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3.79 | 28 ratings | 2 reviews | 11% 5 stars

Excellent addition to any
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Studio Album, released in 2000

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Prelude to a millennium (3:42)
2. Only a dream (4:34)
3. A waltz of life (5:00)
4. Forever more (4:51)
5. The dancing piano (4:35)
6. Reflections of a Winter's day (6:21)
7. A New dawn (5:15)
8. Lullaby (5:22)
9. Seasons of change (5:33)
10. Waiting for God (5:02)
11. Vienna by moonlight (4:07)
12. The cycle of life (7:13)

Total Time: 61:35

Line-up / Musicians

- Rick Wakeman / Steinway Concert grand piano, Korg Trinity Pro-X, composer & producer

Releases information

CD President Records ‎- RWCD 33 (2000, UK)

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RICK WAKEMAN Preludes To A Century ratings distribution

(28 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(11%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(54%)
Good, but non-essential (21%)
Collectors/fans only (11%)
Poor. Only for completionists (4%)

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Review by Zitro
4 stars I think this album deserves a review. It is a very obscure, but brilliant and inspired piano album. The album cover already drew me in , and the music kept me in. Trust me, it is beautiful and probably the best musicianship of wakeman since Criminal Record. I listen to this very often when I drive. Melodies are played with piano, chords are played with piano, bass is played with piano, everything actually. The piano playing is very elegant and has little to no agression (no Emerson-style playing), so you may consider that before buying it if it is for you or not.

PS : Allmusicguide gave this 4.5 stars out of five

My Grade : B-

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4 stars What a gem!!! It's 12 almost classical piano peices. RICK WAKEMAN manages to keep the balance between serious composition work and lighteness of the music. It may sounds a bit easy-listening to those who prefer classical to rock music and too classical to those who favour rock. The composition ... (read more)

Report this review (#49510) | Posted by Foxy | Friday, September 30, 2005 | Review Permanlink

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