Rick Wakeman - The Six Wives Of Henry VIII (CD, Album, RE) - USED
Format: CD, Album, Reissue
Sleeve condition: Near Mint
Media condition: Near Mint
 Catherine Of Aragon
 Anne Of Cleves
 Catherine Howard
 Jane Seymour
 Anne Boylen 'The Day Thou Gavest Lord Hath Ended'
 Catherine Parr
Custom built Hammond C-3 Organ, RMI Electric Piano & Harpsichord, 2 x Mini-Moog Synthesizer, Mellotron 400-D (Brass/Strings/Flutes), Mellotron 400-D (Vocals/Sound Effects/Vibes), Steinway 9’ Grand Piano, Frequency Counter, Custom Mixer.
In addition to the above instruments a Thomas Goff Harpsichord and ARP Synthesizer were used. All sounds put through two Stereo Leslies, Fender Duel Showman Amp & two JBL Cabinets. Also used a custom built Oscillator, Fuzz & Wahwah Pedal and Binson Echo Unit, Keyboards & Amplification set up by: John Cleary, Michael Tait, Philip Hepple, Claude Johnson Taylor. The organ on ‘Jane Seymour’ was recorded at St. Giles, Cripplegate.
‘Katherine Of Aragon’ was engineered and mixed at Trident Studios, London. ‘Anne Boylen’ was engineered at Morgan Studios, London, and mixed at Trident Studios. All the remaining tracks were engineered and mixed at Morgan Studios.
All titles written and arranged by Rick Wakeman, except for the Hymn at the end of ‘Anne Boylen’ which is 'The Day Thou Gavest Lord Hath Ended' (E.J. Hopkins, arr. Rick Wakeman).
Recorded between February and October, 1972. All songs published by Rondor Music.
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 relations to keyboard instruments. - Rick.
(P) 1973. Made in England.
Year of CD release not displayed (original album release date listed above).