Strawbs Live At The BBC Volume 1 In Session is a collection of live in the studio recordings between 1968 and 1973.
Rick Wakeman plays piano on tracks 6 to 9 and the session doesn’t includes any tracks with Sandy Denny.
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Rick Wakeman Live at the BBC is a live album by Rick Wakeman.
This has two 1976 live in concert recordings while he was promoting the No Earthly Connection studio album;
- CD 1 is at the Hammersmith Odeon
- CD 2 is at The Maltings
There is another BBC album from the same Rick Wakeman tour called Live On the Test.
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Just A Collection Of Antiques And Curios is a live album by Strawbs.
It was recorded at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London on 11 July 1970 and was released in the October.
Strawbs had recently recruited a new keyboard player, Rick Wakeman and he only recorded this album and the studio album From the Witchwood before leaving to join Yes.
Three more songs were added when the album was issued as a CD – The Vision Of The Lady Of The Lake and We’ll Meet Again Sometime are both live while Forever is a studio recorded in the studio.
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Journey To The Centre Of The Earth is a recording of a live performance given by keyboard maestro Rick Wakeman at the Royal Festival Hall in London in January 1974.
Journey was the second solo album by Rick Wakeman and the first after he left Yes and is based on the Jules Verne story.
It must have been a stunning show as Rick Wakeman didn’t hold back on his ambitions.
Performing with him are the London Symphony Orchestra, the English Chamber Choir and a rock band that later became known as The English Rock Ensemble. The story is narrated by the actor David Hemmings.
Confusingly, to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of this album, Rick Wakeman re-recorded it in the studio and added back some extra songs that he’s written at the time. Wakeman then toured with this new version.
The first ever rock concert I went to was by Rick Wakeman on the No Earthy Connection tour in 1976. It was very impressive to see him surrounded by different keyboards and jumping from one to another with his long hair and cape flying. he also told some funny jokes.
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I understand that Chris Squire owns the right to the Yes band name. This gives the other famous members a problem when they want to record or tour.
The solution is the creation of Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe.
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Yesshows is the second live album from Yes and captures the group live between 1976 and 1978. This is when Yes and the other dinosaur bands were being challenged by punk.
During the period Yes changed keyboard players with Patrick Moraz leaving and Rick Wakeman returning. Moraz plays on the two very long tracks, The Gates of Delirium and Ritual – Nous Sommes du Soleil with Wakeman on the others.
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Yessongs was the first live album by progressive rock group Yes in 1972 and it was a triple promoting the Fragile and Close To The Edge studio albums. It is now a double CD.
This album challenges the idea that progressive rock live albums aren’t exciting. I’ve even wondered myself whether some groups are better in the studio than live but Yes show they are terrific.
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