Tapestries (1996)
Album Artwork
Track List
Title Length
1 Fremiet's Cat 4' 7"
2 Time Will Tell 4' 24"
3 Fountains Of Love 4' 20"
4 A View from a Window 4' 54"
5 Les Vendanges 5' 13"
6 Summer's End 3' 26"
7 Clair De Lune 2' 50"
8 A Brighter Dawn 4' 10"
9 The "Blue Lily" 4' 23"
10 Tapestries 3' 43"
11 The Garden Party 3' 51"
12 Portraits in a Gallery 4' 42"
13 The Daydream 4' 11"
14 The Storyteller 4' 26"
Artist List
Name Instrument
Rick Wakeman Piano/Keyboards
Adam Wakeman Piano/Keyboards
Fraser Thorneycroft-Smith Acoustic/Classical Guitar
Phil Laughlin Bass
Stuart Sawney Percussion Programming
Catalogue
Type Cat No. Label Country
CD RWCD29 President UK
Miscellaneous Information
Equipment Studio Engineering
• Bajonor Studios, Isle of Man between Sep/Oct 1995 • Stuart Sawney
Rick's Perspective
Notes
The last of the middle of the road type of new age meets soft rock albums and by the end of this recording I knew I'd exhausted the format. A beautiful cover though and some pretty nice music too. If you can manage three romantic evenings then buy this one as well.
Wakey's Verdict
I really must get into this romance lark!!!!
Little Known Trivia
I'm afraid there isn't any!
Reviews

Robert Nancarrow on 16/04/2013 [Other reviews by Robert Nancarrow ]

I have been meaning to buy this album for some considerable time and only wish I had done so earlier. Rick often speaks of painting pictures with music and this album is no exception. The tracks cover a range of moods and emotions from the playful "Fremiet’s Cat" to the thoughtful "Summers End". There is a delightful arrangement of Debussy's "Clare De Lune" and "The Garden Party" is a lively number which, in places reminds me of "Shakespeare Run" from the "Cost of Living” album. The art work perfectly complements the music, adding to the whole experience. All in all, an excellent album by father and son father and son.


Tim Boudewijn van der Wart on 26/10/2001 [Other reviews by Tim Boudewijn van der Wart ]

Together with Romance of the Victorian Age these two albums form a piece of true piano art! Fast and slow pieces, good for dinner music but also very good for relaxing or intensive listening. Both are "must buy albums" for the piano fans.


Siggi Zielinski on 19/10/1999 [Other reviews by Siggi Zielinski ]

Astonishing beautiful musical pieces. A must for every Wakeman fan.


Bjorn Olaf Syvertsen on 14/10/1999 [Other reviews by Bjorn Olaf Syvertsen ]

Tapestries is a very nice and relaxing father and son coproduction. Mainly acoustic, except for some calm and quiet synthesizers in the background, the album is perfect when you lie on the sofa and just want to relax and let your thoughts stray... The opening track is my favourite, but it is a good album all the way through. The up-tempo tracks are my favourites on this album, though.


Mats Landstrom on 26/09/1997 [Other reviews by Mats Landstrom ]

A very good album, but not quite as marvellous as Romance of the Victorian Age. Can be used both as background music and more intensive listening. Every other track is Adam's, but they are good too.