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Old 09-15-2008, 06:44 PM   #31
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This sucks.
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Old 09-15-2008, 06:47 PM   #32
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Rick was always my favorite.

"A cloud of eiderdown
Draws around me
Softening a sound.
Sleepy time, and I lie,
With my love by my side,
And she's breathing low.

And the candle dies.

When night comes down
You lock the door.
The book falls to the floor.
As darkness falls
The waves roll by,
The seasons change
The wind is wry.

Now wakes the hour
Now sleeps the swan
Behold the dream
The dream is gone.
Green fields are calling
It's falling, in a golden door.

And deep beneath the ground,
The early morning sounds
And I go down.
Sleepy time, and I lie,
With my love by my side,
And she's breathing low.

And I rise, like a bird,
In the haze, when the first rays
Touch the sky.

And the night wings die."

Inside I know Rick went out fearless and hope that his last thoughts on Earth didn't sound like Clare Torry but rather like the gentle touch of a piano that he gave us for decades.
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RIP Rick!
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Old 09-15-2008, 07:16 PM   #34
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A shame that he developed cancer ... he was "too young" to go so soon.


Although, his work with Pink Floyd will last forever.
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Old 09-15-2008, 09:33 PM   #35
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The man responsible for some of the best songs in my lifetime. Thanks Rick. R.I.P.
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Old 09-15-2008, 09:38 PM   #36
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Just saw this on the beeb. I am so gutted I have no words to describe my feeling. He was a really nice man and an astonishing musician. Pink Floyd would not have been the same without him. He will be dearly missed by me and I'm sure everyone here. What a legacy he's left behind - what a band he co-founded. A legend without a doubt.
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Old 09-15-2008, 09:40 PM   #37
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My favourite Rick song:

Wearing the inside out
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RIP.

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Old 09-15-2008, 09:57 PM   #39
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My favourite Rick song:
The Division Bell
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I was so, so shattered to hear this today. My psych teacher brought it up and I really was shattered. Such an incredibly talented musician, and he was definitely my favourite member of Pink Floyd. Criminally underrated as part of that band. Go and have a listen to Any Colour You Like, which is entirely a Wright compostion. It's magicianry. The piano part to Great Gig! Us and Them!! His work on Dark Side and Wish You Were Here is astonishing. Not to mention his vocals! The emotion he created in his two verses in Time, the double vocals with Dave on Echoes... a very sad, sad passing, and as phillyfan also pointed out, now we will never get that reunion. A very young age to die as well.

Listening to Any Colour You Like in honour of the man, and will fix the sig soon.

May he and his blessed keyboards rest in peace.
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Old 09-16-2008, 08:16 AM   #41
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I still can't believe Rick's gone.

His fellow band members have begun paying their respects...

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No one can replace Richard Wright. He was my musical partner and my friend.

In the welter of arguments about who or what was Pink Floyd, Rick's enormous input was frequently forgotten.

He was gentle, unassuming and private but his soulful voice and playing were vital, magical components of our most recognised Pink Floyd sound.

I have never played with anyone quite like him. The blend of his and my voices and our musical telepathy reached their first major flowering in 1971 on 'Echoes'. In my view all the greatest PF moments are the ones where he is in full flow. After all, without 'Us and Them' and 'The Great Gig In The Sky', both of which he wrote, what would 'The Dark Side Of The Moon' have been? Without his quiet touch the Album 'Wish You Were Here' would not quite have worked.

In our middle years, for many reasons he lost his way for a while, but in the early Nineties, with 'The Division Bell', his vitality, spark and humour returned to him and then the audience reaction to his appearances on my tour in 2006 was hugely uplifting and it's a mark of his modesty that those standing ovations came as a huge surprise to him, (though not to the rest of us).

Like Rick, I don't find it easy to express my feelings in words, but I loved him and will miss him enormously.

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Monday 15th September 2008

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Roger Waters (a subtle, but fitting tribute...the screen image from "Wish You Were Here" that was used on the '07/'08 tour - and I think we can also expect to see a written statement soon)
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I just heard about this

my favorite PF member, I am truly gutted
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I can't believe the classic rock radio morning show only dedicated a whole 15 seconds to his passing and nothing more.

They were far too obsessed with putting lipstick on a pig. Literally.
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I checked the classic rock station here 104.3 yesterday in the evening and heard nothing Floyd related.
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They were far too obsessed with putting lipstick on a pig. Literally.
I don't agree with something stupid like this but if you are going to do this, why on radio?
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