Review of Out There submitted on 1st April 2003

I have received the CD yesterday from RWCC and haven't stopped listening to it since. In my opinion it is the best Rick has recorded since "Criminal record". It is a truly epic work in the tradition of Rick's 70's recordings, but without the extravaganzas (or should I say pomposities ?) that sometimes went in the way in some of Rick's earlier albums. Here the compositions are more focused on the concept of the album. Rick does wonders on keyboards as usual, but in a more "restrained" way than on some earlier albums. No showing off here, just virtuosity at the service of the music, with some of the best keyboard parts ever written by Rick. The ERE also shines here, with a very tight performance. Definitely a "must buy". With great expectations too for the forthcoming DVD.