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Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here

Ben Edmonds, Rolling Stone, 6 November 1975

WITHOUT PINK FLOYD we would not have the European sci-fi multitudes (Hawkwind, Can, Amon Duul II and all their little friends) to kick around. They were the first to explore the upper reaches of the chemical heavens, and their commercial and artistic superiority, if ever it was in doubt, was brutally confirmed by Dark Side of the Moon. That 1973 album has now sold over 6,000,000 units worldwide – 3,000,000 in the U.S. alone. Advance orders for their follow-up (two years in the making) topped 900,000, one of the largest advance figures in Columbia's history.

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