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Rick Wakeman

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1 stars Ouhh! What a bad album! No music, no melody, nothing... Just a woman (Rick's Wife) who read some verses of the bible and some very bad chords of synths in background noise! Pass your way, there is nothing interesting in this 'album'. Rick Wakeman is a very talented keyboardist but it is this kind of production which makes him lose all its credibility.
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Posted Friday, September 16, 2005 | Review Permalink
1 stars Why is the 0-star option removed? I need it here!

"The Word and Music" is the most boring album I listened from my father's collection. Here, you got Nina (One of Rick's wives) reciting some biblical passages while the supposed master of the keyboards who composed the dynamic "Merlin" and the gorgeous "Birdman of Alcatraz" plays very uninspired new-agey keyboard flourishes to compliment the preaching. I don't know if I can even consider this music as it sounds like a simple background. No melodies, no riffs, no hooks, no gorgeous moments, no strokes of genius. It does not offer anything.

If you want some religious music, check out Neal Morse's discography. Testimony is a wonderful and emotional tale of a conversion, while One and "?" have religious concepts and excellent complex musicianship.

If you want something to play with your dog with, get a frisby: it's cheaper.

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Posted Monday, March 27, 2006 | Review Permalink

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