Rick Wakeman

Rick Wakeman — aka Richard Christopher Wakeman (born May 18, 1949) — is an English keyboardist and composer from London, best known as the on-off keyboardist of rock legends Yes. He initially did session work before joining folk-rockers the Strawbs in 1970, appearing on their second album Dragonfly and the live release Just a Collection […]

Magna Carta ‎– Seasons (1970)

Seasons is the second album by English folk-rock trio Magna Carta, released in 1970 on Vertigo. Tracklist: A. “Seasons” (22:18) — Prologue — Winter Song — Spring Poem — Spring Song — Summer Poem — Summer Song — Autumn Poem — Autumn Song — Epilogue — Winter Song (Reprise) B1. “Goin’ My Way (Road Song)” (2:56) […]

David Bowie ‎– Hunky Dory (1971)

Hunky Dory is the fourth album by English vocalist/songwriter David Bowie, released in 1971 on RCA. Tracklist: A1. “Changes” (3:37) A2. “Oh You Pretty Things” (3:12) A3. “Eight Line Poem” (2:55) A4. “Life on Mars” (3:54) A5. “Kooks” (2:53) A6. “Quicksand” (5:06) B1. “Fill Your Heart” (3:07) B2. “Andy Warhol” (3:56) B3. “Song for Bob […]

Yes ‎– Fragile (1971)

Fragile is the fourth album by English symphonic-rock band Yes, released in November 1971 on Atlantic. Tracklist: A1. “Roundabout” (8:35) A2. “Cans and Brahms (Extracts from Brahms’ 4th Symphony in E Minor Third Movement)” (1:42) A3. “We Have Heaven” (1:39) A4. “South Side of the Sky” (7:56) B1. “Five Per Cent for Nothing” (0:37) B2. […]

Al Stewart ‎– Orange (1972)

Orange is the fourth album by Scottish singer/songwriter Al Stewart, released in 1972 on CBS. The album features instrumental contributions from Rick Wakeman and members of Brinsley Schwarz and Quiver. Tracklist: A1. “You Don’t Even Know Me” (3:56) A2. “Amsterdam” (2:53) A3. “Songs Out of Clay” (4:14) A4. “The News From Spain” (6:32) B1. “I Don’t […]

Yes

Yes are an English rock institution that formed in 1968. As one of the founding purveyors of rock maximalism, the band has made extensive use of contrapuntal arrangements and epic song-form throughout their career. The sidelong rock sonata “Close to the Edge” and the radio evergreens “Roundabout,” “Your Move/All Good People,” “Long Distance Runaround,” “Yours […]

Al Stewart – Past, Present and Future (1973)

Past, Present and Future is the fifth album by Scottish singer/songwriter Al Stewart, released in 1973 on CBS/Janus.   Tracklist: A1. “Old Admirals” (5:55) A2. “Warren Harding” (2:39) A3. “Soho (Needless to Say)” (3:51) A4. “The Last Day of June 1934” (4:47) A5. “Post World War Two Blues” (4:16) B1. “Roads to Moscow” (8:00) B2. […]