Piano Vibrations

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Piano Vibrations
Piano Vibrations.jpg
Studio album by Rick Wakeman
Released 1971
Recorded Pye Studios
(London, England)
Genre Pop, Classical
Length 32:45
Label Polydor
Producer John Schroeder
Rick Wakeman chronology
Piano Vibrations
The Six Wives of Henry VIII
(1973)The Six Wives of Henry VIII1973

Piano Vibrations, though promoted in its re-release as the first studio album by English progressive rock keyboardist Rick Wakeman, is not considered a Wakeman album, even by himself. His contributions were limited to performing as a session musician and he did not compose any of the tracks. The album was released in 1971 on Polydor, after Wakeman had signed on to A&M Records. The album developed from Wakeman's time as a session musician.[1] A&M Records had signed Wakeman on as the Strawbs' keyboardist at the time of the release.

Piano Vibrations, when it has been reviewed, has been described as "slightly cheesy",[2] especially in light of Wakeman's later involvement in progressive rock, but still listenable.

Track listing[edit]


Side one[edit]

  1. "Take Me to the Pilot" (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) – 3:00
  2. "Yellow Man" (Randy Newman) – 2:36
  3. "Cast Your Fate to the Wind" (Vince Guaraldi, Carel Werber) – 2:35
  4. "Gloria, Gloria" (John Schroeder, Anthony King) – 3:08
  5. "Your Song" (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) – 3:45

Side two[edit]

  1. "Delta Lady" (Leon Russell) – 3:26
  2. "A Picture of You" (John Schroeder, Anthony King) – 2:59
  3. "Home Sweet Oklahoma" (Leon Russell) – 3:22
  4. "Fire and Rain" (James Taylor) – 3:25
  5. "Classical Gas" (Mason Williams) – 2:56



  1. ^ [1] Wakeman as session musician is also mentioned in the Rick Wakeman article under Wikipedia.
  2. ^ [2] The style is a radical departure from his later work, especially with Yes. Outtakes of track listings can also be heard on Emusic.com
  3. ^ Track listing