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Discography

Silent Nights (1985)

Track TitleLength
1Tell 'Em All You Know3m 25s
2The Opening Line3m 43s
3The Opera6m 25s
4Man's Best Friend4m 20s
5Glory Boys3m 15s
6Silent Nights3m 54s
7Ghost of a Rock'n'Roll Star3m 30s
8The Dancer3m 15s
9Elgin Mansions5m 20s
10That's Who I Am4m 15s

Silent Nights (1985)

Artist List
Artist NameInstrument
Rick WakemanKeyboards

Silent Nights (1985)

Catalogue
TypeCat No.LabelCountry
CDRWCD01PresidentUK
Vinyl LPRW1PresidentUK
CassetteRWK01PresidentUK

Silent Nights (1985)

Miscellaneous Information
Equipment Studio Engineering

Rick's Perspective
Notes
Written and recorded during what I lovingly refer to as "My Great Unwanted Period", as whatever musically I tried at the time was received with total disinterest by media and press alike! In fact I was so fed up at the time that I even turned half the songs into Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band type of efforts. "Ghost of a Rock and Roll Star" and "The Dancer" being classic examples. Then in contrast there are prog rock tracks such as The Opera and then of course the almost poppy Silent Nights track.Written and recorded during what I lovingly refer to as "My Great Unwanted Period", as whatever musically I tried at the time was received with total disinterest by media and press alike! In fact I was so fed up at the time that I even turned half the songs into Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band type of efforts. "Ghost of a Rock and Roll Star" and "The Dancer" being classic examples. Then in contrast there are prog rock tracks such as The Opera and then of course the almost poppy Silent Nights track. Confused? I was!
Wakey's Verdict
If you want to hear what I was recording when I was somewhat confused as to what direction to go in, then this is the album for you.
Little Known Trivia
The beautiful cloak that I wore on the back cover of the album was borrowed from Liberty's in London especially for the photo shoot. I wish I'd bought it.
Reviews

Aurelio de Moraes on 14th July 2003 [Other reviews]

This is probably the best album Rick composed at the 80s.He doesnt uses amazing sounds at the keyboards,but the atmosphere of the songs is very interesting. The most beautiful one is "Mans best friend", that you can listen and think how you like your dog, if you have one. The style of the album reminds me a lot of Brazilian rock from the 80s. I just dont understand why some people doesnt like this album!

Bjorn Olaf Syvertsen on 8th June 1998 [Other reviews]

This album illustrates nicely quite a lot of what I DON'T like about the 80s. It sounds like music left out of "Phantom of the Opera", which Rick desperately tries to turn into rock'n'roll. It is not exactly bad, it is just so extremely typical of the 80s

Mats Landstrom on 24th September 1997 [Other reviews]

Most songs on this album are quite straightforward melodic rock. Not many classical influences here compared with Rick's other work. Musically unadventurous with a weak production.