‘Still Wish You Were Here’: Rock/Metal Titans Team Up for New Pink Floyd Tribute Album Out 5/28 (Pre-Order)


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Released in 1975, Wish You Were Here is one of the most crucial albums ever released, as well as a high water mark of Pink Floyd and its impossibly rich history of music — and on May 28, a star-studded new tribute album, Still Wish You Were Here, will be released via Cleopatra Records.

A news release sums up the importance of Wish You Were Here, both in its context of the Pink Floyd story as well as music in general:

A musically and emotionally complex tribute to the band’s former leader, vocalist Syd Barrett, whose deteriorating mental health had caused the band to oust him in 1968, the album has become a touchstone for a generation of artists who sought to achieve the synthesis of brilliant, multi-part suites, poignant ballads, and heady melodic rockers that Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Richard Wright, & Nick Mason realized on this album.

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The names participating in this special tribute project is dizzying, and spans the prog/rock and metal genres, including Rick Wakeman, Deep Purple’s Ian Paice, Steve Hackett, Billy Sheehan, Todd Rundgren, ex-Queensrÿche vocalist Geoff Tate, Joe Satriani, Steve Stevens, Dave Ellefson of Megadeth, Dream Theater vocalist James LaBrie, Bootsy Collins, The Damned’s Rat Scabies, PiL’s Jah Wobble and more.

Here’s the track listing:

1. Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts 1-5) – Geoff Tate, Steve Hackett, Billy Sheehan, Mel Collins, Geoff Downes, Ian Paice
2. Welcome To The Machine – Todd Rundgren, Rick Wakeman, Tony Levin
3. Have A Cigar – James LaBrie, Steve Stevens, Patrick Moraz, Rat Scabies, Jah Wobble
4. Wish You Were Here – Rik Emmett, Joe Satriani, Edgar Froese, David Ellefson, Carmine Appice
5. Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts 6-9) – Rod Argent, Steve Hillage, Ian Paice, Bootsy Collins

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  • David Maceira says:

    What an amazing line up for tribute. Definitely a must have for the collection!

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