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Richard Wright


Crossover Prog

3.90 | 216 ratings

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4 stars In my opinion, Richard Wright was a very important musician in PINK FLOYD. The sound of the band was very influenced in the late 60s-mid 70s by his style of playing the keyboards, his songwriting contributions, and his vocals. Unfortunately, Roger Waters took the control of the band by 1976, and the rest of the musicians were bored, I think. In 1978, Richard Wright and David Gilmour recorded solo albums after the "Animals" album and tour of 1977. This "Wet Dream" album is very good in some parts, and in other parts it is repetitive, but it has some good songs. This album was out of print for a long time, until I found it on CD in 1994. It was released on CD by One Way Records, a label which "rescued" and re-issued some good old out of print albums (I don`t know if the label still exists). The recording of this album is very good, and all the musicians played very good. My favourite songs from this album are "Cat Cruise" and "Waves", two instrumental pieces with synthesizers and saxes, with sound atmospheres created by Wright`s keyboards which show Wright`s influence in the sound of Pink Floyd. Some parts of "Mediterranean C" are similar to some parts of Waters`"In the Flesh" from Pink Floyd`s "The Wall" album. I don`t think that Wright copied Waters, as "The Wall" album wasn`t still recorded then.In this album, there are some influences from Jazz-Rock and even Funk music ("Drop in from the Top", "Funky Deux"). The lyrics for "Pink`s song" were written by Juliette Wright, his then wife, and it seems that these lyrics ask Pink Floyd to let Wright leave Pink Floyd, in my opinion (the CD notes credits his wife as the writter of the lyrics for "Against the Odds", but I have found several websites and books about Pink Floyd that say it is wrong). This "Wet Dream" album is interesting in general, but I don`t give it a 5 stars rating because it has some boring parts.But I prefer this album more than the Pink Floyd`s "Animals" and "The Wall" albums." "Wet Dream" is not as "dark" as those Pink Floyd albums, and it has more variety in the music style of the songs.
Guillermo | 4/5 |


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