye over your shoulder
Gonna get harder as you get older
Gotta fly south and hide in the sand
Gotta forget that you're gonna get cancer

And when you loose control
You'll reap the harvest you have sown
And as the fear grows
The bad blood slows and turns to stone

And it's too late to loose the weight
You used to need to throw around
So have a good drown
As you go down
Dragged down by the stone

Gotta be sure, you gotta be quick
Gotta divide the tame from the sick
Gotta keep some of us docile and fit
You gotta keep everyone burying this shit

You gotta get you started early
Processed by the time you're thirty
Work like fuck 'till you're sixty five
And then your time's your own until you die

I gotta admit to a lot of confusion
Pain in the head is the child of collusion
Gotta resist the creeping malaise
You gotta beleive in the way you get out of the maze

But you, you just keep on pretending
You can tell a sucker from a friend
But you still raise the knife to
Stranger, lover, friend and foe alike

Who was born in a house full of pain
Who was sent out to play on his own
Who was raised on a diet of shame
Who was trained not to spit in the fan
Who was told what to do by the man
Who was broken by trained personnel
Who was fitted with bridle and bit
Who was given a seat in the stand
Who was forcing his way to the rails
Who was offered a place on the board
Who was only a stranger at home
Who was ground down in the end
Who was found dead on the phone
Who was dragged down by the stone

Wine Glasses

Pink Floyd 1974
Music and lyrics: Waters and Gilmour

Album releases:
Wish You Were Here - Experience Edition
Wish You Were Here - Immersion Edition

Instrumental played on wine glasses and part of the socalled 'Household Objects project'. The project was dropped and the wine glasses inwere included on Shine On You Crazy Diamond.