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2.40 | 7 ratings | 2 reviews | 25% 5 stars

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Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Custer's Last Stand (4:05)
2. Ocean City (4:04)

Total Time: 8:09


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Line-up / Musicians

- Rick Wakeman / keyboards
+ John Parr / vocals
- Roy Wood / vocals

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RICK WAKEMAN Custers Last Stand / Ocean City ratings distribution

(7 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(25%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(25%)
Good, but non-essential (0%)
Collectors/fans only (50%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by Easy Livin
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator / Retired Admin
2 stars Optimistic, in the way Custer was

The first two tracks from Wakeman's "Time machine" album, released in single format. "Custer's last stand" is an up tempo number, which has a sound similar to that created by Wakeman on the "1984" album. Roy Wood (MOVE, ELO, WIZZARD) takes lead vocals, his distinctive voice being instantly recognisable, if slightly out of place. It has to be said that putting this out a single was somewhat optimistic. It's a good album track, but it doesn't really stand out as hit single material.

The B-side is "Ocean city", a softer ballad featuring the gritty voiced John Parr ("St Elmo's fire") on vocals. Buy the "Time machine album" instead.

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2 stars The first track here, "Custer's Last Stand" features Roy Wood of The Move and The Electric Light Orchestra on vocals. Since it was the 80's this really does have a sort of "feel" of it's times. This track really reminds me of something by The Alan Parsons Project- pop/proggy/rock. Interesting ... (read more)

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