Richard Wright - Wet Dream

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Richard Wright - Wet Dream

Post by Keith Jordan » Sun Jan 11, 2009 5:57 pm

This thread is to discuss Richard Wright's Wet Dream Album and is linked to from the Pink Floyd Discography section.

Feel free to discuss the album!

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Re: Richard Wright - Wet Dream

Post by Annoying Twit » Sun Jan 11, 2009 6:16 pm

I think this is a really good album, and it's a great pity he didn't contribute more to PF albums after WYWH. I much prefer this to Broken China.

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Re: Richard Wright - Wet Dream

Post by Real Pink in the Inside » Sun Jan 11, 2009 9:05 pm

I listened to this a couple of weeks ago for the first time in a long time. It reminds me of those "sleeping" albums you can get at Target Wal-Mart, or wherever, in that it is soothing and good for relaxing. Also, I have always found Rick's voice to be softest of Floyd, so that helps with the soothing factor. It's probably the best solo album by him, but I have not listened to Broken China in a while (I found it more underwhelming at the time).

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Re: Richard Wright - Wet Dream

Post by Massed Gadgets » Mon Jan 12, 2009 5:01 am

I love this album...it has long been one of my favourites. Such a sad, haunting and beautiful album. When I listen to it, I'm out there on Rick's yacht with him. He knows his marriage is disintegrating and he's becoming alienated from his band. His world is falling apart. And yet, there is a certain piece of mind, a great calming of the soul that comes through being out on the sea, sailing, and soothes the pain, if only for a while.

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Re: Richard Wright - Wet Dream

Post by Eclipse » Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:08 pm

Rick's solo career is the best of the Floydsters IMO. This and Broken China are both great works (BC is still better though). The music here is unique and entrances me a lot. Wright was very talented, creating the two most interesting PF solo albums. Grade: 4.5

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Re: Richard Wright - Wet Dream

Post by Hudini » Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:06 pm

Just 2.

I know a lot of you guys really love this album, but it doesn't work for me at all. The only song I really like on it is "Pink's Song". The instrumentals are not as bad as the ones on "Broken China" but they all seem to look alike (with the exception of "Funky Deux"), and the rest of the songs are just half baked, with some good moments but that's just it.

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Re: Richard Wright - Wet Dream

Post by Stephen » Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:43 pm

Same here. It doesn't do much for me I'm afraid and just goes to highlight why Roger is the only one with the talent to make any good albums away from the Waters, Mason. Wright and Gilmour version of Floyd. Some good ideas but they'd need a lot of working on for me to want to play it regularly.

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Re: Richard Wright - Wet Dream

Post by mandy35353535353 » Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:55 pm

I've been searching for this everywhere and I cannot find it. But from what I've heard, I think it sounds quite lovely. Very calming indeed.

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Re: Richard Wright - Wet Dream

Post by thehumanzoo » Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:26 am

Does anyone know what exactly possessed Rick to name the album this?

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Re: Richard Wright - Wet Dream

Post by drafsack » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:50 pm

Ricks best effort - nice and dreamy

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Re: Richard Wright - Wet Dream

Post by danielcaux » Fri Jan 16, 2009 2:58 am

thehumanzoo wrote:Does anyone know what exactly possessed Rick to name the album this?
His passionate love for sailing?
Massed Gadgets wrote:And yet, there is a certain piece of mind, a great calming of the soul that comes through being out on the sea, sailing, and snorting cocaine soothes the pain, if only for a while.
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Re: Richard Wright - Wet Dream

Post by Real Pink in the Inside » Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:42 am

thehumanzoo wrote:Does anyone know what exactly possessed Rick to name the album this?
Roger asked the same question back in 1978 and came to the conclusion that Rick was on drugs :lol:

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Re: Richard Wright - Wet Dream

Post by 2066 » Thu Jan 22, 2009 3:12 pm

I'm embarrased to say that I've never heard it and I'm saying this as someone who is so enamoured with Richard's music, keyboards and voice. I (or my better half) will seek out a vinyl copy here in Hogtown. It'll be fun to find and hear at last!

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Re: Richard Wright - Wet Dream

Post by Hogtown » Fri Apr 10, 2009 2:58 pm

2066 wrote:I'm embarrased to say that I've never heard it and I'm saying this as someone who is so enamoured with Richard's music, keyboards and voice. I (or my better half) will seek out a vinyl copy here in Hogtown. It'll be fun to find and hear at last!
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Honestly, I find it a bit of a snooze fest. Hudini pretty much summed it up.

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Re: Richard Wright - Wet Dream

Post by snifferdog » Mon Apr 13, 2009 1:16 am

I was underwhelmed when I heard this first but it's a grower. Some of the instrumentals are very nice and not a million miles away from what the likes of Air put out these days. There are times though when it does border on muzak though but I think a fair bit of 70s synth-based music is in danger of falling into that trap. I think it's Rick's On An Island actually. It's got a similar feeling (laid back, water theme) and it's a personal album. A couple of the songs seem to allude to Rick's crumbling marriage and also to his love of sailing and Greece. I couldn't see anything from here ending up on Animals - it's a very different album to what Pink Floyd put out the previous year.