Gave Rick's 1978 solo album Wet Dream a listen today. I'll have to hear it again before I can properly discuss it -- I was only half-listening whilst trawling the interwebs, but it was really nice, atmospheric stuff.
I wish I didn't know what the title actually means.
Listened to this album again. Would recommend it to any fan of Rick Wright (I'm looking at you thinyoungmoon -- I think you'd really dig it).
The vocals, I confess, aren't particularly strong, but most of the album is instrumental so it doesn't detract that much. The music is pretty much like all the nicest keyboardiest parts of 'Shine On You Crazy Diamond' -- but there's a surprise at the end. It's a very atmospheric, ocean-y album -- a dream of somewhere wet, pretty much.
So far, my favourites are 'Summer Elegy', 'Holiday', 'Drop In From The Top', and 'Pink's Song'.
You know that I care what happens to you, And I know that you care for me too. So I don't feel alone, or the weight of the stone...
Post by thinyoungmoon on Nov 21, 2017 21:40:37 GMT
Thanks a lot for bringing this to my attention! I just remembered that I wanted to listen to Wet Dreams already a while ago when it was mentioned in a certain other place... but I forgot about it. The better it was to take the opportunity this time, it's a wonderfully warm and almost tropical album - perfect for cold winter's days! My favourite tracks were probably Waves and Cat Cruises. The latter has a wonderful guitar solo and the former is just brilliant. I don't know what kind of effects he uses but Ricks makes his keyboard sound exactly like waves splashing against rocks and at the same time, the rhythm guitar and synthesiser create an almost melancholic mood.
Maybe Wet Dream is referring to the fact, that one can literally take a bath in these warm, broad walls of sound? *
All in all, next to the great piano/synthesiser/organ work, of course, I really like how the sounds of the saxophone and the distorted electric guitar sometimes mix. And the vocals of Holiday are actually quite good. Holiday is also the song that reminded me most of Shine On You Crazy Diamonds because of the Moog (?) solo, hell, now that I think about it I really love this track too, as a whole!
And Drop In From The Top is also fantastic. Okay, I'll better stop now before I mention every single song.
*Sorry if that sounds awkward in English, in German it's actually a saying
Post by The Dark Side Of The Spoon on Dec 6, 2017 21:02:10 GMT
Like I said over at BB, a great, relaxing album. I could picture myself adrift in the middle of nowhere (The Endless River? ) when I listened to it. There were people in the comments for it on YouTube saying that this should have been an official PF album. I can see where they are coming from, but personally, I don't think it's up to THAT standard.