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Format: 2CD
Catalog: HL039/40#PF2 Highland
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Date: 75
Matrix: Disc 1: HL039 512565 IFPI L601
Disc 2: HL040 512197 IFPI L601
Cover: A simple off white cover with "PINK FLOYD" across the top, some flames beneath it and "-Wish You Were Here- 'Quad Mix' and 'Deff Mix'".
Sources: ?? ??? 1975, Quadrophonic mix of Wish You Were Here.
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      Disc:  1
       1. Shine On You Crazy Diamond (I - V)                  13:39 
       2. Welcome To The Machine                               7:30 
       3. Have A Cigar                                         5:46 
       4. Wish You Were Here                                   5:06 
       5. Shine On You Crazy Diamond (VI - IX)                13:08 
          Total Time:                                         45:11 

      Disc:  2
       1. Shine On You Crazy Diamond (I - V)                  13:40 
       2. Welcome To The Machine                               7:30 
       3. Have A Cigar                                         5:22 
       4. Wish You Were Here                                   4:16 
       5. Shine On You Crazy Diamond (VI - IX)                13:25 
          Total Time:                                         45:15 

      Roger Waters - vocals, bass 
      Nick Mason - vocals, guitars 
      David Gilmour - keyboards 
      Rick Wright - drums 
      Dick Parry - saxophone 
      Roy Harper - vocals "Have a Cigar" 
      The Blackberries (??) - backing vocals 

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Comments: Wish You Were Here - "Quad Mix" And "Deff Mix"

Disc 1 - Quad Mix, Disc 2 - Deff Mix

The recording sounds like it's from an eight track cartridge, as it has the slightly muffled sound that I associate with eight track tapes: the high end is slightly compressed. There is also a bit of hiss in the recording. The first disc are the front two channels of the quad mix, the second disc has the rear two channels. The first disc is more interesting than the second disc as the first disc has most of the lead vocal and instrumentation and vocals and all of the ambient sounds and background vocals are on the second disc.

I'm not certain if I would consider this an essential CD, but it is most certainly an interesting one. I often wondered how Roger's voice sounded so full during SOYCD. On disc one, there is just his voice, and it sounds just as it does on LPs such as "Animals" and "The Wall". On the second disc, you can hear the soulful crooning of a female vocalist, which when mixed softly behind Roger's as it is in the stereo mix, create that full sound. Since instruments are spread throughout the two different sets of channels, it is easier to hear each members' contribution. At the end of WYWH, although I STILL can't hear the violin at the end, Dave does play an amazing country steel pedal guitar.

Certainly an enjoyable CD is you like to dissect an album to figure out how it was made. The is only one problem. Since the instruments are spread out over two separate discs, it doesn't make for a very enjoyable listen, as the music can get sparse. - SEAN

There are 2 discs that you play at the same time with 2 different CD players. This produces the original Quad mix, which is far superior sound than the normal album. The people who made this thing forgot to include instructions. It is an awesome experience. The discs are set up so that each has half of the sound from the album like one will have vocals, rhythm, lead and sound effects and the other has bass and drums etc. I don't understand this from a technological stand point but I know it sounds better than anything I've ever heard. It takes some practice to set it up so they start at the same time but if you do it right it is well worth the $50 you pay for it. You have never heard sound like this.

(Last update: 971117)

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