Prayers (1993)


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#Track TitleLength
1A Wish01:23
2Hymn of Hope03:25
3A Prayer For Creation02:10
4A Cry Without Tears06:07
5A Prayer For All01:54
6The Answer04:44
7The Empty Vessel02:02
8Silent Prayer04:43
10The Lord's Prayer03:42
11Prayers of the Prophets03:07
12Stay With Me06:52
13The Only God03:39
14I Can Hear You01:43
15Evening Prayer01:43
16A Final Wish01:35
Artist Name Instrument Track (where known)
Rick WakemanKeyboardsAll
Chrissie HammondVocals2/4/6/12/14/16
David PatonGuitar/Bass2
Nina WakemanNarratorAll
Stuart SawneyPercussion ProgrammingAll
The Manx Girls ChoirChoirAll
Type Cat No. Label Country Other Title
CDMYRCD 1296Hope RecordsUK
Equipment Studio Engineering
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Rick's Perspective
A second album for ASSIST and again one that suffered from an appallingly low budget and I really am ashamed of letting this album appear as no better that a bunch of good songs in demo form. The songs are good, the playing is poor. Chrissie Hammond's vocals are the only saving grace. Only 5,000 copies were ever meant to be pressed and I know it was all for a good cause but I have learned now to produce no more sub standard productions.
Wakey's Verdict
Ignore this one and buy Can You Hear Me which was a much better recording and remix of the better tracks from this album.
Little Known Trivia
Even though the original agreement was only to press up 5,000 it does appear that a lot more were produced although I doubt whether the money ever reached the charity for which it was intended.

Jon Hinchliffe on 9th August 1997 [Other reviews]

I was initially not to sure about buying this disc but I am glad I did it contains some great songs. Hymn of hope is has had its arrangement added to and now makes the Softsword version seems under worked. "I can hear you" is one of my all time favourite tracks it is an absolute Gem. The album contains readings by various people and I have to admit that I would normally program them out. Although the Devotion track it very thought provoking. A person purely interest in the songs should get the reworked versions on Can you Hear me? But I would recommend this to completists and the moog solo on "I can hear you" is at it full splendour on this.