Wakeman & Cousins - Hummingbird

Wakeman & Cousins - Hummingbird (2002)

Track Title Length
1 The Young Pretender 5' 50"
2 Hummingbird 3' 41"
3 So Shall Our Love Die 3' 36"
4 Steppes 1' 23"
5 October to May 3' 36"
6 Ice Maiden 0' 41"
7 Higher Germanie 4' 35"
8 Stone Cold is the Woman's Heart 4' 32"
9 Crie du Coeur 1' 26"
10 All In Vain 3' 49"
11 Can You Believe 4' 44"
12 Via Bencini 2' 12"
13 Forever Ocean Blue 3' 38"

Wakeman & Cousins - Hummingbird (2002)

Artist List
Artist Name Instrument
Rick Wakeman Keyboards
Chas Cronk Bass
Dave Cousins Vocals, Guitar, Dulcimer, Banjo
Tony Fernandez Drums
Ric Sanders Violins
Mac McGann Tipple

Wakeman & Cousins - Hummingbird (Wakeman & Cousins - Hummingbird)

Type Cat No. Label Country
CD WMCD 2007 Witchwood Media Worldwide

Wakeman & Cousins - Hummingbird (2002)

Miscellaneous Information
Equipment Studio Engineering
•Recorded at Music Fusion Studios, Wembley •Stuart Sawney (Recording & Mixing)
•Erik Jordan (Mixing)
•Roger Wake (Mastering)

Rick's Perspective
Wakey's Verdict
Little Known Trivia

Kevan James on 10/04/2003 [Other reviews by Kevan James ]

You'll probably all know that Rick's big break before joining Yes was spending a year with The Strawbs. He made one full studio album and one live album whilst a member and, I think, contributed to Dave Cousin's solo album. To hear that Rick was making a new album with Dave after many years was great news, and the finished product does not disappoint. Dave Cousin's voice is unique - and I can certainly understand that some people don't like it. But believe me, the songs on this album will send shivers down your spine, they are that good. And Rick is certainly on form. Just listen to the keyboard solo that occupies the last minute of the opening track "The Young Pretender". To me this is the best Rick has sounded for many years. If you've not been sure about buying this album, please do: I know you'll like it!

Bjorn Olaf Syvertsen on 18/06/2003 [Other reviews by Bjorn Olaf Syvertsen ]

This is a very nice album - and quite a pleasant surprise for Strawbs fans. The songs are good and melodic and the entire album is quite pleasant and relaxing. A must for all Strawbs fans, and also an album Rick fans should buy. (I had looked for it some time when I suddenly found it in the record shop under "H"... Someone in the shop obviously thought there was a band named Hummingbird who had just released an album called "Wakeman & Cousins"...)

Ron Grech on 28/10/2009 [Other reviews by Ron Grech ]

With the exception of the slightly more aggressive opening track, I would describe the music on this album as predominantly understated. That is consistent with the music Dave Cousins and the Strawbs have released in recent years. That's not necessarily a bad thing. It just means those seeking bombast won't find it here. I like the fact Cousins and Wakeman each take turns contributing a track - sometimes a Cousins piece followed by an instrumental - which ensures an element of variety throughout this album. One of the highlights for me is "Higher Germanie" which is a traditional tune the Strawbs performed live in their early days but the song never appeared on any of those early albums.