Artist....: Pink Floyd
Title.....: Wish You Were Here (Trance Mixes)
1. Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Fluffy Cloud Version) (17:03)
2. Welcome To The Machine (New Age Version) (12:21)
3. Have A Cigar (Take A Joint Version) (7:49)
4. Wish You Were Here (Atmosfear Version) (6:21)
5. Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Part 2 Of A Journey Into Your Brain) (15:34)
6. Psychedelic Dreams
Many people believe that these "Limited Edition Trance Remixes" of Pink Floyd albums which have made their way into the public sector were done by The Orb. (The Orb are known for being hardcore fans of the Floyd). Some also say this album was remixed by Trent Reznor while others have said it was done by The Orb. Whoever, the music is just brilliant !!!
Pink Floyd are constantly being cited as an important influence on today's ambient music scene. It would naturally follow then, that if any "classic rock" group would lend itself to ambient interpretations, Floyd would. Essentially, these "unofficial" remixes are Floyd albums with lots of modern day techno keyboard work, voices, samples and many other sounds thrown in. What happens is a whole new interpretation of Pink Floyd's music. Some people feel that the music should stand by itself and not be tampered with.
This remix is by far the best of all the remixes. As one would expect, this album lends itself to ambient interpretation more than any other Floyd release. Both parts of "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" are brilliant excursions into the outer limits with samples from The Orb's "Little Fluffy Clouds" scattered throughout. "Welcome to the Machine" and "Have a Cigar" are powerful interpretations with lots of heavy dance beats. "Wish You Were Here" is beautiful. I know I may be crucified here, but it is even better than the original: nice spacey wind sounds echo on Gilmour's gorgeous vocals. A really pleasant listen. This remix definitely lends itself for headphones.
This one is a must for all Pink Floydians !!!