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Pink Floyd – The Endless River

Downloaded “Endless River” from iTunes and completed listening to all tracks twice now. the album is a “must buy” in my POV. It completes the post-Syd “sound circle” which started from “Echoes”, through “Any Colour You like”, “Shine On You Crazy Diamond”, took a turn in “Terminal Frost” and which got better in “Marooned”.
I would give weights to describe the tracks as follows: “Marooned” (50%) + “Shine On” (30%) + “Echoes” (20%)

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Pink Floyd – The Endless River album cover

Wright shines through this & even outshines Gilmour. This might be the first and only Pink Floyd album where Wright can be termed as the “leader” of the band. This is not surprising as the tracks are instrumentals (Wright’s keyboards are always strong in all PinkFloyd instrumentals) and many were taken from “Division Bell ” sessions where Wright made a strong comeback. This is officially Gilmour/Mason’s tribute to Richard Wright (who never got his due from Waters) just like “Wish You…” was Water’s tribute to Syd Barrett .

The stand out track is of course “Anisina” which is so damn good that it alone makes the album price worth it many times over.

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Richard Wright (28 July 1943 – 15 September 2008)

Source: The Age: http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2008/09/16/1221330781482.html

September 16, 2008 – 6:37AM

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Pink Floyd’s famed keywordist and founding member, Richard Wright, died today at age 65.

His paino and keyboard work on the “Dark Side of the Moon” & “Wish you were Here” will always be remembered.

Do read Isorski’s tribute to Richard Wright:  Richard Wright Tribute

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