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1.27 | 13 ratings | 2 reviews | 0% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1996

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. The story of Noah (8:30)
2. The birth of Moses (5:07)
3. The fiery furnace (7:46)
4. The lion's den (6:30)
5. Nature (2:38)
6. Praise (1:08)
7. Salvation (5:17)
8. Gideon's army (14:16)
9. Deborah (5:22)

Total Time: 56:34

Line-up / Musicians

- Rick Wakeman / keyboards, composer & producer

- Nina Wakeman / Biblical narration

Releases information

CD Hope Records ‎- HRHCD 002 (1996, UK)
CD Hope Records ‎- HOPEVP104CD (2003, UK) New cover art

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Review by Zitro
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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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 k ... (read more)

Report this review (#46842) | Posted by Gus82 | Friday, September 16, 2005 | Review Permanlink

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