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Rick Wakeman


Symphonic Prog

3.08 | 58 ratings

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1 stars Dear Santa Claus,

Mama said that I'm a good boy and behave very well this year. I hope you can give life to my wish, that is intended for the benefit of the fans of Mr. Rick Wakeman.

Ater filling our ears with tons of sh*t for more than 20 years mr. Wakeman decided to record an album with the good old sound of vintage keyboards. Lovely decision, but unfortunately he forgot to write decent music for this new project.

Santa, it's sad to say but we all know that besides live appearances and live recordings mr. Wakeman doesn't have anything more to say about music, specially in the vein of their classic ouputs from the Seventies. So I ask you and your friend mr. Jesus to help mr. Wakeman to give and record other gigs as his last in Hampton this year and never more record anything so dreadful in the studio. The promise of music with the sweet old tron and moog filled my heart with hope, but even the decent presentation of mr. Holt (different of what he delivered in the great bootleg from 2007 in Toronto) could save this record of being a huge disappointment. Another one in the last zillion albums mr. Wakeman had made since Criminal Record.

Thank you Santa. I give 5 stars to mr. Wakeman as a man and his past as a musician but a lonely one to this awful record.

Yours truly,


moodyxadi | 1/5 |


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