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Richard Wright's Zee project box set now available for pre-order

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The reissue of Richard Wright's side project Zee, a collaboration with Dee Harris from Fashion, is now available for pre-order.

Last July we reported that the album, Identity, originally released in 1984, was being worked on for a potential release. Now Burning Shed have the album on their schedule. The new set will feature a remastered CD of the original album, an additional CD of unreleased demos and mixes, a lyric book and reproduced promotional photos.

The pair originally worked on the Identity album as far back as September 1982, initially at Wright's own studio in the country, before moving on to Utopia six months later to do the overdubs and master the then groundbreaking Fairlight computer which featured prominently. “We spent hours and hours just experimenting with it at first,” Wright said at the time. “The great thing about the Fairlight is that every time you go back to it you learn something else. We had to get control over it though because it would have been very easy just to have ended up making funny noises. We spent several weeks sequencing and scripting everything but it was all worth it in the end.

“For me it is exciting working with Dave because there were things that he was doing that I had not done before and vice versa. I think that Zee has given us musical opportunities that quite frankly neither of us were able to explore in our previous groups.”

Identity retails at £75, and the new box set will be signed by Harris. It is available for pre-order from Burning Shed.

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Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.