Official Live Bootleg

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Official Live Bootleg (1999)

Track TitleLength
1Lure of the Wild7m 25s
2Catherine Howard9m 55s
3Eleanor Rigby7m 53s
4The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table12m 25s
5Catherine Parr9m 46s
6Journey to the Centre of the Earth38m 30s
7Paint it Black6m 20s

Official Live Bootleg (1999)

Artist List
Artist NameInstrumentTrack (where known)
Rick WakemanKeyboards
Adam WakemanKeyboards
Alan ThompsonBass
Tony FernandezDrums

Official Live Bootleg (1999)

TypeCat No.LabelCountry
CDMFCD003Music FusionWorldwide

Official Live Bootleg (1999)

Miscellaneous Information
Equipment Studio Engineering
• Korg
• Roland
• Kurzweil
• Ensoniq
• Yamaha
• Mini-Moog
• Live in Buenos Aires, Argentina in August 93 • Ian Barfoot
• Stuart Sawney

Rick's Perspective
Wakey's Verdict
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Julia Harries on 11th November 2000 [Other reviews]

This two cd set was recorded live in front of 8,000 people in Buenos Aires, Argentina during August 1993. On this tour, Rick was accompanied by his son Adam who also plays keyboards, long time collaborator Tony Fernandez on drums and Alan Thomson on Bass. "Lure of the Wild" opens the first cd with an atmospheric intro and some typically dazzling speed playing from Rick. Live regulars "Catherine Howard" and "Catherine Parr" both give him the opportunity to play a bit with the basic pieces, a task he accepts with relish. Rick's arrangement of the Beatles' "Eleanor Rigby", is wonderful and a great live piece. Highlights from "The Myths and Legends of King Arthur" are played without the vocal accompaniment that makes an interesting change. The second cd is almost entirely devoted to "Journey to the Centre of the Earth" and very good it is too. Again, no vocals allows the music to paint the pictures and the arrangements are fantastic. Even if you know "Journey" really well, this live version will give you a whole new perspective on it. Rick's interpretation of "Paint it Black" the Rolling Stones hit, is the last track on the cd and is absolutely stunning. Throughout, it's practically note perfect and as the sleeve notes say, no jiggery-pokery has been done to the recording at the mastering stage so you can be assured this is exactly as the audience heard it. Rick Wakeman is at his very best in front of an audience and this cd proves it in great style.

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