Morning Has Broken (2000)
Album Artwork
Track List
Title Length
1 Now Thank We All Our Lord 4' 6"
2 There Is A Green Hill Far Away 3' 46"
3 Glad That I Live Am I 3' 25"
4 All Things Bright And Beautiful 4' 4"
5 Jesu, Lover Of My Soul 3' 18"
6 Jerusalem 3' 34"
7 O Come, O Come, Emmanuel 5' 54"
8 All People That On Earth Do Dwell 3' 18"
9 I Vow To Thee, My Country 3' 3"
10 Hills Of The North, Rejoice 3' 23"
11 When I Survey The Wondrous Cross 3' 22"
12 Morning Has Broken 3' 25"
13 Abide With Me 4' 7"
14 The Day Thou Gavest 3' 46"
Artist List
Name Instrument
Rick Wakeman Keyboards
Catalogue
Type Cat No. Label Country
CD 1490055 Kevin Mayhew Worldwide
Miscellaneous Information
Equipment Studio Engineering
•Apr-May 2000
•Bajonor Studio, IoM
•Stuart Sawney
Rick's Perspective
Notes
This was a gentle album of hymns played on the piano and in the same style as Christmas Variations. I think this as an album worth having if you have a faith and want something a little different in your collection.
Wakey's Verdict
I like it!
Little Known Trivia
Sadly it has hardly sold anything!!
Reviews

Andy Long on 21/02/2003 [Other reviews by Andy Long ]

In the tradition of his more classical works Wakeman has recorded this collection of traditional hymns in inspiring instrumental arrangements. It has taken him eight years from the initial concept to the finished album and the time and effort that Rick has put into the pieces gives this collection a feeling of commitment from the heart. Rick says this is 'one of the most satisfying recordings I have ever made' and as you listen to his variations on the traditional melodies you will begin to see the joy that this work gave him. Obvious inclusions had to be the version of 'Morning Has Broken' that Rick originally recorded with Cat Stevens and the current concert favourite 'The Day Thou gavest Lord Has Ended'. The album also brings together tunes that all will be familiar with, whether from a religious background or not. 'All Things Bright And Beautiful', 'Jerusalem' and 'Abide With Me' are amongst the well-known titles. Rick has recorded the melodies mainly on piano with a keyboard accompaniment. Fans of Rick's rock output might be surprised at the volume of classical, spiritual and ambient material he has released, as a visit to his website will reveal. 'Morning Has Broken' is a great introduction to another side of the rock legend. 9/10


Russ Parrish on 29/03/2001 [Other reviews by Russ Parrish ]

This album is a masterpiece. Rick has chosen 14 of his favourite hymns, and what good choices. One normally associates such tunes with an air of simplicity, however Rick works his magic well and weaves his subtle intricacies throughout. Piano is the main instrument and this is a perfect addition to the "Christmas Variations" album. A timeless selection including "Morning has Broken" which can really be claimed as "Rick’s own" piece.