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3.0 out of 5 stars Wish you Were here yet nothing new - a missed opportunity, 27 Dec. 2013
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I bought this DVD as WYWH is my favourite of all Pink Floyd Albums. So, as a completist I had to have it. What is disappointing though is that I have seen this documentary before on TV. I found nothing new on this and would say it's far from essential unless, like me, you are a completist. Instead of going over the studio sessions in great detail and showing new footage of the band making the album, this DVD drones on about Syd Barrett and how the album was all about him. IMHO WYWH was written about isolation and madness and it was ONLY when Syd apparently turned up in the studio (overweight and bald) that they decided this was about Syd. I find that story hard to believe as how would Syd have a) known they were in the studio and B) actually get into the studio when he looked like a tramp.

I have played this once and probably won't dig it out again for a few years. A missed opportunity to show us something new we didn;t know or hadn't seen, where the band could have shown more studio footage instead of up to date interviews (all available elsewhere) focusing on David Gilmour and Roger Waters both playing Wish you Were Here (Waters very badly, Gilmour brilliantly).
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