Christmas Variations (2000)
Album Artwork
Track List
Title Length
1 Silent Night 4' 35"
2 Hark The Herald Angels Sing 6' 19"
3 Christians Awake, Salute The Happy Morn 7' 2"
4 Away In A Manger 5' 28"
5 While Shepherds Watch Their Flocks By Night 5' 33"
6 O Little Town of Bethlehem 6' 6"
7 It Came Upon A Midnight Clear 5' 14"
8 Once In Royal David's City 4' 58"
9 O Come All Ye Faithful 5' 16"
10 Angels From The Realms of Glory 4' 27"
Artist List
Name Instrument
Rick Wakeman Keyboards
Catalogue
Type Cat No. Label Country
CD HRH CD006 Music Fusion Worldwide
Miscellaneous Information
Equipment Studio Engineering
• Kurzweil K2500X
•Korg Trinity Pro X
•Korg 01W Pro X
•Roland JD800
•Korg X5DR
•Korg Prophecy
•Roland D70
•May-Jun 2000
•Bajonor Studio, IoM
•Stuart Sawney
Rick's Perspective
Notes
I really like this album and intend to add some more pieces at some juncture and re-release it. It really needs promoting around Christmas time to give it a chance, which means money needs to be spent, and as there isn't any, this is another Christmas it won't get heard!!!!
Wakey's Verdict
I must admit to playing this myself over Christmas, so give it a try!
Little Known Trivia
Three Christmas carols had to be removed from the original master recording as the publishers refused permission for them to be recorded!!! Now isn't that a nice Christian attitude!
Reviews

Peter Spencer on 08/11/2000 [Other reviews by Peter Spencer ]

Ten carols - If ever you need the traditional feel to this season ( even if it starts in February for some ! ) this is the way to mellow in spite of the hassle that passes for the modern Christmas. From Silent Night to Angels from the Realms of Glory, every well known melody is given a simple, effective and atmospheric performance. This may be 2 kilos of Persil to some, it may not be available until Feb. 2001 to others, if you can, buy it, do the Christmas shopping, put the shopping aside, play this and be restored that this is the season of goodwill to all.