Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Pink Floyd solo albums


6-30-09 Pink Floyd solo albums


CD BARRETT, SYD BARRETT

HARVEST UK CDSHSP 4007 1970 12 TRKS

LP BARRETT, SYD BARRETT

HARVEST UK SHSP 4007 1970 11 TRKS

LP BARRETT, SYD LAUGHING pirate

IMPOSSIBLE IMP 1-03 1978? 13 TRKS pirate

LP BARRETT, SYD MADCAP LAUGHS, THE

HARVEST UK SHVL 765 1969 13 TRKS

CD BARRETT, SYD MADCAP LAUGHS, THE (kami sleeve)

TOSHIBA JPN TOCP-65783 1969 13 TRKS ('01 issue) kami sleeve

7" BARRETT, SYD OCTOPUS / GOLDEN HAIR

HARVEST UK HAR 5009 1969 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

CD BARRETT, SYD OPEL

HARVEST UK CDP 791206.2 1988 14 TRK Collection (late 60's/early 70's recordings)

LP BARRETT, SYD OPEL

HARVEST UK SHSP 4126 1988 14 TRK Collection (late 60's/early 70's recordings)

CD5 BARRETT, SYD PEEL SESSIONS, THE

STRANGE FR UK SFPSCD 043 1988 5 TRK CD EP CD5


CD GILMOUR, DAVID ABOUT FACE

HARVEST UK CDP 746031.2 1984 10 TRKS

LP GILMOUR, DAVID ABOUT FACE

CBS/SONY JPN 28AP 2826 1984 10 TRKS

7" GILMOUR, DAVID ARNOLD LAYNE

EMI UK 384878.7 2006 3 TRKS with pic sleeve; David Bowie

CD5 GILMOUR, DAVID ARNOLD LAYNE

EMI UK CDEM 717 2006 3 TRK CD Single CD5 David Bowie

12" GILMOUR, DAVID BLUE LIGHT

COLUMBIA US 44-04983 1984 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

CD GILMOUR, DAVID DAVID GILMOUR

COLUMBIA US CK 35388 1978 9 TRKS

LP GILMOUR, DAVID DAVID GILMOUR

CBS/SONY JPN 25AP 1077 1978 9 TRKS

CD5 GILMOUR, DAVID ON AN ISLAND

EMI UK CDEM 688 2006 2 TRK CD Single CD5


CD MASON, NICK FICTITIOUS SPORTS

SONY MSP A 37307 1981 8 TRKS Robert Wyatt

LP MASON, NICK FICTITIOUS SPORTS

COLUMBIA US FC 37307 1981 8 TRKS Robert Wyatt

12" MASON, NICK HOT RIVER / CAN'T GET MY MOTOR TO START

COLUMBIA US AS 964 1981 2 TRKS clear vinyl, promo

12" MASON, NICK / RICK FENN LIE FOR A LIE

HARVEST UK 12HAR 5238 1985 3 TRKS with pic sleeve

CD MASON, NICK / RICK FENN PROFILES

COLUMBIA US CK 40142 1985 11 TRKS

LP MASON, NICK / RICK FENN PROFILES

COLUMBIA US PC 40142 1985 11 TRKS


LP WATERS, ROGER PROS AND CONS OF HITCH HIKING, THE

CBS/SONY JPN 28AP 2875 1984 12 TRKS

7" WATERS, ROGER SUNSET STRIP / MONEY

COLUMBIA US 38-07364 1987 2 TRKS with pic sleeve


CD WRIGHT, RICHARD BROKEN CHINA

GUARDIAN 853645.2 1996 16 TRKS with Anthony Moore

CD WRIGHT, RICHARD WET DREAM

ONE WAY US A 24090 1978 10 TRKS


I’m a big fan of Pink Floyd solo albums. My collection seems to go from 1969 – 2006. I did a lot of this in real time.


As a teenager, I saw Syd Barrett “The Madcap Laughs” in a hippie record store, and knew I had to have it. This was maybe a year or so after it came out. I guess I waited to see if it would come out in the US, so a domestic copy would be a dollar or two cheaper than an import. I must be honest, it was so long ago, I do not remember the circumstances of when / where I bought my first SHVL copy of “The Madcap Laughs”.


There were so many Pink Floyd albums around – I think the debut Dave Gilmour album was a little under the radar. As a result, it was never “over-played” by FM radio – and I can still listen to it in 2009. However, I am a bigger fan of his 2nd album, “About Face” – with it’s Pete Townshend co-writes. And I bought a few modern day singles, being covers of “Arnold Layne”.


I really love the Nick Mason albums. Totally out of left field! Carla Bley, Robert Wyatt – there’s a lot to love on “Fictitious Sports”. And “Profiles” isn’t too shabby either! Rick Fenn is from 10cc, and David Gilmour guests on “Lie For A Lie” – really excellent stuff! Thank goodness there are CD’s of these albums!


Then we get to Mr. Waters…I have a small Roger Waters collection. I see that I forgot to include his album made with Ron Geesin – “Music from ‘The Body’”. And I do have a few Roger Waters on MiniDisc! Don’t get me started on “The Final Cut”!


Last, but certainly not least – keyboard player Rick Wright. I’m listening to “Wet Dreams” (1978) in my car today, and that’s what inspired today’s post. I’m sure I’m not the only person who misses Rick Wright. It always seemed ‘not right’; the way he got ‘slighted’ in the latter days of Pink Floyd. The keyboards were always such an integrated part of Pink Floyd’s sound. At least he got to participate in the one-time re-union at Live 8. R.I.P., Richard Wright.


So, we all agree that Pink Floyd gets a bit over-played – especially by the FM radio. It will be a long while until I ‘have’ to hear “Dark Side Of The Moon” again. But I am enjoying the heck out of Rick Wright’s “Wet Dreams” CD and can’t wait to re-visit his 2nd solo album, “Broken China” – where he works with the brilliant Anthony Moore! (Moore also contributed to Pink Floyd’s fine album “A Momentary Lapse Of Reason”).


2 comments:

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Barry said...

It's nearly a year since Rick Wright died, and his loss is still felt deeply here. There are a few obscurities to watch out for; he was the first member of the band to have something out on Vinyl, thats Dec 1964. A Decca pressing too. His daughter married Guy Pratt the son of Mike Pratt,songwriter and actor who played the role of Jeff Randall in Randall and Hopkirk (deceased) the lad's book My Bass and other animals is a good read, and gives some insight into RW. I have an original shop poster for Ummagumma, when it was released in the UK 1969. It was quite a bit of work for the inexperienced Hipgnosis, as they repeated the same paper, glue and scissors exercise performed on the LP cover. Since the poster was large, they had to start with a larger initial print, and use several more iterations to get to the infinitesimal. Rick Wright was sitting in the chair when they started. You can barely see him on the LP cover. A real obscurity, and my prized possesion.

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