RICK WAKEMAN Tribute|
Voiceprint MFVP107CD (2006)
11 instrumental Beatles covers, in a variety of styles, proving and showcasing Wakeman's talents, from an original idea that came up during a soundcheck in the late 80s.
Most will recognise the tune from opener 'Norwegian Wood', and while a couple of other tunes just drift by, the Prokofiev take on 'Eleanor Rigby' has been in live sets for years and stands out by a good few miles. All 8 minutes of it. Yes it may be kitsch but you just want to turn it up to 11 and enjoy.
Not for everyone I know, but if you are a fan of Wakeman's many talents, or just want a break from the norm, you'll love this.
Review by Joe Geesin