Official Live Bootleg

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Official Live Bootleg (1999)

Track Title Length
1 Lure of the Wild 7' 25"
2 Catherine Howard 9' 55"
3 Eleanor Rigby 7' 53"
4 The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table 12' 25"
5 Catherine Parr 9' 46"
6 Journey to the Centre of the Earth 38' 30"
7 Paint it Black 6' 20"

Official Live Bootleg (1999)

Artist List
Artist Name Instrument
Rick Wakeman Keyboards
Adam Wakeman Keyboards
Alan Thompson Bass
Tony Fernandez Drums

Official Live Bootleg (Official Live Bootleg)

Type Cat No. Label Country
CD MFCD003 Music Fusion Worldwide

Official Live Bootleg (1999)

Miscellaneous Information
Equipment Studio Engineering
• Korg
• Roland
• Kurzweil
• Ensoniq
• Yamaha
• Mini-Moog
• Live in Buenos Aires, Argentina in August 93 • Ian Barfoot
• Stuart Sawney

Rick's Perspective
Wakey's Verdict
Little Known Trivia

Julia Harries on 11/11/2000 [Other reviews by Julia Harries ]

This two cd set was recorded live in front of 8,000 people in Buenos Aires, Argentina during August 1993. On this tour, Rick was accompanied by his son Adam who also plays keyboards, long time collaborator Tony Fernandez on drums and Alan Thomson on Bass. "Lure of the Wild" opens the first cd with an atmospheric intro and some typically dazzling speed playing from Rick. Live regulars "Catherine Howard" and "Catherine Parr" both give him the opportunity to play a bit with the basic pieces, a task he accepts with relish. Rick's arrangement of the Beatles' "Eleanor Rigby", is wonderful and a great live piece. Highlights from "The Myths and Legends of King Arthur" are played without the vocal accompaniment that makes an interesting change. The second cd is almost entirely devoted to "Journey to the Centre of the Earth" and very good it is too. Again, no vocals allows the music to paint the pictures and the arrangements are fantastic. Even if you know "Journey" really well, this live version will give you a whole new perspective on it. Rick's interpretation of "Paint it Black" the Rolling Stones hit, is the last track on the cd and is absolutely stunning. Throughout, it's practically note perfect and as the sleeve notes say, no jiggery-pokery has been done to the recording at the mastering stage so you can be assured this is exactly as the audience heard it. Rick Wakeman is at his very best in front of an audience and this cd proves it in great style.