Richard Wright - Broken China

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Rate this album

5 - Best
19
31%
4
11
18%
3
18
29%
2
8
13%
1 - Worst
6
10%
 
Total votes: 62

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Re: Richard Wright - Broken China

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Solid album and a surprise. I should listen this weekend.
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Does anyone know why its so hard to access this album? I have spotify and amazon music and neither have it to stream. Pricing up physical copies, it looks really expensive!

I'd like to hear this album, as Ive never heard it and I love Richard's playing :)
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Eclipse wrote: Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:05 pm My favorite solo album. Very atmospheric and emotional, i can never get tired of it.
This and Roger'a ATD are the pinnacle of the PF's solo careers, and are IMO as good as DSOTM, Animals (but not as great as WYWH, since nothing can be).
Same here my favorite solo album It is so emotional truly touched my heart :D
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dj865 wrote: Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:21 pm Does anyone know why its so hard to access this album? I have spotify and amazon music and neither have it to stream. Pricing up physical copies, it looks really expensive!

I'd like to hear this album, as Ive never heard it and I love Richard's playing :)
Ebay seems to have very reasonably priced copies of this cd!
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It's very likely my favorite solo album from any PF member. Dark, emotional and heavy, and very Floydian.
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Strange enough but I found this dark and brooding album a very suitable listening experience in theese times.
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Who handles Rick's catalog now and is there a specific reason that his work isn't available online?
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crofloyd wrote: Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:25 pm Who handles Rick's catalog now and is there a specific reason that his work isn't available online?
How it isn't available online? It is on the Spotify. And it's available on the Amazon as well.
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Is broken China on Spotify? It wasn't when I last subscribed (last summer). I'm now on tidal and it's not there either. Oh and it's also quite tricky to get your hands on a physical copy at an affordable price
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dj865 wrote: Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:25 pm Is broken China on Spotify? It wasn't when I last subscribed (last summer). I'm now on tidal and it's not there either. Oh and it's also quite tricky to get your hands on a physical copy at an affordable price
Unless I'm looking in the wrong place, Rick isn't on Spotify at all. Disappointing.
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Btw, why is this album name just 'Broken China'? I know it's all about Rick's wife Millie's depression. But, why the title 'Broken China'? Why not 'Broken Japan' or 'Broken Korea' or whatever? :lol:

Not that it matters so much, I'm just curious.
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China as in china clay rather than the country, fragile, porcelain and the like ?
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twcc wrote: Tue May 26, 2020 7:02 pm China as in china clay rather than the country, fragile, porcelain and the like ?
You are absolutely right ‘twcc’. For some reason it never occurred to me. Although the album cover itself with broken pieces of porcelain/clay suggests that. I always followed the logic that since the album is about clinical depression that Rick and his then wife tried after all with some Chinese medicine too. :roll:

Thanks for the clarification.
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space triangle wrote: Wed May 27, 2020 12:44 pm
twcc wrote: Tue May 26, 2020 7:02 pm China as in china clay rather than the country, fragile, porcelain and the like ?
You are absolutely right ‘twcc’. For some reason it never occurred to me. Although the album cover itself with broken pieces of porcelain/clay suggests that. I always followed the logic that since the album is about clinical depression that Rick and his then wife tried after all with some Chinese medicine too. :roll:

Thanks for the clarification.
This sort of thing happens to me. I sometimes get some impression of something and then always view it through the lens of the impression. It can take quite some time/effort to overcome the error.
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Didn't the press pack of the album come with a genuine piece of Broken China? :lol: