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- SetTheControls - 08-25-2006 01:01 PM
So, I was wondering... I've never heard any of Rick's solo, but I can only imagine it'd be good. :)
But, I'd need some help. I only know the title of a few albums, and nothing more. So I was wondering - which album should I get/listen to first? Or any particular tracks?
- whong - 08-25-2006 05:11 PM
This has been covered a few times previously, but here goes.....
"Wet Dream" is from 1978, and has a decidedly laid back, jazzy, light rock feel to it. About half the album is instrumental, the other half sung by Rick. It's keyboards are vintage '78, most certainly. Snowy White does a more than commendable job on guitar, and Mel Collins is on board doing the saxaphone. It's an interesting album that has a certain charm to it. Somewhat hard to find, and often very pricey!
"Zee Identity"(1984) is an experimental album where Rick tried out the brand new at the time Fairlight computerized keyboard technology, in a collaboration with Dave Harris of the band Fashion. This is best described as 80's Style Electrofunk, and is extremely un-Floydlike. Good luck finding it too....took me years to secure a copy on cd, just recently in fact.
"Broken China"(1996) is quite simply a masterpiece. It excells on all fronts....musically, thematically, structurally.....Rick really shows himself on this, and it's one he must remain very proud of. He certainly did Floyd-fans proud! This one can be found on Amazon, along with my rather lengthy, detailed review of it called "Possibly The Best Floydian Solo Effort"....and it really is, trust me.
Hope this helps. "Broken China" is the best place to start with Rick Wright's solo material.....
- SetTheControls - 08-25-2006 05:13 PM
Thanks a lot. :) Also, sorry for not checking previous posts before posting this..!
- whong - 08-25-2006 05:15 PM
Also....if you like the "Division Bell" sound(and I gather you do, judging by your sig), you'll almost certainly like "Broken China".....
- DeltaOfVenus - 08-25-2006 05:18 PM
whong Wrote:"Broken China"(1996) is quite simply a masterpiece. It excells on all fronts....musically, thematically, structurally.....Rick really shows himself on this, and it's one he must remain very proud of. He certainly did Floyd-fans proud! This one can be found on Amazon, along with my rather lengthy, detailed review of it called "Possibly The Best Floydian Solo Effort"....and it really is, trust me.An excellent review you wrote on Amazon Whong. I recommend that every PFO member read it.
"Broken China" is a work of art.
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- mabewa - 08-26-2006 08:22 AM
Broken China is definitely the one to start with! It's about as good as Floyd solo albums ever get, and is better than some of the full-band albums, in my opinion. (I quite like Division Bell, for example, but I would rate Broken China even higher).
Wet Dream is also quite worthwhile.
I've yet to hear the Zee album... have the feeling that I wouldn't like it much, but I still look forward to hearing it someday.
- IbanezIsTheColour - 08-26-2006 04:53 PM
wow I want to get Broken China badly...
- mabewa - 08-27-2006 12:28 PM
You can usually get Broken China on Amazon for a reasonable price...
- InTheFlesh? - 08-29-2006 07:49 PM
Hmm...honestly...this if the first time I have ever heard of a Rick Wright Solo Album...
I have read what you guys have said about it...but I am seriously wondering...
is it as good as David's or Roger's solo stuff?
I'm just wondering...
- whong - 09-03-2006 04:48 PM
"Broken China" is every bit as good! In fact, the trio of "Amused To Death", "On An Island", and this record combined have all the makings for the perfect Floyd album. It's a great study on "the sum of the parts"....
- floydian72 - 09-03-2006 09:38 PM
i didnt think broken china was that good. Wet dream is better in my opinion (i think im the first person to spell that out on the internet)
- mabewa - 09-06-2006 10:45 PM
I'm with Whong on this one. Broken China is up there with Amused to Death and On an Island. Combined, they would have been stunning. I've them together on a playlist in i-tunes and then put them on shuffle... pretty cool stuff. Sometimes, there are some jarring transitions, but other times, it's totally cosmic--the songs flow together perfectly.
- OneOfTheseDayz - 09-27-2006 04:42 PM
I'll try to get Broken China because i really like Rick Wright... if you say it's as good as Amused To Death and On An Island... it must be pretty good...