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Pink Floyd was a band of layers, and that misty, sometimes funky layer that sat right in the middle was Richard Wright. Keyboards can often become lost in the mix, they add the pieces that no one notices. But without them, the sound would be empty. Richard Wright was a master in the middle. Obscured by clouds. Sometimes he would shine. Put on headphones and listen to “Any Colour You Like.”

Wright died on this day in 2008. A founding member of Pink Floyd, Richard was integral to the band’s sound. To remember Wright, JamBase takes a look at a formative time for the band, 1970 through 1973, for this edition of Sunday Cinema.

This video compilation follows Floyd as they run through some of their deepest cuts. From “Cymbaline” in San Francisco to “Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun,” “Obscured By Clouds” and “Celestial Voices” in Pompeii, just listen to Wright, a master at his craft. Check out the video via HDPinkFloyd below:

Tracklist

  1. Cymbaline 1970 San Francisco
  2. Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun 1970 Saint Tropez Festival 08:39
  3. Careful with that Axe 1972 Briton Eng 19:46
  4. Obscured by Clouds When You’re In 1973 Atlanta 27:16
  5. Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun 1972 31:56
  6. Celestial Voices 1971 Pompeii 40:59
  7. Abbaye de Royaumont, Royaumont, France 1971





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