He hosted the television show Gastank, and recorded his first of several New-age, ambient, and Christian music albums with Country Airs and The Gospelsrespectively. From to he was a member of Anderson Bruford Wakeman The Room (Brainwash) Parts 1&2 - Rick Wakeman - 1984 (Cassette which led to his third Yes stint until He returned twice Album) between andduring which he completed several more solo projects and tours, including his most significant of the decade, Return to the Centre of the Earth Wakeman continues to record albums and perform concerts worldwide in various capacities; his most recent album is Piano Odyssey Wakeman's discography includes over 90 solo albums that range from several musical styles.
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Stage view during rehearsal. Rick's keyboards. Left hand side keyboards. Right hand side keyboards. Drummer Tony Fernandez. Bass guitarist Steve Barnacle. Rhythm guitarist Tim Stone. Rick receives a warm reception from the audience. Rick's original orchestration for the opening of his '' overture.
Rehearsing a vocal number with the Dirtetts singers. Stage monitoring and equalising for foldback and PA. At a recent concert given at Hammersmith Odeon, London, Rick performed the set list for his 'World Tour' that he has just about embarked upon. To save expense, the orchestra and choir were not used.
Instead the opening overture was played on stereo cassette through the PA with closed curtains. Gary Barnacle also joined in on sax for one number. This electronic rock group played plenty of instrumental music interspersed with vocals provided by the backing singers: Stevie Lange, Vicki Brown and Soni Jones.
Steve Harley and Cori Josias performed all the solo vocal parts. With the show being televised and the inevitable technical difficulties that Toby Errington, Rick's engineer, had to sort out, the scheduled sound check was delayed. Around 4. There was not really a lot of time for playing as the balancing of the vocalists was more important and the costume changes and opening curtains had to be got right!
The show commenced at 8 00 p. The performance was loud and became somewhat disappointing in its overall balance as the volume increased, with some of the vocal solos not always getting through clearly.
Nevertheless, the audience were very appreciative and gave Rick and the performers a standing ovation at the end. Back to: Top Issue contents.
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Adapted from music written for the Dickens Festival at Rochester. A concept album of solo piano pieces inspired by the Isle Of Man where Rick Wakeman lived at the time. Classic Tracks. Follow up to Classical Connection but with only two previously recorded tracks: some are live recordings.
Rick Wakeman's Greatest Hits. Despite what the title suggests this is an album of remakes of earlier works solo and with Yes. The Stage Collection Live . Recording in August 1h . Live recording from Italy subsequently improved in the studio: hence the title. Music from a concert in Later reissued as the extended Album) Acoustic. Collection of previously unreleased tracks. The Seven Wonders of the World. Also known as Visions of Paradise.
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