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BROKEN CHINA

Richard Wright

 

Crossover Prog

3.99 | 145 ratings

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5 stars Richard Wright keyboards and mournfull vocals were essential to the more ' Syd acid trip' era Floyd and went on to define both the Meddle Album and DSOM. Largely written off due to "personal problems" the evidence on this concept is that Roger Waters was harsh to right the man off. Rick agrees Waters was correct to sack him for little artistic input in the Floyd since probably WYWH.

This album is 'Rick's Wall' but without the dated heavy rock solos so beloved of the legendary but now, sadly, seminal sounding Waters. Synth instrumentals abound and it was sampled by the Orb, (it was rumoured). If Waters has the grand concepts then Rick has the open minded Pink Floyd Sound music as heard on this CD. It is tied with Waters Amused To Death as the best solo effort, and for me gets the nod over Roger's. It explores child abuse/growing up and the problems that these can have in those effected relationships with others. Familiar Floyd concepts. Subtely recorded the production is 1967 stereo technology meets 1996 Q surround sound. Like an onion there seems to be layers and layers of sound, quality musicianship and music. Sometimes frightening, melancholic, jazz funky and ending on optimism I recommend this CD to any true Pink Floyd fan. If you know the history you'll appreciate it all.

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