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RHAPSODIES

Rick Wakeman

 

Symphonic Prog

2.39 | 117 ratings

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SouthSideoftheSky
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Symphonic Team
1 stars Oh Rick, whatever happened here? The music on this album is almost as bad as the cover art of the same. And that is not a nice thing to say about the music! This is basically a collection of short, instrumental, mostly up tempo, happy show tunes! But even as the tunes are short, you get bored half way through while listening to most of them. The keyboard instruments used does not show much variation, and neither does the melodies which are mostly simple in structure.

These tunes are happy and funny. I recommend putting this on while cleaning the house or some other such activity. But for serious music listening, this is the worst of experiences. You will end up skipping almost every track half way through. It is not that the playing is sloppy, not at all. It is just that the writing that went into this is not too well thought out.

So Rick, I'm sure you had a great time recording this, but it is meant as comedy music right? I cannot interpret it as anything more or less than a joke. Very funny Rick!

Highly recommended for a laugh!

SouthSideoftheSky | 1/5 |

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