Zodiaque (1988)
Album Artwork
Track List
Title Length
1 Sagittarius 4' 19"
2 Capricorn 4' 42"
3 Gemini 2' 51"
4 Cancer 3' 17"
5 Pisces 4' 43"
6 Aquarius 3' 52"
7 Aries 5' 22"
8 Libra 3' 57"
9 Leo 3' 15"
10 Virgo 3' 48"
11 Taurus 4' 14"
12 Scorpio 3' 21"
Artist List
Name Instrument
Rick Wakeman Keyboards
Tony Fernandez Drums
Catalogue
Type Cat No. Label Country
CD RWCD06 President UK
Cassette RWK06 President UK
CD 88561-1024-2 Relativity/President USA
CD 290 07 129 Bellaphon Germany
Miscellaneous Information
Equipment Studio Engineering
• Korg • Studio House, Wraysbury in Jan 1988 • John Burns
Rick's Perspective
Notes
An interesting album all based around the rhythmic ideas of Tony Fernandez. Very simple in many respects it has a lot of very interesting nuances hidden within the music and the more you listen to it, the more you can hear.
Wakey's Verdict
If you like your music as a cross between New Age and Chill Out, then this is for you.
Little Known Trivia
Zodiaque was actually turned into a ballet and performed around the UK by the London Lewis Ballet Company.
Reviews

Sergey Lenkov on 04/05/2003 [Other reviews by Sergey Lenkov ]

Very unusual record. Imagine: Milt Jackson and Modern Jazz Quartet finished their work and left the studio. Here comes Rick and Tony. They listened to MJQ and they began to play, but they did something different. Itís a jazz record not in style of music (letís call it instrumental art-rock with a little touch of New Age), but in another sense: the album is a kind of dialog between keyboard player and drummer. It seems that not many overdubs were made there. And the mood in this record is a little bit darker than usually on Rickís albums.


Bjorn Olaf Syvertsen on 05/03/1998 [Other reviews by Bjorn Olaf Syvertsen ]

This album reminds me very much of Jean-Michel Jarre. If you like him, buy it. The softer tracks are perfect for relaxation. This is not Rick Wakeman's best album, but it is quite enjoyable.


Mats Landstrom on 24/09/1997 [Other reviews by Mats Landstrom ]

Warning! The melodies are good, but this album has the same faults as most of Rick's 80s albums; the sounds chosen on the keyboards are too "plastic". Things have been getting better in the 90s, thank God.