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Christmas 2016/2013 [no label, 1CD]

Rick Wakeman: BBC Radio 2 Studio, London, UK; December 19, 2016. Coldplay: BBC Session (”Christmas Live Lounge” for Fearne Cotton show), London, UK; December 19, 2013. Very good radio broadcasts.

Now a Christmas tradition, the one and only Rick Wakeman swooshes into Simon Mayo’s Drivetime studio, donning his Christmas cape, to sit down at the Elton John piano to play some favourite tunes, as Rick-quested by Drivetime listeners!

As a bonus, some Christmas cheer from Coldplay.

Thanks to mrbaldy for sharing the Rick Wakeman tracks at Dime.

BBC Radio 2 FM broadcast > Harmon Kardon TU980 tuner > TEAC CDRW890 standalone CD recorder > WAV (EAC in secure mode) > FLAC [TLH @ Level 8]

Thanks to smiler40 for sharing the Coldplay tracks at Dime.

Digital Satellite (live) broadcast 2013-12-19 MPEG1 layer 2 48kHz @ 192kbps
BBC Radio 2 > DVB-S > TBS 6984 > DVBviewer > .mp2

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Rick Wakeman, 2016
Track 01. chat 2:20 (5.6MB)
Track 02. Hark The Herald Angels Sing 2:19 (5.6MB)
Track 03. chat 2:02 (4.9MB)
Track 04. Gone But Not Forgotten 2:53 (6.9MB)
Track 05. chat 1:43 (4.1MB)
Track 06. I Believe In Father Christmas 2:18 (5.5MB)
Track 07. chat 3:45 (9.0MB)
Track 08. Coventry Carol 1:34 (3.8MB)
Track 09. chat 1:30 (3.6MB)
21 mins

Coldplay, 2013
Track 10. Interview 1:46 (3.0MB)
Track 11. Christmas Lights 4:36 (7.7MB)
Track 12. White Christmas 2:29 (4.2MB)
Track 13. Closing Comments 0:10 (295k)
9 mins

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  1. 2 Responses to “RICK WAKEMAN/COLDPLAY - CHRISTMAS 2016/2013”

  2. Hey I didn’t know that Old Rick ever played it cold, he’s allways been so hot when it comes to play the piano. Must be the Christmas weather I guess.

    By Dick HEAD on Dec 20, 2016

  3. I love Rick, always have, but enough with the christmas records everyone.

    By Happytimes on Dec 23, 2016

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