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RICHARD WRIGHT

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RICHARD WILLIAM WRIGHT was born on 28th July, 1943, in Hatch End, London. His parents, Bridie and Cedric Wright had two other children, Selina and Guinevere. Rick attended the Haberdasher's School, and when he was 17 years old, the Regent Street Polytechnic, where he met ROGER WATERS and NICK MASON. They started a group and six months later were joined by lead guitarist SYD BARRETT. After BARRETT was replaced by DAVID GILMOUR, the band gradually redefined their style over half a dozen albums. In "Ummagumma" the band was allowed to combine a straightforward live album with a second disc, comprising four sections, each recorded by one band member as a solo activity. WRIGHT's instrumental contribution, "Sysyphus" (parts 1-4) was named after a character in Greek mythology.

You'll find that not only did he tickle the ivories (or plastics), but he also managed to find time to write and sing a number of the FLOYD's ditties, like "The Great Gig in the Sky" ("The Dark Side of the Moon").The band's phenomenal success during the time when "Wish You Were Here" and "Animals" were released led to a great amount of tension and conflicts among the band members. Solo albums were a safety valve and WRIGHT released "Wet Dream" in 1978. WRIGHT was accompanied by top session musicians Mel Collins (sax), Snowy White (guitar), Larry Steele (bass) and Reg Isadore (drums). No singles were released from the album, and WRIGHT did not perform any concerts. By the time they came to record "The Wall" in 1979 ROGER WATERS was assuming control of the band. WRIGHT felt the full brunt of this when WATERS threatened not to release "The Wall" unless WRIGHT left the band. WRIGHT spent the next two years as a paid employee, playing "The Wall" in America, Britain and Germany.

Being paid on a wage, he was the only "member" of PINK FLOYD to actually make money on that tour (yes, the FLOYD "lost their shirts" on that tour--it was so phenomenally expensive to put on, and they did so few shows that they couldn't recoup their investment. The rest of the band were "investors," as it were, but WRIGHT's role was the same as that of the roadies--fixed dollar amount per night or some such. So he didn't get reamed like everyone else). He did not appear on "The Final Cut".

After leaving PINK FLOYD, WRIGHT formed a short-lived partnership, called ZEE who released Identity ('84), with Dave Harris, former leader of New Romantic band FASHION, with WRIGHT composing music for Harris' lyrics...
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3.90 | 156 ratings
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1978
2.21 | 44 ratings
ZEE: Identity
1984
3.99 | 152 ratings
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1996

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 ZEE: Identity by WRIGHT, RICHARD album cover Studio Album, 1984
2.21 | 44 ratings

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ZEE: Identity
Richard Wright Crossover Prog

Review by Guillermo
Prog Reviewer

2 stars Well. This album is not as bad as I expected it to be. This is a short- lived collaboration by Dave Harris, a singer and musician from a band called FASHION (a Neo-Romantic band which I have never listened to) who in 1983 recorded this album (which was released in 1984) under the band`s name ZEE with Richard Wright. I think that this album sounds more influenced by the Neo- Romantic musical style from the 80s than from Wright`s sound from PINK FLOYD. Sometimes it sounds more like an album from the early TEARS FOR FEARS band. In fact, the recording engineer and co- producer of this album (Tim Palmer) worked a lot with TEARS FOR FEARS during several years. I have to say that I liked TEARS FOR FEARS when they released their very good album titled "The Seeds of Love" in 1989 (and it was after I liked this album that I later "tolerated" to listen to their previous music and I even still liked some of it). But before that, I really didn`t like their music and much less their looks which reflected very well the fashions dictated by the Neo-Romantic and Synth -Pop musical styles which were very successful fads in those years (sorry, but it is the truth; I never liked the music , the looks and the fashions from some bands from the eighties). Anyway, by using the Fairlight CMI a lot in this album,this album reflects all the "ingredients" which made it a very typical album from the eighties, with now very dated synth sounds and programmed drums. Maybe the best moments in this album are the few ones on which one really can listen a bit from Wright`s musical influences (like in "Voices", which maybe is the best song in this album) and in other slow and "dark" songs like "Cuts Like a Diamond", a song which even includes a good lead guitar part played by Harris which sounds a bit like it was played by David Gilmour. "Voices" particularly sounds a bit inluenced by CAMEL, a band which at that time released their "Stationary Traveller" album, which, despite being a good album, also has some of the "ingredients" from a very typical 80s album, with similar keyboard sounds and programmed drums. I don`t know why Wright recorded this album. Maybe it was only to fill his previous recording contract with PINK FLOYD`s record label, or maybe because he needed the job for financial reasons. Anyway, Wright in later years considered this album as a "experimental mistake", and he even did not mention it in an interview done in 1994 by the now-defunct "Vox" magazine in the U.K. (done at the time PINK FLOYD was on their "The Division Bell" tour), when Wright was asked what he did before re-joining the band in 1986-87. This album is not as bad as I expected it to be...but it is more for collectors / fans only.So, it is more a "rarity" now which fortunately I could listen to thanks to someone who uploaded it in youtube. An album which sounds and looks (in some publicity photos by Harris and Wright) like Wright was very much "out of place" in a band and an album like this.

A last note: I found in the web that this album was released on CD in the Netherlands, and it seems that it never was released in the U.S. in any format.

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 Wet Dream by WRIGHT, RICHARD album cover Studio Album, 1978
3.90 | 156 ratings

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Richard Wright Crossover Prog

Review by 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.

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 ZEE: Identity by WRIGHT, RICHARD album cover Studio Album, 1984
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Richard Wright Crossover Prog

Review by The Mystical

3 stars "Identity" is just one of those albums that appeal to me personally, as I have a strange approach to the criticism of music. It is an electronic/crossover prog album by the short-lived supergroup "Zee", a partnership between Richard Wright (Pink Floyd) and Dave Harris (Fashion). The album has a very electronic sound, as most of the sounds used were from the Fairlight CMI, a synthesiser that was popular in the 1980s. Rick Wright stated some time after the release that he felt that the album was an "experimental mistake", and that it should never have been released. The album has received much criticism, with fans of Richard Wright left disappointed by the lack of PInk Floyd-eque reminiscence that is evident in his other albums. However, the album is entirely entertaining and does (in my opinion) contain quite a few of the musical aspects that we know and love from Richard Wright.

♪ "Confusion" is a little disappointing. It is a little dry and has a cheesy disco feel.

♪ "Voices" is a great song. Very ambient and pleasant. It is one of the best tracks on the album.

♪ "Private Person" is another dance-like 80's tune, but I like this song much more than "Confusion". It has a more unique style.

♪ "Strange Rhythm" brings out the more progressive side of this album and is reminiscent of Pink Floyd's later material. The guitar solo towards the end of the song is great.

♪ "Cuts Like a Diamond" is a nice track, and has a more garagey feel than the other tracks.

♪ "By Touching" resembles something off David Bowie's "Let's Dance". It is one of my personal favourites off this album.

♪ "How Do You Do It" is a funky track. The guitar riff resembles Robert Fripp's 80's guitar work. The lead synth sounds rather like "Daft Punk"

♪ "Seems We Were Dreaming" is another favourite of mine. It is one of the more ballad-like tunes on this album.

The key tracks here are: ♫ Strange Rhythm ♫ By Touching ♫ Seems We Were Dreaming

This album may not appeal to the everyday listener, but I am a personal fan. I give this album a personal rating of 3 stars. ☮ Peace ☮

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 Broken China by WRIGHT, RICHARD album cover Studio Album, 1996
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Richard Wright Crossover Prog

Review by The Truth
Collaborator Post/Math Rock Team

5 stars This is not an album to be overlooked by any fan of music.

By that I mean fans of Pink Floyd, fans of specifically Richard Wright's work with Floyd, fans of prog or fans of rock or fans of even broader genres of music.

Sonically pleasing in a way much different than Floyd material, Wright approaches this album as a soft ballady long piece with ambient jazz inflections abound. A concept album about his wife's depression, Broken China is perhaps one of the most emotional pieces of music by any artist related to Floyd. It has moments of light and moments of dark and reflects a clinically depressed mind so well it has a sort of indefinable morbid beauty about it.

It's definitely one of those albums the listener can really enjoy sitting in a dark room while pondering the questions of life. It has enough going on in the background to be interesting like most Floyd records but also retains the listeners interest through concept and through moments of pure catchiness.

It's a sad fact that Richard Wright's solo material is often overlooked in the Floyd catalog (even Mason's work is gone to before Wright's for some people) and while it's more understandable with Wet Dream (a decent album nonetheless) there is no excuse for the under-appreciated Broken China record, a record with such glistening beauty that literally anyone who listens to music as an emotional plug in can relate to.

(Plus lead vocals by Sinead O'Connor on two tracks! Check it out, guys!)

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 Wet Dream by WRIGHT, RICHARD album cover Studio Album, 1978
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Review by Frankie Flowers

4 stars What a lovely album from the late great Richard Wright. As should be aware, Pink Floyd wouldn't have been the much loved Pink Floyd without this man's amazing compositions, as well as his creative moods and tones from the keyboards. Indeed, this effort has many of the typical soulful and deep moments which fans enjoyed on the softer Floyd albums, they are related mostly to "Wish You Were Here". The instrumentals "Mediterranean C", "Cat Cruise" and "Waves" are some examples and they are nothing short of beautiful, much lighter than the dark themes that the Floyd were working on in late 70's... "Animals" and "The Wall" of course. Some compositions on this album are very sensitive and expressive, especially "Against The Odds" and the touches from Snowy White's guitar and Mel Collin's sax make them all the more fantastic. As a whole, it makes for a fine chill-out experience, while also containing a good mixture of styles, from pop, soft-rock, jazz and funk. Highly recommended

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 Wet Dream by WRIGHT, RICHARD album cover Studio Album, 1978
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Review by octopus-4
Special Collaborator RIO/Avant/Zeuhl Team

4 stars I can't believe to have missed reviewing this album until now. It's the second Floyd solo that I have purchased and probably the one that I like most. In 1978 Roger Waters' ego was reaching his top. The band was working on Animals and there was probably too few space for other band members' creativity. In particular Pink's Song is prophetic of what was about to happen "I must go here on my way, Let me go I cannot stay..."

From a musical point of view this can be considered the missed Pink Floyd album, more than Gilmour's debut, this is full of the Floyd spirit before Dark Side of the Moon and features the bluesman Snowy White at guitar, the guy who played Gilmour on the stage of The Wall.

"Mediterranean C" is not a great opener. It's a good instrumental and is functional to introduce the main concept about escaping from the normal life that is better exploited in "Holiday". What's wrong is the keyboard sound chosen for this song that is a bit too flat

"Against The Odds" is a great song, instead. The classical guitar of Snowy white is the distinctive element of the song and the final solo is simple but extremely effective. This is my personal favourite.

"Cat Cruise" is an instrumental with the Wright's trademark. It reminds to his work on Obscured by Clouds with a bit of the piano thrill of The Great Gig in The Sky. Everything completed by Mel Collins' sax.

The melodic piano intro, still in the style of Great Gig but with a touch of country is another great "pop" song on which Rick's voice fits very well. "Summer Elegy" is just a bit too pop, but the Snowy White's Gibson creates a fantastric solo without being too Gilmourian.

The side A is closed by "Waves". A repetitive melody based on minor chords, reminder in some ways of Bridges Burning, with a jazzy solo by Mel Collins. Probably the darkest moment of the album.

"Holyday" is the top track. I have always found amazing the initial passages from F- , Gb , Gb- B. The piano sounds like on the Great Gig and the chorus "Sail Alone across the sea..." speaks of winds, waves and freedom. One of the best songs ever written by Wright.

"Mad Yannis Dance" is like the Dervish Dance. It gives me the impression of a circular movement, but it's not compulsive like the Dervish. It's slow and dark instead.This instrumental gives Mel Collins the opportunity of another good sax solo.

"Drop In From The Top" is a strange thing: It's the kind of bluesy instrumental track of which David Gilmour's debut is full. Of course Snowy White places a fantastic riff on it.

I have already mentione "Pink's Song". It's slow and sad. If I'm not wrong on the vinyl cover Linda Wright is credited for the lyrics. Here Mel plays a flute solo.

The album is closed by "Funky Deux". An instrumental driven by a very rhythmic bass line. A good closer but maybe a little misplaced on this album, I mean "out of the concept". There's not a true concept, effectively. The songs on this album share just some "feelings" and Funky Deux is different at this level. The only "cold" track on a very warm album. However there's room for another great sax performance.

4 stars for PA standards, 5 for my heart.

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 ZEE: Identity by WRIGHT, RICHARD album cover Studio Album, 1984
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Review by RoyFairbank

3 stars Richard Wright disappoints with his refusal to take on lyrical and vocal duties, leaving those to the less familiar voice and pen of Dave Harris. The lyrics by Harris are pointless, what happened to Rick's Skill with Summer 68? Beside that the album is middle of the road, with some of the most interesting 80s soundscapes you will hear and a great brooding atmosphere. The music is unmuddled and sparse, which makes it easy to follow. The Fairlight is unique and the percussion is electric but heavy. The album is dark and Floydian and sometimes gets to the creepy heights one would associate with Floyd, like on the track "Cuts Like A Diamond." Other favorites are "Confusion" which you will come back for, and Private Person. The album has some very weak parts, but the worst is the boringness which comes with playing the album through, as the tracks seem variations on some robot's self-same theme. Overall a nice little album that sounds different and a good talisman from the 80s to have, even if it seems unnecessarily purged of Rick's presence.

My theory is that the key tickler was on drugs in the late 70s and early 80s. It messed up his career big time. Gilmour didn't even really want him back at first but learned to love him by the time of Division Bell. He conquered his demons, or so it would seem. Zee may have been an early attempt to do so.

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 Broken China by WRIGHT, RICHARD album cover Studio Album, 1996
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Review by octopus-4
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4 stars This is the last concept album from a Pink Floyd member, and sadly the last from Rick Wright. It has a mathematical structure. Divided into 4 sections of 4 tracks each with at least one non- instrumental, like it was planeed to be a double vinyl.

What appears clearly is that the floydian element is not present in all the tracks. Some of the instrumentals are a sort of dark Krautrock, but all the album is dark and experimental. This is the first great merit of this album. Being experimenal for an over-60 artist who was obscured in his band by the ego of Waters and sometimes Gilmour, is source of regret for what he could have done with just a bit more temper.

Tracks like "Runaway", with its unusual rhythm, or also the opener "Breaking Water" that sounds like early Tangerine Dream or "Unfair Ground with dissonances in the style of Amon Duul II atlernate with more ambient moments, like "Satellite" or the psychedelic "Black Cloud".

The songs are dark too, but the melodies are more floydian and the two songs featuring the voice of Sinhead o'Connor are highlights. Rick sings Breakthrough on a Gilmour's DVD, and the song is great even sung by him.

Forget the quite and sunny athmosphere of Wet Dream. This album is closer to the studio disc of Ummagumma or to the best parts of Identity. It represents the eclectic side of Richard Wright and I'm sure that fans of Krautrock or Eclectic prog will be more intrigued by this album than the usual Pink Floyd fans.

For those reasons this is an excellent addition to ANY prog rock collection, not only for Floyd's fans. It deserves 4+ stars.

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 Wet Dream by WRIGHT, RICHARD album cover Studio Album, 1978
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Review by jean-marie

4 stars I confess , at the time ,i've been a little bit disapointed by RICK first album but i's because i was hoping him to play some more kind of things as CIRRUS MINOR ,or SAUCERFULL but listenings after listenings this record turned very friendly and became essential to me .It displays the RICK part through the FLOYD alchemy .The melodies for instance, have the RICK'touch; listening to that album you know he was the one that brought the tunes fur US AND THEM and that he was a big part in ECHOES with DAVID .no one must forget that wonderfull song called SUMMER 68, this record is my paintbox and ...... well it's a song by RICK too .I MISS YOU RICK . What would looklike a new album with DAVID , ROGER and NICK ? no one will ever know ! so sad !

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 ZEE: Identity by WRIGHT, RICHARD album cover Studio Album, 1984
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Review by octopus-4
Special Collaborator RIO/Avant/Zeuhl Team

3 stars First of all, it's NOT a Richard Wright's solo album. Dave Harris did a lot of composing, however some ideas coming from this album can be found with a bit of attention on Broken China. I would have expected to find it under ZEE. This is a very dated album. It's from the 80s and lacks of originality as a lot of its contemporary. It was an era during which the choice of sounds seemed to be the most appealing factor, so many artists did their best, or their worse to appear very "80s". I just want to mention Camel's Stationary Traveller or Mike Rutherford's Acting very strange as examples. Another must of the period was the Fairlight: it dominated the 80s sound toghether with the Yamaha DX7 and the Rolands, and does it in this album as well. All the percussions are electronic and mainly based on disco rhythms. "Confusion" could be played in a disco also today, but it's not so bad as it could seem. It's not worse than other more appreciated songs of that period, but of course one could expect more than this from Richard Wright. "Voices" is a dark track. It's where Broken China is from. Totally electronic, but don't forget that Richard is a keyboardist. "Private person" is back into commercial, but not properly disco. I don't think that dancing on this rhythm is possible. Not the best track of the album in any case. "Strange Rhythm" is what its title says: strange. Personally I like it. The voice is similar to Bryan Ferry with a touch of David Bowie, so very in line with the era. Not worse than some electronic songs of the white Duke. "Cut like a diamond" is the only Floydian track. The intro is typical from Wright. The sounds is different, but the chord's sequence comes directly from Wet Dreams. The guitar riff could have been played by Gilmour if only he was used to play one octave lower than usual. "By touching" is the track i liked less when I bought the album, however listening to it now, I can recognise the link to Broken China "How do you do it" is the weakest track of the album. Put Michael Jackson's voice on it and you'll have a perfect soft-disco track. Skip it. "Seems we were dreaming" is the most melodic song of the album. A chill out song, very relaxing, even if totally in the 80s as well.

What to say of this album at the end? It's between 2 and 3 stars. A true Pink Floyd fan must have it. It's non-essential for sure. Some tracks are good enough, but some are very weak. I go for 3 stars in memory of Rick and because of the link to Broken China. If you have enjoyed it, you can give a try to this album. If you didn't like Broken China, there's no chance to like this one.

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