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4.0 out of 5 stars The dark side of the remaining Floyd
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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3.0 out of 5 stars Wellspring!
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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4.0 out of 5 stars The dark side of the remaining Floyd, Jan. 27 2004
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This review is from: Broken China (Audio CD)
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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3.0 out of 5 stars Wellspring!, Nov. 28 2013
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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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4.0 out of 5 stars Floydish sound, May 26 2013
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars Best of all solo efforts, Feb. 21 2011
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant and Wonderful, Sept. 15 2009
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Peyman Vahabzadeh (Vancouver, British Columbia Canada) - See all my reviews
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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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2.0 out of 5 stars Patchy, but very nice patches, Nov. 19 2003
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Mr. E. J. Ross "Wowser" (Northern England) - See all my reviews
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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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