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Prayers (1993)

Track Title Length
1 A Wish 1' 23"
2 Hymn of Hope 3' 25"
3 A Prayer For Creation 2' 10"
4 A Cry Without Tears 6' 7"
5 A Prayer For All 1' 54"
6 The Answer 4' 44"
7 The Empty Vessel 2' 2"
8 Silent Prayer 4' 43"
9 Devotion 3' 13"
10 The Lord's Prayer 3' 42"
11 Prayers of the Prophets 3' 7"
12 Stay With Me 6' 52"
13 The Only God 3' 39"
14 I Can Hear You 1' 43"
15 Evening Prayer 1' 43"
16 A Final Wish 1' 35"

Prayers (1993)

Artist List
Artist Name Instrument
Rick Wakeman Keyboards
Chrissie Hammond Vocals
David Paton Guitar/Bass
Nina Wakeman Narration
Stuart Sawney Percussion Programming
The Manx Girls Choir Choir

Prayers (Prayers)

Type Cat No. Label Country
CD MYRCD 1296 Hope Records UK

Prayers (1993)

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Rick's Perspective
A second album for ASSIST and again one that suffered from an appallingly low budget and I really am ashamed of letting this album appear as no better that a bunch of good songs in demo form. The songs are good, the playing is poor. Chrissie Hammond's vocals are the only saving grace. Only 5,000 copies were ever meant to be pressed and I know it was all for a good cause but I have learned now to produce no more sub standard productions.
Wakey's Verdict
Ignore this one and buy Can You Hear Me which was a much better recording and remix of the better tracks from this album.
Little Known Trivia
Even though the original agreement was only to press up 5,000 it does appear that a lot more were produced although I doubt whether the money ever reached the charity for which it was intended.

Jon Hinchliffe on 09/08/1997 [Other reviews by Jon Hinchliffe ]

I was initially not to sure about buying this disc but I am glad I did it contains some great songs. Hymn of hope is has had its arrangement added to and now makes the Softsword version seems under worked. "I can hear you" is one of my all time favourite tracks it is an absolute Gem. The album contains readings by various people and I have to admit that I would normally program them out. Although the Devotion track it very thought provoking. A person purely interest in the songs should get the reworked versions on Can you Hear me? But I would recommend this to completists and the moog solo on "I can hear you" is at it full splendour on this.