Retro 2 (2007)

Retro 2

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#Track TitleLength
1Chasing The Devil06:10
2Expect The Unexpected04:40
3Beyond The Void09:05
4An Angel Spoke To Me05:35
5The Soundtrack07:25
6The Fairground Shuffle04:35
7Robert The Robot03:45
8Standing Room Only06:25
9Tigger The Bounce04:45
10The Temple Of Life11:00
Artist Name Instrument Track (where known)
Rick WakemanKeyboardsAll
Tony FernandezDrums & PercussionAll
Lee PomeroyBass and Bass PedalsAll
Dave ColquhounElectric and Acoustic GuitarsAll
Jemma WakemanVocalsAll
Elliot TuffinVocalsAll
Type Cat No. Label Country Other Title
Equipment Studio Engineering
  • Hammond M102
  • Leslie Cabinet
  • Korg Mono Poly
  • Poly Moog
  • Prophet5
  • Korg Electric Piano ES50
  • RMI Electra Piano
  • Mellotron M400
  • Korg Trident
  • Mini Moog
  • Korg Vocoder
  • Moog Taurus Mk1 Pedals
  • Moog Taurus Pedals II + Controller
  • Korg Sigma
  • Cry Baby Wah Wah Pedal
  • The Pavilion Studios, Norfolk
  • T Stage at Classic Media, Shepperton
  • Colquhoun Studios, London
  • Erik Jordan
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George R on 28th January 2013 [Other reviews]

The second Retro album has a grittier sound than the first. There is more organ, more guitar, and more bass pedals. Rick warns us to Expect the Unexpected and he delivers. No two pieces on this record have the same structure and Rick has once again put some surprises in his arrangements.
The highlights for me include the epic and huge organ chords in Standing Room Only, the whimsical vibe of Fairground Shuffle, and the spacey and epic Beyond The Void which has a killer mellotron choir part. Dave Colquhoun really shines on this record with tasty slide guitar playing in Expect The Unexpected and great solos on several tracks.
Retro 2 is one of my top 10 favorite records from Rick.