Christmas Variations. Symphonic Prog Rick Wakeman. Band Name Rick Wakeman. Album Name Christmas Variations.
Christmas Variations is a studio album by Rick Wakeman. Silent Night" – 4:35. Hark The Herald Angels Sing" – 6:19. Christians Awake, Salute The Happy Morn" – 7:02. Away In A Manger" – 5:28. While Shepherds Watch Their Flocks By Night" – 5:33. O Little Town of Bethlehem" – 6:06. Once In Royal David's City" – 4:58. O Come All Ye Faithful" – 5:16. Angels From The Realms of Glory" – 4:27. Retrieved 15:40, 23 April 2015 (UTC). By: Rick Wakeman (2000, Electronic). More albums from Rick Wakeman: Night Airs by Rick Wakeman. Classic Tracks by Rick Wakeman. Heritage Suite (A Tribute To The Unique Heritage Of The Isle Of Man) by Rick Wakeman. The Six Wives Of Henry VIII Live At Hampton Court Palace by Rick Wakeman. African Bach by Rick Wakeman. Softsword by Rick Wakeman. The Classical Connection 2 by Rick Wakeman. Live In Nottingham by Rick Wakeman. View all albums . Christmas Variations.
Rhapsodies is a double LP by keyboardist Rick Wakeman, which was released in 1979. It was his last studio release on A&M. Pedra da Gavea" – 4:11. Animal Showdown (Yes We Have No Bananas)" – 2:40 (Wakeman, Frank Silver, Irving Cohn). Rhapsody in Blue" – 5:26 (George Gershwin; arranged by Tony Visconti). Wooly Willy Tango" – 3:24.
In this album, Rick takes some of the most insipid and simplistic Christmas songs, translates them into a classical style with a dominant keyboard sound and let;s you enjoy the tasty sonic goodness. Old standards such as "Away in the Manger" and "Silent Night" are practically unrecognizable after Rick gets through reworking them, and that';s a good thing. Rick is well known for "classifying" simple tunes (usually in the style of a specific composer) but here he seems to have put a bit more thought into arrangements than normal. There has been a great deal of thought and care put into these variations, and I can "see" Rick with his eyes closed (as normal) falling deeper and deeper into the music, taking the simplicity and giving it more meaning and love.
Christmas Variations (CD, Album). Hope Records (6), Music Fusion. HRHCD 006. Rick Wakeman. Christmas Variations (10xFile, MP3, Album, 320).
|Hark The Herald Angels Sing||6:19|
|Christians Awake Salute The Happy Morn||7:02|
|Away In A Manger||5:28|
|While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night||5:34|
|O Little Town Of Bethlehem||6:06|
|It Came Upon A Midnight Clear||5:14|
|Once In Royal David's City||4:59|
|O Come All Ye Faithful||5:16|
|Angels From The Realms Of Glory||4:27|
|HRH CD006||Rick Wakeman||Christmas Variations (CD, Album)||Hope Records , Music Fusion||HRH CD006||UK||2000|
|M 7087 2||Rick Wakeman||Christmas Variations (CD, Album, RE)||Mascot Records||M 7087 2||2003|
|HRHCD 006||Rick Wakeman||Christmas Variations (10xFile, MP3, Album, 320)||Music Fusion||HRHCD 006||2006|