Recollections - The Very Best of Rick Wakeman (1973-1979)
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||Catherine of Aragon||Rick Wakeman||3:45||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Anne Boleyn / The Day Thou Gavest Lord Hath Ended||Rick Wakeman||6:33||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Catherine Howard||Rick Wakeman||6:36||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Journey / Recollection (Excerpt) [Live]||Rick Wakeman||6:20||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||The Battle (Excerpt) [Live]||Rick Wakeman||4:03||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Arthur||Rick Wakeman||7:26||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Merlin the Magician||Rick Wakeman||8:51||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||The Prisoner||Rick Wakeman||7:02||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||White Rock||Rick Wakeman||3:12||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||After the Ball||Rick Wakeman||3:01||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Statue of Justice||Rick Wakeman||6:20||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Crime of Passion||Rick Wakeman||5:48||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Chamber of Horror||Rick Wakeman||6:38||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||The Palais (Single)||Rick Wakeman||2:24||$0.99||View In iTunes|
With all of his lengthy suites and unified concept albums, Rick Wakeman's solo work would appear to be very difficult to anthologize. As the first Wakeman compilation available domestically in the U.S., that's what Recollections: The Very Best of Rick Wakeman (1973-1979) sets out to do. The two tracks from Journey to the Centre of the Earth are edited excerpts, but otherwise all the material is present in its original, full-length form. Most of the other pieces (14 in all) are from The Six Wives of Henry VIII, The Myths & Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, White Rock, and Rick Wakeman's Criminal Record — most of them cohesive concept works that devoted fans will already have. By its very nature, Recollections can't be anything other than a sampler for casual fans, but in that respect it functions very well.
Greatest Keyboard Player EVER!
How is it / No One has paid tribute to the Legendary Rick Wakeman yet? I'm honored to be the first to write about his incredible contributions to Prog Rock & the musical world. Here-in you have Rick's collection of solo classics. VI Wives is my favorite of favorites... Journey to the Center... a close second. & Aurthur... Oh who doesn't love the tales of Aurtur. The only dig on this collection is the reality of the story told on each Album & not being able to include it in it's entrity... Butchya knew that going into this saga. Even so - this collection is an excellent tribute to the greatest keyboard player ever! YES was his original band & will forever be how I hear him. Even so his solo albums are incredible. Truth be told / his greatest ever has to be "Rondabout!" The all time greatest Rock tune ever. But I digress / BTW; Yes Fragile... This is a fabulous Recollections Hit Collection. Enjoy.
Born: May 18, 1949 in London, England
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s