Hear The Alternate Version Of Pink Floyd’s Iconic “Wish You Were Here”
How I Wish, How I Wish You Were Here…
The mark of a successful band is their ability to surprise, delight, and knock the wind out of you decades long after you first heard them. Pink Floyd fits that bill perfectly; ‘Wish You Were Here’ was absolutely beautiful on its own, but when the band released the alternate version of the song, it felt like we were hearing it for the first time all over again.
‘Wish You Were Here’s lyrics encompass Roger Waters’ feelings of alienation from other people. Like most of the album, it refers to former Pink Floyd member Syd Barrett and his breakdown.
The alternate version features a violin accompanying the band, and there’s something about it accompanying a song like ‘Wish You Were Here’ that hits you right in the gut. Add in the fact that the video itself features footage of Pink Floyd as young men having a good time together before the rift that would separate them, and you have an emotionally charged experience with Pink Floyd!