An original soundtrack of an horror film, composed and performed by Rick Wakeman in the early eighties. All you can expect from Mr. Wakeman is to be found on this CD. Symphonic instrumental prog, great keyboard soloing, melodic piano passages.
Perhaps not his best work (Six wives.... Journey to...) but I would say that it is clearly in the better half of what he has produced in the past.
If you are a fan of Wakeman, this cd is a must have. You will get a lot of what has made him an icone of prog. Thanks a lot to the folks at MVD for reissuing this rare gem.
This album was first released in the early eighties and there it should stay - in the eighties. The Burning by Rick Wakeman is, sad-to-say, a dreadful album.
It's a soundtrack of a obvious B-Horror Flick and Only the Die Hard extreme fans of Wakeman should buy this CD.
The music itself is heavy orchestration parts mixed with prog-fusion rock. On the one side traditional scary music score and on the other hand progressive Symphonical Rock.
As i've have sad this album should please the real Wakeman fans, for all the other fans buy a different better wake man album. This is not the album to buy if want get to know and love Rick Wakeman's music.
I have no favorite tracks but the best song is: Variations on the Fire
A low score for a sadly weak record.
© Ron "thedoorwaymaster" Vermulst