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RICK WAKEMAN

Symphonic Prog • United Kingdom


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Rick WAKEMAN is one of the best known progressive musicians and a pioneer in the use of electronic keyboards in rock music. He's also been extremely prolific: in addition to his work as a member of The STRAWBS* (folk-rock band), YES* (post-psychedelic hard rock band), and YES offshoot Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe (ABWH)*, he has a huge number of session credits, including work with David Bowie, Elton John, BLACK SABBATH, Al Stewart, and Lou Reed. And he's released more solo albums than anyone this side of FRANK ZAPPA. The list below includes 100 titles, including a best-of anthology, a CD EP, and six albums Rick did in collaboration with his son Adam (WwW)*. He also remained associated with YES into the '90s.


YES*: - Fragile, 1972 (expanded and remastered, 2003) / Close to the Edge, 1972 / Yessongs, 1973 / Tales from Topographic Oceans, 1973 / Yesterdays, 1974 / Going for the One, 1977 / Tormato, 1978 / Yesshows, 1980 / Classic Yes, 1981 / Union, 1991 / YesYears, 1991 / Yesstory, 1992 / Highlights - The Very Best of Yes, 1993 / Keys to Ascension, 1996 / Keys to Ascension 2, 1997 / Keys to Ascension Volume 1 & 2, 1997 / Keystudio, 2001 / In a Word: Yes (1969 - ...), 2002
(ABWH)* Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe: - (ABWH) Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe, 1989 / (ABWH) An Evening of Yes Music Plus, 1993
The STRAWBS*: - Just a Collection of Antiques and Curios, 1970 / From the Witchwood, 1971 / 30 Years in Rock, 2001 / Wakeman & Cousins: Hummingbird, 2002
(WwW)* Wakeman with Wakeman: - Wakeman with Wakeman, 1993 / No Expense Shared, 1993 / Wakeman with Wakeman Live, The Official Bootleg, 1994 / Romance of the Victorian Age, 1994 / Tapestries, 1995 / Vignettes, 1996 / Yes, Friends and Relatives, 1998

"THE BEST" & "THE NEXT BEST" (12 CDs):
Reaction to WAKEMAN's music is mixed: his catalog represents the best and worst aspects of progressive rock, but there's no denying that more than a few gems exist in his massive catalog. And, of course, everything is just in y humble opinion - yours may differ.

"THE BEST" : His earliest recordings are generally regarded his best, both commercially and artistically.
1- The Six Wives of Henry VIII - 1973
During the making of "Close to the Edge" in 1972, WAKEMAN also recorded his first solo album, an instrumental work entitled "The Six Wives of Henry VIII", which consisted of his musical interpretations of the lives and personalities of the said six royal spouses. The focus of each son...
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Journey to the Centre of the EarthJourney to the Centre of the Earth
WRITE NOTES 2014
Audio CD$8.34
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Journey to the Centre of the EarthJourney to the Centre of the Earth
Fontana a&M 1990
Audio CD$1.93
$1.66 (used)
The Myths & Legends Of King Arthur & The Knights Of The Round TableThe Myths & Legends Of King Arthur & The Knights Of The Round Table
A&M 1990
Audio CD$1.77
$0.82 (used)
Return to the Centre of the EarthReturn to the Centre of the Earth
Write Notes 2014
Audio CD$8.34
$15.48 (used)
White RockWhite Rock
Real Gone Music 2014
Audio CD$8.49
$12.25 (used)
Rick Wakeman's Criminal RecordRick Wakeman's Criminal Record
Real Gone Music 2014
Audio CD$8.57
$9.22 (used)
The Six Wives of Henry VIIIThe Six Wives of Henry VIII
A&M Records 1990
Audio CD$1.87
$1.53 (used)
No Earthly ConnectionNo Earthly Connection
Remastered · Collector's Edition
Real Gone Music 2013
Audio CD$7.28
$11.92 (used)
Ultimate Rick Wakeman ExperienceUltimate Rick Wakeman Experience
Box set
Cleopatra 2005
Audio CD$11.01
$20.38 (used)
Live at the Empire Pool-King Arthur on IceLive at the Empire Pool-King Arthur on Ice
United States Dist 2014
Audio CD$11.02
$17.98 (used)
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RICK WAKEMAN discography


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RICK WAKEMAN top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

4.06 | 579 ratings
The Six Wives of Henry VIII
1973
3.59 | 361 ratings
The Myths And Legends Of King Arthur And The Knights Of The Round Table
1975
2.54 | 89 ratings
Lisztomania
1975
3.71 | 160 ratings
No Earthly Connection
1976
3.12 | 104 ratings
White Rock
1977
3.71 | 178 ratings
Criminal Record
1977
2.35 | 94 ratings
Rhapsodies
1979
3.32 | 95 ratings
1984
1981
2.56 | 20 ratings
The Burning (Film Soundtrack)
1981
1.41 | 34 ratings
Rock N Roll Prophet
1982
2.49 | 26 ratings
G'olé O.S.T.
1983
2.57 | 30 ratings
Cost of Living
1983
2.32 | 29 ratings
Silent Nights
1985
3.16 | 20 ratings
Beyond The Planets
1985
3.21 | 29 ratings
Country Airs - Piano Solos
1986
2.98 | 24 ratings
Crimes of Passion O.S.T.
1986
3.23 | 16 ratings
The Gospels
1987
1.58 | 12 ratings
The Family Album
1987
3.36 | 32 ratings
A Suite of Gods
1988
2.11 | 22 ratings
Zodiaque
1988
2.55 | 23 ratings
Time Machine
1988
3.65 | 17 ratings
Sea Airs
1989
2.61 | 23 ratings
Black Knights at the Court of Ferdinand IV
1989
3.18 | 19 ratings
Night Airs
1990
2.36 | 17 ratings
In the Beginning
1990
2.40 | 11 ratings
Phantom Power
1990
3.00 | 22 ratings
Aspirant Sunrise
1991
1.87 | 17 ratings
Aspirant Sunset
1991
3.23 | 13 ratings
Aspirant Sunshadows
1991
3.17 | 21 ratings
Softsword
1991
2.30 | 20 ratings
2000 A.D. into the Future
1991
2.49 | 15 ratings
African Bach
1991
3.40 | 10 ratings
The Classical Connection
1991
3.33 | 3 ratings
A World of Wisdom
1991
3.63 | 15 ratings
Country Airs
1992
3.13 | 17 ratings
The Classical Connection 2
1992
2.89 | 14 ratings
Heritage Suite
1993
3.75 | 11 ratings
Prayers
1993
3.08 | 21 ratings
Wakeman with Wakeman
1993
2.51 | 13 ratings
No Expense Spared
1993
3.04 | 7 ratings
Lure of the Wild
1994
3.23 | 23 ratings
The Seven Wonders of the World
1995
2.61 | 14 ratings
Visions
1995
3.02 | 15 ratings
Cirque Surreal
1995
3.61 | 14 ratings
Romance of the Victorian Age
1995
2.86 | 14 ratings
Vignettes
1996
3.53 | 15 ratings
Tapestries
1996
3.24 | 18 ratings
The New Gospels
1996
3.00 | 22 ratings
Fields Of Green
1996
1.15 | 6 ratings
The Word and Music
1996
2.80 | 6 ratings
Orisons
1996
3.57 | 12 ratings
Can You Hear Me?
1996
3.80 | 5 ratings
Simply Acoustic - The Music
1997
2.62 | 18 ratings
Tribute
1997
3.22 | 9 ratings
Themes
1998
3.48 | 103 ratings
Return To The Centre Of The Earth
1999
3.66 | 20 ratings
Stella Bianca alla corte de Re Ferdinando
1999
3.17 | 14 ratings
Art in Music Trilogy
1999
3.31 | 13 ratings
The Natural World Trilogy
1999
2.16 | 13 ratings
White Rock II
1999
3.90 | 12 ratings
Preludes To A Century
2000
3.57 | 7 ratings
Chronicles of Man
2000
3.00 | 8 ratings
Christmas Variations
2000
3.13 | 7 ratings
Morning Has Broken
2000
3.20 | 6 ratings
Classical Variations
2001
3.77 | 28 ratings
Two Sides of Yes
2001
2.96 | 9 ratings
Tales Of Future And Past
2001
3.33 | 17 ratings
Treasure Chest Volume 1 - The Real Lisztomania
2002
3.75 | 8 ratings
Treasure Chest Volume 4 - Almost Classical
2002
3.75 | 12 ratings
Treasure Chest Volume 5 - The Mixture
2002
3.67 | 6 ratings
Treasure Chest Volume 6 - Medium Rare
2002
3.60 | 5 ratings
Treasure Chest Volume 7 - Journey to the Centre of the Earth +
2002
3.00 | 11 ratings
Treasure Chest Volume 8 - Stories
2002
3.71 | 14 ratings
Two Sides of Yes - Volume 2
2002
2.56 | 14 ratings
Wakeman & Cousins - Hummingbird
2002
3.76 | 8 ratings
The Wizard And The Forest Of All Dreams
2002
2.61 | 27 ratings
Songs Of Middle Earth
2002
3.79 | 72 ratings
Out There
2003
2.58 | 8 ratings
Revisited
2004
3.03 | 41 ratings
Retro
2006
3.20 | 17 ratings
Retro 2
2007
2.88 | 14 ratings
Always With You
2010
3.86 | 52 ratings
Journey To The Centre Of The Earth
2012

RICK WAKEMAN Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.69 | 265 ratings
Journey To The Centre Of The Earth
1974
4.55 | 11 ratings
"The King Arthur" Concert
1976
3.57 | 16 ratings
Live at the Hammersmith
1985
3.20 | 5 ratings
Unleashing the Tethered One - The 1974 North American Tour
1994
3.00 | 6 ratings
Live on the Test (1976)
1994
3.90 | 10 ratings
Wakeman with Wakeman Live
1994
3.96 | 14 ratings
Rick Wakeman In Concert KBFH
1995
2.59 | 10 ratings
Almost Live in Europe
1995
3.88 | 10 ratings
The Piano Album - Live
1995
4.27 | 11 ratings
Rock & Pop Legends
1995
3.00 | 5 ratings
The Best Of Rick Wakeman (original live recordings/ 1998 Wise Buy)
1998
3.74 | 6 ratings
Live in Buenos Aires. Official Live Bootleg
1999
3.60 | 10 ratings
The Legend - Live in Concert 2000
2000
4.56 | 13 ratings
Out Of The Blue
2001
3.89 | 7 ratings
Treasure Chest Volume 2 - The Oscar Concert
2002
2.50 | 7 ratings
Treasure Chest Volume 3 - The Missing Half
2002
4.00 | 4 ratings
Banda Sinfonica Jovem Do Estado De São Paulo
2004
3.63 | 8 ratings
Rick Wakeman At Lincoln Cathedral
2005
3.81 | 7 ratings
Live At The BBC
2007
4.20 | 37 ratings
The Six Wives Of Henry VIII - Live At Hampton Court Palace
2009
4.19 | 11 ratings
In The Nick of Time - Live In 2003
2012

RICK WAKEMAN Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

4.05 | 3 ratings
Simply Acoustic (VHS)
1996
3.66 | 12 ratings
The Legend Live In Concert 2000 (aka An Evening With Rick Wakeman) (DVD)
2000
4.03 | 15 ratings
Rick Wakeman And The English Rock Ensemble: Live in Buenos Aires (DVD)
2001
3.18 | 3 ratings
Classic Rock Legends (DVD)
2001
3.45 | 24 ratings
Journey To The Centre Of The Earth (DVD)
2002
3.02 | 13 ratings
Out There (DVD)
2004
3.96 | 10 ratings
Made In Cuba (DVD)
2005
3.23 | 4 ratings
Amazing Grace
2007
4.33 | 3 ratings
The Otherside of Rick Wakeman
2007
4.32 | 6 ratings
Swedish Television Special 1980
2008
3.06 | 7 ratings
Rick Wakeman's Grumpy Old Picture Show
2008
3.76 | 46 ratings
The Six Wives Of Henry VIII - Live At Hampton Court Palace (DVD)
2009
5.00 | 2 ratings
Classical Wakeman Volume 1 - Live In Lugano
2010

RICK WAKEMAN Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

2.14 | 30 ratings
Piano Vibrations
1971
5.00 | 4 ratings
20th Anniversary Limited Edition
1989
1.06 | 3 ratings
Chronicles - The Very Best Of Rick Wakeman
1992
3.33 | 3 ratings
Best Works Collection
1992
3.24 | 14 ratings
The Classic Tracks
1993
2.03 | 15 ratings
Rick Wakeman's Greatest Hits
1994
0.00 | 0 ratings
The Stage Collection
1994
3.00 | 4 ratings
The Private Collection
1995
4.21 | 16 ratings
Voyage: the Very Best of Rick Wakeman
1996
3.00 | 4 ratings
Master Series
1998
2.60 | 5 ratings
The Masters
1999
3.78 | 9 ratings
Recollections: The Very Best Of Rick Wakeman
2000
3.00 | 2 ratings
The Caped Collection
2000
3.10 | 2 ratings
The Definitive Music of Rick Wakeman
2001
3.28 | 10 ratings
My Inspiration
2001
2.33 | 11 ratings
Frost In Space
2001
4.08 | 4 ratings
Journey To The Center Of The Earth (2CD compilation)
2005

RICK WAKEMAN Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

0.00 | 0 ratings
Love's Dream (with Roger Daltrey)
1975
0.00 | 0 ratings
Animal Showdown
1979
0.00 | 0 ratings
Birdman Of Alcatraz
1979
1.44 | 10 ratings
I'm So Straight I'm A Weirdo
1980
0.00 | 0 ratings
Spider
1980
0.00 | 0 ratings
Julia
1981
0.00 | 0 ratings
Glory Boys
1984
0.00 | 0 ratings
The Theme From Lytton's Diary
1985
2.40 | 7 ratings
Custers Last Stand / Ocean City
1988
4.33 | 6 ratings
Don't Fly Away/After Prayers
1991
3.50 | 2 ratings
Special Sampler
1991
2.75 | 4 ratings
Light Up The Sky
1994
5.00 | 3 ratings
Welcome a Star
1996
0.00 | 0 ratings
Fields of Green
1997
0.00 | 0 ratings
Amazing Grace
2007

RICK WAKEMAN Reviews


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 The Myths And Legends Of King Arthur And The Knights Of The Round Table by WAKEMAN, RICK album cover Studio Album, 1975
3.59 | 361 ratings

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The Myths And Legends Of King Arthur And The Knights Of The Round Table
Rick Wakeman Symphonic Prog

Review by b_olariu
Prog Reviewer

4 stars The Myths And Legends Of King Arthur And The Knights Of The Round Table issued in 1975 is for sure another worthy album from his vast career. This is the second album under his name after the departure from Yes and is to me at least among his best works. The orchestral arrangements are as usual grandious, with rich keyboarts textures, melodic lines and warm pleasent vocal parts. All pieces are great with a plus on Merlin the Magician or The last battle. I like what I've heared here and I considered to be among the good towards great albums from prog scene from mid '70s, definetly a keeper. 4 stars for this beautiful elegant symphonic prog album.

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 The Myths And Legends Of King Arthur And The Knights Of The Round Table by WAKEMAN, RICK album cover Studio Album, 1975
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Rick Wakeman Symphonic Prog

Review by apps79
Special Collaborator Neo Prog Team

3 stars Now here comes one of the most interesting parts in Rick Wakeman's bio.Having already been gifted his second son Adam and touring extensively for the promotion of ''Journey to...'', Wakeman simply seemed to live one his most fruitful periods after his departure from Yes.Then comes his collapse after a show at the Crystal Palace Bowl and the reason was a minor heart attack.He was delivered to Wexham Park Hospital, but not only he did not leave time pass by, but he also found the chance to write down material for his upcoming album, inspired by the legends of King Arthur and the Round Table.The album was recorded at Morgan Studios in London and released in 1975 on A&M Records under the title ''The myths and legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table''.His line-up included ex-Big Sleep and Wild Turkey Gary Pickford-Hopkins on vocals next to Ashley Holt (ex-Warhorse), Barney James on drums (also ex-Warhorse), while the orchestral parts were arranged by Wil Malone.

Musically this is one of Wakeman's more mature works, always performed under a grandiose Symphonic Rock style and based on an arsenal of different keyboards.It retains the keyboard wizard's familiar epic style with fairytale passages followed by bombastic orchestrations and flashy solos, but this time the music sounds very deep, mature and consistent with an extremely balanced sound between orchestral movements, romantic piano lines and sharp Moog synth moves.The Moog synthesizer and the piano appear to be again Wakeman's prime forces towards a symphonic work with intricate and dramatic instrumental passages, supported by choirs and superb orchestrations.Harsichord appears sporadically in an old-fashioned but always delicate way.What actually ruins completely this work was Wakeman's choice on vocals.Both Pickford-Hopkins and Holt had very raw voices to consistenly follow the music style of the album and their vocal colors were rather suitable to Hard or Pomp Rock groups than to an elaborate Progressive Rock album.Fortunately the instrumental length of the album is pretty extended with limited room for vocals and the album is dominated by Wakeman's clever moves on keyboard and piano, resulting an album full of cinematic soundscapes and Classical-inspired moments of pure elegance.

This could have been an even better album if the singers were chosen more appropriately.Be sure though to listen to some majestic moments delivered by Yes' former keyboard leader.Romantic, elaborate and dramatic Symphonic Rock with a pompous but well-executed attitude.Recommended.

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 The Six Wives of Henry VIII by WAKEMAN, RICK album cover Studio Album, 1973
4.06 | 579 ratings

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Rick Wakeman Symphonic Prog

Review by lazland
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4 stars This is an album born of its time. Listening to it again as I write this review, I am struck by how much I still enjoy the music and themes, at least 30 years after buying it, but one thing strikes me above all else.

In 1973, even with a damned lucky break when half the country tuned into The Old Grey Whistle Test, having been let down by ITV pulling a controversial film, featuring the blond maestro performing parts of this, his debut solo album, the world seemed curiously receptive to an album based upon the six wives of England's most colourful, and perhaps controversial, King which featured absolutely no lyrics whatsoever, and, in reality, did not even seem to be easy to decipher the characters of said wives from the score itself.

Put it another way. If a musician, no matter how brilliant, were to attempt a similar feat in 2014, the album would die a commercial death, and be consigned to the dustbin of history. Actually, it probably would never be funded in the first place by any modern record company. Even then, A&M thought it would bomb.

Wakeman was assisted by his new mates in Yes, and his old ones in The Strawbs, in making this, and the performances are uniformly excellent, and the music really rather moving in places. I still shiver when I hear Catherine Howard, and the gorgeous prayer, The Day Thou Gavest Lord Hath Ended, in Anne Boleyn, easily the mist tragic of old Henry's Queens. The end track Catherine Parr rollocks along at a fair old pace, and, yes, the modern live performances, either solo at Hampton Court, or during Yes gigs, are far better produced and modern, but for its day, this album was right at the cutting edge of musical technology and thinking. It is a testament to its genius that it still holds up extremely well now, 41 years after its initial release.

Quite excellent, and a must buy for all you youthful keyboard aficionados to see where it all really kicked off.

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 In The Nick of Time - Live In 2003 by WAKEMAN, RICK album cover Live, 2012
4.19 | 11 ratings

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In The Nick of Time - Live In 2003
Rick Wakeman Symphonic Prog

Review by SouthSideoftheSky
Special Collaborator Symphonic Team

4 stars The truth is out there

The studio album Out There, released in 2003, is in my opinion one of the very best albums that Rick Wakeman has ever created (outside of Yes). The present live album was recorded on the tour in support of that excellent album. The title In The Nick Of Time refers to the fact that Damian Wilson--who sang lead vocals on the Out There album--decided to leave the band just before the tour was about to commence and thus had to be replaced at the last minute. Thankfully Ashley Holt was able to step in "in the nick of time".

Holt is, of course, a long time associate of Wakeman, having sung on many classic Wakeman albums. Though I do like Holt, I strongly prefer Wilson. The latter singer, perhaps best known from Prog Metal band Threshold and Neo-Prog band Landmarq, is indeed one of my favourite vocalists and he was part of what made Out There such a great album. Here Holt gives his best shot at singing the two best songs from that album (the title track and Cathedral Of The Sky), but when hearing the result it becomes very clear that these songs were in fact written with Wilson's very different voice in mind. Holt is capable and his performance is not bad, but slightly strained.

Sadly there are no recordings of Wilson singing songs from the Out There album live as he left before the tour began, but there are live recordings of him singing for Wakeman on earlier occasions (one example is the brilliant live CD Out Of The Blue which I rated with the full five stars). Nonetheless, it is interesting to hear how Holt was able to tackle the Out There material. Cathedral Of The Sky was included also on the Made In Cuba live DVD, also with Holt on lead vocals, but as far as I know the present album features the only officially released live version of the title track from Out There. Other interesting tracks are Dance Of A Thousand Lights from The Return To The Centre Of The Earth album and White Rock.

We who are fans of Rick Wakeman are really blessed with lots of material, including many fine live albums and videos. When this live album was released 2012 I didn't bother to get it since I was somewhat saturated with Wakeman live releases at that moment. In The Nick Of Time features a similar line-up and a somewhat similar set list to the Made In Cuba live DVD which I already had, so even if I really liked that one I thought that I didn't need this one as well. Well, now some years later I was ready for more Wakeman live and gave this album a spin. And though I would say that it does fall behind the aforementioned Out Of The Blue, it is a very worthy live release in its own right. Personally I would recommend to start with that live CD as well as the Out There studio album, but if you still want more after that then In The Nick Of Time is an excellent addition to your collection.

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 2000 A.D. into the Future by WAKEMAN, RICK album cover Studio Album, 1991
2.30 | 20 ratings

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2000 A.D. into the Future
Rick Wakeman Symphonic Prog

Review by Gatot
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

2 stars Well, actually this album was released during the period when Rick entered the kind of new age music where he basically play all instruments and the music was purely instrumental. I expected something similar to the one he did with his seminal work 1984. But it's totally different in terms of the philosophy and the spirit. This is kind like an exploratory work and experimentation with his baby: keyboard. At first track I can understand it as there are still many inventive keyboard work he played. But I lost my hope when I listened to the second track. Actually the musical ingredients are good but when it's performed very electronically with other instruments being played in programming fashion then there is no longer originality. The third track is actually not bad but there is no quite strong identity of Rick's style. I cannot believe that the kind of sixth track music is what Rick's playing because it sounds so mediocre, I would say. Beside the opening track, I still can enjoy the last track "The Seventh Dimension" - well there is still a strong sense of Rick's style here at this last track.

Fans of Rick should focus on where he has full band in his album unlike this one-man band.

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 Out There by WAKEMAN, RICK album cover Studio Album, 2003
3.79 | 72 ratings

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Out There
Rick Wakeman Symphonic Prog

Review by b_olariu
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4 stars Out there issued in 2003 is without hesitation one of his better solo albums, and one of my fav from him for sure. We have here on vocals Damian Wilson the excellent voice of Threshold, Ayreon , etc and one of my personal fav voices ever, Rick Wakeman as other reviewer said made a wise move to bring him here, because he is fiting perfectly in the overall atmophere creating a very solid release. Also Out there is dedicated to the crew who lost their lives while on the space shuttle Columbia, also there is a picture of the 7 members along with their job title while aboard this fligh. Well, musicaly speaking this is awesome at best album, the opening title track clocking around 13 min Out There is a killer one, going almost in prog metal direction but without being a prog metal tune in the end, impression mainly because of great deep and forceful top notch vocal delivery from Mr. Wilson, what a voice, really great tune and all. Another highlight is Universe Of Sound, an upemtpo piece with great vocals and intresting arrangements, Wakeman proves once again he is the master. So, I really enjoy this a lot, among my fav from him and one of his most intresting releases since the glorious 70's. Solid, easy 4 stars and definetly a keeper.

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 2000 A.D. into the Future by WAKEMAN, RICK album cover Studio Album, 1991
2.30 | 20 ratings

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2000 A.D. into the Future
Rick Wakeman Symphonic Prog

Review by b_olariu
Prog Reviewer

3 stars 2000 A.D. into the future saw the light in 1991 and is one of the usual if not really mediocre releases from his vast solo career. Here we have only programmed drums, who sounds quite plastic and an enormous amount of electronic keyboards, the result is not entirely bad, really, but we (I) expecting much more from this unique keybordist. All in all not much to add, to me an ok album, not really bad or among his worst but not a special one for sure, but I can say a piece as Into The Future Let Downs is a winner to my ears. Hardly 3 stars, nice art work.

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 The Myths And Legends Of King Arthur And The Knights Of The Round Table by WAKEMAN, RICK album cover Studio Album, 1975
3.59 | 361 ratings

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Rick Wakeman Symphonic Prog

Review by AtomicCrimsonRush
Special Collaborator Symphonic Team

4 stars I own "The Myths And Legends Of King Arthur And The Knights Of The Round Table" on vinyl and it is quite an amazing package complete with garish artwork on the front cover and back showing the sword in the anvil and then raised high in the water. The gatefold is a Knight jousting with a nice blue painted sky, almost cartoon in style. Thankfully the copy I grabbed still had its 12 page booklet showing lots of drawings and colours depicting each track and including the lyrics an Ancient scroll calligraphy.

The music as expected showcases the Elizabethan chamber music that Wakeman loves to play. The atmosphere captures the period beautifully and of course it is bombastic and layered with choirs, orchestration and a ton of pipe organ. Tracks that jump out are Arthur, Lady of the Lake, Guinevere, Merlin the Magician and The Last Battle, though the album works best listened to in one sitting as one grand tale. Guinevere is familiar as it is on radio airplay often but I prefer the proggier tracks. Those familiar with the tale of sir Arthur will know what to expect in the concept reimagined here, but there are surprises in musical terms. The vocals are oddly placed and at times seem inappropriate and dated, however the musicianship is outstanding throughout.

This album will divide and conquer, some listeners will not be impressed with the pompous Arthurian approach, though it is imaginative undoubtedly. Some of this is extraordinary and some is dated and pretentious these days, but it is still one of the better Wakeman solo albums. More pomp and ceremony than anything Yes touched including "Topographic", the album is definitely one that should not be ignored. I prefer "6 Wives of Henry VIII" but have time to listen to these early projects of the great caped prog wonder.

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 The Six Wives of Henry VIII by WAKEMAN, RICK album cover Studio Album, 1973
4.06 | 579 ratings

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Rick Wakeman Symphonic Prog

Review by AtomicCrimsonRush
Special Collaborator Symphonic Team

4 stars I would suggest "The Six Wives of Henry VIII" is about as good as Wakeman gets in his solo mode. The album brims over with innovation and lots of proggy extended guitar and keyboard breaks. The time sigs are off kilter and there is always a sense of refreshing inventiveness in each track.

Opening with the sublime Catherine of Aragon the album peaks immediately with the outstanding drumming of Bill Bruford, a massive presence on this and the 5th track. The guitar work of Steve Howe is wonderful as is expected and Chris Squire's bass is welcome, the Yes members one and only stint on this album, but nevertheless a memorable cameo. Anne of Cleves follows with Alan White on drums, then Catherine Howard replete with Wakeman's grand piano runs. Jane Seymour has symphonic nuances with glorious organ stabs and bombastic orchestration. Piano flows lucidly on Anne Boleyn (Incl "The day thou gavest Lord is ended") and the album closes with a drum and keyboard powerhouse performance on the sensational Catherine Parr.

Overall there is some extraordinary musicianship on the album that Wakeman has revisited recently in a reunion of the music live captured on DVD.

I have the vinyl and always loved the artwork and the seriousness of the information included with pictures of each wife. As far as a concept album, the music works beautifully and Wakeman proves he is a force to be reckoned with even without the Yes Machine.

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 Country Airs - Piano Solos by WAKEMAN, RICK album cover Studio Album, 1986
3.21 | 29 ratings

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Country Airs - Piano Solos
Rick Wakeman Symphonic Prog

Review by octopus-4
Special Collaborator RIO/Avant/Zeuhl Team

3 stars I have the 10 tracks edition, the one without "New Age" clearly written on, probably because once you start listening to this album what it's about is clear enough.

10 piano solo tracks on which the Wakeman's style is unmistakeable. Listen to track three, Ducks and Drakes" as example. You can't think to any other keyboardist.

New age I was saying...yes. I think it's the first fully newage oriented album by Wakeman, but I don't have "The Family Album" and some of the soundtracks released between the poor "Zodiaque" and this one,so I can be wrong. When I have bought it I was quite into newage. The instrumental soundscapes were able to give me the sensations I was missing in the 80s, when "prog" was brought on by few neo bands like Marillion and some dynosaurus like Waters and Yes (don't want to mention Genesis of that period).

Well, this album has a newage flavor mainly because is all piano instrumental highly influenced by classical composers, I think to Chopin but it's just the first name that coms in mind. This newage flavor is mitigated by Rick's skill and technique. As I have written, it's clearly Rick Wakeman's playing. It has no Jon Anderson singing, no Squire or Howe, no Bruford at drums, only piano but you can imagine how those tracks can sound with a prog arrangement.

It's a highly enjoyable album, you have to stay in the right situation and one can argue that it's not properly a prog album.

Well, I think it is prog, instead, as well as Emerson's Piano Concerto N.1 is.

3 good stars.

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