Why did Rick Wakeman want Larry Fast? Part 2 – 612

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This week, Mark and I return to the second part of our discussion around why Rick Wakeman wanted Larry Fast to help him out on Tales from Topographic Oceans. We listened to Electronic Realizations For Rock Orchestra by Synergy on which Larry played everything. Stay tuned to hear what we thought of the album from 1975.

  • What does this record sound like from the vantage point of 2024?
  • Does the basic technology make it sound old?
  • Why did Rick want Larry?

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