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Monday, September 15, 2008

Richard Wright: 1943-2008

"Forward he cried from the rear
And the front rank died.
And the general sat and the lines on the map
Moved from side to side." Us and Them


Ottavio (Otto) Marasco said...

Nice tribute. I paused upon reading the news of his passing only minutes before coming across this post. In some ways the soul of the band .. Am tempted to dust the old vinyl copy of Dark side of the Moon, for old times sake...

Jay@Soob said...

Thanks Otto.

For all the timeless lyrics and message of DSM the Great Gig in the Sky outshone every other composition on the album for me.

Anonymous said...

It's sad indeed hearing about the passing of Richard Wright. He will be missed by many, many fans. Pink Floyd is one of the most talented bands of all time...shine on you crazy diamond!

Jay@Soob said...

For us fans any inkling of hope for a reunion tour is very unlikely.

Anonymous said...

After hearing about Wright's death I've been listening to my Pink Floyd cds a lot in the last few days. 'Wish you were here' is my favourite album, but really one is spoiled for choice.

"Remember when you were young, you shone like the sun..."