Rick Wakeman In Concert

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Rick Wakeman In Concert (1995)

Track Title Length
1 Journey to the Centre... 12' 3"
2 Catherine Howard 11' 42"
3 Lancelot and the Black Knight 5' 30"
4 Anne Boleyn 8' 57"
5 The Forest 6' 43"
6 Arthur and Guinevere 14' 40"
7 Merlin The Magician 7' 21"
8 Catherine Parr 8' 29"

Rick Wakeman In Concert (1995)

Artist List
Artist Name Instrument
Rick Wakeman Keyboards
Ashley Holt Vocals
John Dunsterville Guitars/Mandolin
John Hodgson Percussion
Martyn Shields Trumpet
Reg Brooks Trombone
Roger Newell Bass/Vocals
Tony Fernandez Drums

Rick Wakeman In Concert (Rick Wakeman In Concert)

Type Cat No. Label Country
CD 70710-88009-2 King Biscuit Flower Hour UK

Rick Wakeman In Concert (1995)

Miscellaneous Information
Equipment Studio Engineering
• Winterland Theatre, San Francisco live on 2nd Nov 1975

Rick's Perspective
This is another product that really shouldn't be out on the street! It is just the audio taken from a live television recording made at Nottingham. Not worth having really. The video is a bit of history but could do with a remix!!!
Wakey's Verdict
If this is the only album of mine that you' don't have then you'll probably want it to complete the collection!
Little Known Trivia
The only sober person amongst the entire entourage that day was the car park attendant!

Eduardo Valle on 01/02/1997 [Other reviews by Eduardo Valle ]

Unbelievable performance! Wakeman played with the English Rock Ensemble. The orchestra was replaced by trumpets and trombones in a great style. Wakeman gives us frantic solos with his Moogs that were used as never before. This is the best live version of his first three concept albums, played sometimes, in the No Earthly Connection style.

Downeast Bruce on 23/08/1997 [Other reviews by Downeast Bruce ]

I agree this release does showcase Rick's talents as a live performer. I only wish that the quality(?) of the recording would be on the same level as Rick's ability to perform. Audiophiles Beware!!

Rhett Nilsen on 07/12/1997 [Other reviews by Rhett Nilsen ]

This album is one of the best live recordings I have heard. The skill of the musicians is heard throughout the recording and the vocals are excellent. "Journey to the Center of the Earth" is a beautiful rendition as is the extended version of "Catherine H

Max Hult on 12/01/2000 [Other reviews by Max Hult ]

Rick has rearranged the "journey"-parts very nicely. The whole album is performed in a "journey"-like way, with a trombone and a trumpet added. The way Rick fits the instruments with tracks like "lancelot & the black knight" and "anne boleyn" is great for a change, i like them better than the original versions. If you like when Rick plays classical piano, you should check out the "anne boleyn"-outro, where he improvises a lot and extends the outro to about 2 minutes. Merlin the magician is the weakest point of the album, the mics seem not to pick up the lower frequenzies of rick's synth-solo very good, so there's a big lost. Ashley's voice is better than ever, he sings the "forest"-part perfectly (where gary's voice cracks on the original journey)

Reniet Ramirez on 03/11/2002 [Other reviews by Reniet Ramirez ]

The most incredible this in this ambum is Ashely Holt, is emotional voice is just AMAZING!!!!. The trumpet and trombone in "Lancelot..." takes the song into a whole new level. If you were gonna compare this to Yes, this would be the "Yessongs" of Rick.