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Rick Wakeman and The English Rock Ensemble: Out Of The Blue

Read "Out Of The Blue" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


Rick Wakeman (Yes, Strawbs) and Keith Emerson (The Nice, Emerson, Lake & Palmer) were among the primary catalysts of the infant 70s progressive rock scene and helped elevate the genre into a viable art-form, steeped in multifaceted electro-acoustic components with a concentrated focus on superior musicianship. With dazzling virtuosity and heavy use of Moog synths, complementing his use of acoustic piano, Wakeman continues to apply his magic within various prog-oriented flavors and shapes. Wakeman's symphonic prog rock insignia ...


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