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Rick Wakeman


Symphonic Prog

3.75 | 232 ratings

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4 stars I bought this album on LP in a shop in 'IJmuiden', for only 1 euro. As a drummer, I think the best song on this album is the song with no drums on it. Judas Iscariot, which is really a masterpiece. I listened the whole dynamic piece on my dad's HiFi stereo installation, which is an extroadinary experience. The whole dynamics is really great. Every melody that follows up another melody is just perfect. I simply don't know how to improve this.

The other songs are really nice, but when I listen to this recording, I often put the needle at the beginning of this piece.

The other songs are all great, but just can't compete with 'Judas Iscariot'. This is why I gave it four stars. There's some nice synthesizer blues kind of thing on it with complex time measures. The only (criminal) singing can be found on 'the breathalyzer' which will really surprise you.

I would gladly given this records five stars, but I listen mainly to Judas Iscariot. The rest is an excellent addition to any prog music collection, with a few surprises now and then. Four stars. I really got to get back to that shop again.

Foolsdrummer | 4/5 |


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