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Rick Wakeman


Symphonic Prog

2.60 | 50 ratings

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3 stars "G'olé" is WAKEMAN's worst album. The formula is short and simple songs. Sometimes the bass is accentuated and I think it is synthesized. The sound is very artificial, like the 1984 record, the keyboards are modern but they sound bland, without real refinement. Some songs are rythmic full of percussions, giving some fiesta atmosphere. The piano parts are better, but WAKEMAN here is not at his best. There are some backing vocals like church choir, but I think it is completely irrelevant here. Do not expect another Judas Iscariot song here. The songs often have a slow rythm and it seems to go nowhere. The songs are even not catchy at all: mostly they won't retain your attention. There is even an experimental bit, which is COMPLETELY awful! Nevertheless there is a good track: a good combination of Spanish? guitar and harpsichord, which tries to make you believe WAKEMAN is transformed into a MIKE OLDFIELD. In conclusion, refinement and subtlety are rare here.
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