Rick Wakeman – Can You Hear Me?

This album is a must have. Although this is Cross over Rock, Atheists like me self need not fear. You don’t have to be Christian to like this. This album contains 5 tracks originally from the Prayers Album but they have been augmented with a new choir. I love it.

Rick Wakeman – Braintree Institute – 31st August 2001

This was a one off solo gig by Rick and it was only 30 miles from me so I booked it instantly. I was especially keen as Rick has supposedly given up doing one man shows. However being a one man show I wasn’t as excited by it as I would have been a full […]

Rick Wakeman – Marlborough – 26 August 2000

Well what a great month August has been for me concert wise. First I saw Praying Mantis and then tonight Rick Wakeman with as a six Piece band. Possibly with the exception of Ayreon who don’t play live anyway the best two acts I would like to see. Tonight was really great. Marlborough College Memorial […]

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 […]