I didn't know Lee Ritenour played on Pink Floyd's "The Wall"

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  1. That Cal Webway

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    Read this last nt in the new online issue of Premier Guitar.

    They said his playing is fairly prominent in the song "Run Like Hell."
    And a few others.


    I tried to research online what his parts are etc, but I could not find it.

    Anyone know?

    Ty
     
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    Song, "Run Like H-E Double Hockey Sticks" :


     
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    Correct me if I am wrong, but stuff was added to some of the tracks in the States. Some orchestration was added to Comfortably Numb. But I don't know when/how the additional guitar parts were added. Would be interesting to find out.
     
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    I didn't know that either.
    According to wiki, he also played "uncredited rhythm guitar" on One Of My Turns as well.
    I don't see any info on the specific part(s) he played on Run Like Hell, just that he was brought in to "beef up the sound".
     
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    Jeff Porcaro, session drummer, is also on The Wall. He plays on the song Mother.
     
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    In my research last night believe it or not I read too that Jeff's dad, a great studio pro well known in the jazz and pop circles, also played on one of the songs on The Wall!!


    Bruce Johnston of the Beach Boys did backing vocals either on that album or another!
     
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    As did Toni Tennille of the exceedingly middle of the road pop duo Captain and Tennille, amazingly enough. According to this article,“Tennille appears on ethereal track ‘The Show Must Go On’ and cinematic stomp ‘Waiting for the Worms.’ According to the book ‘Comfortably Numb: A History of ‘The Wall’ - Pink Floyd 1978-1981,’ by authors Vernon Fitch and Richard Mahon, she’s also on ectoplasmic overture ‘In the Flesh?’ and disc two reprise ‘In the Flesh.’”
     
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    The Captain and Tennile may have been "MOR Pop" as you say, but they both were incredibly talented. I saw a live clip somewhere and they were playing one of their hits actually live. The Captain and Toni both had banks of keyboards, plus drums and guitarist. (I believe) Toni was playing her keyboard, left-hand bass, and singing as well. I was amazed. ;)
     
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    Yeah, that used to bother me when I'd see them on TV (wife & stepdaughter adored their show)...that is, knowing they had real talent, and his history as a studio cat, but they had sold out to the TV establishment so completely as to make Sonny & Cher look like Iggy & the Stooges. They could've been more like the Eurythmics...hip & a little psycho.
     
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    They may have “sold out”, whatever that means, but I’ll bet they were having more fun than any of us ever have at our jobs. Good on them, I say.
     
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    I was today years old when I learned this. My mind is blown about as wide open as when someone recently mentioned Marco Pirroni playing guitar on Sinead's "Lion and the Cobra" album. Bruce Johnston too? Sheesh.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wall#Personnel
    • Bruce Johnston – backing vocals[120]
    • Toni Tennille – backing vocals on "In the Flesh?", "The Show Must Go On", "In the Flesh" and "Waiting for the Worms"
    • Joe Chemay – backing vocals
    • Jon Joyce – backing vocals
    • Stan Farber – backing vocals
    • Jim Haas – backing vocals
    • Bob Ezrin – production, piano, Hammond organ, synthesizer, reed organ, orchestral arrangement, music on "The Trial", backing vocals
    • James Guthrie – percussion, synthesizer, sound effects, co-producer, engineer
    • Jeff Porcaro – drums on "Mother"
    • Children of Islington Green School – vocals on "Another Brick in the Wall Part II"
    • Joe Porcaro[121] – snare drums on "Bring the Boys Back Home"
    • Lee Ritenour – rhythm guitar on "One of My Turns", additional acoustic guitar on "Comfortably Numb"
    • Joe (Ron) di Blasi – classical guitar on "Is There Anybody Out There?"
    • Fred Mandel – Hammond organ on "In The Flesh?" and "In the Flesh"
    • Bobbye Hall – congas and bongos on "Run Like Hell"
    • Frank Marocco – concertina on "Outside the Wall"
    • Larry Williams – clarinet on "Outside the Wall"
    • Trevor Veitch – mandolin on "Outside the Wall"
    • New York Orchestra – orchestra
    • New York Opera – choral vocals
    • Vicki Brown and Clare Torry (credited simply as "Vicki & Clare") – backing vocals on "The Trial"
    • Harry Waters – child's voice on "Goodbye Blue Sky"
    • Chris Fitzmorris – male telephone voice
    • Trudy Young – voice of the groupie
    • Phil Taylor – sound effects
     
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    I suppose I once viewed them as mindless "pop", and more in line with Perry Como or Neil Diamond, but I guess I've mellowed, and can see the artistry they possessed. Still not my preference, but, for what they were, they were VERY good at it. ;)
     
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    In the most recent Premier Guitar issue, Lee Ritenour stated he played on "Run Like Hell" too,

    He emphasize that one.
     
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    If I recall, Lee talks a bit about his Pink Floyd experience on the No Guitar Is Safe podcast from earlier this year.
     
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    I thought I'd read that he plays on Hey You as well - him and Gilmour both playing the Nashville- tuned guitars (or a similar high-tuned setup). I knew they'd got someone else in to play Is There Anybody Out There? because Gilmour wasn't happy with his versions of it. I'd not heard that there is another guitarist on Run Like Hell but I'm sure it's possible.
     
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