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Rick Wakeman


Symphonic Prog

2.59 | 50 ratings

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3 stars When it was released, I bought the cassette version. But when I looked at the CD later on, I still decided to purchase this album. Actually I knew it well that this was not Rick's best work. But for me Rick wakeman's music is something special that's hard for me to miss. I was lucky that during Rick Wakeman's concert in Jakarta in 2002, I got his signature and Tony Fernadez on this CD. It's now a memorable CD in my collection that I will keep it as long as I can.

As I said, musically this is not "the" thing that Rick used to make. But some songs are interesting. The album starts with a nice piano piece as intro: "Twij" followed with a rocker "Pandamonia" which does not stir my emotion at all. But when it reaches "Gone but Not Forgotten", I say .. "this is it!". Yes, it's probably the only reason why I purchased the CD version because of this song. Other song that I like is "Happening Man" which is another rocker with good guitar riffs.

If you are a collector of Rick's music, then it's fine to own this album. But if you are not, I do not recommend you to own it. Keep on proggin' ..!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

Gatot | 3/5 |


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