|Rick takes a trip down memory lane in front of a live audience with just a grand piano
Format: CD / Cat No: HOPEGZ003CD / Released: 09/06/2017
Track Listing: 1. A Wish / 2. A Glimpse of Heaven / 3. Catherine Howard / 4. Morning Has Broken / 5. Wondrous Stories / 6. St. Michaels Isle / Chapel Hill / 7. Space Oddity / Life On Mars / 8. The Meeting / 9. And You And I / Merlin The Magician / 10. Gone But Not Forgotten
More information: Here with just a grand piano, Rick Wakeman manages to roll thirty-plus years of music into an entertaining and quite rewarding trip down memory lane in front of a live audience. He gives forth with arrangements of his work from every point in his career, from his time with the Strawbs ("A Glimpse of Heaven"), his days as a marathon session musician (David Bowie's "Space Oddity," Cat Stevens' "Morning Has Broken"), his various stints with Yes and ABWH (a lovely version of "Wonderous Stories" and a medley of "The Meeting" and "And You And I") and high points from his solo career in the bargain. Wakeman intersperses these performances with stories of how the songs and pieces were written, and he is a natural racounter and howlingly funny at times.