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The Private Collection
Genres: New Age, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
As Rick himself has written "This is a strange collection of oddball stuff that I found in my studio and just didn't have the heart to throw away. There is nothing great on there but on the other hand it makes for inter... more »
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As Rick himself has written "This is a strange collection of oddball stuff that I found in my studio and just didn't have the heart to throw away. There is nothing great on there but on the other hand it makes for interesting listening if you're an anorak for this kind of thing". Rick is being a tad harsh here - what we really have is over an hour's worth of previously unavailable songs. Some are from tapes that were in poor quality and need a lot of TLC to bring up to releasable standard. Perhaps of greatest interest to fans are `The Battle' - the only studio recording of a piece from "Journey To The Centre Of The Earth" which was, of course, a live recording. Also `And Now A Word From Our Sponsor' was originally the encore in the days when "Journey" was performed live.
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Henry R. Kujawa | "The Forbidden Zone" (Camden, NJ) | 05/01/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Hard to believe-- but Wakeman's epic JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH was intended to be a studio album. THE PRIVATE COLLECTION opens with the previously-unreleased original version of "The Battle", giving fans a glimpse of what might have been. Considering how many times in the last 10 years Rick HAS redone this and its related pieces, both live and in studio, one wonders why he doesn't just leave well enough alone!The remainder of this album are a set of instrumentals that Rick played on live on the tour to promote JOURNEY..., making this a sort-of before-and-after bookends for that album. There's some nice stuff here (the aggressive "Warmongers" a standout) but too much of it just doesn't stick in my head, even after repeated listening. Except for the closer-- "And Now A Word From Our Sponsor", which includes the no-doubt-world-famous jingle, "Things Go Better With Coke"!"