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The acoustic piano has always been an element of the Floyd's sound and -unlike other groups of the timeWright insisted on carrying acoustic pianos (although not always grand) on tour throughout the ‘70s, as opposed to replacing the piano parts with an electric piano; the way Genesis’ Tony Banks did on stage. It is difficult to say which make of piano is featured on each album. It has been suggested that there are many different makes used by Wright through the years, however there seem to be a couple of favourite brands: Steinway & Sons and Yamaha. Piano parts on Dark Side of the Moon were recorded with a classical Steinway & Sons Baby Grand Piano, which can be seen in the Abbey Road studios during the ‘documentary’ sections of Live At Pompeii. The Pompeii live recordings also featured a Steinway Grand (“A Saucerful Of Secrets”). Wright has also been a fan of Yamaha pianos and has used the Yamaha C-7 Acoustic Grand Piano for some of the early albums and then for Animals and The Wall.more
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