Romance of the Victorian Age

Romance of the Victorian Age (1995)

Track Title Length
1 Burlington Arcade 2' 48"
2 If Only 4' 20"
3 The Last Teardrop 3' 25"
4 Still Dreaming 4' 11"
5 Memories Of The Victorian Age 3' 33"
6 Lost In Words 6' 6"
7 A Tale Of Love 7' 55"
8 Mysteries Unfold 3' 3"
9 Forever In My Heart 6' 1"
10 Days Of Wonder 6' 54"
11 The Swans 4' 43"
12 Another Mellow Day 5' 29"
13 Dance Of The Elves 3' 21"

Romance of the Victorian Age (1995)

Artist List
Artist Name Instrument
Rick Wakeman Piano/Keyboards
Adam Wakeman Piano/Keyboards/Classical Guitar
Stuart Sawney Acoustic Guitar (1)/Percussion Programming

Romance of the Victorian Age (Romance of the Victorian Age)

Type Cat No. Label Country
CD RWCD25 President UK

Romance of the Victorian Age (1995)

Miscellaneous Information
Equipment Studio Engineering
• Bajonor Studios, Isle of Man between May/Jul 1994 • Stuart Sawney

Rick's Perspective
Easy listening but reasonable classy I always felt. Adam joined me on this one and produced some fine stuff himself for the album. A cross between light rock and new age it has some nice moments and is nice to play if you're having a beautiful romantic evening! I never got to play it much
Wakey's Verdict
I'm still waiting for that romantic evening!!!
Little Known Trivia
This is the only CD of Rick's that was ever on sale at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Downeast Bruce on 08/06/1997 [Other reviews by Downeast Bruce ]

Simple genius,the flow of the selections on an individual basis, as well as collectively, just fit together so perfectly. A thing of beauty IS a joy forever.

Mats Landstrom on 24/09/1997 [Other reviews by Mats Landstrom ]

Beauty is what this music is about. Not much rockin' n' rollin here. My favourite album from the duo Wakaman & Wakeman. A lot of piano throughout. One of my favourites.

Max Hult on 29/02/2000 [Other reviews by Max Hult ]

Great piano album! It's more varying than Rick's "Preludes", since half of the tracks are Adam's... Preludes seem to be too much of the same style, Romance is not as monotonous... the first track on Romance should really be placed on another recording though...

Tim Boudewijn van der Wart on 26/10/2001 [Other reviews by Tim Boudewijn van der Wart ]

Together with Tapestries these two albums form a piece of true piano art! Fast and slow pieces, good for dinner music but also very good for relaxing or intensive listening. Both are "must buy albums" for the piano fans.

Marco Cazzola-Gonsenheim on 04/08/2002 [Other reviews by Marco Cazzola-Gonsenheim ]

Thank you Rick and son, Adam, for showing us the degree of emotional beauty and balance you are capable of. A must have. Now where is that piano concerto?

Bjorn Olaf Syvertsen on 01/09/2003 [Other reviews by Bjorn Olaf Syvertsen ]

nother one of the quiet and gentle instrumental album, containing mostly piano music. Every other track is Adam's, like on the "Tapestries" album - the most obvious album to compare this one to. "Tapestries" is perhaps somewhat better, but not much. If you like "Tapestries" you'll like this one too. Esepcially the opening track is very good.

Marcelo on 30/09/2008 [Other reviews by Marcelo ]

For me, a really super collection of piano tracks. Mix between Rick and Adam compositions, the tracks flows really nicely, with Adam Numbers in a more relaxed way, and with OUTSTANDING melodys in Rick´s tracks. One of me and my family discs, to share while we´re together.

Mike Reyome on 07/10/2014 [Other reviews by Mike Reyome ]

This is lovely, really quite a nice one here. Acoustic piano dominates the tracks and the compositions are melodic and memorable. Highly recommended.