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Rick Wakeman's Criminal Record CD

Rick Wakeman
Rick Wakeman's Criminal Record CD

Rick Wakeman was always something of a maverick within the
proggy confines of Yes, so it’s no surprise that for his sixth
solo release—recorded right after he rejoined Yes in 1977 for
the Going for the One album—he turned to the transgressive
subjects of crime, punishment and villainy. And he got his just
desserts—Criminal Record hit the charts in both the U.S. and
U.K., where it went Top 30, and remains a favorite among his
fanbase. Both Alan White and Chris Squire play on the
record, which features (on “Judas Iscariot”) the same church organ from St. Martin’s
church in Vevey, Switzerland used on Going for the One to great effect. Oddly, this
standout record from Wakeman’s catalog has only been available domestically on a
limited-edition, long out-of-print CD; our Real Gone release adds notes by Bill Kopp
and includes the text from the inner sleeve, which sets the stage for each song with
scholarly notes on such charming subjects as the guillotine.

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Rick Wakeman was always something of a maverick within the
proggy confines of Yes, so it’s no surprise that for his sixth
solo release—recorded right after he rejoined Yes in 1977 for
the Going for the One album—he turned to the transgressive
subjects of crime, punishment and villainy. And he got his just
desserts—Criminal Record hit the charts in both the U.S. and
U.K., where it went Top 30, and remains a favorite among his
fanbase. Both Alan White and Chris Squire play on the
record, which features (on “Judas Iscariot”) the same church organ from St. Martin’s
church in Vevey, Switzerland used on Going for the One to great effect. Oddly, this
standout record from Wakeman’s catalog has only been available domestically on a
limited-edition, long out-of-print CD; our Real Gone release adds notes by Bill Kopp
and includes the text from the inner sleeve, which sets the stage for each song with
scholarly notes on such charming subjects as the guillotine.

Details

1. Statue of Justice
2. Crime of Passion
3. Chamber of Horrors
4. Birdman of Alcatraz
5. The Breathalyser
6. Judas Iscariot