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Rick Wakeman Starts His Own YouTube Channel, Sets Live CD/DVD and New Piano Instrumental Album

by VVN Music News Feed

Legendary keyboardist Rick Wakeman is launching his official YouTube channel in June 2018.

The channel will feature many rare and unreleased videos, as well as the exclusive premiere of Rick's forthcoming film “Live Portraits.”

“Would you believe I now have an official YouTube channel. If you fancy subscribing to it you're going to see lots of different things. Some things perhaps you've seen before...certainly a lot you've never seen before. There will be some exclusive stuff - exclusive purely to this channel. So please subscribe and see some of the silly things I get up to, and the musical stuff as well.” - Rick Wakeman

To celebrate the launch of Rick's official YouTube channel in style, subscribers are asked to vote for the top track they want to see from the film “Live Portraits” (track listing below). Voting can be made on PledgeMusic.

Once the votes have been counted, the ten most voted tracks will be posted exclusively on Rick's YouTube Channel for 48 hours. Fans should subscribe to Rick's official YouTube Channel to be notified when this event will take place.

The tracks:
  • Morning Has Broken
  • And You and I
  • Summertime
  • Swan Lake
  • Space Oddity
  • After the Ball
  • Sweet Georgia Brown 
  • Helop
  • Amazing Grace
  • Wondrous Stories
  • Merlin the Magician
  • Life on Mars
  • Eleanor Rigby
  • Clare de Lune
In other news, following the hugely successful “Piano Portraits” tour last year, in support of the album of the same name, Rick Wakeman will return in Autumn 2018 with a new show based on the follow up release, entitled Piano Odyssey. The fourteen-date tour will feature even more classic tracks given Rick's unique piano treatment, and will travel to towns and cities not previously visited in 2017.

A live version of Rick's critically acclaimed album “Piano Portraits” was filmed & recorded at the Lincoln Cathedral in London on March 7th, 2018. “Live Portraits” will be released on CD/DVD soon. It can be ordered exclusively from Pledge Music by using the following link: