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WET DREAM

Richard Wright

 

Crossover Prog

3.91 | 142 ratings

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genbanks
5 stars 4.5 STARS REALLY

Gilmour said once that when people listened the song Wearing the inside out from the album Division Bell, they said "oh, that voice...!", and that is, that voice is just very very floydian. Wright always was IMO a very important part of Pink Floyd, without him, the best Floyd (DSOM and WYWH) couldn't be what it was. And here, Wright emerges with all his creativity, prolonguing his intermittens additions to the band works, now in a whole album. Wet Dream is just amazing, full of prog elements, in the vein of Shine on you crazy diamond Wright's sections, or Us & Them or Great gig in the sky piano patterns. His voice is really captivating and all the album transmits a quite and peacefull atmopsphere, like to sail in the Mediterranean Sea (or Meditarranean C), as he used to do in those times. The opening Mediterranean C, is an outstanding instrumental based on piano and keyboards, simply great. There are two soft songs in which Wright sings perfectly, Against the odds and Summer Elegy. The first one with piano and acoustic guitars an the second is one of the highlights. Based in a piano work it has a superb electric guitar solo, very floydian. The album has in addtion, some almost jazzy taste, for example in the instrumental Drop in front the top, with many Hammond's sections. The sax, by the well known Mel Collins, is an integral part of the album too. The instrumental Waves, just means this, as if you are transporting by the waves of the sea. Holyday, is another good song. The rest is great too. Maybe some of the last tracks, or the instrumental Mad Yanis dance are in an inferior level. Almost a masterpiece.

genbanks | 5/5 |

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