A Suite of Gods (1988)

A Suite of Gods

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#Track TitleLength
1Dawn of Time4m 45s
2The Oracle4m 32s
3Pandora's Box5m 46s
4Chariot of the Sun4m 20s
5The Flood8m 31s
6The Voyage of Ulysses4m 21s
7Hercules23m 18s
Artist Name Instrument Track (where known)
Rick WakemanKeyboardsAll
Ramon RemediosVocals (Tenor)All
Tony FernandezPercussionAll
Type Cat No. Label Country Other Title
Vinyl LPRW5PresidentUK
Equipment Studio Engineering
  • Korg
  • Studio House, Wraysbury
  • John Burns
Rick's Perspective
This for me is a little masterpiece. It was recorded in the mid eighties and used one of the first computer recording packages that was about as stable as Iraq. The software was very primitive and crashed at regular intervals. All the sounds were keyboard created with the exception of the percussion which again although played by Tony Fernandez, was in fact electronic. The vocals were some of the best ever recorded by Ramon Remedios and all in all I was very proud of this album and only wish it could have been performed live.
Wakey's Verdict
I would dearly have loved to have recorded this with an orchestra but there was not the finance in place to do this. An album worth having...well in my opinion anyway!
Little Known Trivia
Because some of the timing was so alien to an opera singer, some of the parts were recorded to other back tracks played on the piano that were later removed from the recording.

Norman Hansen on 1st June 2014 [Other reviews]

Of the 52 albums I own from Rick, this I must say is the most beautiful. Not everyone, RW fan or not, can enjoy opera but this has the magic touch by Rick and tenor Ramon Remidios. "Giants roaming with a single eye". What a lyric. I think it's a classic. From creation to padamonium to the flood to hero's' it covers all of that era gone by. A must for true fans.

Siggi Zielinski on 13th September 1999 [Other reviews]

Some very melodical, convincing compositions here, performed by classical tenor voice with Rick and Tony accompanying. The sound concept of this seems very unique to me and I think it corresponds well with chosen mythological themes. The market needs descriptions come what may, or is it actually New Age, tenor singing over electronic keyboards?

Downeast Bruce on 2nd September 1997 [Other reviews]

Another theme-based release. You should understand that I prefer music of this genre to be virtually all instrumental. Having said that, I have to admit that Ramon Ramedios has an excellent voice!, it compliments some of the most beautiful music Rick has ever done (that I've heard). Some label the music "New Age", but I would say that it has strength yet mellow; smoothness (very fluid), beauty, and a sense of spirituality. My brother who prefers chorale, religious music loves this. It made for a great(xmas) gift!!