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Thursday, 19 April 2012

RICK WAKEMAN: The New Live Album

Bloody Hell the new Rick Wakeman live album is a corker! I was spending this afternoon working on the latest volume of the Haunted Skies UFO encyclopaedia and seeing that amongst the tracks on offer was a version of 'No Earthly Connection' it seemed vaguely appropriate to put it on.

It is a real stonker. The real surprise is not how good Rick's keyboard playing sounds; we knew that anyway, but how Ashley Holt's voice has matured over the years. He really is a vocalist par excellence these days, and really deserves to take his place amongst the Hall of Fame reserved for yer great Rock Singers (with cvapital Rs and Ss).

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