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The Burning

a Studio release
Rick Wakeman

Release Year: 1981

Date Label Catalog # Comments
1981 LP
Re-mastered and re-issued by MVDVisual (MFVP116CD) in Aug 2007
The film, The Burning, was actually one of the highest grossing horror films in Japan!
2007 Music Fusion 116
Added To Proggnosis Database on: 6/27/2007 12:00:00 AM
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  1. Variations on the Fire (5:10)
  2. The Chase Continues (Po's Plane) (3:57)
  3. Theme From The Burning (3:31)
  4. Shear Terror and More (4:32)
  5. Devil's Creek Breakdown (2:19)
  6. The Fire (3:23)
  7. Doin' It (2:40)
  8. The Chase (1:59)
  9. Shear Terror (2:45)
  10. The Burning (End Title Theme) (2:00)
Rick Wakeman
Arlen Roth
guitar, pedal guitar
Kevin Kelly
Liberty DeVitto
Mike Braun
Mike Gareau
guitar, fiddle
Alan Brewer
guitar, banjo, percussion
Ronnie Lawson
Grand piano

Reviewed by Marc on 15 Aug 2007

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.

Reviewed by Ronald on 26 Sep 2007

Don't get me wrong I love Yes and Wakeman but this is a very bad album. If anyone is offended at this point don't read further because this review gets worse.

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.

49 %

© Ron "thedoorwaymaster" Vermulst

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