Out Now: Prog/Metal Titans Toast Pink Floyd with ‘Still Wish You Were Here’ Tribute Album (Listen)

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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 today, May 28, a star-studded new tribute album, Still Wish You Were Here, is available 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.

Click here to pick up Still Wish You Were Here on CD from our Rock Cellar Store
Click here to pick up Still Wish You Were Here on LP from our Rock Cellar Store

Lending their talents to this exciting project include Rick Wakeman, Deep Purple’s Ian Paice, Steve Hackett, Billy Sheehan, Todd Rundgren, ex-Queensrÿche vocalist Geoff Tate, Joe Satriani, Steve Stevens, David Ellefson (formerly of Megadeth), Dream Theater vocalist James LaBrie, Bootsy Collins, The Damned’s Rat Scabies, PiL’s Jah Wobble and more.

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

It’s a pretty solid tribute to an all-time classic record. Listen below, via Spotify:

And/or Apple Music:

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