‘Still Wish You Were Here’: Members of Yes, Genesis, More Play Pink Floyd

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Pink Floyd’s 1975 album, Wish You Were Here, is the subject of a new tribute album from an all-star lineup of rock and metal stars. Still Wish You Were Here, released on May 28, 2021, includes performances from keyboard wizard Rick Wakeman, Steve Hackett, Rod Argent, Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice, Todd Rundgren, and more. Listen to many of the tracks below.

Pink Floyd‘s original release was a musically and emotionally complex tribute to the band’s former leader, Syd Barrett, whose deteriorating mental health had caused his departure from the band in 1968. For the new release, fellow stars recreate the “synthesis of brilliant, multi-part suites, poignant ballads, and heady melodic rockers that Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Richard Wright and Nick Mason realized on the album.”

Listen to the performance of “Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts 6-9)”

Listen to “Welcome to the Machine” from the new album

Related: Our Album Rewind of Pink Floyd’s original release

Still Wish You Were Here also includes performances from ex-Queensrÿche vocalist Geoff Tate, Joe Satriani, Billy Sheehan, Patrick Moraz, Geoff Downes, Dream Theater vocalist James LaBrie, Bootsy Collins, Carmine Appice, Tony Levin, PiL’s Jah Wobble, and more.

LaBrie voices the classic “Have a Cigar,” which is showcased in a new video featuring seasoned character actor Noel Jason Scott as a stylish Mephistopheles who casually tempts a young, naive musician into a malevolent Faustian bargain that grants him all the riches and rewards of rock superstardom before exacting a treacherous toll.

Related: Pink Floyd is the subject of a major exhibition, coming to the U.S. in summer 2021

The Pink Floyd tribute album is available, via Cleopatra Records, on both CD in a six-panel deluxe digipak and a gatefold LP in a variety of colors.

Still Wish You Were Here Track and Musicians 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

Listen to the performance of “Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts 6-9)”

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    #3 Maggot Maguire 5 May, 2021, 13:18

    Rock Royalty elevated to the STRATOSPHERE and infinity and beyond

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