Can You Hear Me? (1996)
Album Artwork
Track List
Title Length
1 Hymn of Hope 3' 19"
2 A Little Piece of Heaven 2' 5"
3 Part of the Crowd 4' 25"
4 Stay With Me 6' 46"
5 The Answer 4' 40"
6 Believe Me 6' 31"
7 A Cry Without Tears 6' 4"
8 Why Keep Hiding? 1' 51"
9 Running Away 7' 44"
10 I Can Hear You 9' 14"
Artist List
Name Instrument
Rick Wakeman Keyboards
Chrissie Hammond Vocals
David Paton Bass/Guitar
The English Chamber Choir Choir
Fraser Thorneycroft-Smith Guitar
Guy Protheroe Conductor
Phil Laughlin Bass
Stuart Sawney Percussion Programming
Catalogue
Type Cat No. Label Country
CD HRHCD 005 Hope Records UK
Cassette HRMC 005 Hope Records UK
Miscellaneous Information
Equipment Studio Engineering
• Bajonor Studios, Isle of Man
• The Music Centre, Wembley (Choir)
• Palladium Studios, Edinburgh (David Paton)
• Stuart Sawney
• James Collins - Choir at Wembley
• Erik Jordan (asst) - Choir at Wembley
• Jon Turner - David Paton at Edinburgh
Rick's Perspective
Notes
A remix and in some cases rerecording of the original songs from Prayers. Much better all round but again the choir is not what it should be and so one day when I'm rich I'll re-record them again!!! Some great vocal work from Chrissie Hammond as always.
Wakey's Verdict
If you have a faith then this is certainly something you should have. That's why I did it and that's why I have it!
Little Known Trivia
I would have loved to have made a video to the title track, but Hope records did not have the finances to do it sadly...one day perhaps!
Reviews

Bjorn Olaf Syvertsen on 01/09/2003 [Other reviews by Bjorn Olaf Syvertsen ]

This is a good album. It contains progrock with Christian lyrics. The music reminds me somewhat of "The gospels" and in particular of "Softsword". "Hymn of hope" is present here in a new version, and that song is quite representative of this album.


Barry Cohen on 22/12/1999 [Other reviews by Barry Cohen ]

One of the greatest recordings of all time in my humble opinion. This masterpiece by Rick is, simply put, a breath taking array of spritual songs which give me the chills every time I listen to it. The band, vocals by the ever great Chrissie Hammond, Rick's use of different keyboards and the infusion of the choir create a feeling of peace, hope, and inspiration. Highly recommended to anyone who is spritually inclined or not, because the music alone will just sweep you away.


Jon Hinchliffe on 27/09/1997 [Other reviews by Jon Hinchliffe ]

This album is a must have. Although this is Cross over Rock, Atheists like me self need not fear. You don't have to be Christian to like this. This album contains 5 tracks originally from the Prayers Album but they have been augmented with a new choir. Al