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Classics Revisited
Rick Wakeman
Classics Revisited
Genres: Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Rick Wakeman
Title: Classics Revisited
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Hot Productions
Release Date: 1/22/1993
Genres: Pop, Rock
Styles: Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 053993336229

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Interesting variations
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Buyer beware-- until the recent 2-CD VOYAGES set, there really had been no actual RW "Greatest Hits" set-- even the one that had that title! This is another somewhat questionable package containing new 1993 recordings of 3 of Rick's most popular pieces-- but how many ways can you re-do a classic? Sadly, every version of "Journey" since the original has suffered for lack of its wonderful narration. On the other hand, I never tire of the growing number of "Catherine Howard" versions-- perhaps because the music reminds me of someone I know in my own life? Actually, the one delightful surprise of this album was Wakeman having the nerve to add LYRICS to "Merlin The Magician"! You'll only hear them on THIS disc-- take that how you will."
NOT the original versions!
Gavin Wilson | 03/02/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This CD was something of a shock to me. The title, 'Classic Tracks', gave me the strong impression that I would be getting an inexpensive compilation of the best tracks from his first three albums.Not quite so -- these are all new versions, recorded, I assume, some time in the early 90s, and with an unnamed band. There's nothing wrong with it -- the recording quality is better than on the 70s originals -- but it wasn't quite what I was expecting.A recent magazine article has revealed the full extent of the vital discipline Wakeman brought to Yes's compositions, particularly for CLOSE TO THE EDGE. This album harks back to that period, but not with the accuracy I'd have liked. Looks like I'll have to buy Wakeman's original albums after all!"
Not really a review
joe_laq | South Dakota, USA | 06/22/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)

"If you're all Wakeman fans, I'm looking for the original White Rock recording in any format. I notice there is a White Rock II. If anyone knows where I can get one, let me know."