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Rick Wakeman - 2000 A.D. (CD)

Genre: Prog rock
Release Date: 19th April 2019

Label: RRAW
Catalogue Number: MFGZ033CD
Price: £9.99
Available: In stock


Rick Wakeman - 2000 A.D.

Rick Wakeman is one of the most interesting and idiosyncratic musicians from the prog-rock genre, an English keyboardist, songwriter, television and radio presenter, and author. He is best known for being in the progressive rock band Yes across five tenures between 1971 and 2004 and for his solo albums released in the 1970s. Most recently, he has been a member of Yes Featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman.

There’s always been something mythic and larger than life about Wakeman, and so it is not particularly surprising that he turned his hand to interpreting the iconic 2000 AD comics, the weekly science-fiction oriented magazine, most noted for its Judge Dredd stories.

Dave Cable writes: “I believe 2000AD was hailed as one the most stylish and dynamic synth albums ever made. Many years and hundreds of albums later I feel that it still is and as a result it is a more than fitting title for such an immense body of work. Rick may well have ditched his cape in the pseudo-digital time tunnel but the wizard was still out there and in control. 2000AD confidently runs through a wide range of musical styles while offering a fair amount of pleasant surprises along the way that only Rick could get away with, because it is done so well and, after all this is his identity which, as an 'artist' is an important aspect of any work. 2000AD is quintessential Wakeman doing what he does best and on his own terms. In a nutshell a fantastic album. Outside, a memorable and true classic in every sense of the word.”

  


Tracks:

Into The Future | Toward Peace | 2000 A.D. | A.D. Rock | The Time Tunnel | Robot Dance | A New Beginning | Forward Past | The Seventh Dimension

  

 



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