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THE RED PLANET

Rick Wakeman

 

Symphonic Prog

3.86 | 151 ratings

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Squire Jaco
4 stars Sheesh! I agree with the masses here in saying that this is the best thing that Rick Wakeman has done in decades. He uses a nice arsenal of keyboards here, often invoking the synth sounds of the seventies. (Try saying that 3 times real fast...)

These songs are all rather cool and appropriately spacey, almost laid back at times. But always interesting. Pomeroy's bass is a really nice addition - sort of how Squire added a nice dimension to Wakeman's "A Criminal Record" back in the day. The band that eventually became BRAND X produced an album called "Marscape" back in the mid-70's, and there are very close similitudes here to that great album.

I know that Mr. Wakeman has many musical styles that he likes to record in, but this is a real nice treat for we lovers of his prog side. Thank you for taking care of us here! ;-)

Squire Jaco | 4/5 |

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