The Natural World Trilogy (1999)
Album Artwork
Track List
Title Length
1 The Snow Leopard 7' 14"
2 Tuatara 7' 17"
3 The Desert Lizard
4 The Pond Skater 7' 40"
5 Lacemakers 6' 31"
6 The Salamander 5' 54"
7 Chameleons 7' 13"
8 The Christmas Wren 6' 14"
9 The Chrysalis 5' 10"
10 The Spider Crab 6' 26"
11 Sea Green Turtles 9' 11"
12 The Corel Reef 6' 29"
13 Sea Urchins 8' 5"
14 Angel Falls 6' 1"
15 The Minerva Terraces 6' 23"
16 Mono Lake 7' 58"
17 The Sun Dew 5' 23"
18 The "Queen of Gems" 4' 34"
19 Pacific Paradise 8' 13"
20 The Olgas 7' 19"
21 The Tower of Guilin 7' 42"
22 Teneya Creek 6' 28"
23 The Laguna Colorado 6' 48"
24 The Alpine Snowbell 5' 34"
25 Mitre Peak 5' 6"
26 Pammukale 8' 6"
27 The Painted Desert 5' 13"
Artist List
Name Instrument
Rick Wakeman Keyboards
Catalogue
Type Cat No. Label Country
CD MFACD001 Music Fusion Worldwide
Miscellaneous Information
Equipment Studio Engineering
• Korg
• Kurzweil
• Roland
• Technics
• EMU
• Bajonor Studios, IoM in the summer of 97 • Stuart Sawney
Rick's Perspective
Notes
An attempt at another analogue trilogy of ambient new age type of music to follow up to the successful Aspirant series. If you like this kind of thing then you'll like this, that's about all I can say.
Wakey's Verdict
Great for relaxation.
Little Known Trivia
They were originally commissioned by a German company who went broke owing me a fair amount of money. Not nice people.
Reviews

Sergey Lenkov on 21/12/2005 [Other reviews by Sergey Lenkov ]

A great continuation of the "Aspirant" saga. New Age or New World electronic meditative music. 3 CDs. Each with one hour programme. All I had written about "Aspirant Sunset" I could repeat here. Musical landscapes. You could return to the places created by wizard Rick many times and each time you would find something new. Very mentally healthy, positive and clear music. Our crazy depressive world is in the need of it now. Rick, please, more of that cure... Some melodies sounds more impressive than music of "Sun Trilogy". "The Snow Leopard" reminds me of music from operas by Rimsky-Korsakov. If you are lover of ambient and new age, this album - is your choice. If you are an old rocker - well, try before sleeping time, may be you would like it, itís good to try something new sometimes.


Siggi Zielinski on 08/10/1999 [Other reviews by Siggi Zielinski ]

This trilogy consists of 3 separate discs called "The Animal Kingdom"(inspired by the animal world; I thought this is also a very cruel world before hearing this), "Beneath the Waves"(inspired by the sea world) and "Heaven on Earth" based on some peaceful aspects of the nature. The first disc seems to be musically less interesting than the other ones. I guess the music here should be understood more as a functional relaxating background matter. It seems to me that "The Art in music trilogy" provides some more valuable musical themes than this one. The kind of music and artwork are very similiar on both Trilogies so they could've become a 6CD-Box as well.