Identity (Zee album)

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This article is about an album which includes a selection "How Do You Do It". For the song recorded by Gerry and the Pacemakers (and the Beatles), see How Do You Do It?.
Identity
Studio album by Zee
Released 9 April 1984
Recorded Cambridge, September 1983
Genre New wave, synthpop
Length 46:03
Label Harvest/EMI
Producer Richard Wright, Dave Harris
Richard Wright chronology
Wet Dream
(1978)
Identity
(1984)
Broken China
(1996)
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Identity is the only album by Zee, a short-lived side project of Wright, a duo partnership consisting of Pink Floyd keyboardist Richard Wright and Dave Harris of New Romantic outfit Fashion, released in 1984. Wright later stated that he felt Identity was an "experimental mistake" that should never have been released.[2] The album was written and produced by Wright and Harris and all the lyrics were penned by Harris.

The album makes heavy use of the Fairlight CMI, a musical synthesizer popularized in the 1980s. This creates a very electronic sound that persists through every track.

"Confusion" was released as a single with "Eyes of a Gypsy" as the B-side.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Richard Wright and Dave Harris. Lyrics by Dave Harris.

Side one
  1. "Confusion" – 4:17
  2. "Voices" – 6:21
  3. "Private Person" – 3:36
  4. "Strange Rhythm" – 6:36
Side two
  1. "Cuts Like a Diamond" – 5:36
  2. "By Touching" – 5:39
  3. "How Do You Do It" – 4:45
  4. "Seems We Were Dreaming" – 4:57
Bonus track from the cassette release
  1. "Eyes of a Gypsy" – 4:13

Non-album tracks[edit]

  1. "Confusion" (Single Mix) – 3:36
  2. "Confusion" (12" Mix) – 6:21
  3. "Eyes of a Gypsy" (From the "Confusion" 12" UK single) – 4:11

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Produced by Richard Wright and Dave Harris
  • Engineered and co-produced by Tim Palmer
  • Overdubs and mixdown by Utopia (London)
  • Artwork by Dave Harris
  • Photography by Paul Cox

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