This was a strange era for me. Concept albums and prog rock were at possibly their lowest ebbs and there was I having just recorded a massive concept album, co-written with Tim Rice, and followed it up with a huge prog rock concert at Hammersmith Odeon…..err…..no points Wakeman!
Truth was I just wanted to do what I felt I was best at and not tow the fashion line musically.
It was a very difficult time in my life. I had lost my father a few months earlier, my 2nd marriage was on the rocks and musically I had no idea what was likely to happen to me in the coming months or years and to top it all, the band proved to be one of the few very unhappy line-ups that I had ever put together, although it has to be said that this concert was certainly a highlight.