Wakeman with Wakeman - The Official Bootleg

Wakeman with Wakeman - The Official Bootleg (1994)

Track TitleLength
1Lure of the Wild7m 25s
2Catherine Howard9m 55s
3Eleanor Rigby7m 53s
4Past and Present4m 38s
5The Myths & Legends of King Arthur & The Knights of the Round Table12m 25s
6Catherine Parr9m 46s
7Journey to the Centre of the Earth38m 30s
8Paint It Black6m 18s

Wakeman with Wakeman - The Official Bootleg (1994)

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

Wakeman with Wakeman - The Official Bootleg (1994)

TypeCat No.LabelCountry
CDCYCLD-006 A/BCyclopsUK

Wakeman with Wakeman - The Official Bootleg (1994)

Miscellaneous Information
Equipment Studio Engineering
• Korg
• Kurzweil
• Celestion
• Argentina live during 18th-21st August 1993 • Ian Barfoot
• Stuart Sawney

Rick's Perspective
Well worth having. Some classic performances and all unedited so what you hear is what you get.
Wakey's Verdict
An important part of the "live" history.
Little Known Trivia
This album was recorded direct to two track tape and so could not have been remixed even if we'd wanted to!

Carlos R. Rivera on 4th August 2004 [Other reviews]

I had this for years and am still amazed at the work, especially on Journey. The entire work is one of the best live shows ever.

Christian Loebenstein on 22nd November 2000 [Other reviews]

This double CD includes performances from the 1993 Wakeman with Wakeman Tour and features 75% of the set. I saw one of the shows that year - sadly enough the excellent "Suicide Shuffle" and "Sea Horses" are not included here. The band (Rick, Adam, Tony Fernandez and Alan Thomson) are in great shape, and the sound (board-recorded: the bootleg factor) really reflects the atmosphere of the show. Since they didn't have a singer on that tour, "Journey" is 38 minutes all instrumental. "Lure Of The Wild", probably the most powerful track on the album, is probably also one of the most underrated Wakeman compositions. Since 1994, this set has been released in different forms with different titles and artwork, so if you're not one of those "I must have them all" collectors, check the releases before buying them.

Reniet Ramirez on 12th April 2000 [Other reviews]

It contains one of the most INCREDIBLE performances, "Past & Present". This live version is a lot better that the original. To the point were it inpired my brother to write a story for a movie. On the other hand I don't think that songs like "Journey..." should be played instrumentally.

Siggi Zielinski on 6th September 1999 [Other reviews]

Well-known Wakeman classics played once again by gifted musicians. Plus one Beatles and one Stones composition. I don't quite see, why having a huge discography Rick always seems to play only "Six wives","Journey" and "The myths.." live. After two discs of this "Official bootleg" I get the feeling that this kind of synth-improvisation over given rhythm-section doesn't quite fill the listener's time. A change of mood or of improvisational speed might have caused some increase of audience's attention.