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MainlyPiano is enthralled by Rick Wakeman's Piano Odyssey

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I really love it when an artist who was known as a hard rocker for several decades turns the tables a bit and shows was an amazing musician he or she is. I thoroughly enjoyed last year's Piano by ABBA co-founder Benny Andersson and find myself enthralled by Rick Wakeman's Piano Odyssey. Probably best-known for his work with the band Yes, Wakeman's 1973 solo release, The Six Wives of Henry VIII, was one of my favorite albums for a lot of years. (I still have it on LP!) Wakeman recorded the album with his favorite piano, a Steinway Model D grand at The Old Granary, a recording studio in a restored 18th century English barn. All twelve tracks on Piano Odyssey were chosen, arranged and orchestrated by Wakeman, taking the listener on an aural retrospective of his career while celebrating key moments along the way. 

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