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Rick Wakeman


Symphonic Prog

3.75 | 232 ratings

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3 stars I was 16 when I bought this album. Rick Wakeman was the keyboard player for my (then) favourite band. I had a leaflet from my local music shop which was all about the new polymoog,and when you opened it out it had a real-size picture of the polymoog's front. I used to lay this out and pretend I was the great man himself,playing all the tracks from 'Criminal Record'. Those were the days. Maybe I should have been out in the fresh air with my friends. I'm 43 now and feel that the one track which makes this album really worth listening to is 'Judas Iscariot'. Its totally over-the-top and overblown,but it still makes the hair stand on end in places. 'Birdman of Alcatraz' is excellent also. This album is also SO much better than his next effort that I bought 2 years later-'Rhapsodies'.That is one to leave well alone.
horza | 3/5 |


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