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Rick Wakeman


Symphonic Prog

3.24 | 48 ratings

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3 stars The original LP on Coda records is a very pleasant and polished new age recording, quite worthwhile for fans of Roedelius or Roger Eno for example.

Wakeman then re-recorded the album a few years later for CD on a new label. This IMHO is a disaster. Ridiculously florid. The musical equivalent of a particularly OTT Mills & Boon novel. What was originally nicely restrained and spacious became a monument to over- ornementation and arpeggio. What's better than one note? Four (or more).

My three star rating is for the original LP. I would give the CD version (1992 re-recording) a zero. I have had the Cd album for 12 years and never been able to finish listening to it.

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