After my post last week for Scott Parker’s Forgotten Music on Rick Wakeman, I was suddenly back in the mood, myself, for the Yes keyboardist. I dd a little exploring on YouTube to see what they might have available and discovered this collaboration. David Paton was formerly with The Alan Parsons Project, which is where I knew of him.
I have a few clips I think are really good. The first is a new arrangement of Eleanor Rigby. Wakeman explains:
The second is Merlin The Magician from Wakeman’s album MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF KING ARTHUR AND THE KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE:
And finally, After The Ball from Wakeman’s sound track album for the Winter Olympics documentary, WHITE ROCK: