|Rick Wakeman playing the Grand organ of Lincoln Cathedral
Format: CD / Cat No: HPVP104CD / Released: 17/02/2014
Track Listing: CD 1: 1. Soul Mortality (07.03) / 2. Dance Of The Imps (05.26) / 3. Gifts From Heaven (05.05) / 4. The All Mighty Almighty (13.22) / 5. Dawn And Dusk (05.48) / 6. The Da Vinci Variations (15.00) / CD 2: 1. Soul Mortality (07.10) / 2. Dance Of The Imps (05.32) / 3. Gifts From Heaven (05.09) / 4. The All Mighty Almighty (13.32) / 5. Dawn And Dusk (05.50) / 6. DTS Warning (00.46) / 7. The All Mighty Almighty (13.33) / Soul Mortality (Mpeg video) (07.01)
More information: This set features Rick Wakeman playing the Grand organ of Lincoln Cathedral. There are few recordings of Wakeman at the grand organ, fewer more in a solo setting, without an audience, and majestically recorded. For this rare occasion, he wrote a handful of brand new pieces and structures to improvise within.
He is clearly enjoying the thrill of playing the behemoth and he puts a lot of feeling into his delivery. That is what makes this release an interesting one. "The All Mighty Almighty", very heavy in the bass range, as one could expect from the title, is the undisputed highlight of the set: thundering, imposing, and simply downright loud, the piece will have you shaking in your seat.
In addition to the five pieces at the organ, Wakeman performs one more at a Steinway grand piano, the 15-minute "Da Vinci Variations".