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on September 15, 2009
Richard Wright is an amazing talent and this concept album attests to that. Other reviewers have written about the content and various aspects of the music of this album, so I spare the reader from repeating details and technicalities. I have had this album for about 6 years now, and recently returned to it, and listened to it by headphone a few times in a matter of a few days. Wright's soundscapes are amazing, inspiring, moody, melancholic, choking, and rejuvenating. In other words, there isn't anything he can't do with music. He returns to what Floyd lost to Roger Water's departure: concept album. The entire feat is about repressed memory syndrome due to childhood abuse, and how a remakable human effort can put that all behind, so that one can live a better future. A truly humane and inspiring work of art, and socially committed, not to mention musically magical. For this I am eternally thankful. This hypnotic piece of music is the legacy of a humble and bright musician who is no longer among us. RIP Rick.
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on December 31, 2014
This now somewhat dated CD (1996 ) by the Keyboard man for Pink Floyd is a solo effort with a definite Echo of the Major Band from Which he came from. Like David Gilmour did in his first solo effort Richard Wright has stuck to the script which has proven to be so successful for the members over the years while they played in Pink Floyd. The Various Songs are individual to be sure however there is a Pink Floyd shadow in the background of most every song, and that is just fine by this writer. Richard also did another Solo effort later on before he passed on and this was a little more individual in its make up, again this is just like David Gilmore's evolution. The jacket artwork was done by Storm Thorgason and it is simply fantastic that is nice as Storm died a while ago and wont be doing any more jacket artwork any longer. IMO this is as good as any Floyd disc, and is as complete; containing seven tracks; An Interlude; Then moving on with another Eight Tracks before closing.
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on February 21, 2011
Of all the solo recordings by various ex-Floyd members, this is the most comprehensive and balanced. Clearly the output of Wright is not great but this would rate as the best of the solo recordings that meet Pink Floyd Standards. Of course beginning with The Wall there was not a falling apart of the band and the were already losing their grip on creativity. It seems only now Gilmour is coming out of it with On An Island. Either Wright was to modest or unsure of himself to tour with this album. If you liked Pink Floyd when they were really doing something you enjoy this.
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on January 27, 2004
I've always thinked Richard Wright was the dark side of Pink Floyd. Here is the proof. Through this album you can feel the scence of the early 70's Pink Floyd underground music, as in Division Bell. The music is better than recent works from floyd's members (Waters and Gilmour), except by Amused To Death, a really extraordinary Waters' work.
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on May 26, 2013
Great cd, and has a different perspective from the floyd albums. Before i purchased this...i didnt know that Richard Wright passed away.
This cd is obviously a great buy, because of the brains put behind the music. It takes a few listens, but its good. I recomend buying this from amazon cause its cheap, and worth the listen.
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on November 28, 2013
Huge Floyd fans will love it but I see it as a small sample of one of the minor sources of the Big Pink sound. Sinnead does a nice vocal on one track and some of the squeaky sounds are pleasant.
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on November 9, 2014
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on November 19, 2003
with the album having much in common with the Division Bell (age, musicians, sleeve art etc) i was expecting it to be like the Division Bell, which it isn't, with the obvious exception of Coming Back To Life. When it works it is fabulous, but this only comes in spurts: the guitar solo on Along the Shoreline, Sinead O'Conner on Breakthrough. There are few songs which are classics, yet musicianship and production values often lift them above the ordinary. It is th production that so often marrs the album, though. Night of a Thousand Furry Toys is a horrid with dated dance beats and embarassing lyrics (Wright can't seem to bring himself to sing the chorus). It is a song that seems like a joke , yet the album is entirely without humour, and the album never really recovers from this track. It's only in the less gloomy momens that the album picks up, and these are few and far between. A real mess, whilst still hinting at greatness.
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