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Rick Wakeman


Symphonic Prog

2.58 | 53 ratings

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Marty McFly
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2 stars Reminds me Roine Stolt's 80s work. Frankly, not everything by big Rick (he certainly earned being called legend of Prog Rock scene) is good. Or average. Or even mediocre. Songs that sounds like 80s are generally the worst for aging well and so the best ones are those who are inspired by what Mr. Wakeman can do the best - Classical Music influenced Prog music. When I was younger, I used to like last track, Elegy - Written In A Country Churchyard - its music theme. Reminds me one track from "Arthur" a little bit, while Shakespeare On the Run is variation of yet another track of the same album - "Merlin" (at least part of this song) - similar to what will Dream Theater use in future on "Scenes from a Memory" album (you know which track).

3(-), there is still some good in this music.

Marty McFly | 2/5 |


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