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Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here 40th Anniversary In The Studio Special

09/09/2015
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(ITS) The latest installment of the syndicated radio show In The Studio: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands celebrates the 40th anniversary of Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here with guests David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Roger Waters and archive comments from the late keyboard player Richard Wright. The show sent over the following details and excerpts:

"You try following up Dark Side of the Moon. Go on, just try it!", admonishes David Gilmour, guitarist/ singer of Pink Floyd. "We've been trying to do it ever since!", laughs drummer Nick Mason. Yet not only is that follow up album Wish You Were Here their confessed favorite of all that Gilmour and Mason did, this postcard from the edge of Pink Floyd founder Syd Barrett's madness holds up exceedingly well because of classics "Shine On You Crazy Diamond", "Have a Cigar", "Welcome to the Machine" and the title ode.

Creative Stride Or Beginning Of The End? But as you will hear in this InTheStudio program, not everyone remembers the process of making Wish You Were Here as a pleasant one. There is a common misconception that the fracturing of Pink Floyd occurred at some time after their worldwide blockbuster The Wall album and movie, but Roger Waters tells us that during the making of Wish You Where Here, "Already the rot had set in...".

Quotes from Redbeard's interview with members of Pink Floyd: "Once you've had the big hit album everything should roll off a little easier and in fact like so many things...it's just as difficult to make the next album as the one before." - Nick Mason

"Being a Syd Barrett fan seems to me to be a perfectly legitimate and reasonable way of spending your spare time. He was a very interesting man... he was the key that unlocked the door to Rock'n'Roll for me." - Roger Waters

"I would say that it's my favorite album... it's an album that I can live with very happily." - David Gilmour

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