Richard Christopher Wakeman CBE (born 18 May 1949)
- is an English keyboardist, songwriter, producer, television and radio presenter, actor and author. He is best known for being in the progressive rock band Yes across five tenures between 1971 and 2004 and for his solo albums released in the 1970s.
Although Wakeman is a well-known player of the grand piano, electric piano, pipe organ, Hammond organ, Minimoog, and many newer synthesizer models, he is known (for a while) as a proponent of the Mellotron - an analog electronic musical instrument that uses a bank of pre-recorded magnetic tape strips, each of which is activated by a separate key on its keyboard and takes approximately 8 seconds to complete. Wakeman played this instrument to varying degrees on the David Bowie track "Space Oddity", the Yes albums Fragile, Close to the Edge and Tales From Topographic Oceans, and the solo albums The Six Wives of Henry VIII and White Rock.
Wakeman was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Yes.
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1.) Rick Wakeman–Journey To The Centre Of The Earth (Fanstastic Special-Designed LP)
Journey to the Center of the Earth is the third album by British musician and keyboardist Rick Wakeman, released on May 3,1974 by A&M Records.It is the live recording of the second of his two concerts at the Royal Festival Hall on January 18,1974,the premiere of his 40-minute orchestral rock epic based on Jules Verne's science fiction novel The Journey to the Center of the Earth from 1864.
Japanese First issue in gatefold cover and 2 inserts
Cover/ VG +to NM ( pressure a corner)
2.)Rick Wakeman–Rick Wakeman's Criminal Record
The album was recorded in Montreux,Switzerland after Wakeman rejoined Yes in late 1976 as they were making Going for the One.
With its concept loosely based on criminality,the album is an instrumental progressive rock record.
OBI / NM to Mint ( little fold on backside )
Cover/NM to Mint (very light pressure on a corner)
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- Journey To The Centre Of The Earth + Criminal Record
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