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Rick Wakeman


Symphonic Prog

2.59 | 50 ratings

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2 stars This album is an example of Wakeman's biggest mistake in releasing albums ... he always has a few amazing pieces fit into a bunch of bad or mediocre songs. In this album, we have that classical masterpiece I call 'Gone but not Forgotten". Everything about it is perfect : Its brilliant uplifting piano melodies, its perfect and unusual percussion, and its great synth solo, but all the rest of the songs do not reach that level, except for maybe 'Elegy'

1. Twij : A very nice and short piano piece 7/10 2. Pandamonia : A horrible rock tune, press the skip button. 1/10

3. Gone but Not Forgotten : The classical masterpiece, and in this album you find the best version of it. 10/10

4. One for the Road : A mediocre strange rock tune that could fit in his "time machine" album. 4/10

5. Bedtime Stories : A mediocre piano tune with children choirs. 4/10

6. Happening Man : The song starts well enough with a nice electric guitar riff, but after that, it goes into a weak middle section. Then the good riff section comes back. 5/10

7. Shakespeare Run : A song dominated by a lighting fast synth. Not that good. 4/10

8. Monkey Nuts : This song falls below mediocricy. press the skip button. 3/10

9. Elegy - Written in a Country Churchyard : A Man reading a poem with inspired keyboard work to follow the words. 5/10

My Grade : D+

Zitro | 2/5 |


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