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Rick Wakeman Crimes Of Passion (OST) album cover
2.56 | 34 ratings | 2 reviews | 3% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential

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Studio Album, released in 1984

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. It's A Lovely Life (3:15)
2. Eastern Shadows (3:59)
3. Joanna (3:59)
4. The Stretch (3:45)
5. Policeman's Ball (3:12)
6. Stax (3:03)
7. Taken In Hand (4:40)
8. Paradise Lost (4:24)
9. The Box (4:02)
10. Web Of Love (3:52)

Total time 38:11

Bonus track on 1993 reissue:
11. Dangerous Woman (3:43)

Line-up / Musicians

- Rick Wakeman / keyboards, composer, arranger & producer

- Maggie Bell / vocals (1,11)
- Rick Fenn / guitar
- Bimbo Acock / saxophones
- Chas Cronk / bass
- Tony Fernandez / drums, percussion

Releases information

Soundtrack from the 1984 film directed by Ken Russell, the majority of melodies directly lifted from Czech composer Antonín Dvořák's "New World Symphony".

CD Edel Screen ‎- EDS 5402-2 (1984, Germany)
CD President Records ‎- RWCD(P)3 (1993, UK) With a bonus track

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RICK WAKEMAN Crimes Of Passion (OST) ratings distribution

(34 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(3%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(9%)
Good, but non-essential (41%)
Collectors/fans only (38%)
Poor. Only for completionists (9%)

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2 stars The music on this album is good - in fact it is one of Rick's better releases. However, I have a real problem with it, which is that practically all the music on the album is derived from a famous classical symphony - Dvorák's New World to be precise. Now I have no problem with modern arti ... (read more)

Report this review (#69867) | Posted by | Saturday, February 18, 2006 | Review Permanlink

3 stars I haven't seen the film and I don't know what the story is about but the Rick Wakeman's music is surprisingly good and consistent for this period. The album is almost instrumental, only the 1st and last are songs with lyrics. There are no masterpiece pieces, but all of them are at least listen ... (read more)

Report this review (#36468) | Posted by Yurkspb2 | Tuesday, June 14, 2005 | Review Permanlink

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