Wish You Were Here
Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd 1975 Wish You Were Here LP

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

Peak Chart Position
  • the song was not released as a single - no chart rank
  • from Pink Floyd's ninth studio album, Wish You Were Here (1975)
  • ranks #324 on Rolling Stone magazine's 2010 list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
  • on the record:
         David Gilmour- lead and backing vocals, pedal steel guitar, 6 and 12-string acoustic guitars
         Roger Waters- bass guitar
         Richard Wright- Steinway piano, Mini-Moog Synthesizers
         Nick Mason- drums
         Dick Parry- saxophone
         Venetta Fields, Carlena Williams- backing vocals
         Stephane Grappelli- violin
  • the off-tuned radio heard on the intro of the song was recorded on David Gilmour's car radio, then processed through an equalizer
  • written by David Gilmour, Roger Waters
  • produced by Pink Floyd
  • recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London
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