Rick Wakeman interviews Don Airey in Western House (recently renamed Wogan House) and Don plays Song For Al and a bit of Whitesnake on the Elton John grand piano. There are some interesting anecdotes, including when Jon Lord met Brian Wilson and one about Rainbow's "I surrender, I surrender, I'm livin' down the road from our Brenda."
Uma das fases mais criativas do ROCK Progressivo, foi quando ele (o Rock) flertou com a MÚSICA ERUDITA, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Queen, com Freddy Mercury & Monserrat Caballe aprendemos a gostar de ópera, até nosso SEPULTURA teve um caso com BEETHOVEN. Mas ninguém explorou essa vertente do ROCK tão a fundo como RICK WAKEMAN e sua obra, nessa música ele homenageia a BELA e MÁ (Rainha) GUINEVERE...
The 1974 North American Tour Rick Wakeman / keyboards, synthesizers + Geoff Crampton / guitars - John Hodgson / percussion - Ashley Holt / lead vocals - Barney James / drums - David Measham / conductor - Roger Newell / bass - Gary Pickford Hopkins / vocals - Terry Taplin / narration - The Choir of America - The National Philharmonic Orchestra
This is my version of Birdman of Alcatraz. A mix of the version on the album Criminal Record and of Rick's live performance, with a little artistic license by me. I like the studio version the best, but no human could play that - Not even the Caped One himself as there's several tracks he used there.
http://www.tommygunvideo.com This is a very interesting insight into song writing and rehearsal for the album Going For The One at Mountains Studios in Montreux, Switzerland 1976. Originally made to be a documentary and eventually scrapped this historical document is a must have for any serious collector of rare or vintage Yes material or any serious or enthusiastic fan of vintage progressive rock. In this clip we see Rick Wakeman transcend from light-hardheartedness to master song writer within minutes as we see one of the greatest keyboardists of all time build/improvise a beautiful sequence for the song Awaken. If you are a collector or simply LOVE Yes and are looking for anything else Yes that's not available in stores I HIGHLY recommend this DVD set DVD 1 - Going For The One Sessions: Mountain Studios in Montreux, Switzerland 1976: - Irritating audio dropouts repaired here as well. Now for the very first time you can enjoy this wonderful "Making Of" documentary with no audio interruptions. 1 - Jam Session 2 - Awaken/Steve jam/Rick follies 3 - Awaken #2 4 - Turn of the Century 5 - Guitar tech rehearsing Awaken 6 - Tour Meeting 7 - Parallels various takes 8 - Positively 4th St/Knockin On Heaven's Door/Bye, Bye Love - Steve/Chris 9 - Going For The One #1 10 - Vevey - Jon/Rick 11 - Alan/Chris jam session 12 - Steve Howe jam session 13 - Masquerade Improv 14 - Wonderous Stories 15 - Going For The One #2 16 - Awaken #3 17 - Parallels instrumental final take DVD 2: Live in Glasgow, Scotland, November 8, 1977 Going For The One Tour: audio dropouts repaired! 1 - Firebird Suite 2 - Parallels 3 - I've Seen All Good People 4 - Close To The Edge 5 - Wonderous Stories 6 - Colours Of The Rainbow 7 - Turn Of The Century 8 - Tour Song (It's Good To Be In Scotland) 9 - And You And I 10 - Rick's Trick 11 - Going For The One 12 - Flight Jam 13 - Awaken (cut off at end) We hope you enjoy these clips and if you do please by the original Going For The One Album at a store near you.
I'd like to dedicate this to my father who passed away in August of 2009. I was tinkering with this one earlier in the year but never got serious with it. I always liked it a lot and planned to learn it some day. When my Dad passed, it just seemed to be an appropriate piece to learn and play for him. This is my version of Rick's piece.