Album: The Classical Connection II
Artist: Rick Wakeman
1991 Ambient Records
1993 President Records

Rick Wakeman: Keyboards
David Paton: guitar and bass (1, 3, 6, and 9)
Frank Riccotti: tuned percussion (10)
Steve Howe: acoustic guitar (10)
Chris Squire: bass (10)
Bill Bruford: (drums)

Produced by Rick Wakeman

Eleanor Rigby (8:08) (Lennon/McCartney)
Birdman of Alcatraz (4:28)
A Day After the Fair (4:38)
Opus-1 (3:10)
The Painter (3:07)
Summertime (6:05) (Gershwin)
Dancing in Heaven (6:36)
A Garden of Music (3:18)
Macinosh (3:49)
Farandol (2:45)
Pont Street (4:30)
Art and Soul (5:01)

track 10 recorded in 1971
tracks 1,3,6,9 recorded live at Pale Arts Center

I appreciate the rerecording of "Birdman of Alcatraz", but the 
electronically reproduced piano just doesn't hold up to an acoustic 
piano. (Same ol' complaint if you've read any of my other comments.)
"Summertime" kicks butt, but stilll doesn't hold up to the version he 
recorded on "Rhapsodies". The inclusion of "Farandol" may make this a 
tempting morsel for people who think they have to have everything that 
any combination of Yes members recorded. Two warnings for you: 1) It's 
short (2:45). 2) It begins with "The March of the Three Kings" theme 
and jumps into a variation of one of the wives from his first "solo" 
album. Neither of these warnings makes it a "bad" tune, but if you're 
looking for part two of  {insert your favorite Yes song here}, this 
isn't it.

Thanks to Greg Predmore for providing this information

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