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Rick Wakeman


Symphonic Prog

3.24 | 48 ratings

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4 stars This instrumental record contains only piano tracks. The tracks are all short. The airs are quite good and very melodic, although not unforgettable. The music is definitely borderline New Age. The tracks are neither dark nor really simple. On the other hand, Wakeman's legendary piano catchiness is reduced here: it is just simply hard to sing the airs! "All the tracks are the same", will you say, and maybe you are right: the sound is about the same everywhere, and the compositions have a bit the same pattern and speed from one track to another. Rick Wakeman still has his very personal style on piano, but I must admit that he slightly disappoints me here. Compared to Eddie Jobson, Lyle Mays and Patrick Moraz, Rick is definitely less elaborated, refined and captivating here. Nevertheless, this album is beautiful, relaxing, not depressing and always good to listen.
greenback | 4/5 |


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