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Format: CD
Sku: 202721003
UPC: 604388664528
UPC 14: 00604388664528
Release Date: 10/21/2011
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Overture, Pt. 1 ~ 2/Wargames: Part One / Part Two / War Games
2. Julia
3. Hymn, The
4. The Room (Brainwash), Pts. 1 ~ 2: Part One / Part Two
5. Robot Man
6. Sorry
7. No Name
8. Forgotten Memories
9. Proles, The
10. 1984
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel includes: Rick Wakeman (piano, synthesizers, organ, electric piano); Kenny Lynch, Steve Harley, Tim Rice, Chaka Khan, Jon Anderson (vocals); Tim Stone (guitar), Gary Barnacle (saxophone); Steve Barnacle (bass); Tony Fernandez, Frank Ricotti (drums).
Muze PNote Recorded from February 23 to April 14, 1981.
Muze PNote Personnel: Rick Wakeman (piano, electric piano, organ, mini-Moog synthesizer, Synclavier); Stevie Lange, Sonia Jones Morgan, Kenny Lynch, Steve Harley, Tim Rice, Chaka Khan (vocals); D. Newlands (viola); Alan Daziel, B. Truman, M. Robinson (cello); Jim Gregory (flute); T. Weinberg, Keith Puddy (clarinet); G. Scheen (bassoon); Tony Fernandez, Gary Barnacle (saxophone); J. Wallis, J. Miller (trumpet); J.L. Jenkins (tuba); P. Easthope, M.J.S. Thompson (horns); Frank Ricotti (drums).
Muze PNote Recording information: Morgan Studios (02/23/1981-04/14/1981).
Muze PNote Even though the majority of the songs include vocals, Rick Wakeman's 1984 stands as one his most well-rounded albums, combining the dexterity and mastery of the keyboards with the richness and instrumental passion of violins, trombones, and flutes. But these instruments are only a handful that emerge throughout the 11 tracks on the album, which remains both vocally and musically true to its conceptual purpose of perpetrating George Orwell's classic tale. Wakeman implements French horns, harp, piccolos, tubas, and even marimbas to capture the essence of his pieces, all fusing quite harmoniously behind the powerful yet effective runs of piano and synthesizer. The music is dark and cold in all the right places, capturing the despair and hopelessness of such tracks as "The Proles" and "Robot Man." The opposite is played out on "Julia," where Chaka Khan and an accompanying choir along with the delicate sound of an acoustic piano aptly describe in musical form the warmth and promise of the female heroine. Tim Rice, who wrote the lyrics for the album, sings lead on "The Proles," while the song "No Name" is head-manned by Steve Harley of Cockney Rebel fame. Although Wakeman's keyboards aren't hoarding the spotlight, they still remain an integral part of the album's futuristic motif. Melded in with the percussion and woodwind instruments, his electric pianos and organs lead the way in most of the tracks, and rightfully take over in numbers like "1984" and "The Room." This album, as do his first three classics, reveals Wakeman's prominence as a keyboard maestro while equally displaying his proficiency at creating a well-rounded, tightly knit thematic piece. ~ Mike DeGagne

Engineer: Mike Bobak; Mike Bobak

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Chaka Khan
Muze Guest Artist Jon Anderson

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Pink Box:songs Of Pink Floyd
Muze Music Compilations Songs Of The Century:all Star Tribute
Muze Music Compilations Spoonful Of Time
Muze Music Compilations Ponder The Mystery
Muze Music Compilations Prog Box
Muze Music Compilations Fusion Syndicate
Muze Music Compilations Who Are You:all Star Tribute To The W

Associated Artists and Works

Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe
Anderson, Jon
Anderson, Jon (Vocals (Yes))
Banda Sinfonica Jovem Do Estado
Fernandez, Tony
Giltrap, Gordon
Jon Anderson
Original Soundtrack
Wakeman & Cousins
Wakeman, Adam

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 04/17/2006
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1981
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : MFVP 101CD
Music Label Name Label : Music Fusion
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00604388664528

Product Attributes
Product attributeArtist:   Wakeman,Rick
Product attributeLabel:   United States Of Dist.
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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