The Masters (1999)
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Reniet Ramirez on 2nd August 2004 [Other reviews]
I wouldn't like to say this is the best compilation as there are other great ones as "Voyage" or "Recollections". But is definitely a great one. I'd like to start with "Light Up The Sky". This is a great song that you won't be able to get anywhere else as it was originally released as a single. ("The Bear" is another song from that single). I would describe it more as a "modern" compilation as it doesn't contain songs from the 70s ("Wives" & "Merlin" are live versions). This compilation covers the period of 1985-1998. This would be like a follow-up to "Voyage". It has songs from 12 different albums & the "Light Up The Sky" single.
Phil Johnson on 14th June 2000 [Other reviews]
The first cd in this two disk set of previously released material is excellent. The first track, The Opening Line, is a electric piece with great vocals. The third track, Megalomia is an interesting recording with Rick's son. The track Three Wives has excellent guitar and the synthesizers sound inspiring. And a good piano track, Fremiet's Cat ends the first cd. The second cd continues with sythesizer tracks and graceful piano music.
Max Hult on 9th March 2000 [Other reviews]
This 2-cd features some good and some not so good Wakeman songs... it gives me the impression that Silent Nights probably sucks, as well as Live at Hammersmith and the single Light up the Sky... Rock 'n' Roll Prophet Plus seems good, as well as the piano albums reflected on this album... it gives you a good over-look of the music that (I think?) are on the albums... this is a not so important collaboration, but any Wakeman fan wanting the "Light up the Sky" single should get this... the bear from Light up the Sky was quite good, btw... the songs from Zodiaque are not so good...this 2-cd doesn't feature the most important Wakeman tracks, at least not the greater versions of these...