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Rick Wakeman LIVE AT THE HAMMERSMITH ODEON 1981 Vinyl Record - Gatefold Sleeve

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Rick Wakeman LIVE AT THE HAMMERSMITH ODEON 1981 Vinyl Record - Gatefold Sleeve
Limited double colored vinyl LP pressing. British prog rock keyboardist Rick Wakeman teamed up with Tim Rice to write the 1984 album, a musical adaptation of George Orwell's book of the same name. The project was a flop for a couple of reasons; critics panned it because Rice's lyrics tried to give the adaptation an upbeat ending, something the book did not have. Secondly, when Wakeman wanted to tour the production in the U.S. Orwell's estate would not give clearance. The show was performed in the U.K. though and this concert features the opening overture and scattered later in the program, "Julia" and "The Proles." Also included are tracks from his other solo releases. The arrangements are changed on the familiar stuff from the three main albums and the band tackles the difficult "Catherine of Aragon" and "Anne of Cleaves" for the first time ever live. Wakeman introduces every song, joking that then the audience will have advance notice as to when to go to the bathroom.

Gatefold Sleeve
This vinyl is packaged with a two-part folding sleeve.

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