Identity (Zee album)

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Identity
Zee-identity.jpg
Studio album by
Zee
Released9 April 1984
RecordedCambridge, September 1983
GenreNew wave, synthpop
Length46:03
LabelHarvest/EMI
ProducerRichard Wright, Dave Harris, Tim Palmer
Richard Wright chronology
Wet Dream
(1978)
Identity
(1984)
Broken China
(1996)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic(not rated) [1]

Identity is the only album by Zee, a short-lived side project of Pink Floyd keyboardist Rick Wright, a duo partnership consisting of 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.[3] 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.[4]

In 2019, the album will be reissued with bonus tracks.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Dave Harris; all music composed by Richard Wright and Dave Harris.

Side one
No.TitleLength
1."Confusion"4:17
2."Voices"6:21
3."Private Person"3:36
4."Strange Rhythm"6:36
Side two
No.TitleLength
5."Cuts Like a Diamond"5:36
6."By Touching"5:39
7."How Do You Do It"4:45
8."Seems We Were Dreaming"4:57
Bonus track from the cassette release
No.TitleLength
9."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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Broken China Interview, by M. Blake, August 1996". Archived from the original on 2013-06-24.
  3. ^ a b "Richard Wright & Dave Harris - Zee: Identity Deluxe Box Set". BurningShed. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  4. ^ Miles, Barry; Mabbett, Andy (1994). Pink Floyd - The Visual Documentary. London: Omnibus. ISBN 0-7119-4109-2.