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RHAPSODIES

Rick Wakeman

 

Symphonic Prog

2.39 | 116 ratings

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b_olariu
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3 stars Rick Wakeman's eight album from his solo career since 1971, named Rhapsodies released in 1979 as double album. Another accesible album , here Wakeman uses diffrent keybords, synthesizers sounds and to create more accesible elements but still have a lot of progressive arrangements. He is a very versatile keybord player and I mean he can very easy crosses from realy jazzy parts to almost disco beats in only few minutes, even seconds. The album has more then one hour of good playing, some intristing elements in part, some of them are only keybord noodlings, and very easy can be boring at some point, but the whole result is ok, at least for me. The album is very varied in arrangements, from jazzy parts to symphonic prog to almost pop and disco parts, this album to many listners a dull record without intristing moments. Ok is understandable at some point, but to me is an ok album, his skills as keyboard player is undenible awesome. Maybe a little to long , if it was only simple not double would be a much more great relase. I like it to tell the truth, he has some superb and very skillfull moments but are combines with some boring ones aswell, not bad but totaly unintristing. I can't trace a piece to be the best, but at least for me the ones with more up tempo beats are the most intristing. 3 stars for sure.
b_olariu | 3/5 |

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