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Rick Wakeman

Rick Wakeman
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England
Profile
Rick Wakeman is one of the defining figures in progressive rock music when it comes to keyboards. His flashy style and distinctive classically influenced technique set the bar for those who followed. After some success as a session musician, he joined Strawbs during their transition from folk music to progressive rock. Then, as a member of Yes during its peak years, and on his own solo albums, he's remained one of the genre's prime figures, as well as a keen commentator on music.
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http://www.rwcc.com
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Releases on file (56)
Leon Alvarado — The Future Left Behind Leon Alvarado — The Future Left Behind
(Melodic Revolution MRRCD 221, 2016, CD)
Jerry Goodman — Violin Fantasy Jerry Goodman — Violin Fantasy
(Purple Pyramid CLO0289CD, 2016, CD)
Billy Sherwood — Citizen Billy Sherwood — Citizen
(Frontiers Records FR CD 710, 2015, CD)
Nektar — A Spoonful of Time Nektar — A Spoonful of Time
(Purple Pyramid CLP 8932-2, 2012, CD)
Anderson / Wakeman — The Living Tree Anderson / Wakeman — The Living Tree
(Gonzo Multimedia HST050CD, 2010, CD)
Rick Wakeman — Past, Present and Future Rick Wakeman — Past, Present and Future
(Voiceprint MFVP125CD, 2010, 3CD)
Cousins and Conrad — High Seas Cousins and Conrad — High Seas
(Witchwoood Media WMCD 2025, 2005, CD)
Hans Fjellestad — Moog Hans Fjellestad — Moog
(Hollywood Records 018, 2005, DVD)
Ajalon — On the Threshold of Eternity Ajalon — On the Threshold of Eternity
(Threshing Floor TFD0205, 2005, CD)
Jon Anderson — Tour of the Universe Jon Anderson — Tour of the Universe
(Classic Rock Productions , 2005, DVD)
Wakeman & Cousins — Hummingbird Wakeman & Cousins — Hummingbird
(Witchwoood Media WMCD2007, 2002, CD)
Rick Wakeman — Treasure Chest Rick Wakeman — Treasure Chest
(Voiceprint no#, 2002, 8CD)
Gordon Giltrap — Collection Gordon Giltrap — Collection
(La Cooka Ratcha LCVP117CD, 2001, 2CD)
Rick Wakeman & The English Rock Ensemble — Live in Buenos Aires Rick Wakeman & The English Rock Ensemble — Live in Buenos Aires
(Classic Rock Productions DVD1095X, 2001, CD+DVD)
Rick Wakeman — The Legend - Live in Concert 2000 Rick Wakeman — The Legend - Live in Concert 2000
(Classic Rock Productions DVD1001X, 2000, DVD+CD)
Rick Wakeman — The Masters Rick Wakeman — The Masters
(Purple Pyramid CLP 0565-2, 1999, 2CD)
Rick Wakeman — Return to the Centre of the Earth Rick Wakeman — Return to the Centre of the Earth
(EMI 7243 5 56763 2 0, 1999, CD)
Rick Wakeman — White Rock II Rick Wakeman — White Rock II
(Admission to Music Music Fusion MFCD004, 1999, CD)
Yes — Keys to Ascension Yes — Keys to Ascension
(CMC 0607686208-2, 1996, 2CD)
Various Artists — Steinway to Heaven Various Artists — Steinway to Heaven
(Magna Carta MA-9011-2, 1996, CD)
Various Artists — Supernatural Fairy Tales Various Artists — Supernatural Fairy Tales
(Rhino Records R2 72451, 1996, 5CD)
Tim Morse — Yes Stories: Yes in Their Own Words Tim Morse — Yes Stories: Yes in Their Own Words
(St. Martin's Press 0-312-144, 1996, TPB)
Rick Wakeman — Say Yes! Rick Wakeman — Say Yes!
(Hodder & Stoughton, 1995, PB)
Rick Wakeman — Wakeman with Wakeman: The Official Bootleg Rick Wakeman — Wakeman with Wakeman: The Official Bootleg
(Griffin GCRW 156, 1994, 2CD)
Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe — An Evening of Yes Music Plus Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe — An Evening of Yes Music Plus
(Gonzo Multimedia HST025CD, 1993/2010, 2CD)
Yes — Union Yes — Union
(Arista ARCD-8643, 1991, CD)
Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe — Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe — Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe
(Gonzo Multimedia HST004CDSE, 1989/2011, 2CD)
Rick Wakeman — Rhapsodies Rick Wakeman — Rhapsodies
(A&M RGM-0347, 1979/2015, CD)
Yes — Yesshows Yes — Yesshows
(Friday FRM-2510, 1979/2011, 2CD)
Yes — Tormato Yes — Tormato
(Rhino Records R2 73794, 1978/2004, CD)
Yes — Going for the One Yes — Going for the One
(Atlantic SD 19106, 1977, LP)
Rick Wakeman — Rick Wakeman's Criminal Record Rick Wakeman — Rick Wakeman's Criminal Record
(A&M 400291, 1977/2014, CD)
Rick Wakeman — White Rock Rick Wakeman — White Rock
(A&M RGM-0233, 1977/2012, CD)
Rick Wakeman — No Earthly Connection Rick Wakeman — No Earthly Connection
(A&M RGM-0119, 1976/2012, CD)
Rick Wakeman — Journey to the Centre of the Earth Rick Wakeman — Journey to the Centre of the Earth
(Classic Rock Productions DVD8049X, 1975/2005, DVD)
Rick Wakeman — Lisztomania Rick Wakeman — Lisztomania
(A&M SP-4546, 1975, LP)
Rick Wakeman — The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table Rick Wakeman — The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table
(A&M 3230, 1975/1988, CD)
Strawbs — Nomadness Strawbs — Nomadness
(A&M SP-4544, 1975, LP)
Rick Wakeman — The Real Lisztomania Rick Wakeman — The Real Lisztomania
((Not on label) , 1975/2018, CD+DVD)
Rick Wakeman — Journey to the Centre of the Earth Rick Wakeman — Journey to the Centre of the Earth
(A&M 3156, 1974/1988, CD)
Hudson-Ford — Nickelodeon Hudson-Ford — Nickelodeon
(A&M SP-3616, 1973, LP)
Rick Wakeman — The Six Wives of Henry VIII Rick Wakeman — The Six Wives of Henry VIII
(A&M 3229, 1973/1999, CD)
Yes — Tales from Topographic Oceans Yes — Tales from Topographic Oceans
(Rhino Records R2 73791, 1973/2003, 2CD)
Yes — Yessongs Yes — Yessongs
(Atlantic 82682-2, 1973/1994, 2CD)
Yes — Close to the Edge Yes — Close to the Edge
(Atlantic SD 7244, 1972, LP)
Lou Reed — Lou Reed Lou Reed — Lou Reed
(RCA Victor LSP-4701, 1972, LP)
Yes — Progeny: Seven Shows from Seventy-Two Yes — Progeny: Seven Shows from Seventy-Two
(Rhino Records 081227956417, 1972/2015, 14CD)
Dave Cousins — Two Weeks Last Summer Dave Cousins — Two Weeks Last Summer
(Witchwoood Media WMCD 2010, 1972/2004, CD)
T.Rex — Electric Warrior T.Rex — Electric Warrior
(Reprise 6466-2, 1971/2000, CD)
Yes — Fragile Yes — Fragile
(Atlantic SD 7211, 1971, LP)
Strawbs — From the Witchwood Strawbs — From the Witchwood
(A&M AMLH 64304, 1971, LP)
David Bowie — Hunky Dory David Bowie — Hunky Dory
(EMI TOCP-70143, 1971/2007, CD)
Strawbs — Dragonfly Strawbs — Dragonfly
(A&M AMLS 970, 1970, LP)
Strawbs — Just a Collection of Antiques and Curios (Live at the Queen Elizabeth Hall) Strawbs — Just a Collection of Antiques and Curios (Live at the Queen Elizabeth Hall)
(A&M SP-4288, 1970, LP)
Strawbs — Recollection Strawbs — Recollection
(Witchwoood Media WMCD 2033, 1970/2006, CD)
David Bowie — David Bowie (AKA Space Oddity) David Bowie — David Bowie (AKA Space Oddity)
(EMI TOCP-70141, 1969/2007, CD)

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