2-2-10 Rick Wakeman
I’ve never been a big fan of Rick Wakeman, but I will confess to several occasions of interest.
LP 1984 CHARISMA
1981 10 TRKS orig.
LP COST OF LIVING CHARISMA
1983 9 TRKS Robert Powell etc.
CD CRIMES OF PASSION (O.S.T.) EDEL EDS 5404.2
1984 10 TRKS V.A., O.S.T.
LP GOLE (O.S.T.) CHARISMA
1983 12 TRKS O.S.T. (811295.1)
7" I'M SO STRAIGHT I'M A WEIRDO A&M UK AMS 7510
1980 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo
CD JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH A&M US CD 3156
1974 2 TRKS ('91 issue) with L.S.O.
LP JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH A&M UK AMLH 63621
1974 4 TRKS booklet, with L.S.O.
CD MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF KING ARTHUR… A&M US CD 3230
1975 7 TRKS ('88 issue)
LP NO EARTHLY CONNECTION A&M US SP-4583
1976 8 TRKS with mylar sheet
LPx2 RHAPSODIES A&M US SP-6501
1979 17 TRKS
7" ROBOT MAN / 1984 OVERTURE (Part 1) CHARISMA
1981 2 TRKS no pic sleeve
LP ROCK 'N ROLL PROPHET MOON
1982 8 TRKS orig.
CD ROCK 'N ROLL PROPHET…PLUS PRESIDENT
1982 12 TRKS ('93 issue) (4 x bonus tracks)
CD SIX WIVES OF HENRY VIII, THE A&M US CD 3229
1973 6 TRKS
LP SIX WIVES OF HENRY VIII, THE A&M UK AMLH 64361
1972 6 TRKS
LP WHITE ROCK (O.S.T.) A&M US SP-4614
1977 8 TRKS O.S.T.
I was a Yes fan in the early 70’s. I had heard “All Good People” on the FM radio and was ready for “The Yes Album” and “Fragile”. A big part of what was interesting about “Fragile” were the keyboards – by Mr. Rick Wakeman. It was lost on me that he had been active in Strawbs (or that he had played for David Bowie).
During the 80’s, while airchecking music videos off of satellite TV, I got a video for “I’m So Straight I’m A Weirdo”; I really like the song and the video is a good, typical English music video – very eccentric. I was also very fond of Wakeman’s work on the “Crimes Of Passion” original soundtrack (notably “It’s A Lovely Life”).
Very recently, I finally got a CD of “The Six Wives of Henry VIII”. I should’ve got the LP as soon as it came out, but there were too many other things on my plate in 1972. It’s a pretty strong album, his debut solo album – nearly 40 years hence. Probably my favorite A&M album of his. Also still working on (listening to for the first time) his Charisma LP’s, some have sounded rather good to me. But he sure does have a lot of CD’s, doesn’t he? I am sure I’ll never get through them all!