Album: The Classical Connection Artist: Rick Wakeman 1991 Ambient Records CD AMB 5M 1993 President Records CD RWCD13 Bandmembers: Rick Wakeman: Korg T1 and Wavestation David Paton: Classical guitar, electric and fretless basses Produced by Rick Wakeman Tracks: Gone but Not Forgotten (5:48) After the Ball (3:32) Elgin Mansions (6:06) Sea Horses (4:58) Merlin the Magician (5:58) Catherine of Aragon (3:59) Catherine Howard (7:20) The 1984 Trilogy 1984 Overature (3:50) The Hymn (5:08) Finale (incorperating Julia) (6:11) Comments/notes: Updated (rerecorded) versions of older Wakeman tunes, originally released on Wakeman's Ambient lable, and reissued on President. These are nice interpretations, but I think the bass distracts from any real "classical" connection. The new technology is wonderful, but I miss that warmer sound of the old analogue euipment that had been used in the original recordings of the "Catherine"s.
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