From 1975, the ninth album by Pink Floyd was Wish You Were Here. Centred around the bands tribute to Syd Barrett, the track Shine On You Crazy Diamond is heralded as one of the bands best. The album also sees guest vocal duties from Roy Harper on the track Have a Cigar and backing vocals by The Blackberries on Shine On.
Tracks came together on the bands previous tour and touch on the subjects of absence, the music business and the aforementioned Syd Barrett.
Regular Pink Floyd artistic collaborator Storm Thorgerson was at the helm for the albums distinctive cover, with the flaming chap shaking hands, shot at the Warner Brothers studio complex in California.