Out of the Blue (2001)
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David Momberg on 27th October 2003 [Other reviews]
I puchased this at Rick's concert in Atlanta and recommend it to everyone, but esp. to those who will be catching the remaining concerts on this tour since it is one of only 3 available at the shows! For those of you who haven't heard the current lineup of the ERE-it is definetely a "heavier" sound esp. due to Damien Wilson's vocals and Ant Glynne's guitar-which are both excellent and spotlighted on this live recording from 2001. The updated versions of "Journey", "Jane Seymour", and "No Earthly connection/the prisoner" are better than ever, the version of "Buried Alive" really rocks hard, and "Starship trooper" features great playing by Rick, his son Adam, and Ant. The only thing I really missed was a audio version of 'Merlin" with the dueling keyboards of Rick and son like that featured on the DVD-I realize it is a different show apparantely. Overall, great production and mixing-all of the musicans are very tight. Great addition to your RW collection!
Colin Boyle on 16th June 2003 [Other reviews]
After not listening to any of Ricks work for over a decade I saw a selection of newish CD's in my local store. I can only say that I am glad I bought it. Since then I have seen him live (Out There Tour) and two weeks ago YES. This is Rick doing what he does best, play superb rock-keyboards - the vocals are great, and this album should be a must for any listeners new or old to Mr Wakeman. 10/10