How a magnum opus took shape - The Irish Times - Sat, Sep 24, 2011



Gesturing towards the control room of the studio, he says, “That’s where we all were when Syd wandered into Abbey Road one day. It was while we were making the Wish You Were Here album. We were all peering out from behind the glass to see who it was. I thought he was a technician come to fix something. We didn’t recognise him because he had bloated up to a huge weight and had shaved his hair off. I remember when it gradually dawned on us that it was in fact Syd, Roger just broke down in tears. We played him some of the Wish You Were Here mixes and he just said, ‘It goes on a bit, doesn’t it?’”