Contest is now closed! Please be sure to check pick up Wish You Were Here on compact disc or vinyl!
Today marks the day that EMI releases the expanded editions of Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here and the best-of compilation A Foot in the Door (following the earlier deluxe release of Dark Side of the Moon. To celebrate, PopMatters would like to give you a taste of the Immersion box set via a teaser video as well as a chance to win your own copy of the remasterd Wish You Were Here. But first we’d like to share some details on these expansive new releases.
From the press release:
Wish You Were Here Immersion 5-disc edition, includes previously unreleased material from the band’s 1974 Wembley dates, including a 20-minute live rendition of “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” and “Raving And Drooling” and “You’ve Got To Be Crazy,” two tracks that didn’t make it onto the original album and which were subsequently reworked to become “Sheep” and “Dogs” on the “Animals” album. ‘Immersion’ comes with an exclusive photo book edited by longtime Floyd photographer Jill Furmanovsky and a 36 page booklet designed by Storm Thorgerson. A must have for all Pink Floyd fans, the collection also includes the forgotten and unique recording of “Wish You Were Here,” featuring the legendary jazz violinist Stéphane Grappelli. You can immerse yourself in the Wish You Were Here Immersion Box Set via Amazon.
The Experience Edition of Wish You Were Here will include the original studio album, digitally remastered by James Guthrie, along with a CD of previously unreleased live and studio recordings (identical to Disc 2 of the Immersion edition) and a new 20 page booklet designed by Storm Thorgerson, housed in a newly designed Digipak. You can pick up the Experience Experience Edition at Amazon.
Released simultaneously, A Foot In The Door - The Best of Pink Floyd, is a collection of classic Pink Floyd tracks. This specially remastered compilation also features newly created artwork from Storm Thorgerson. This is the perfect Pink Floyd album for both devoted fans and those discovering Pink Floyd for the very first time. The collection spans the band’s entire career. Buy A Foot In The Door - The Best of Pink Floyd over at Amazon.
Now on to the prizes! One lucky winner will be receiving an Immersion Edition (5 CD set) of Wish You Were Here.
And another lucky winner will receive one Experience Edition of Wish You Were Here (on 2 CDs) PLUS a copy of A Foot In The Door - The Best of Pink Floyd on CD.
HOW TO ENTER: Please email [email protected] with the subject “Wish You Were Here” and your name and mailing address in the body. You also will have the opportunity to DOUBLE your chance of winning by visiting PopMatters Facebook page, locating the post for this contest (with matching date / please utilize the link) and then “liking” the post AND posting a comment to it. You must have an email entry to also enter via Facebook.
Contest ends November 16, 2011. Open to US residents aged 18 years or older. One entry per household. Additional entries (beyond one each) via email or Facebook will result in your disqualification. PopMatters contributors are not eligible. Winner(s) will be randomly drawn from all eligible entries. The first winner drawn will be receive the Immersion Edition while the second winner will receive the Experience Edition and Best-of disc (choosing is not an option). Address is required in order to send prize to winner(s). Information will never be sold or used for any commercial purposes.
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