RICK WAKEMAN - Piano Portraits (2017)
Piano Portraits is a studio album by English keyboardist Rick Wakeman, released on 13 January 2017 on Universal Music Group. The album was made following the positive reception to Wakeman's live radio performance of his piano arrangement of "Life on Mars?" by David Bowie following the singer's death in January 2016, and a subsequent single of the track released in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support released in 2016. After Wakeman received offers from several music labels to produce an album of piano arrangements, he chose Universal and chose songs that were his favourites, he played on as a session musician and as a member of Yes, classical music pieces, and original material. Upon release, the album reached number 6 on the UK Albums Chart, becoming Wakeman's highest charting album in the UK since 1975. Wakeman will support the album with a 10-date tour of the UK from May to July 2017.
TRACKS: 01. Help 02. Stairway To Heaven 03. Life On Mars 04. I'm Not In Love 05. Wonderous Stories 06. Berceuse 07. Amazing Grace 08. Swan Lake 09. Morning Has Broken 10. Summertime 11. Space Oddity 12. Dance Of The Damselflies 13. Clair De Lune 14. I Vow To Thee My Country 15. Eleanor Rigby
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