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    Posted: September 08 2011 at 15:02
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.
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I don't care much about Pink Floyd anymore, but when I did he was my favorite member because he always knew how to play the perfect thing. The close but not quite there organ on Your Possible Pasts I think shows how Roger missed him too.

Also, there are way more than 2 threads about him on PA, move the search back to any date and search for Rick as well as Richard.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote topographicbroadways Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 08 2011 at 15:11
Fantastic composer and great keyboardist. Definitely missed by many. The 2 DVD's from David Gilmours 2006 tour are fantastic. I'll definitely stick on Remember That Night again in recognition of a great musician.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote octopus-4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 08 2011 at 15:12
Only two on his page http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=1225

Of course the software has likely ignored "Rick".
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Henry Plainview Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 08 2011 at 15:33
Originally posted by octopus-4

Only two on his page http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=1225

Of course the software has likely ignored "Rick".

...Why would you even use that page? Do it properly yourself with the actual search function.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Bonnek Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 08 2011 at 15:33
Originally posted by Henry Plainview

I don't care much about Pink Floyd anymore, but when I did he was my favorite member because he always knew how to play the perfect thing. The close but not quite there organ on Your Possible Pasts I think shows how Roger missed him too.


Wright wasn't on the Final Cut Shocked
That's why that album fails Tongue

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Henry Plainview Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 08 2011 at 15:37
Originally posted by Bonnek

Wright wasn't on the Final Cut Shocked
That's why that album fails Tongue

Wait, that honestly surprised you? I thought everyone knew about that...
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I love his three solo albums even ZEE .....She cuts like a diamond is a beautiful piece Heart
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Post Options Post Options   Quote octopus-4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 09 2011 at 02:18
Originally posted by jean-marie

I love his three solo albums even ZEE .....She cuts like a diamond is a beautiful piece Heart
With the only Gilmourian solo of the album, just one octave lower than usual.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Bonnek Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 09 2011 at 02:58
Originally posted by Henry Plainview

Originally posted by Bonnek

Wright wasn't on the Final Cut Shocked
That's why that album fails Tongue

Wait, that honestly surprised you? I thought everyone knew about that...


I entirely misread your post. Thought you said how wonderful Wright was on Your Possible Pasts Embarrassed
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Bonnek Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 09 2011 at 03:00
Originally posted by jean-marie

I love his three solo albums even ZEE .....She cuts like a diamond is a beautiful piece Heart


you really must love pink ...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote harmonium.ro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 09 2011 at 05:51
Originally posted by Bonnek

Originally posted by jean-marie

I love his three solo albums even ZEE .....She cuts like a diamond is a beautiful piece Heart


you really must love pink ...


which one's pink?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote octopus-4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 09 2011 at 06:44
Originally posted by harmonium.ro

Originally posted by Bonnek

Originally posted by jean-marie

I love his three solo albums even ZEE .....She cuts like a diamond is a beautiful piece Heart


you really must love pink ...


which one's pink?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote yanch Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 09 2011 at 07:03
He was brilliant and subtle. No flashy solos, just masterful  ability to play the right thing at the right time in everything. Also, most people don't realize the writing contributions he made to Floyd. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Guldbamsen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 09 2011 at 07:58
I have a bootleg cd of a Floyd show from 77 during the Animals tour. I think its from Montreal Canada. Rick is brilliant on this! Ive never heard him solo like that on the synths before. All kinds of moog wonders happening as well. Ive always thought he was magic on the organ (especially the FarfisaHeart - remember Cirrus Minor anyone?) and the piano, but Ive never really thought of him as a guy, who could solo with the best of them, but he can and in a wonderful psychedelic way - that sounds like hes playing that thing from beneath the sea.

P.S. In addition David Gilmour plays like a man possessed throughout the show. Ive never heard him so violent and aggressive before.    
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Post Options Post Options   Quote jean-marie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 09 2011 at 08:14
Originally posted by Guldbamsen

I have a bootleg cd of a Floyd show from 77 during the Animals tour. I think its from Montreal Canada. Rick is brilliant on this! Ive never heard him solo like that on the synths before. All kinds of moog wonders happening as well. Ive always thought he was magic on the organ (especially the FarfisaHeart - remember Cirrus Minor anyone?) and the piano, but Ive never really thought of him as a guy, who could solo with the best of them, but he can and in a wonderful psychedelic way - that sounds like hes playing that thing from beneath the sea.

P.S. In addition David Gilmour plays like a man possessed throughout the show. Ive never heard him so violent and aggressive before.    
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Originally posted by octopus-4

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




Broken China was recorded a couple of years after The Division Bell. 

Yesterday I watched the Paintbox video clip, in which he features.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote silverpot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 09 2011 at 17:14
I think Rick's keyboards is the main thread in the Pink Floyd sound. The reason why Piper connects with The Wall, skips The Final Cut and AMLOR, but then makes The Division Bell sound like a PF album once again.
I also think that him and Gilmour were a match made in heaven, musically.

It's really sad watching the Barn Jams from the DVD Live in Gdansk, where it became so evident that Rick and David were creating a new album together.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Epignosis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 09 2011 at 17:18
I'd say Wright is probably my favorite Pink Floyd singer- love his voice.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 09 2011 at 21:50
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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