A0663 PINK FLOYD Wish You Were Here

This album “PINK FLOYD – Wish You Were Here Germany” includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, and artwork/photos.

“Wish You Were Here” is the ninth studio album by English progressive rock group Pink Floyd, released in September 1975. Inspired by material they composed while performing across Europe, it was recorded over numerous sessions at London’s Abbey Road Studios. The album explores themes of absence, the music business, and former band-mate Syd Barrett’s mental decline. Early sessions were a difficult and arduous process but it was Roger Waters’ idea to split the centrepiece track “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” in two, and join each half with three new compositions. “Shine On” was a tribute to Syd Barrett, who, coincidentally, made an impromptu visit to the studio while it was being recorded. The band failed initially to recognise Syd Barrett,, who had gained weight and changed in appearance.

Collector’s notes for PINK FLOYD – Wish You Were Here Germany ( detailed background information on the persons working on this album)

This PINK FLOYD – Wish You Were Here Germany can be identified / distinguished by the following attributes :

Album Front Cover Details:


This album comes with a custom inner sleeve made from light cardboard
How can the album cover be distinguished from other versions of this album

The album cover shows a photo of two men shaking hands
There is NO band-name and NO album-title on the front cover
There is NO catalog-nr on the front cover
Album Back Cover Details:

In the upper right corner of the album back cover are the catalognr’s for the LP and for the Cassette editions:
1 C 064-96 918
1 C 244-96 918

There is NO barcode on the back cover
Inner Sleeve Details:

On one side of the custom inner sleeve near the center bottom, we can see:

EMI Electrola (Logo)
EMI Electrola GMBH – All rights reserved. Printed in Germany by Druckhaus Maack KG, 5880 Lüdenscheid (Note: this line will be different compared to other releases of “Wish You Were Here” from Germany)

There is NO catalognr on the inner sleeve (Note: other versions may have a catalognr in the bottom right corner)

Album Record Label Details:

The label has black and blue color and a YELLOW dot. (Note: other releases of this album can have a white dot)
There is NO label code on the record’s label
The Rights Society “GEMA” (boxed) is printed near the center in the direction of 5 o’clock.
The catalognr is printed near 4 o’clock
1 C 064-96 918

Is the catalognr the same as on the cover`?
The rim-texts on the label run from 1 o’clock to 9 o’clock and 7 o’clock to 3 o’clock. The rim-texts are printed in the German language
Near the bottom of the label, at 6 o’clock is the Harvest company logo
Near the bottom of the label, at 7 o’clock there is:
(P) 1975
EMI Records

Album Fact Sheet: PINK FLOYD – Wish You Were Here Germany
Music Genre: British Rock, Acid/Psych, Prog Rock
Album Production information:
The album: “PINK FLOYD – Wish You Were Here Germany” was produced by: Pink Floyd

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Brian Humphries

Assistent Sound Engineer: Peter James

This album was recorded at: Abbey Road Studios, London

Album cover design: Hipgnosis, Peter James

Design assistants: Howard Bartrop, Jeff Smith , Peter Christopherson, Richard Manning

Album cover photography: Hipgnosis

Record Company / Catalog number / Label: Harvest – 1 C 064-96 918
Record Format12″ Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 280 gram
Year & Country: 1975 Germany

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