Tapestries (1996)


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#Track TitleLength
1Fremiet's Cat4m 7s
2Time Will Tell4m 24s
3Fountains Of Love4m 20s
4A View from a Window4m 54s
5Les Vendanges5m 13s
6Summer's End3m 26s
7Clair De Lune2m 50s
8A Brighter Dawn4m 10s
9The "Blue Lily"4m 23s
10Tapestries3m 43s
11The Garden Party3m 51s
12Portraits in a Gallery4m 42s
13The Daydream4m 11s
14The Storyteller4m 26s
Artist Name Instrument Track (where known)
Rick WakemanPiano/KeyboardsAll
Adam WakemanPiano/KeyboardsAll
Fraser Thorneycroft-SmithAcoustic/Classical GuitarAll
Phil LaughlinBassAll
Stuart SawneyPercussion ProgrammingAll
Type Cat No. Label Country Other Title
Equipment Studio Engineering
  • No info
  • Bajonor Studios, Isle of Man between Sep/Oct 1995
  • Stuart Sawney
Rick's Perspective
The last of the middle of the road type of new age meets soft rock albums and by the end of this recording I knew I'd exhausted the format. A beautiful cover though and some pretty nice music too. If you can manage three romantic evenings then buy this one as well.
Wakey's Verdict
I really must get into this romance lark!!!!
Little Known Trivia
I'm afraid there isn't any!

Robert Nancarrow on 16th April 2013 [Other reviews]

I have been meaning to buy this album for some considerable time and only wish I had done so earlier. Rick often speaks of painting pictures with music and this album is no exception. The tracks cover a range of moods and emotions from the playful "Fremiet’s Cat" to the thoughtful "Summers End". There is a delightful arrangement of Debussy's "Clare De Lune" and "The Garden Party" is a lively number which, in places reminds me of "Shakespeare Run" from the "Cost of Living” album. The art work perfectly complements the music, adding to the whole experience. All in all, an excellent album by father and son father and son.

Tim Boudewijn van der Wart on 26th October 2001 [Other reviews]

Together with Romance of the Victorian Age these two albums form a piece of true piano art! Fast and slow pieces, good for dinner music but also very good for relaxing or intensive listening. Both are "must buy albums" for the piano fans.

Siggi Zielinski on 19th October 1999 [Other reviews]

Astonishing beautiful musical pieces. A must for every Wakeman fan.

Bjorn Olaf Syvertsen on 14th October 1999 [Other reviews]

Tapestries is a very nice and relaxing father and son coproduction. Mainly acoustic, except for some calm and quiet synthesizers in the background, the album is perfect when you lie on the sofa and just want to relax and let your thoughts stray... The opening track is my favourite, but it is a good album all the way through. The up-tempo tracks are my favourites on this album, though.

Mats Landstrom on 26th September 1997 [Other reviews]

A very good album, but not quite as marvellous as Romance of the Victorian Age. Can be used both as background music and more intensive listening. Every other track is Adam's, but they are good too.