In May 1979.

In May 1979, “A&M” label released “Rhapsodies”, the ninth Rick Wakeman album. It was recorded 1978-1979, at “La Grange Studios” and “Mountain Studios” in Switzerland, and was produced by Tony Visconti.

Personnel:

  • Rick Wakeman – keyboards, likely vocals, vocoder
  • Bruce Lynch- bass guitars
  • Frank Gibson, Jr.- drums and percussion
  • Nico Ramsden – electric guitar
  • Tony Visconti- acoustic guitar, engineer
  • David K. Richards- assistant engineer
  • Michael Ross – album design
  • Paul Wakefield – photography

Track listing:

All track s by Rick Wakeman, except where noted.

  1. Pedra da Gavea
  2. Front Line
  3. Bombay Duck
  4. Animal Showdown (Yes We Have No Bananas) – Rick Wakeman,Frank Silver, Irving Cohn
  5. Big Ben
  6. Rhapsody in Blue – George Gershwin; arranged by Tony Visconti
  7. Wooly Willy Tango
  8. The Pulse
  9. Swan Lager – music fromTchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” and Grieg’s pianoforte “Concerto in A Minor”; arranged and adapted by Rick Wakeman
  10. March of the Gladiators
  11. Flacons de Neige
  12. The Flasher
  13. The Palais
  14. Stand-By
  15. Sea Horses
  16. Half Holiday
  17. Summertime – George Gershwin,DuBose Heyward; arranged by Rick Wakeman
  18. Credits
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