If you believe that any postings breach copyright laws then please leave a comment and I will remove the posting. View my complete profile. Visitors Since June diaper cake. Charlie Brown Says. Spy V. Popular Posts. Painters and Dockers - Kiss My Art Australian - Top charts. New releases. Rick Wakeman January 1, Add to Wishlist. Listen to this album and millions more. First month free. It is an instrumental progressive rock album with its concept based on his interpretations of the musical characteristics of the wives of Henry VIII.
As he read a book about the subject on his travels, melodies he had written the previous year came to him and were noted down. Musicians from Yes and from Strawbs, the group Wakeman was in prior to Yes, also play on the album. It was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America in for over , copies sold in the United States.
Watch now. Take a look at the stars who stopped to strike a pose during the Sundance Film Festival. See the full gallery. This spectacular minute concert was recorded live with the Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra in , at the Sydney Myer Concert Bowl in Melbourne Australia to a 30, audience. This mammoth sell-out concert to tens of thousands was at the end of the 'Journey Tour' to promote the album "Journey to the Centre of the Earth", which sold over 12,, copies worldwide.
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Barclay James Harvest formed in the summer of From the very outset the band pioneered and experimented with new forms, going beyond the traditional guitar, bass and drums format to include woodwind, strings and brass, then acquiring a Mellotron to simulate the sound of an orchestra. Throughout the seventies the band continued to develop chart-topping albums and were capable of filling stadiums and arenas throughout Europe.
Show Information. Caught Live Barclay James Harvest. On 30th August , with the Berlin Wall still very much in place, Barclay James Harvest performed a celebratory concert in front of the Reichstag in Berlin for a vast German audience, estimated at , Throughout the seventies Barclay James Harvest were one of the most popular acts in Germany and this concert was presented as a thank you to all their fans.
Featuring tracks from the then soon to be released Turn Of The Tide album plus classics from across their career, this concert is a celebration of Barclay James Harvest at their very best and at the height of their career. Thirty years later, in September , Deep Purple and the London Symphony Orchestra returned to the same venue for the concertos second performance.
The orchestrated arrangements give an added depth and range to the familiar songs and the band, who are clearly enjoying the experience, deliver one of their finest performances. With a career stretching back into the late sixties and global album sales in excess of million, Deep Purple need no introduction. Not only did this album help pave the way for progressive rock, but it also introduced the unbridled energy and overall effectiveness of the synthesizer as a bona fide instrument.
Six Wives gave Wakeman his chance to break away from the other instrumental complexities that made up Yes and allowed him to prove what a driving force the keyboard could truly be, especially in full album form. More than just synthesized wandering, Wakeman astoundingly conjures up a separate musical persona by way of an instrumental ode to each of Henry VIII's wives through his dazzling use of the Mellotron, Moog, and Hammond C-3 organ.
For example, Wakeman 's fiery runs and fortissimo thwarting of the synthesizer throughout "Anne Boleyn" is a tribute to her feisty temper and valiant courage that she maintained while standing up to her husband. With "Jane Seymour," on the other hand, Wakeman 's playing is somewhat subdued and gentle, which coincides with her legendary meekness and frailty, as well as her willingness to cater to Henry VIII. Wakeman 's masterful use of his synthesizers is instrumentally stunning, as is his talent of magically shaping the notes to represent behavioral idiosyncrasies of his characters.
I wore out two copies of this album when I was a kid! I still listen to it today on CD. The quadraphonic record has added instrumentation and effects not heard on the original two-track version. The combination of baroque and rock help shape my appreciation for different styles of music.
I find this album as one of Rick's best! The instrumentation can impress even today's listener, especially if You like analog synthesizers and other old instrument which today's musicans are now returning to.
Hammond, Steinway, Moog, etc. And what about music? For me it's one of the most interesting and inspiring albums I know. I don't agree with people who say that Anne Of Cleves is ugly. If you listen carefully, you can find a very beautiful experience in this chaos of notes! And the intro of Catherine Parr! I got no words enough! This is definitively a "must-buy" for everyone who likes great music. I first found my mother's copy of this album on vinyl 4 years ago when I was digging through our record collection for an old Beethoven LP.
I didn't give a second thought to the dusty albums of Queen, Simon and Garfunkel, or the Beatles, but when I saw. I'm a 16 year old keyboardist in Michigan, and my aunt gave me several tapes to listen to one day, one of which was Six Wives.
I popped it in only to find some of the most gorgeous music my ears have ever listened to. My favourite piece is Catherine Howar. This is a great album showing all of Rick's knowledge. Rick shows in this album he is one of the best keyboard player in the world. The album can make you cry with very well done parts, some of them specially found in "Anne Boleyn" with excellent piano solos. Rick specially shows how quick are his fingers.
He is God when he plays the Steinway piano. This album can disappoint you, specially if you are studying to be a pianist, because you feel you'll never play like he does or he did.
It's wonderful. I was exposed to this album 8 years ago when my father, a music teacher in Pennsylvania, USA, was introducing me to "classic" synthesizers.
At that point in my life, I basically was totally awed by Rick's talent on the keys and didn't really appreciate w. It is a nice album, it is one of the greatest combinations of classical music and progressive rock I've ever listened to.
I really love it, and it's the only good album I've listened from Alan White drummer on tracks 2,4 and 6.The Six Wives Of Henry VIII is one of them. Arguably his greatest moment (at the very least, it’s his best solo release), The Six Wives Of Henry VIII is a work as ambitious as it is fascinating. Every weapon in Wakeman’s large arsenal is used, and the songs find themselves 4/5.
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