2000AD Into The Future (1991)
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|The music was originally recorded for a huge exhibition up in the north west of England and was released as a CD because so many people who had been to the exhibition wanted to buy it. Although an album of many styles, there is cohesion and I still enjoy listening to it.|
|A very pleasant recording with lots of nice styles with the sounds acting as the catalyst throughout.|
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|This music was taken into space by one of the Shuttle missions and fired out into space and travelled more than 17,000,000 miles...and is still motoring!|
Dave Cable on 26th September 2014 [Other reviews]
I believe 2000AD was hailed as one the most stylish and dynamic synth albums ever made. Many years and hundreds of albums later I feel that it still is and as a result it is a more than fitting title for such an immense body of work. Rick may well have ditched his cape in the pseudo-digital time tunnel but the wizard was still out there and in control. 2000AD confidently runs through a wide range of musical styles while offering a fair amount of pleasant surprises along the way that only Rick could get away with, because it is done so well and, after all this is his identity which, as an 'artist' is an important aspect of any work. 2000AD is quintessential Wakeman doing what he does best and on his own terms. In a nutshell a fantastic album. Outside, a memorable and true classic in every sense of the word.
Alvaro Gallegos on 15th July 1998 [Other reviews]
This album belongs to the new age phase in Rick's career, it is not a great work. It is an instrumental album played just by Rick and an electronic percussionist. The melodies are not so good as we can expect from him and it's very rhythmic to be a new age album.
Time Lady Rabeca on 13th March 1997 [Other reviews]
The futuristic theme comes across clearly in this all-instrumental album. Several high-energy pieces (and a few slightly more mellow ones) flow nicely together, creating an excellent album to listen to at work. Better yet, just plug in some headphones and daydream away.