The Masters (1999)

The Masters

#Track TitleLength
1The Opening Line3m 43s
2Return Of The Prophet6m 3s
3Megalomania3m 5s
4Gemini2m 51s
5The Bear5m 57s
6Dylic4m 28s
7Freefall9m 13s
8Three Wives16m 51s
9Fremiet's Cat4m 7s
10Light Up The Sky3m 34s
11Number 105m 29s
12Virgo3m 48s
13Pharos of Alexandria9m 40s
14Alpha Sleep6m 0s
15The Chasms2m 42s
16Forever In My Heart6m 1s
17A Painting Of Our Love5m 54s
18Les Vendanges5m 13s
19Merlin7m 41s
20Dance Of The Elves3m 21s
Artist Name Instrument Track (where known)
Rick WakemanKeyboardsAll
Type Cat No. Label Country Other Title
CDEDM CD 086Eagle RecordsUK
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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...