Sunday, February 21, 2016

Rick Wakeman - The Seven Wonders of the World (1995)

Strawbs - From the Witchwood (1971)
Rick Wakeman - No Earthly Connection (1976)

Alright, that's it. Y'all thought I was fucking around when I said I was a nerd. NOPE. And it's time to separate the nerds from the boys. So here it is: the nerdiest thing I have ever posted on here. A new age concept album about the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World. Each Wonder is given a brief spoken introduction, then an extended, synth-saturated, noodle-packed instrumental that somehow is supposed to represent said Wonder. Written and performed by a man who enjoys wearing white capes. May God have mercy on our souls.

Track listing:
1. The Pharos of Alexandria: Narration
2. The Pharos of Alexandria
3. The Colossus of Rhodes: Narration
4. The Colossus of Rhodes
5. The Pyramids of Egypt: Narration
6. The Pyramids of Egypt
7. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon: Narration
8. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
9. The Temple of Artemis: Narration
10. The Temple of Artemis
11. The Statue of Zeus: Narration
12. The Statue of Zeus
13. The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus: Narration
14. The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus

Meanwhile, thousands of years ago...

You might also wanna check out:
Al Gromer Khan -
Divan I Khas (Visions of a Mogul Prince) (1987)
Michael Shrieve & Steve Roach -
The Leaving Time (1988)


  1. Rick Wakeman might have enjoyed wearing white capes, but he was also Ozzy Osbourne's drinking buddy, which counts for something.

    1. Goddamn, that counts for a lot. Did not know that.

  2. This is so nerdy, I think I may have regained my virginity.

  3. "Rick your heart out. I like short songs!!!!!!!" Jello/Dead Kennedy's.