70 Million album sales in the U.S!
Pink Floyd are an English rock band that has sold an estimated seventy-five million albums in the United States alone.
With their laid-back blues-influenced psychedelic rock, they have had hits like Another Brick In The Wall, Comfortably Numb, Money and Wish You Were Here.
Having gone through several member changes, Pink Floyd has always remained epic sounding.
Pink Floyd is all about the album experience. Check out Dark Side Of The Moon, Wish You Were Here, The Wall and The Division Bell.
Wish You Were Here followed Dark Side Of The Moon
Wish You Were Here is the title track from Pink Floyd’s 1975 studio album.
To attempt a follow-up of 1973’s Dark Side Of The Moon is not a job any band would like but Pink Floyd certainly delivered with Wish You Were Here.
This album dealt with Syd Barrett’s mental state. Both Shine On You Crazy Diamond and Wish You Were Here are directly written about Syd.
Recorded on and off at Abbey Road studios (same studio as The Beatles used), Wish You Were Here was completed over many sessions.
The material came from ideas that the band had come up with during touring with Dark Side Of The Moon.
Wish You Were Here – Chords & Guitar Lessons
The Stadium meets campfire trick that Wish You Were Here pull off has made it immortal and as a consequence, often plagiarized.
This is not a song to jam and improvise over, so legendary are the licks you simply must learn each and every one of them, note for note.
Wish You Were Here – Lyrics
So, so you think you can tell, heaven from hell,
blue skies from pain.
Can you tell a green field, from a cold steel rail,
a smile from a veil, do you think you can tell.
Go to Wish You Were Here – Lyrics.