The Seven Wonders of the World (album)

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The Seven Wonders of the World
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Studio album by Rick Wakeman
Released 1995
Recorded September 1994-May 1995
Genre Progressive rock, art rock, symphonic rock, new-age
Length 57:03
Label Pure Sounds (United States), President (UK)
Producer Stuart Sawney
Rick Wakeman chronology
New Gospels
The Seven Wonders of the World
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

The Seven Wonders of the World is a studio album by progressive rock artist and keyboardist Rick Wakeman, released in 1995.[2][3] The album explores instrumentally the themes of each of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World. Each track is introduced by Garfield Morgan, giving a short biography of each wonder before the instrumental track begins. The album is free of any bombastic attack, and each track has a refined tempo and instrumental progression that outlines each wonder's attributes.[4]


"The idea for an album with this title was first decided upon in the 1970s and indeed in my racehorse ownership days, there was indeed a race named after the title. The Seven Wonders of the World Handicap Hurdle, which sadly never happened on the day because of a frozen course!"

— Rick Wakeman[5]

Album artwork[edit]

The artwork is made to look like a vintage painting of one of the wonders, most likely the Statue of Zeus. "Rick Wakeman" and "The Seven Wonders of the World" are written in the font Papyrus.

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Rick Wakeman.

The Seven Wonders of the World
No. Title Length
1. "The Pharos of Alexandria: narration" 0:43
2. "The Pharos of Alexandria" 9:40
3. "The Colossus of Rhodes: narration" 0:43
4. "The Colossus of Rhodes" 7:04
5. "The Pyramids of Egypt: narration" 0:38
6. "The Pyramids of Egypt" 6:30
7. "The Hanging Gardens of Babylon: narration" 0:53
8. "The Hanging Gardens of Babylon" 5:10
9. "The Temple of Artemis: narration" 0:58
10. "The Temple of Artemis" 6:27
11. "The Statue of Zeus: narration" 0:47
12. "The Statue of Zeus" 5:36
13. "The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus: narration" 0:42
14. "The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus" 11:12
Total length: 57:03[6]



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