Pink Floyd’s 1975 “Wish You Were Here” album cover was shot here. And yes, that guy really was on fire, it was not added later. This was Floyd’s ninth studio album and was released on September 13, 1975 in the U.S. by Columbia Records.
Wish You Were Here is on Rolling Stone’s 2003 list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.
This was also the location for the cover of Petula Clark’s album “These are My Songs” which came out in 1967 and contains the hit “Don’t Sleep In The Subway“.
On the inner sleeve, a photo taken by Storm Thorgerson called “The Diver”, features a man diving into a lake, creating no ripples. The photo was taken at Mono Lake, California, the effect was created by the diver performing a handstand underwater until the ripples dissipated.
Wish You Were Here Tracks:
Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts I–V)
Welcome to the Machine
Have a Cigar
Wish You Were Here
Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts VI–IX)
David Gilmour – vocals, guitars, lap steel guitar, EMS Synthi AKS, tape effects, additional bass
Roger Waters – vocals, bass guitar, EMS VCS 3, additional guitar, tape effects
Nick Mason – drums, percussion, tape effects
Richard Wright – Hammond C-3 organ, ARP String Ensemble V, Minimoog, Steinway piano, EMS VCS 3, Hohner Clavinet D6, Wurlitzer EP-200 electric piano, backing vocals
Dick Parry – tenor and baritone saxophone on “Shine On You Crazy Diamond”
Roy Harper – lead vocals on “Have a Cigar”
Venetta Fields – backing vocals on “Shine On You Crazy Diamond”
Carlena Williams – backing vocals on “Shine On You Crazy Diamond”
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