Wakeman, Rick And The New English Rock Ensemble -I n The Nick Of Time-Live In 2003

Year of Release: 2012
Label: Gonzo Multimedia
Catalog Number:
Format: CD
Total Time: 61:38:00

For the first time In The Nick Of Time - Live In 2003 is now available on CD. Rick Wakeman and The New English Rock Ensemble recorded the album in the U.K on the Out There tour in 2003.

The band featured Ashley Holt (vocals), Tony Fernandez (drums), Ant Glynne (guitar) and Lee Pomeroy (bass).

Rick Wakeman remains one of the most recognized and admired keyboard players in the world. I can count on one hand who I think are the best and this gent is right at the top with greats like Jordan Rudess. Of course, he made his mark long before people like Rudess so that needs to be taken into consideration. He goes back a long way. For over 40 years now he has been entertaining audiences with his tremendous talent and humorous storytelling. If you ever get a chance to pick up one of his solo gigs on DVD make a point to do so. You will discover a Wakeman you never knew before.

This archived recording is exceptional. While I appreciated Ashley Holt's most appropriate vocals for the music it is the keyboard sprints throughout this live performance that captivated me. There is something about Rick's playing that separates him from everyone else. There are many reasons for that however there are two things that really make his music shine, his natural talent and who he is as a person. All of that comes flowing through the music like an erupting volcano and it is captured quite well on this CD.

The curtain raises and sets the stage for the entire performance with "Catherine Parr / Beware Your Enemies." It is a superb opening montage. "The Cathedral In The Sky" conjures images of space travel and beyond and brings the title Out There into proper perspective. Wakeman's music is very visual so words are never a necessity to paint the picture he desires. Some of the guitar playing I could really appreciate as well. Ant Glynne is not a recognizable name but trust me he is more than adequate and surely Wakeman knows who has what it takes to play his music. "White Rock" and "Wurm," which serves as the grand finale, put the bass and the guitar in the spotlight quite nicely so you can really appreciate more than just the spectacular keys from Mr. Wakeman.

I am sure many folks have been waiting for this recording to surface for some time now. Gonzo Multimedia from the UK always does a nice job representing artists and puts out some quality packages. Is this a must have for prog heads, Yes and Wakeman fans? I would answer that with a resounding thumbs up.

Also released by Music Fusion (MFVP128CD)

Key Tracks: "Wurm," "The Cathedral In The Sky," "Catherine Parr / Beware Your Enemies"

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Catherine Parr/Beware Your Enemies (11:07) / Out There (13:17) / No Earthly Connection (8:06) / Dance Of A Thousand Lights (5:48) / The Cathedral In The Sky (10:36) / White Rock (3:15) / Wurm (9:29)

Rick Wakeman - keyboards
Tony Fernandez - drums
Ant Glynne - guitar
Ashley Holt - vocals
Lee Pomeroy - bass
Erik Jordan - keyboards

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)
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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)
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Simply Acoustic (2001)
Out Of The Blue (2001)
Two Sides Of Yes (2001/2002)
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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)
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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: Progressive Rock

Origin UK

Added: June 20th 2012
Reviewer: Keith "Muzikman" Hannaleck
Artist website: www.rwcc.com
Hits: 3714
Language: english


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