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    Wakeman, Rick - The Legend Live In Concert 2000


    Year of Release: 2002
    Label: Classic Pictures
    Catalog Number: DVD1001X
    Format: CD/DVD
    Total Time: 194:00:00

    This DVD and CD set documents the UK tour Rick Wakeman embarked upon in 2000. He provides a wondrous solo performance with just himself and his keyboards. He successfully entertains a small crowd in an intimate setting on this night. He obviously does not need a supporting band to play his large catalog of material, his superb keyboard talents are quite enough to entertain.

    I had no idea that Wakeman was such a great storyteller and humorist. His tales between songs are very colorful and full of wit and humor. He includes some of his best solo work along with the Yes tracks "And You and I/Wondrous Stories" presented in one song. He speaks of his former band mates with fondness. He said this about Jon Anderson - "Jon is the only person I know that is trying to save the world and living in another." The crowd roared, and I did as well.

    "The Nursery Rhyme Concerto" is a charming number. Rick tells the crowd which famous composer's music is set to each nursery rhyme. It made it much more interesting to listen to that way. "Children Of Chernobyl" is a hauntingly beautiful song. Composed lovingly for all the young children that contracted leukemia after the horrid tragedy, it proved to one of the evenings most emotional and moving. The Beatles get a wink and a nod from the keyboard wizard when he performs his own version of "Help/Eleanor Rigby," much to the audiences delight.

    This is technically excellent DVD. The sounds, colors, lights, and shots of Wakeman's fingers rolling over the keyboards proved to be a very effective visual experience making the audio that much more enjoyable. I liked the way the camera did a wide angle shot of the keyboard at waist level of Rick then faded out to a full shot in the background then brought it back in to the front view of the stage. In case you were interested, Rick was not wearing his famous robe this evening, instead he wore a crushed black velvet suit and seemed comfortable and moved around quite easily.

    This DVD was different and very special in that it was much more up close and personal than it would have been if he were with his band. I feel now that I know him as person, not just as another entertainer that I enjoy.

    First issued in 2000


    Tracklisting:
    DVD: Pacobel.......Canon Iin D (4:57) / Birdman Of Alcatraz (4:22) / Catherine Howard/Catherine Of Aragon (10:26) / Seasons Of Change (4:23) / Jane Seymour (4:19) / The Nursery Rhyme Concerto (3:32) / Children Of Chernobyl (5:03) / The Recollection/Dance Of A Thousand Lights (9:35) / And You And I/Wondrous Stories (6:37) / Guinevere/Lancelot And The Black Knight (4:57) / Help/Eleanor Rigby (8:32) / Clair de Lune (2:03)

    DVD Extra Tracks (studio - audio only): Morning Has Broken / Sea Horses / Gone But Not Forgotten / Elgin Mansions / The Day They Gave / Merlin The Magician

    CD: Pacobel.......Canon Iin D (4:57) / Birdman Of Alcatraz (4:22) / Catherine Howard/Catherine Of Aragon (10:26) / Seasons Of Change (4:23) / Jane Seymour (4:19) / The Nursery Rhyme Concerto (3:32) / Children Of Chernobyl (5:03) / The Recollection/Dance Of A Thousand Lights (9:35) / And You And I/Wondrous Stories (6:37) / Guinevere/Lancelot And The Black Knight (4:57) / Help/Eleanor Rigby (8:32) / Clair de Lune (2:03)

    Musicians:
    Rick Wakeman - keyboards...

    Discography:
    Piano Vibrations (1971)
    The Six Wives Of Henry VIII (1973)
    Journey To The Centre Of The Earth (1974)
    Lisztomania (1975)
    The Myths & Legends Of King Arthur & The Knights Of The Round Table (1975)
    No Earthly Connection (1976)
    Rick Wakeman's Criminal Record (1977)
    White Rock (1977)
    Animal Showdown (1979)
    Rhapsodies (1979)
    I'm So Straight I'm A Weirdo (1980)
    1984 (1981)
    The Burning (OST) (1981)
    Rock N Roll Prophet (1982)
    Cost Of Living (1983)
    G'ole! (1983)
    Crimes Of Passion (OST) (1984)
    Live At Hammersmith (1985)
    Lytton's Diary (1985)
    Silent Nights (1985)
    Country Airs (1986)
    The Family Album (1987)
    The Gospels (1987)
    20th Anniversary Limited Edition (1988)
    A Suite Of Gods (1988)
    Custer's Last Stand/Ocean City (1988)
    Time Machine (1988)
    Zodiaque (1988)
    Black Knights At The Court Of Ferdinand IV (1989)
    Sea Airs (1989)
    Phantom Power (1990)
    In The Beginning (1990)
    Night Airs (1990)
    Phantom Power (1990)
    2000AD Into The Future (1991)
    African Bach (1991)
    Aspirant Sunrise (1991)
    Aspirant Sunset (1991)
    Aspirant Sunshadows (1991)
    Rock N Roll Prophet Plus (1991)
    Softsword (1991)
    The Classical Connection (1991)
    Best Works Collection (1992)
    Country Airs (1992)
    Classic Tracks (1993)
    No Expense Spared (1993)
    Prayers (1993)
    The Classical Connection 2 (1993)
    The Heritage Suite (1993)
    Unleashing The Tethered One - The 1974 North American Tour (1993)
    Wakeman With Wakeman (1993)
    Light Up The Sky (1994)
    Live On The Test (1994)
    Lure Of The Wild (1994)
    Rick Wakeman's Greatest Hits (1994)
    The Stage Collection (1994)
    Wakeman With Wakeman - The Official Bootleg (1994)
    Wakeman With Wakeman Live (1994)
    Almost Live In Europe (1995)
    Cirque Surreal (1995)
    Rick Wakeman In Concert (1995)
    Rock & Pop Legends (1995)
    Romance Of The Victorian Age (1995)
    The Piano Album (1995)
    The Private Collection (1995)
    The Seven Wonders Of The World (1995)
    Visions (1995)
    Can You Hear Me? (1996)
    Fields Of Green (1996)
    Orisons (1996)
    Tapestries (1996)
    The New Gospels (1996)
    The Word And Music (1996)
    Vignettes (1996)
    Voyage (1996)
    Welcome A Star (1996)
    Fields Of Green '97 (1997)
    Simply Acoustic - The Music (1997)
    Tribute (1997)
    Master Series (1998)
    Themes (1998)
    Official Live Bootleg (1999)
    Return To The Centre Of The Earth (1999)
    Stella Bianca Alla Corte De Re Ferdinando (1999)
    The Masters (1999)
    The Natural World Trilogy (1999)
    White Rock II (1999)
    Christmas Variations (2000)
    Chronicles Of Man (2000)
    Morning Has Broken (2000)
    Preludes To A Century (2000)
    Recollections - The Very Best Of Rick Wakeman (2000)
    Rick Wakeman The Legend Live In Concert 2000 (2000)
    The Caped Collection (2000)
    Classical Variations (2001/2002)
    Simply Acoustic (2001)
    Out Of The Blue (2001)
    Two Sides Of Yes (2001/2002)
    Treasure Chest Volume 1 - The Real Lizstomania (2002)
    Treasure Chest Volume 2 - The Oscar Concert (2002)
    Treasure Chest Volume 3 - The Missing Half (2002)
    Treasure Chest Volume 4 - Almost Classical (2002)
    Treasure Chest Volume 5 - The Mixture (2002)
    Treasure Chest Volume 6 - Medium Rare (2002)
    Treasure Chest Volume 7 - Journey To The Centre Of The Earth (2002)
    Treasure Chest Volume 8 - Stories (2002)
    Two Sides Of Yes - Volume II (2002)
    Wakeman & Cousins -Hummingbird (2002)
    Out There (2003)
    Retro (2006)
    Retro 2 (2007)
    The Six Wives Of Henry VIII Live At Hampton Court Palace (2009)
    Always With You (2010)
    Past, Present, and Future (2010)
    Anderson/Wakeman - The Living Tree (2010)
    In The Nick Of Time-Live In 2003 (2012)

    Journey To The Center Of The Earth Live In 1975 (2001/2002) (DVD)
    Rick Wakeman The Legend Live In Concert 2000 (DVD) (2001/2002)
    Rick Wakeman & The English Rock Ensemble - Live In Buenos Aires (DVD) (2001/2002)
    Rick Wakeman & The English Rock Ensemble - Out There (DVD) (2004)
    Journey To The Centre Of The Earth Live In 1975 - 30th Anniversary Edition (DVD) (2005)
    Made In Cuba (DVD) (2005)
    Amazing Grace (DVD) (2007)
    The Other Side Of Rick Wakeman (DVD) (2007)
    Video Vault Volume 1 - 1975 Live At Empire Pool, King Arthur On Ice (DVD) (2007)
    Video Vault Volume 2 - Live At The Maltings 1976 (DVD) (2007)
    Video Vault Volume 3 - Live 1980 Swedish Television Special (DVD) (2007)
    Video Vault Volume 4 - 1984 Live At The Hammersmith Odeon 1981 (DVD) (2007)
    Video Vault Volume 5 - Night Music (DVD) (2007)
    Video Vault Volume 6 - Rarities Plus Interview (DVD) (2007)
    The Six Wives Of Henry VIII Live At Hampton Court Palace (DVD/BR) (2009)
    Classical Wakeman Volume 1 - Live In Lugano (2010)

    Genre: Symphonic Prog

    Origin UK

    Added: September 23rd 2002
    Reviewer: Keith "Muzikman" Hannaleck
    Score:
    Artist website: www.rwcc.com
    Hits: 225
    Language: english
      

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