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WET DREAM

Richard Wright

 

Crossover Prog

3.91 | 151 ratings

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SouthSideoftheSky
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3 stars Floating against the current

As many reviewers have pointed out before me, this album is very Pink Floydian in its sound and feeling. Particularly, it sounds like Dark Side Of The Moon - especially the more mellow, piano dominated parts of that album as well as its sax solos. At the time when this album was released, Pink Floyd - under the leadership of Roger Waters - were going in something of a New-Wave direction, looking towards the 80's. This current culminated with albums like The Wall and The Final Cut. Wright, on the other hand, opted for going in the opposite direction, looking back towards the 60's and adopting an (updated) psychedelic sound.

Wet Dream is a very fitting title of this album since the music is indeed both 'floating' and 'dreamy'. It is also very laid-back and jazzy in about the same way that the music of Supertramp is jazzy. Keyboards, guitars and saxes are the dominant lead instruments. The primary keyboard instrument is the piano. Wright's vocals are perhaps not very strong, but there is nothing wrong with his voice.

Overall, this music is rather inoffensive and too laid-back to be of great interest to me. Still, in my opinion this album is actually better than many Pink Floyd albums, even better than some of the most highly regarded Pink Floyd albums! But, then again, I was never a very big fan of that band.

Good, but non-essential album. Recommended for fans of Pink Floyd.

SouthSideoftheSky | 3/5 |

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