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2.97 | 11 ratings | 2 reviews | 0% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2000

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Silent night (4:35)
2. Hark the herald angels sing (6:19)
3. Christmas is coming, salute the happy (7:02)
4. Away in a manger (5:28)
5. While shepherds watch their flocks by night (5:33)
6. O little town of Bethlehem (6:06)
7. It came upon a midnight clear (5:14)
8. Once in royal david's city (4:58)
9. O come all ye faithful (5:16)
10. Angels from the realms of glory (4:27)

Total Time: 54:58


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Line-up / Musicians

- Rick Wakeman / keyboards, synthesizers

Releases information

Cd. Music Fusion HRHCD 006
Reissued 2003 by Mascto Records M 7087 2

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RICK WAKEMAN Christmas Variations ratings distribution

(11 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(0%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(18%)
Good, but non-essential (55%)
Collectors/fans only (27%)
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Review by ghost_of_morphy
3 stars 'Tis the season, and what better way to usher it in than to listen to the Caped One's renditions of classic Christmas songs.

In this album, Rick takes some of the most insipid and simplistic Christmas songs, translates them into a classical style with a dominant keyboard sound and let;s you enjoy the tasty sonic goodness. Old standards such as "Away in the Manger" and "Silent Night" are practically unrecognizable after Rick gets through reworking them, and that';s a good thing. Rick is well known for "classifying" simple tunes (usually in the style of a specific composer) but here he seems to have put a bit more thought into arrangements than normal.

Three stars, but a very very likeable three stars.

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3 stars Well, I thought, I'm a sometime Wakeman fan and its getting near Christmas; so I saw this available and thought I'd give it a go. I was mistakenly under the impression it was entirely piano, but there's large amounts of synth. Its not unpleasant but the best pieces are those that are piano led, ... (read more)

Report this review (#153874) | Posted by Phil | Monday, December 3, 2007 | Review Permanlink

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