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WAKEMAN RICK - Christmas Variations

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WAKEMAN RICK - Christmas VariationsChristmas favourites with the aid of synthesizers, Mellotron, and more traditional instrumentation!
Format: CD / Cat No: MFGZ026CD / Released: 17/11/2017

Track Listing: 1. Silent Night / 2. Hark the Herald Angels Sing / 3. Christians Awake, Salute the Happy Morn / 4. Away in a Manger / 5. While Shepherds Watch Their Flocks by Night / 6. O Little Town of Bethlehem / 7. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear / 8. Once in Royal David’s City / 9. O Come All Ye Faithful / 10. Angels from the Realms of Glory

More information: Rick Wakeman is undoubtedly one of the most beloved musicians to ever come out of the world of progressive rock. Best known for five different stints with the seminal band Yes and his current project – Yes featuring Rabin Anderson and Wakeman – he has also had a long and varied solo career. Like so many other artists, Rick took inspiration from the story of the birth of Christ, and recorded an album of Christmas songs. He performs a selection of extemporizations on favourite English Yuletide hymns and carols with the aid of synthesizers, Mellotron, and more traditional instrumentation, including a wonderfully tranquil version of "Hark, the Herald Angels Sing," and spirited readings of "O Little Town of Bethlehem" and "Oh Come All Ye Faithful."

Rick himself says: "I really like this album. I must admit to playing this myself over Christmas, so give it a try!