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Softsword (King John & The Magna Carta)
Rick Wakeman
Softsword (King John & The Magna Carta)
Genres: New Age, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
 
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Continuing the release program for Rick Wakeman's President recordings, this time around you are knighted with "Softsword," recorded over a four month period at the beginning of 1991. The music on this recording is base...  more »

      
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All Artists: Rick Wakeman
Title: Softsword (King John & The Magna Carta)
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: President
Original Release Date: 1/1/2006
Re-Release Date: 8/4/2006
Album Type: Import
Genres: New Age, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 5017447400244

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Album Description
Continuing the release program for Rick Wakeman's President recordings, this time around you are knighted with "Softsword," recorded over a four month period at the beginning of 1991. The music on this recording is based upon the music composed for the finale of the 1991 Dickens Festival at Rochester upon Medway. Themes have been taken and turned into songs, others into instrumentals; additional keyboards, other instrumentation and new arrangements give the final result.
 

CD Reviews

Real pro (& prog)
Golovanov Alexey | Limassol, Cyprus | 08/05/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"If you're fan of Wakeman - you must have. If you're into progressive rock - better get this album than hundreds of "nu prog", "nu sympho" etc. Perhaps, it lacks the drive of the old days - I do agree. It sounds a bit monotonous and repeating itself - I have to admit it. The use of drum machine - I cannot accept. But - the melody is there. The voice is there (almost as good as Gary Pickford-Hopkins on "Journey". The magic is still there.I have it next to "Journey", "King Arthur" and "The Wives". On top of everything - it's a collector's CD. not so easy to find, a real value for money. Buy with confidence"
Just good
Angel Muņoz | Mexico City, Mx | 04/07/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)

"another kind of popy album, like african bach, or phantom power, is missing something, its like mmmm no effort on it, the only good song here is after prayers, just if you are a very serious fan if not, dont waste your money"