The Room (Brainwash) Parts 1&2 - Rick Wakeman - 1984 (Cassette, Album)

IsraBox - Music is Life! Richard Christopher Wakeman born 18 May is an English keyboardist, songwriter, television and radio presenter, and author. He is best known for being in the progressive rock band Yes across five tenures between and and for his solo albums released in the s.

Born and raised in West London, Wakeman intended to be a concert pianist but quit his studies at the Royal College of Music in to become a full-time session musician. Rex, Elton John, and Cat Stevens. After leaving Yes in earlyWakeman resumed his solo career and reformed his band, the English Rock Ensemble, and completed a European tour. For his next project, Wakeman secured a recording deal with Charisma Records which granted him an advance and without a deadline to complete an album.

Wakeman estimated the album took around two-and-a-half years to produce from conception to completion. It stemmed from his longtime wish of working with other musicians, blend electronic keyboards with an orchestra and choir, and to write an album based on the future rather than historical concepts. Despite in thinking the book was "lousy", Wakeman adapted it with a more lighthearted approach. He encountered some difficulty with the lyrics as he was unable to write a set that he liked.

The music was written during breaks in touring, including a period of time at his home in Beaulieu-sur-Mer near Monaco. The album was recorded between 23 February—14 April at Morgan Studios in London, with Wakeman as the sole producer.

Instead, he used a mix of his own instruments with rented or borrowed equipment. Wakeman added: "I was very low, but the result was that I wrote 'Julia' straight off in just a few minutes.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved Music Canada. Retrieved 22 July Retrieved 10 June Retrieved on Select "More info" next to the relevant entry to see full certification history. Archived from the original on June 1, Retrieved July 11, Australian Chart Book — illustrated The Room (Brainwash) Parts 1&2 - Rick Wakeman - 1984 (Cassette. St Ives, N. ISBN Retrieved 3 December Adam Wakeman. Retrieved 25 March November Retrieved 30 November Official Charts Company. Retrieved 7 December Retrieved 19 February The accompanying and cover photographs were taken from this concert.

In between the tours he has been composing music in his South of France home at Beaulieu near Monaco. Rick's performance image has changed with ''. Away goes the cloak and long hair — at his wife's suggestion. What happens in the latter case is I don't lose my temper but get really miserable. So I sit at the piano and it flows out like there's no tomorrow. I don't write it down right away but wait a day and if I can still remember what I played I then keep it on manuscript.

We were going through a difficult period and I was very low, but the result was that I wrote 'Julia' straight off in just a few minutes. I really wrote it for my wife and for the recording I told Chaka what the song was all about; she sang it once on stage and the next day we tried another recording The Room (Brainwash) Parts 1&2 - Rick Wakeman - 1984 (Cassette that was it.

It had to be sung with feeling and this seemed the only way to do it. The interesting thing out of all the pieces, in other words the test of the album for me, was to take chunks off the album and put them together as a final piece — would it sound just that or become a reasonable piece of music in its own right? If so, then that's '' using all the ideas of '' to show the way for ''.

I was pleased with the music, so this then became the last piece of the album and only a misprint gave it the title '' instead of ''. Often the last Album) before the change had an irregular beat count. I don't think of doing gradual transitions for their own sake but like putting what is right at the time. The voicing is also important to carry the changeover in the right way.

It's probably a reaction to my college days when I found I liked consecutive 5ths and used them for my choir writing 'against the rules'! A good composer takes in his musical experiences and draws upon them in a way that makes all writers different.

But of course he or she has to draw on the past and can't draw musically on what hasn't been discovered yet. Instruments have become increasingly important and it's the technology of the new instruments that enables people to expand the whole area of composition. The die hards will acknowledge this in 10 years time. Certain musical writing techniques are evident in Rick's music — the descending bass line, often used rhythms and cross rhythms. Several sequences show this effect in '', particularly in the Overture part 2, where a cymbal crash comes on different beats, against woodwind and drummer's cymbals.

What was amusing was the reaction of the orchestra with 'are you sure that's right — we're in 4 and the flutes are in 5?

String parts are well spread out and Rick likes to give the inside parts something interesting to play from his experience as 2nd clarinet at the ROM. I don't write drum parts — Tony has been so long with The Room (Brainwash) Parts 1&2 - Rick Wakeman - 1984 (Cassette that we soon work out the sequences. He actually prefers to laboriously write out the full orchestral score himself!

The choir is written out separately in four parts SATB with two alto parts but no words most of it is 'aah'. Choir crescendos are actually done at mix stage on the faders. Vocals and group basic parts are virtually learnt on the spot and Rick's synthesiser parts are all learnt from memory.

In 'Proles', Gary Barnacle plays an interesting line on Selmer sax. I asked Rick why he had chosen a live choir for '. There's a big difference between the electronic Vocoder and Novatron Mellotron type of voice and the real thing. I'll tell you something about tape reversals — if you don't play the right notes they can sound horrible — you can't just put in anything!

I don't have true perfect pitch but I can hear certain keys very clearly — warm keys like Db, Gb, Ab and extremities like B and E. I don't bother about using flat keys for brass and sharp keys for strings. D major and Am, Gm, Cm, F major are The Room (Brainwash) Parts 1&2 - Rick Wakeman - 1984 (Cassette used in ''.

Rick has listed all the '' musicians and instruments on the record cover, along with Tim Rice's lyrics and the names of the players and the studio people. I like the Prophet 5 and 10 and helped in the early days with the panel-board design of these. The flute solo was done on the Prophet. I had been using my Moogs and Prophets for donkeys years before the change, but it came to the crunch a few months ago when I sold the lot.

So I went out and bought the new stuff and set up the gear differently at the same time. We had a celebration party and a good session with Japanese musicians to coincide with my 32nd birthday on May 18th. Of course, you eventually get to the stage where you don't want to carry and use any more instruments than are absolutely necessary. I love using the The Room (Brainwash) Parts 1&2 - Rick Wakeman - 1984 (Cassette — but Moog don't even make them any more.

Please don't take this egotistically, but I don't think even Bob Moog could teach me any more about the MiniMoog. I know the instrument inside out and backwards. There is nothing left for me to do with it anymore even though I've got nothing against it.

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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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  5. Feb 06,  · In , Wakeman has been touring with a solo show, "Rick Wakeman's Grumpy Old Picture Show", an evening of biography, stories and music. LP Back Tracks 1a. Overture Part One 1b. Overture Part Two 1c. Wargames 2. Julia 3. The Hymn 4. The Room (Brainwash) - Part One And Part Two 5. Robot Man 6. Sorry 7. No Name 8. Forgotten Memories 9. The.

  6. Written-By – Rick Wakeman (tracks: A1a to B6), Tim Rice (tracks: A1b to B3; B5) Notes This release is similar to this other South African release (also carries older Mad Hatter labels) but that release has the Cat # numbering discrepancy on the Labels, some different Track Title/numbering (labels and inner sleeve) and was Lacquer Cut in SA.

  7. May 27,  · 2. Album & Cover. is a concept album by British keyboardist Rick Wakeman, based on the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell. Tim Rice wrote the lyrics. From Rick’s Perspective this was “The wrong album at the wrong time, with all the wrong people around at the time. To do an orchestral rock concept album at a musical time when I.

  8. Oct 14,  · This is my fifth Tribute to the music by Rick Wakeman, this time presenting scenes from the acclaimed '' movie directed by Michael Radford, takes from RW.

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