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One of Rick Wakeman's more obscure albums, At Lincoln Cathedral 2001 is spoken of in hallowed terms by those in the know. Originally released in a limited run of 500, this one-off solo performance, with no audience (except for the crew) recorded on 26 September 2001, was completely improvised on the spot - no rehearsals, no planning, just pure inspiration pouring from Wakeman's fingers. It almost didn't happen, as the cathedral's Bishop initially refused to allow anyone to touch the building's renowned pipe organ. When word came back that the hopeful performer wasn't just anyone, a decree was issued: "If it's Rick Wakeman, he can do anything he wants!" Here are Ricks thoughts about the session. "There are so many emotions that race through the body when seated behind the manuals of a great cathedral organ and the feeling of power that appears to surge through the fingers into the instrument itself and in turn through the pipes themselves is almost unsurpassable. As opportunities to perform on great cathedral organs are really few and far between, the chance of having a day to play the organ at Lincoln Cathedral was too good to miss. The music I chose was written specifically for the instrument itself and is based around a combination of fixed notation and improvisation fueled by pure emotion". Now, the At Lincoln Cathedral 2001 CD is paired with the Live Portraits at Lincoln Cathedral for a 2CD+DVD plus the event tour program, a numbered certificate, a AAA laminate and ten postcards to make a stunning limited edition box set. The DVD includes exclusively filmed introductions and bonus material, including outtakes. Across the two recordings, expect heavenly inspiration, new arrangements of songs from Rick's past, and a few personal favorites thrown in for good measure.
One of Rick Wakeman's more obscure albums, At Lincoln Cathedral 2001 is spoken of in hallowed terms by those in the know. Originally released in a limited run of 500, this one-off solo performance, with no audience (except for the crew) recorded on 26 September 2001, was completely improvised on the spot - no rehearsals, no planning, just pure inspiration pouring from Wakeman's fingers. It almost didn't happen, as the cathedral's Bishop initially refused to allow anyone to touch the building's renowned pipe organ. When word came back that the hopeful performer wasn't just anyone, a decree was issued: "If it's Rick Wakeman, he can do anything he wants!" Here are Ricks thoughts about the session. "There are so many emotions that race through the body when seated behind the manuals of a great cathedral organ and the feeling of power that appears to surge through the fingers into the instrument itself and in turn through the pipes themselves is almost unsurpassable. As opportunities to perform on great cathedral organs are really few and far between, the chance of having a day to play the organ at Lincoln Cathedral was too good to miss. The music I chose was written specifically for the instrument itself and is based around a combination of fixed notation and improvisation fueled by pure emotion". Now, the At Lincoln Cathedral 2001 CD is paired with the Live Portraits at Lincoln Cathedral for a 2CD+DVD plus the event tour program, a numbered certificate, a AAA laminate and ten postcards to make a stunning limited edition box set. The DVD includes exclusively filmed introductions and bonus material, including outtakes. Across the two recordings, expect heavenly inspiration, new arrangements of songs from Rick's past, and a few personal favorites thrown in for good measure.
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At Lincoln Cathedral (W/Dvd) (Box) [Limited Edition] (Pcrd)
Artist: Rick Wakeman
Format: CD
New: In Print Available to Order $109.99
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Soul Mortality
2. Dance of the Imps
3. Gifts from Heaven
4. The All Mighty Almighty
5. Dawn and Dusk
6. The Da Vinci Variations
7. Morning Has Broken
8. And You and I
9. Summertime
10. Swan Lake
11. Space Oddity
12. After the Ball
13. Sweet Georgia Brown
14. Help
15. Amazing Grace
16. Wonderous Stories
17. Merlin the Magician
18. Life on Mars
19. Eleanor Rigby
20. Clair de Lune
21. Morning Has Broken
22. And You and I
23. Summertime
24. Swan Lake
25. Space Oddity
26. After the Ball
27. Sweet Georgia Brown
28. Help
29. Amazing Grace
30. Wonderous Stories
31. Merlin the Magician
32. Life on Mars
33. Eleanor Rigby
34. Clair de Lune

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One of Rick Wakeman's more obscure albums, At Lincoln Cathedral 2001 is spoken of in hallowed terms by those in the know. Originally released in a limited run of 500, this one-off solo performance, with no audience (except for the crew) recorded on 26 September 2001, was completely improvised on the spot - no rehearsals, no planning, just pure inspiration pouring from Wakeman's fingers. It almost didn't happen, as the cathedral's Bishop initially refused to allow anyone to touch the building's renowned pipe organ. When word came back that the hopeful performer wasn't just anyone, a decree was issued: "If it's Rick Wakeman, he can do anything he wants!" Here are Ricks thoughts about the session. "There are so many emotions that race through the body when seated behind the manuals of a great cathedral organ and the feeling of power that appears to surge through the fingers into the instrument itself and in turn through the pipes themselves is almost unsurpassable. As opportunities to perform on great cathedral organs are really few and far between, the chance of having a day to play the organ at Lincoln Cathedral was too good to miss. The music I chose was written specifically for the instrument itself and is based around a combination of fixed notation and improvisation fueled by pure emotion". Now, the At Lincoln Cathedral 2001 CD is paired with the Live Portraits at Lincoln Cathedral for a 2CD+DVD plus the event tour program, a numbered certificate, a AAA laminate and ten postcards to make a stunning limited edition box set. The DVD includes exclusively filmed introductions and bonus material, including outtakes. Across the two recordings, expect heavenly inspiration, new arrangements of songs from Rick's past, and a few personal favorites thrown in for good measure.
        
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