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Rick Wakeman


Symphonic Prog

3.70 | 292 ratings

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5 stars What a journey! This is my favourite Rick Wakeman album for being a 40-minute long epic with great musicianship, lyrics, solos, structure, and arrangements. While the vocalists are not liked by everybody, and the album might sound a little pretentious ... this is Progressive Rock! Expect pompous pretentious pieces of music.

Here, RickWakeman performed live a concept piece based on the novel with a full orchestra and his keyboard arsenal. It is a perfect blend of Classical music and rock.

Highlights :

_The overture _guitar driven section _the battle of the monsters on side 2 with synth solos and a clavinet ending _The reference to the major clasical work _The narration following perfectly the great adventure novel.

My Grade : A-

Zitro | 5/5 |


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