Broken China

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All Music Guide - Rodney Batdorf
Inspired by a friend's battle with clinical depression, Broken China is an intriguing effort from Richard Wright. Throughout the album, Wright explores African polyrhythms along with new-age and classical instrumental textures, creating a shimmering series of soundscapes that revel in its own moodiness. For listeners unwilling to follow Wright through his sonic paintings, the two tracks featuring vocals by Sinead O'Connor -- "Reaching for the Rail" and "Breakthrough" will be more digestable, yet any fan of Pink Floyd's most ambient moments will find something of interest here, although the worldbeat rhythms may be intially off-putting. ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rodney Batdorf
Inspired by a friend's battle with clinical depression, Broken China is an intriguing effort from Richard Wright. Throughout the album, Wright explores African polyrhythms along with new-age and classical instrumental textures, creating a shimmering series of soundscapes that revel in its own moodiness. For listeners unwilling to follow Wright through his sonic paintings, the two tracks featuring vocals by Sinead O'Connor -- "Reaching for the Rail" and "Breakthrough" will be more digestable, yet any fan of Pink Floyd's most ambient moments will find something of interest here, although the worldbeat rhythms may be intially off-putting.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/25/1997
  • Label: Emi Europe Generic
  • UPC: 724385364525
  • Catalog Number: 853645
  • Sales rank: 15,828

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Breaking Water (2:28)
  2. 2 Night of a Thousand Furry Toys (4:22)
  3. 3 Hidden Fear (3:28)
  4. 4 Runaway (4:00)
  5. 5 Unfair Ground (2:21)
  6. 6 Satellite (4:06)
  7. 7 Woman of Custom (3:44)
  8. 8 Interlude (1:16)
  9. 9 Black Cloud (3:19)
  10. 10 Far from the Harbour Wall (6:09)
  11. 11 Drowning (1:38)
  12. 12 Reaching for the Rail (6:30)
  13. 13 Blue Room in Venice (2:47)
  14. 14 Sweet July (4:13)
  15. 15 Along the Shoreline (4:36)
  16. 16 Breakthrough (4:19)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Richard Wright Primary Artist, Keyboards, Vocals
Tim Renwick Guitar
Steve Bolton Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Manu Katché Drums
Dominic Miller Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Sinéad O'Connor Vocals
Pino Palladino Bass
Kate St. John Oboe, Cor anglais
Sian Bell Cello
Moz Palladino Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Richard Wright Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Laurie Latham Producer, Engineer
Anthony Moore Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Doug Sax Mastering
Storm Thorgerson Cover Design
Ron Lewter Mastering
Peter Curzon Cover Design
Julien Mills Artwork
Finlay Cowan Artwork
Audrey Auld Composer
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