Saturday, April 15, 2017

Rick Wakeman



















Artist:  Rick Wakeman
Birth Name:  Richard Christopher Wakeman
Born:  May 18, 1949.  Perivale, London, England
Genre:  Progressive Rock, Hard Rock, Art Rock, Classical, New Age, Ambient, Contemporary Pop, Keyboard
Occupations:  Musician, Songwriter
Instruments:  Keyboards, Piano, Synthesiser

Rick Wakeman is an English Keyboard Player and Composer, Best-Known for being the former Keyboardist in the Progressive Rock Band Yes.  He is also known for his Solo albums and most known records being his first three, The Six Wives Of Henry VIII (1973), Journey To The Centre Of The Earth (1974) and The Myths And Legends Of King Arthur And The Knights Of The Round Table (1975).  He has produced over 100 Solo Albums that have sold more than 50 million copies.  In November 2010, Rick Wakeman was Awarded the Spirit of Prog Award at the annual Marshall Classic Rock 'N' Roll Of Honour Awards.















Title:  Piano Portraits  (2017)
Genre:  Progressive Rock,  Classical,  Keyboard, Classical Piano
Label:  Universal Music Group
Rating:   *****


Tracks:

 1.  Help  (3:56)
 2.  Stairway To Heaven  (6:13)
 3.  Life On Mars  (3:23)
 4.  I'm Not In Love  (3:10)
 5.  Wonderous Stories  (4:24)
 6.  Berceuse  (4:28)
 7.  Amazing Grace  (3:56)
 8.  Swan Lake  (4:29)
 9.  Morning Has Broken  (3:42)
10. Summertime  (4:07)
11. Space Oddity  (4:47)
12. Dance Of The Damselflies  (3:33)
13. Clair De Lune  (3:06)
14. I Vow To Thee My Country  (2:57)
15. Eleanor Rigby  (5:05)

Personnel:

Rick Wakeman:  Piano

Piano Portraits is a studio album by Rick Wakeman, was released on January 13, 2017 by Universal Music Group.  The 15 Tracks that Rick has impacted and influenced his life over the decades, taking 70s Rock and Pop, Classical, Jazz, and Choral.

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