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Rick Wakeman


Symphonic Prog

3.00 | 28 ratings

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2 stars This album begins with a dynamic and keyboard-driven cover of Starship Trooper which sounds insanely good! IT stays faithful to the original version (well at least the lyrics and chord progressions), but it is also a lot different. There is no guitar here. Instead, there are countless layers of overdubbed keyboards. The most impressive and shocking part of the song is the coda (Wurm). The guitar riff is replaced by a simple keyboard chord progression, intensifies whenever more layers of keyboards join in, and explodes in an amazing synth solo that lasts about 3 minutes.

What about the rest? Most of the tracks here are simple rock/pop tunes that except for their nice keyboard soloing, they are overall not very interesting. "The Never Ending Road" for example is a 9 minute long tedious track that should have been cut 3 or 4 minutes(the solos are interesting though). The Spanish Wizard is the strongest of the tracks here, with a nice flamenco guitar, and good chord progressions.

Highlights : Starship Trooper Let Downs : The Niceman, The Never Ending Road.

My Grade : D+ (just because of that version of starship trooper)

Zitro | 2/5 |


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