My 50 Favorite Albums (continued)

It’s incredibly hard to follow up one of the all time most loved records with anything that can stand up to it.

Pink Floyd faced that challenge in 1975 when they released the follow up to one of the all time greatest records, Dark Side of the Moon.

Wish_you_were_hereWhat they produced is a 4 song concept record about their lost friend and bandmate Syd Barrett that is one of my all time favorite records, called Wish You Were Here.

If my list were 10 records instead of 50, this record might still make it.

Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Welcome To The Machine, Have A Cigar, Wish You Were Here, and then back to Shine On You Crazy Diamond.

I must have listened to this record 500 times in the past 30 years.  It is that great.

By the way, which one is Pink?

UPDATE: Russell emailed me a link to a cool live video of Shine On You Crazy Diamond.  Thanks Russell.