|Live at Hammersmith|
|Live album by|
|Recorded|| Hammersmith Odeon, London,|
May 9, 1985
|Rick Wakeman chronology|
Live at Hammersmith is the second live album by Rick Wakeman. Despite being a 1985 concert, the music performed is from the first three albums (1973–1975). During this show there was a power failure, and Wakeman walked to the front and told jokes for 45 minutes, although had to subsequently pay for running over time as the power had been restored after 3 minutes.
Three of these songs have shorter or altered names:
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