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    Posted: September 09 2011 at 23:08
Even on their second album A Saucerful Of Secrets the quiet Richard Wright stepped up to the plate with a couple of beautiful,dreamy psyche tunes and he sings lead at times as well.
He's the main reason why i love Dark Side Of The Moon so much with the floating organ especially.
"The wind is slowly tearing her apart"
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Originally posted by jean-marie

I love his three solo albums even ZEE .....She cuts like a diamond is a beautiful piece Heart
Friggin awesome album, Dave Harris of Fashion fame too!
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Originally posted by Dellinger

I really love his contributions to Pink Floyd too, Dark Side wouldn't be the masterpiece it is without the songs he wrote (though Waters may want to think that album was his baby) - Great Gig in the Sky and Us & Them, plus writing credits on Time and Any Colour you Like. And indeed, though he may not have as many writing credits on other albums, his sound is a key part of the Pink Floyd sound. Plus his solo albums are beautiful too. I just wish that last album he was working on could somehow be finished.
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I am sure Gilmour will make that happen for RickWink
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To think watching this clip that both Michael Karmen and RW have since left us..I am feeling oldUnhappy
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Remember that strange song he wrote for Syd Barrett? The Pink's Song? That was actually very sincere of him to write that. I loved all the interviews with him....he was really a cool person.

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If I'm not wrong his wife Linda is credited for the lyrics.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote TODDLER Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 12 2011 at 10:33
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If I'm not wrong his wife Linda is credited for the lyrics.
There was something I read long ago. About Syd Barrett often visiting Rick Wright, sitting on a couch in his living room silent..as Rick played the piano or composed. It was either an interview or a review of Wet Dream. So she wrote the lyrics to a song which describes Wright's pain and sadness toward Syd? All 4 of the Floyd members felt sadness for Syd and his so called decline.
 
 I remember Wright defending Syd as the media coverage on him does display a bit too much on his so called strange behaviour. Of all the many stories they want to commercialize and exploit ....there is the one where Syd refused to do the BBC or some other important gig? So the guy interviewing Wright is focused on this stupied determination of bringing all the Syd "freak out" stories to the table ..while Wright briefly explains that all musicians in London felt that way. It was part of the scene to be anti-commercial and some of these huge gigs were looked down upon and many musicians in London who became famous thought it was a disgrace to follow through with it. Most people today would never get the gist of a concept like that ever existing back in those times and if they do,...why and what for? Wright was definitely being honest. I appreciated his honesty because it made a dent in this constant journalistic exploitation of Syd
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Post Options Post Options   Quote octopus-4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 12 2011 at 10:37
Thanks for this trivia. I'm so deeply Floydian that I'm always happy when I read news about them. Rick was a reserved person (but I've never seen a Floyd on a gossip magazine---well I don't think to have ever read a gossip magazine, even by the doctor), so reading something about his home life and his feelings for Syd or anything else is always interesting.
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Wet dream will always be a very friendly record to me even if Rick thought it was a bit amateurish, it realy shows the Rick colour in the Floyd alchemy, i'm realy keen on the melodies he composed, i miss him but happily there are the records
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Originally posted by Chris S

Originally posted by Dellinger

I really love his contributions to Pink Floyd too, Dark Side wouldn't be the masterpiece it is without the songs he wrote (though Waters may want to think that album was his baby) - Great Gig in the Sky and Us & Them, plus writing credits on Time and Any Colour you Like. And indeed, though he may not have as many writing credits on other albums, his sound is a key part of the Pink Floyd sound. Plus his solo albums are beautiful too. I just wish that last album he was working on could somehow be finished.


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I am sure Gilmour will make that happen for RickWink


Somehow I'm not as optimistic as you, but I hope you are right and I am worng.
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Originally posted by Chris S

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Rnn2cV9NHA&feature=related

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To think watching this clip that both Michael Karmen and RW have since left us..I am feeling oldUnhappy


I was about to comment on this song on my first post of this thread, but in the end didn't do it. I really love this song... this particular version of this song. I once read that Gilmour was unhappy about this song not having been written by Wright by the time The Division Bell was released, because he would have wanted it in that album... I guess we now have a very fair idea of how this song would have sounded played by Pink Floyd instead of a Wright solo song.
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F-/F#/F#-7/D/A/E/F#-/F#-7/B/B-/F#/C#/F#

One of my favorite songs ever....
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Holiday ?
 
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Correct! One of my all time fave.
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I also love the classical guitar solo performed by Snowy White on Against all odds. Easy but with all the notes at the right place.
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FAIS QUE TON REVE SOIT PLUS LONG QUE LA NUIT HAVE YOUR DREAM LASTING LONGER THAN THE NIGHT
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HeartGreat Rick in the Sky Heart Heart Heart
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Originally posted by octopus-4

The anniversary of Rick's death is close. I'm surprised to see that there are only two threads on PA with his name.
One is a poll and another is just a collection of few people denigrating Zee - Identity.

This thread is to remember the "hidden genius" behind the Pink Floyd's sound.

While I'm writing I'm listening to The Division Bell, the album that contains his last song.

So long, Rick.

I made a RW thread not so long ago. His last album being an hidden gem.
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