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WET DREAM

Richard Wright

 

Crossover Prog

3.91 | 151 ratings

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Tom Ozric
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5 stars Here is an album that may only be marginally 'Progressive', but should engage prog-heads regardless. As most of us know, Rick Wright is/was the keyboardist for PINK FLOYD. During 1978 (for tax reasons, apparently) Rick cut this solo album, and as it is, inspiration took him by storm. This was shortly after the success of Floyd's 'Wish You Were Here' and a most amazing album in 'Animals'. For now, Rick employed a rhythm section from, I think, Robin Trower's backing band (Reg Isadore on Drums and Larry Steele on Bass), along with Guitar ace Snowy White (trailing in the wake of David Gilmour) and Sax virtuoso Mel Collins, presented the world with an album full of beautiful music, mainly instrumental, and because of the tastefulness, worked out to be a bit of a winner. I recall getting a lot of 'unofficial' cassettes whilst on holiday in Bali, during 1985/86, and they tacked on side 1 of the 'Wet Dream' album, along with the 'Animals' album. This made an impact on me as I thought these songs were better than any Floyd. I can only confess that the tracks featured here are of incredible quality, and worthy of checking out. There is nary a weak moment throughout, and, Mel Collins' sax performance is glowing, (possibly) better than anything he achieved before (even whilst in Crimso). If you enjoy Floyd's 'Wish You Were Here', then you most likely will appreciate 'Wet Dream'. Maybe a little laid-back, but high quality and extremely enjoyable music without question.
Tom Ozric | 5/5 |

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