Freitag, 18. Mai 2012

Tribute to Rick Wakeman, der heute 62 Jahre alt wird

Rick Wakeman, langjähriger Keyboarder der Progressive-Rock-Gruppe Yes, gehört zusammen mit Keith Emerson zu den Größten der Rock-Keyboarder. Zur Zeit tourt er mit Jan Anderson, der unverwechselbaren Yes-Stimme durch Clubs in Großbritannien. (Man suche bei Youtube nach »The Living Tree«)

Hier wahllos ein paar youtube-Videos:

(MTV) Rick Wakeman - Mini-Moog Showing [2:27]

Hochgeladen am 16.05.2006
Prueba de Wakeman con su Moog.

Rick Wakeman on M-Tron [7:24]

Hochgeladen am 20.03.2007
A clip from a recent NAMM show with Rick Wakeman & Dave Spiers discussing the GForce Software M-Tron virtual mellotron. Funny stuff.

Rick Wakeman - Sir Galahad (Live) [4:05]

Veröffentlicht am 16.03.2012

Rick Wakeman - The last Battle ( Wembley 1975 ) [9:59]

Hochgeladen am 15.12.2006
The last Battle performed during King Arthur on ice at wembley in 1975

Rick Wakeman -1984 overture [4:37]

Veröffentlicht am 08.01.2014
Found in my archive !!

Rick Wakeman The Warning and White Rock 1981 [6:20]

Veröffentlicht am 11.11.2014
This video seems to have disappeared from Youtube so I'm glad I saved a copy. Not great quality, but a wonderful encore from the 1981 "1984" tour. I love White Rock and I was so excited when I saw the show that year at the Glasgow Apollo. FYI Steve Harley on Tamborine. For some reason this part of the show was left off the official DVD.

Take Rick Wakeman's Radio 2 Nursery Rhyme Challenge! [3:04]

Veröffentlicht am 17.01.2014
Rick Wakeman brought his kudos to the keyboard on the Chris Evans Breakfast show. Can you tell which well-known composers he's playing in the style of...?

Rick Wakeman - Morning has broken - Royal Albert Hall April 2014 [2:49]

Veröffentlicht am 29.04.2014
"Morning Has Broken" is a popular and well-known Christian hymn first published in 1931. It has words by English author Eleanor Farjeon and is set to a traditional Scottish Gaelic tune known as "Bunessan" (it shares this tune with the 19th century Christmas Carol "Child in the Manger"). It is often sung in children's services. English pop musician and folk singer Cat Stevens (known as Yusuf Islam since 1978) included a version on his 1971 album Teaser and the Firecat. The song became identified with Stevens when it reached number six on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the US easy listening chart in 1972. 
Writing credit for "Morning Has Broken" has occasionally been erroneously attributed to Cat Stevens, who popularised the song abroad. The familiar piano arrangement on Stevens' recording was performed by Rick Wakeman, a classically trained keyboardist best known for his tenures in the English progressive rock band Yes.

Rick Wakeman - Story of Morning has Broken [2:46]

Hochgeladen am 26.01.2010
from british TV. Rick as guest telling his story about Morning has Broken, by Cat Stevens. This clip is short, but rare...sadly I don't know from which show this is from (I don't know so much about british shows, sorry)
*Rick looks very good in this clip* (just a little note from me ;-P)
Recorded directly from TV in 16:9, one minute is missing, I don't know why, it's on my original DVD, but Youtube cut it off... X-(

Rick Wakeman Lisztomania - Reinzi - Chopstiks Fantasia [4:21]

Hochgeladen am 30.04.2011

Rick Wakeman - Nursery Rhyme Concerto [2011] [4:53]

Hochgeladen am 30.04.2011
Rick Wakeman live at Birkenhead Pacific Road April 23rd 2011

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