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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 6:48 pm    Richard Wright (Pink Floyd) passed away Reply with quoteBack to top

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7617363.stm

Wow... this is truly a shocker. Such sad news.

He was one of the first keyboardplayers (besides Jarre) that really grabbed with his understated style. Just listen to his wonderful playing on the live disc of Ummagumma for instance or the wonderful pianopart on The Great Gig In The Sky.

I am so glad that I got see him during the On An Island tour with David Gilmour and noticing how well he did, how assured both his playing and singing was.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 6:52 pm    Some Sad News: Rick Wright RIP Reply with quoteBack to top

Just found out on the other forum :

From BBC Web site:

Pink Floyd founder member Richard Wright has died at the age of 65 after battling cancer, his spokesman says.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7617363.stm


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 7:17 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

An extremely sad day!
Thank you for everything, Richard.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 7:41 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

Farewell Richard. Was great to have you here. Enjoy, wherever you are now.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 7:45 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

Just read about it on a news website, sad indeed. One after another great talents leave us... Sad

Let us wish all survivors good health and many many years of creative work!

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 7:47 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

That's a great loss. I think he must have been the greatest inspiration to all EM musicians, both directly as well as indirectly.

Tonight I'm gonna watch the 'Making of the Dark Side of the Moon' DVD, to let him explain again about probably the most beautiful chords ever in rock music history.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 9:17 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

What a sad day. I will miss him very much. He was the highlight
of the gilmour solo tour 2006. Thanks for all the fablous Pink Floyd
live concerts with him i could see. I love his solo stuff and i was full of hope for something new from him.

Farewell Rick - Thank you for all!

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 11:27 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

Very sad day indeed, one of the gentlest people in rock, with a magic touch.

He was a huge factor in what made Pink Floyd the best band in the world

He'll be missed.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 11:50 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

NP Wet Dream

great music by a great musician

musical memories

Adieu Rick

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 12:33 am    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

2 Floyds gone.... Sad
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 1:57 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

Rick was great! Hats off to him.... listened to the A-side of Wish you were here yesterday evening... great stuff. May he rest in peace!

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 4:49 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

« Vignoble @ Co. » wrote:
NP Wet Dream

great music by a great musician

musical memories

Adieu Rick


Wet Dream: A fantastic album. i truly wish there were more albums like this one.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 8:24 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

« rattymouse » wrote:
« Vignoble @ Co. » wrote:
NP Wet Dream

great music by a great musician

musical memories

Adieu Rick


Wet Dream: A fantastic album. i truly wish there were more albums like this one.


and highly underrated

I found this review by William Ruhlmann which very much describes how difficult Rick's situation was.

"Following the release of the 1977 album Animals and its accompanying "In the Flesh" tour, Pink Floyd went on hiatus, having become popular enough to support solo albums by bandmembers who were inclined to make them. Guitarist David Gilmour and keyboard player Richard Wright were. For his album, Wright assembled some of the backing musicians who had been accompanying Pink Floyd for years, in particular reed player Mel Collins and guitarist Snowy White. So it was no surprise that the resulting record, Wet Dream, sounded like outtakes from Pink Floyd sessions. Wright's keyboards had always been a major element in the Pink Floyd sound, and his singing and songwriting had also been a big part of the group's music, despite the increasing domination of Roger Waters. On Wet Dream, he was interested in providing typically slow, contemplative, keyboard-based arrangements and singing (on about every other tune) in a becalmed, echoey voice of marital discord and escape. Wright's conflict with Waters shortly would lead to his being dismissed from Pink Floyd (and then, bizarrely, hired back as a sideman), and in a sense his release of Wet Dream could be seen as an attempt to step out on his own. But the material, while pleasant enough, seemed more like music he might have written to work on with Pink Floyd if he still had as much input into the group as he had had back around the time of Dark Side of the Moon, rather than like an independent solo statement. It was hard to imagine anyone but Pink Floyd fans wanting to listen to such an album, and as it turned out not even enough of them cared, since the album sold poorly"

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 9:44 am    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

He was my favorite!!!

And still Pink Floyd (and Waters solo)
Will also be on my top until it's my turn to play a great gig up/down there!
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