- Released: January 29, 2013
- Label: Real Gone Music
- 1.Music Reincarnate, Pt. 1: The Warning
- 2.Music Reincarnate, Pt. 2: The Maker
- 3.Music Reincarnate, Pt. 3: The Spaceman
- 4.Music Reincarnate, Pt. 4: The Realisation
- 5.Music Reincarnate, Pt. 5: The Reaper
- 6.The Prisoner
- 7.The Lost Cycle
Personnel: Rick Wakeman (grand piano, electric piano, Fender Rhodes piano, harpsichord, electric harpsichord, Clavinet, organ, Hammond b-3 organ, Mellotron); John Dunsterville (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin); Martin Shields (vocals, trumpet, flugelhorn, French horn); Reg Brooks (vocals, trombone, bass trombone); Roger Newell (vocals, bass guitar); Ashley Holt (vocals); Tony Fernandez (drums, percussion).
Liner Note Author: Gene Sculatti.
Recording information: Le Chateau Studios, Herouville, France (01/1976-03/1976).
Photographer: Mike Putland.
After the massive scale of the Journey to the Center of the Earth and Myths and Legends of King Arthur... projects, Wakeman was told by his record company (and his finances, and his health), "no more extravaganzas." So he produced this album with a stripped-down seven-piece band he called the English Rock Ensemble. It's notable that Wakeman, having broken with Yes over the obscurely metaphysical album Tales From Topographic Oceans, proceeded to make his own obscurely metaphysical album here. "All the music," according to the liner notes, "is based on a futuristic, autobiographical look at music, the part it plays in our pre-earth, human, and afterlife." The album deals with the fate of a man who has lost his "music soul." Musically, it's not up to his previous standards, though "The Prisoner" is appropriately melodramatic. ~ Stephen Raiteri