Album: Lisztomania Artist: Rick Wakeman 1975 A&M Records CS-4546LP? The Soundtrack Album of the Ken Russell Film LISZTOMANIA Music Produced and Arranged by Rick Wakeman Featuring Songs & Performances by Roger Daltrey & Rick Wakeman Film Starring Roger Daltrey Also Starring Sara Kestelman, Paul Nicholas and Fiona Lewis Guest Stars Ringo Starr, Rick Wakeman All selections arranged & adapted by Rick Wakeman Album Executive Producers: Brian Lane & Bill Curbishley Liszt Piano Music Performed by David Wilde Musical Contribution from: The English Rock Ensemble Jeffrey Crampton: Lead & Acoustic Guitars Roger Newell: Bass Guitar Barney James: Drums John Hodson: Percussion The National Philharmonic Orchestra Recorded with the Island Mobile/RAK Mobile. Mixed at Island Studios & Olympic Studios, London. A Goodtimes Enterprises Production From Warner Bros. A Warner Communications Company Featuring Songs&Performances by Roger Daltrey&Rick Wakeman. Film written & directed by Ken Russell Executive Producer: Sandy Lieberson Produced by David Puttnam and Roy Baird Roger Daltrey appears courtesy of Track Records and MCA Records Linda Lewis appears courtesy of Arista Records Produced by Rick Wakeman Tracks: 1. Rienzi/Chopsticks Fantasia (Wagner/Liszt,arr.R.Wakeman) 4:20 2. Love's Dream (Liszt, arr.R.Wakeman) 4:25 3. Dante Period (Liszt, arr.R.Wakeman) 2:05 4. Orpheus Song (Liszt, lyrics Benson-Daltrey, arr.R.Wakeman) 3:10 5. Hell (Liszt, translation Forsythe, arr.R.Wakeman) 1:59 6. Hibernation (R.Wakeman) 1:11 7. Excelsior Song (Liszt, lyrics Wakeman-Russel, arr.R.Wakeman) 2:32 8. Master Race (Wagner, arr. R.Wakeman) 0:45 9. Rape, Pillage&Clap (Wagner, arr. R.Wakeman) 3:09 10. Funerailles (Liszt, lyrics Benson, arr.R.Wakeman) 3:48 11. Free Song(Hungarian Rhapsody) (Liszt, arr.R.Wakeman)1:57 12. Peace At Last (Liszt, lyrics Benson-Daltrey, arr.R.Wakeman) 2:59 Comments: "A Goodtimes Enterprise Production of the film "Lisztomania" from Warner Bros." This is an enjoyable Wakeman Soundtrack to what was a very weird movie. Roger Daltry adds his fine voice to some very melodic pieces. Wakeman's keyboarding is some of his finest and most diverse, from heavy moog to light pop to classical piano. The English Rock Ensemble adds a tight backup to Wakeman's playing. Again, for some unknown reason, the vocals on the non-Daltry tracks are bizarre (Hell & Excelsior Song) and are similar to the vocals from future works such as 1984 and the Cost of Living. I would rate this album as one of Wakeman's top six or so albums and is a must for Wakeman collectors. I have not seen this one in any store or catalog for many years. I only have it on cassette. Thanks to Dmitry Kinkulkin and Thad Kedzierski for providing this information.
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