Your Favourite Richard Wright Pink Floyd Song?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by A Saucerful of Scarlets, Apr 27, 2018.

  1. A Saucerful of Scarlets

    A Saucerful of Scarlets Commenter Turned Viewer Thread Starter

    What’s your favourite Richard Wright written Pink Floyd song?

    I just made yet another Beatles thread so to balance that out I’m going to post a similar Floyd one. My second favourite band. This legend also doesn’t get nearly the amount of mention he deserves.
    Love, love, love Richard Wright’s contributions to the band. In fact he’s my favourite member. His playing on Piper’s made the album’s sound to me. It would sound incredibly different without him, as would all of Floyd’s material, and as it did on The Wall and The Final Cut.
    Only contains songs solely written without any other Pink Floyd members or lead vocals and co-wrote by him otherwise the poll would be huge and the only thing anyone would vote on would be Echoes.

    My personal favourite song by his is Paintbox. Absolutely incredible. One of my all time favourite Floyd songs.
     
  2. tmwlng

    tmwlng Forum Resident

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    Summer '68 is my favorite Floyd song overall. Rick Wright was always my favorite songwriter of the group. Paintbox, Stay and See-Saw are also brilliant.
     
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  3. A Saucerful of Scarlets

    A Saucerful of Scarlets Commenter Turned Viewer Thread Starter

    I put on Summer '68 today in the car and it sent shivers down my spine.
     
  4. Thoughtships

    Thoughtships Forum Resident

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    Summer '68 for me too.
    Brilliant song.
     
  5. Rodney Toady

    Rodney Toady Waste of cyberspace

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    Remember a Day... One of the first Floyd songs I ever heard - and one that really got me paying attention to the band.
     
  6. A Saucerful of Scarlets

    A Saucerful of Scarlets Commenter Turned Viewer Thread Starter

    If a single person votes for Sysyphus that’d be quite hilarious.

    I adore Saucerful. Remember a Day is a big reason as to why.
     
  7. Hey Vinyl Man

    Hey Vinyl Man Forum Resident

    I imagine someone would have done so soon enough, just to confound anyone watching the votes.

    "Remember a Day" is probably in my top five for the whole band's catalog.
     
  8. ohnothimagen

    ohnothimagen I don't suffer fools or trolls gladly...

    "Stay". I freely admit I'd like "Great Gig In The Sky" a lot more if not for Clare Torry's caterwauling (IMO).
     
  9. A Saucerful of Scarlets

    A Saucerful of Scarlets Commenter Turned Viewer Thread Starter

    It’s in my top 10.
     
  10. A Saucerful of Scarlets

    A Saucerful of Scarlets Commenter Turned Viewer Thread Starter

    :eek::eek::eek:
     
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  11. abzach

    abzach Forum Resident

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    Great thread! My votes goes to Stay.
     
  12. Hey Vinyl Man

    Hey Vinyl Man Forum Resident

    That's my favorite part!
     
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  13. lucan_g

    lucan_g Forum Resident

    I went “Remember a Day”... but easily could have voted “Stay” or “Summer 68”...
     
  14. dsky

    dsky Little Blue Light

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    Sysyphus is totally amazing. I'm torn between that and See Saw.
     
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  15. A Saucerful of Scarlets

    A Saucerful of Scarlets Commenter Turned Viewer Thread Starter

    What are everyone’s thoughts on Paintbox?
     
  16. A Saucerful of Scarlets

    A Saucerful of Scarlets Commenter Turned Viewer Thread Starter

    Wow, well fair enough. See-Saw is superb as well. I’ve heard the album a ton of times, as with every other Floyd album, but it was only last time that it occured to me that Sysyphus is actually not that bad of a song.
     
  17. Rne

    Rne Sufferin' succotash!

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    What about the amazing "Shine On You Crazy Diamond part IX"?
    I simply can't choose one only, Richard wrote beautiful songs.
     
  18. A Saucerful of Scarlets

    A Saucerful of Scarlets Commenter Turned Viewer Thread Starter

    Doesn’t it last for less than 2 minutes or so? I counted 6-9 as a single song as well.
     
  19. Rne

    Rne Sufferin' succotash!

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    Of course, it's part of a suite, but it's still a classic Wright moment, written by him, and it features some of his finest and more touching keyboard playing.
     
  20. yarbles

    yarbles Too sick to pray

    If we're allowed songs where he was principally responsible for the music, it would have to be Us And Them.
     
  21. abzach

    abzach Forum Resident

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    His most beautiful moment!
     
  22. ohnothimagen

    ohnothimagen I don't suffer fools or trolls gladly...

    It's true, though- I've never liked "Great Gig" for that. Shoulda just kept it instrumental, guys.
    Undoubtedly my view is that of a minority of fans...but even David Gilmour admitted sometimes he hears "Great Gig" and thinks to himself, "Oh, put a sock in it already!":laugh:
    Part one of "Shine On" gets me every time. All the concerts I've been to, I have never seen an audience go so absolutely bonkers as when Rick started in on that intro back in '94.
     
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  23. Rodney Toady

    Rodney Toady Waste of cyberspace

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    I like it... but, of course, I like all Richard's songs. His songs, his playing, his vocals were all essential for the "true" Pink Floyd sound, in my opinion. What I really love about his songwriting is that he never was predictable, and that all his songs have a unique character of their own. Yes, Paintbox is a great song...
     
  24. tkl7

    tkl7 Agent Provocateur

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    Since Us and Them is not a choice, I went with Summer 68
     
  25. Rne

    Rne Sufferin' succotash!

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    I brought up "Shine On IX" because it's credited solely as "Wright", so it counts like a Wright instrumental, but I don't want to mess up the poll. Of course, "Us & Them" is another brilliant item among his compositions.
     

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