Wakeman with Wakeman - The Official Bootleg

Wakeman with Wakeman - The Official Bootleg (1994)

Track Title Length
1 Lure of the Wild 7' 25"
2 Catherine Howard 9' 55"
3 Eleanor Rigby 7' 53"
4 Past and Present 4' 38"
5 The Myths & Legends of King Arthur & The Knights of the Round Table 12' 25"
6 Catherine Parr 9' 46"
7 Journey to the Centre of the Earth 38' 30"
8 Paint It Black 6' 18"

Wakeman with Wakeman - The Official Bootleg (1994)

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

Wakeman with Wakeman - The Official Bootleg (Wakeman with Wakeman - The Official Bootleg)

Type Cat No. Label Country
CD CYCLD-006 A/B Cyclops UK

Wakeman with Wakeman - The Official Bootleg (1994)

Miscellaneous Information
Equipment Studio Engineering
• Korg
• Kurzweil
• Celestion
• Argentina live during 18th-21st August 1993 • Ian Barfoot
• Stuart Sawney

Rick's Perspective
Well worth having. Some classic performances and all unedited so what you hear is what you get.
Wakey's Verdict
An important part of the "live" history.
Little Known Trivia
This album was recorded direct to two track tape and so could not have been remixed even if we'd wanted to!

Siggi Zielinski on 06/09/1999 [Other reviews by Siggi Zielinski ]

Well-known Wakeman classics played once again by gifted musicians. Plus one Beatles and one Stones composition. I don't quite see, why having a huge discography Rick always seems to play only "Six wives","Journey" and "The myths.." live. After two discs of this "Official bootleg" I get the feeling that this kind of synth-improvisation over given rhythm-section doesn't quite fill the listener's time. A change of mood or of improvisational speed might have caused some increase of audience's attention.

Reniet Ramirez on 12/04/2000 [Other reviews by Reniet Ramirez ]

It contains one of the most INCREDIBLE performances, "Past & Present". This live version is a lot better that the original. To the point were it inpired my brother to write a story for a movie. On the other hand I don't think that songs like "Journey..." should be played instrumentally.

Christian Loebenstein on 22/11/2000 [Other reviews by Christian Loebenstein ]

This double CD includes performances from the 1993 Wakeman with Wakeman Tour and features 75% of the set. I saw one of the shows that year - sadly enough the excellent "Suicide Shuffle" and "Sea Horses" are not included here. The band (Rick, Adam, Tony Fernandez and Alan Thomson) are in great shape, and the sound (board-recorded: the bootleg factor) really reflects the atmosphere of the show. Since they didn't have a singer on that tour, "Journey" is 38 minutes all instrumental. "Lure Of The Wild", probably the most powerful track on the album, is probably also one of the most underrated Wakeman compositions. Since 1994, this set has been released in different forms with different titles and artwork, so if you're not one of those "I must have them all" collectors, check the releases before buying them.

Carlos R. Rivera on 04/08/2004 [Other reviews by Carlos R. Rivera ]

I had this for years and am still amazed at the work, especially on Journey. The entire work is one of the best live shows ever.