Silent Nights

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Silent Nights
RW silentnights.jpg
Studio album by
Rick Wakeman
RecordedOctober–December 1984
StudioHerne Place
(Sunningdale, Berkshire)
Strawberry Hill
(Dorking, Surrey)
GenreProgressive rock, hard rock
ProducerRick Wakeman
Rick Wakeman chronology
Crimes of Passion
Silent Nights
Live at Hammersmith
Singles from Silent Nights
  1. "Glory Boys"
    Released: December 1984[1]
  2. "Silent Nights"
    Released: 1985[2]
  3. "Tell 'Em All You Know"
    Released: June 1985[3]
Professional ratings
Review scores

Silent Nights is a rock album released in 1985 by Rick Wakeman.[5]

The single to the album entitled "Glory Boys" got a large amount of airplay but the pressing plant where it was being made went on strike. Although the shops were ordering the single in large amounts, not many copies of the single were available to be purchased. This meant that the airplay for the single stopped as people found it hard to purchase a copy. Although the album was not a commercial success Rick Wakeman himself has stated on his official site that "Glory Boys" is probably the best single he has ever released.[6]

Track listing[edit]

All titles composed and arranged by Rick Wakeman.

Side one[edit]

  1. "Tell 'Em All You Know" 4.04
  2. "The Opening Line" 3.47
  3. "The Opera" 6.20
  4. "Man's Best Friend" 4.27
  5. "Glory Boys" 3.13

Side two[edit]

  1. "Silent Nights" 3.54
  2. "Ghost of a Rock 'n' Roll Star" 3.39
  3. "The Dancer" 3.28
  4. "Elgin Mansions" 5.13
  5. "That's Who I Am" 4.15



  1. ^ "Rick Wakeman - Glory Boys".
  2. ^ "Rick Wakeman - Silent Nights".
  3. ^ "Rick Wakeman - Tell 'Em All You Know".
  4. ^ Allmusic review
  5. ^ RWCC > Rick Wakeman Discography
  6. ^ Cover Art: Rick Wakeman – Silent Nights