favorite Rick keyboard solos?
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What's your favorite Rick keyboard solo (including piano, organ and synth)?

I personally love a lot of his synth solos. Some of my favorites are the long solo in Dogs, Run Like Hell. Shine On You Crazy Diamond and Welcome to the Machine also have some incredible synth lead work. No-one else, and I mean no-one, can play the synth like that.

For later stuff, I also quite like the synth leads in certain Division Bell songs, especially Keep Talking and Wearing the Inside Out.




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I'd have to say the opening solo for Shine On You Crazy Diamond. His organ work on Echoes deserves an honourable mention too.
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The entire middle section of Dogs. I'm trying to figure out exactly what type of synthesizers he used in that section, so maybe someday I could replicate it. Also, certain parts of Welcome to the Machine are unbelievable. Echoes has great organ work, Great Gig has beautiful piano parts. Keep Talking & Wearing The Inside Out are great as well. In fact, there's one part in the latter where it sounds like a Mini-Moog is being used.
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Tons of moments. The intro to "Sheep", his cocktail hour piano noodlings in "San Tropez", his piano interplay with Gilmour's guitar on "Marooned"(breathtaking!), the stately piano solo on "Us And Them", his keys throughout "Mudmen", his atmospheric synth work which opens "Shine On, pt 6" and the mournful closing of "Pt. 9", on "Cymbaline" his piano makes the song, and who can forget his wicked piano jams on the 'Live In Pompeii' version of "Saucerful Of Secrets"? "Great Gig" is probably Rick's crowning achievement with Floyd.

There's plenty more great moments of Rick's to add, but it can be safely said that the man's just so underappreciated it's ridiculous. He has a very specific style that's all his own, and goes a very long way in defining Pink Floyd's distinctive sound, just as importantly as Gilmour's guitar...... just far less acknowledged.




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#5
Rick never gets enough recognition as far as I'm concerned. But then again, I favour him, so he'll never get enough, haha :love:

- The entire Any Colour You Like section
- The middle section of Dogs
- All his work in Echoes
- The opening of Summer '68

And my personal favorite: Mudmen (sends chills down my spine and tears into my eyes every time!)

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whong Wrote:Tons of moments. The intro to "Sheep", his cocktail hour piano noodlings in "San Tropez", his piano interplay with Gilmour's guitar on "Marooned"(breathtaking!), the stately piano solo on "Us And Them", his keys throughout "Mudmen", his atmospheric synth work which opens "Shine On, pt 6" and the mournful closing of "Pt. 9", on "Cymbaline" his piano makes the song, and who can forget his wicked piano jams on the 'Live In Pompeii' version of "Saucerful Of Secrets"? "Great Gig" is probably Rick's crowning achievement with Floyd.

There's plenty more great moments of Rick's to add, but it can be safely said that the man's just so underappreciated it's ridiculous. He has a very specific style that's all his own, and goes a very long way in defining Pink Floyd's distinctive sound, just as importantly as Gilmour's guitar...... just far less acknowledged.
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Quote:it can be safely said that the man's just so underappreciated it's ridiculous. He has a very specific style that's all his own, and goes a very long way in defining Pink Floyd's distinctive sound, just as importantly as Gilmour's guitar...... just far less acknowledged.

Yeah, this pretty much sums it all up in a nice, concise little paragraph.
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whong Wrote:...it can be safely said that the man's just so underappreciated it's ridiculous. He has a very specific style that's all his own, and goes a very long way in defining Pink Floyd's distinctive sound, just as importantly as Gilmour's guitar...... just far less acknowledged.
yes, i wholeheartedly agree.
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Run Like Hell on "Is There Anybody Out There?" - amazing Cool
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mabewa Wrote:
Quote:it can be safely said that the man's just so underappreciated it's ridiculous. He has a very specific style that's all his own, and goes a very long way in defining Pink Floyd's distinctive sound, just as importantly as Gilmour's guitar...... just far less acknowledged.

Yeah, this pretty much sums it all up in a nice, concise little paragraph.
Indeed it does. Some have to understand that if Rick Wright was not with Pink Floyd, they would've not got to where they are today. His sound IS Pink Floyd. Am I right?
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