Rhapsodies is a double LP by keyboardist Rick Wakeman, which was released in 1979. It was his last studio release on A&M. Pedra da Gavea" – 4:11. Animal Showdown (Yes We Have No Bananas)" – 2:40 (Wakeman, Frank Silver, Irving Cohn). Rhapsody in Blue" – 5:26 (George Gershwin; arranged by Tony Visconti). Wooly Willy Tango" – 3:24.
Most of Wakeman's albums revolve around a concept; this double album's only concept is of a collection of "rhapsodies," which here seems to mean "enthusiastic and improvisational pieces. The album is instrumental except for the opener, "Pedra de Gavea," where the electronically treated vocals are presumably by Wakeman himself. Most of the pieces are concise for Wakeman, and very lively and bright, with engaging lead parts and well-chosen keyboard sounds (something Wakeman has not always managed).
Rhapsodies (2xLP, Album, Gat). AMLX 68 508. South Africa. Rhapsodies (CD, Album, Num, RE, RM). A&M Records.
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Rick Wakeman's eight album from his solo career since 1971, named Rhapsodies released in 1979 as double album. He is a very versatile keybord player and I mean he can very easy crosses from realy jazzy parts to almost disco beats in only few minutes, even seconds.
By: Rick Wakeman (1979, Rock). More albums from Rick Wakeman: Night Airs by Rick Wakeman. Classic Tracks by Rick Wakeman. Heritage Suite (A Tribute To The Unique Heritage Of The Isle Of Man) by Rick Wakeman. The Six Wives Of Henry VIII Live At Hampton Court Palace by Rick Wakeman. African Bach by Rick Wakeman. Softsword by Rick Wakeman. The Classical Connection 2 by Rick Wakeman. Live In Nottingham by Rick Wakeman. View all albums . Rhapsodies. By: Rick Wakeman (1979, Rock).
Rhapsodies Tracklist. 1. Pedra da Gavea Lyrics.
|A1||Pedra De Gavea|
|A4||Animal Showdown (Incorporating Yes We Have No Bananas)|
|A6||Rhapsody In Blue|
|A7||Wooly Willy Tango|
|B1||March Of The Gladiators|
|B2||Flacons De Neige|
|AMLX 68 508, AMLX 68508||Rick Wakeman||Rhapsodies (2xLP, Album, Gat)||A&M Records, A&M Records||AMLX 68 508, AMLX 68508||Europe||1979|
|SP·6501, SP-6501||Rick Wakeman||Rhapsodies (2xLP, Album)||A&M Records, A&M Records||SP·6501, SP-6501||Canada||1979|
|AMLX 68 508||Rick Wakeman||Rhapsodies (2xLP, Album, Gat)||A&M Records||AMLX 68 508||South Africa||1979|
|UICY-94248||Rick Wakeman||Rhapsodies (CD, Album, Num, RE, RM, SHM)||A&M Records||UICY-94248||Japan||2009|
|844134-2||Rick Wakeman||Rhapsodies (CD, Album, RM, Unofficial)||Hope Records||844134-2||1999|