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THE SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD

Rick Wakeman

 

Symphonic Prog

3.23 | 23 ratings

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ghost_of_morphy
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3 stars Rick plumbs the depths of the abyss of New Age in this one. Somewhere between 2 and 3 stars, but probably a bit closer to three.

As always with Rick's instrumental concept albums, any connection between the music and the concept are in your head. Still, the narrative introductions are particularly well done and help you as you try to make those connections.

There's an awful lot that's good on this album. You won't listen to this and give up in frustration after the first ten minutes. (I wish I could say that about every Rick release, but unfotunately Rock and Roll Prophet is in his catalog.) On the other hand, there is hardly anything memorable on it either. This album is diet soda: it tastes good but there's absolutely nothing nutritional in it.

If you are a fan of Rick's or if you are a fan of New Age, this is definitely one to pick up. Otherwise, Rick has plenty of other releases that will please you better.

ghost_of_morphy | 3/5 |

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