Rick Wakeman – Prayers

I was initially not to sure about buying this disc but I am glad I did it contains some great songs. "Hymn Of Hope" is has had its arrangement added to and now makes the Softsword version seems under worked. “I can hear you” is one of my all time favourite tracks it is an […]

Rick Wakeman – The Classical Connection

For years I struggled to appreciate Rick’s quieter piano albums. This was my breakthrough album. This album is great. Rick’s great piano playing (electric I think) goes without saying but what I really love is David Paton’s bass work. I am normally deaf to bass work so when it hits me like this it is […]

Rick Wakeman – Phantom Power

Phantom Power is a soundtrack Album but not in the usual style. The album consist of full blown songs and it is as if the film was added to the soundtrack instead of vice Versa. In fact the recent video for Queen’s "Heavens for everyone" would be a good example of the way the film […]

Rick Wakeman – Cost of Living

I own nearly all of Rick albums on CD and this is the only one I find tortuous to listen to (well maybe Rhapsodies as well). Rick completely missed my wave length on this. Every other track is an awful vocal one. The gentler tracks are more listenable but what was he doing on Bedtime […]

Rick Wakeman – Rock n Roll Prophet Plus

This is a rather quirky Wakeman with 3 tracks sung by Rick himself. At times all I can hear is the quirky style but at other times I really enjoy this album. Normally it is the latter. The Plus tracks, seems to belong on 2000AD rather than Prophet, even though Rick has attempted to keep […]

Rick Wakeman – An Evening With Rick Wakeman Tour 2000

I took in three dates on this tour and as usual I waffled my way through some reviews. My live shots were all rather disappointing but you might like these pics. Rick Wakeman – Sudbury Quay Theatre – 6 March 2000 The Quay Theatre is a lovely little place converted out of a barn or […]

Band Reviews from 1999

I have been keeping this list of gigs I have attended and often written reviews for friends. It might interest someone so I have decided to put it online. I have tried to go to a lot of gigs in recent times as that is the only enjoyment worth aggravating my ME for but I […]