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The Six Wives of Henry VIII is the second studio album by English keyboardist Rick Wakeman, released in January 1973 on A&M Records. It is an instrumental progressive rock album with its concept based on his interpretations of the musical characteristics of the wives of Henry VIII
The track was then discarded and the album renamed. When recording ended in October 1972, the final cost for the record had reached around £25,000. A stage was constructed outside the main palace entrance to seat 5,000 people. Wakeman performed with his band The English Rock Ensemble, the English Chamber Choir and the Orchestra Europa, on 1 and 2 May 2009. Featured in the setlist was "Defender of the Faith", the track Wakeman wrote about Henry before it was omitted from the album due to.
Henry VIII is one of England’s best-known monarchs. Charismatic and extravagant, his reign lasted nearly 39 years, and was marked by radical changes to the. Catherine is best known today for her role in the sparking of the Reformation.
This album is based around my interpretations of the musical characteristics of the wives of Henry VIII. Although the style may not always be in keeping with their individual history, it is my personal conception of their characters in relation to keyboard instruments.
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.
King Henry VIII of England is one of history’s most famous rulers, though not for his power as king. Henry VIII’s fame instead lies in the number of wives that he had: six in total, though only three of them were deemed legal in the eyes of the church. Henry VIII’s wives became equally as famous as their husband, mostly because of the gruesome end that a few of them met. So, who were all of Henry VIII’s wives and what happened to them? 1. The First Of Henry VIII’s Wives: Catherine of Aragon.
1. Catherine of Aragon (3:45) 2. Anne of Cleves (7:50) 3. Catherine Howard (6:36) 4. Jane Seymour (4:44) 5. Anne Boleyn (Incl.
As a collective performance, The Six Wives Of Henry VIII takes no prisoners. Anne Of Cleves’ in particular is surprisingly tough and berserk, bristling with feverish interplay. Catherine Howard’, in contrast, begins with a courtly piano motif which fleetingly recalls Wakeman’s accompaniment for Cat Stevens’ ‘Morning Has Broken’ (a song which Wakeman revisited on his instrumental classical album Piano Portraits) before developing into a joyous extemporisation which successfully pits honky-tonk harpsichord against an icy Mellotron backdrop. The latter is arguably the album’s most impressive cut, lit up with a livid and dramatic Hammond C3 part – witness Wakeman’s immaculately controlled arpeggios – and briskly booted along by Bill Bruford’s redoubtable, imaginative drumming. The Six Wives Of Henry VIII can be bought here.