Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here

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Amazing! Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides, making this a Top Copy that will knock you out. The sound is, in a word, HUGE. You won’t believe how full, rich and clear this one is.

This copy has the size, energy and presence to bring the music out of the speakers and right into your listening room!

Both sides sound wonderful — silky up top and meaty down low. The sound is HUGE, open, and spacious. The vocals are breathy and full-bodied, and the various synths and sound effects sound just the way you want them to. The bass definition is startling — you almost never find copies with bass this tight.

This copy is also very transparent with substantial amounts of depth and three-dimensionality. You can really hear the room around these drums. The acoustic guitars are lovely — rich and full-bodied with proper harmonic overtones and textures.

Everything We Look For

This is the perfect example of everything we look for in a recording here at Better Records: it’s dynamic, present, transparent, rich, full-bodied, super low-distortion, sweet — good copies of this record have exactly what we need to make us audiophiles forget what our stereos are doing and focus instead on what the musicians are doing.

What a Recording!

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the album, Pink Floyd managed to record one of the most amazing sounding records in the history of rock music. The song Wish You Were Here starts out with radio noise and other sound effects, then suddenly an acoustic guitar appears, floating in the middle of your living room between the speakers, clear as a bell and as real as you have ever heard. It’s obviously an “effect,” but for us audiophiles it’s pure ear candy.

On a copy like this one, it’s MAGICAL.

A Word About Surface Noise

It is almost impossible to find copies of this album that play any better than Mint Minus Minus. There are lots of quiet passages in the music that reveal any surface noise, and there’s almost always some in our experience. The louder sections of the music on a Mint Minus Minus copy will always play well but those of you who are picky about quiet surfaces should be advised that these pressings are going to have some ticky parts.

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AMG 5 Star Rave Review

Pink Floyd followed the commercial breakthrough of Dark Side of the Moon with Wish You Were Here, a loose concept album about and dedicated to their founding member Syd Barrett. The record unfolds gradually, as the jazzy textures of “Shine on You Crazy Diamond” reveal its melodic motif, and in its leisurely pace, the album shows itself to be a warmer record than its predecessor. Musically, it’s arguably even more impressive, showcasing the group’s interplay and David Gilmour’s solos in particular. And while it’s short on actual songs, the long, winding soundscapes are constantly enthralling.

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