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Rick Wakeman


Symphonic Prog

3.74 | 242 ratings

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4 stars Although I've always heard that I wouldn't find another album is Wakeman's discography that would match his debut album I still decided to push on and, surprisingly enough, was rewarded in my search!

This is the album that everyone should check out after hearing The Six Wives Of Henry VIII. I like most of Music Reincarnate which is important since the track takes up almost 2/3 of the album but I can't really call it a complete masterpiece. My main reason for that is the lengthy intro section that I basically can't stand and therefore always fast-forward through. I also think that each separate section works fairly well on its own but the transitions leave much to be desired of.

After the lengthy first composition we are treated to a nice surprise in form of The Prisoner. This composition is great because of Rick Wakeman's phenomenal performance and although it could actually have been even better without the vocal arrangement I'm still very happy for the way it turned out.

Overall it's a real surprise of an album that I believe can be appreciated by most fans of progressive rock. So, I guess the moral of my lesson is not to give up and hopefully you will also be as rewarded by this album!

***** star songs: The Prisoner (7:01)

**** star songs: Music Reincarnate (28:07) The Lost Cycle (7:02)

Rune2000 | 4/5 |


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