Crimes of Passion (1984)

Crimes of Passion

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#Track TitleLength
1It's a Lovely Life3m 15s
2Eastern Shadows3m 59s
3Joanna3m 59s
4The Stretch3m 45s
5Policeman's Ball3m 12s
6Stax3m 3s
7Taken in Hand4m 40s
8Paradise Lost4m 24s
9The Box4m 2s
10Web of Love3m 52s
11Dangerous Woman3m 43s
Artist Name Instrument Track (where known)
Rick WakemanKeyboardsAll
Bimbo AcockSaxophonesAll
Chas CronkBassAll
Maggie BellVocals (1/11)All
Rick FennGuitarAll
Tony FernandezDrums & PercussionAll
Type Cat No. Label Country Other Title
Vinyl LPRW3PresidentUK
Equipment Studio Engineering
  • No info
    Herne Place Studios, Sunningdale, UK
  • John Acock
Rick's Perspective
A very messy soundtrack is all I can really say. Certainly there is some good playing and one or two really classy tracks, but once again, like all soundtracks it suffers from cohesion in order to satisfy all the parties concerned with the film.
Wakey's Verdict
If you like a bit of naughtiness in your films then get the DVD or video and if you don't then don't bother with the album either....unless of course you are a collector!
Little Known Trivia
I was in the film, playing the part of a photographer. Can you spot me?

Phillip Palmer on 26th January 2011 [Other reviews]

Although i am a die-hard wakeman fan, this is one of my all time favorite albums. It brings back such great memories of me in my early 20'S. THANKS, Rick. U R the man in the cape!!!!!!

Alvaro Gallegos on 13th December 1998 [Other reviews]

Is this a Rock version of the "New World Symphony"??? We can't say that is an original album, because most of the melodies are taken from that Dvorak's popular work (I don't understand why in the cover says:"Music composed by Rick Wakeman"). Anyway, Rick and his band sounds very well and if you have never heard Dvorak's 9th symphony , you'll find it an excellent album.

Bjorn Olaf Syvertsen on 21st September 1998 [Other reviews]

This soundtrack albums reminds me of "1984", but it is definitely inferior compared to that one. Some of the instrumental parts are good, but on lots of them Rick brings in a horrible saxophone that does not sound good! All in all, this is not one of Rick's most important albums.