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Published on 14th December 2014

Rick Wakeman albums – deluxe editions


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Universal Music plan to release re-mastered versions of Rick Wakeman’s The Six Wives Of Henry VIII and The Myths And Legends Of King Arthur And The Knights Of The Round Table – Both versions will be re-mastered at Abbey Road and feature an accompanying DVD element which feature new quadrophonic mixes.

PRESS RELEASE: Prog-rock legend Rick Wakeman will release two of his most successful albums as expanded CD/DVD Deluxe Edition packages for the first time. The Six Wives Of Henry VIII and The Myths And Legends Of King Arthur and The Knights of the Round Table will be repackaged and released via Universal Music on 2 February 2015.

Rick Wakeman’s pioneering use of electronic keyboards has created some of the most compelling prog-rock albums ever released. In 2015, ahead of his UK tour, Rick Wakeman will rerelease two of his most successful albums, The Six Wives of Henry VIII and The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and The Knights of the Round Table.

The Six Wives of Henry VIII is the first studio album from Rick Wakeman, reaching the UK album chart Top 10 and selling over 15 million copies worldwide. The instrumentally stunning album is based largely on Rick Wakeman’s banks of keyboards, and also features former band mates from The Strawbs and Yes. It was certified Gold in America in 1975 and was awarded a Platinum Record at Midem.

Rick Wakeman’s third studio album, The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and The Knights of the Round Table, reached Number 2 in the UK charts on original release. The album was inspired by Nancy Brysson-Morris’s book ‘The Private Life of Henry VIII’, a childhood favourite of Wakeman’s. The album reached Number 2 in the UK Album Charts, Number 21 in the US Billboard Charts and is his third consecutive album to be certified Gold.

TRACK LISTING: The Six Wives Of Henry VIII
CD/DVD
DISC ONE
1. Catherine Of Aragon
2. Anne Of Cleves
3. Catherine Howard
4. Jane Seymour
5. Anne Boleyn ‘The Day Thou Gavest Lord Hath Ended’
6. Catherine Parr
7. Catherine of Aragon (First Mix 14/02/1973)
8. Anne Boleyn ‘The Day Thou Gavest Lord Hath Ended (Single Edit)
9. Catherine Parr (Single Edit)

DISC TWO (DVD)
1. Catherine of Aragon (Quad Version)
2. Anne of Cleves (Quad Version)
3. Catherine Howard (Quad Version)
4. Jane Seymour (Quad Version)
5. Anne Boleyn ‘ The Day Thou Gavest Lord Hath Ended’ (Quad Version)
6. Catherine Parr (Quad Version)
7. Catherine Howard (OGWT 16/01/1973)

TRACK LISTING: The Myths And Legends Of King Arthur And The Knights Of The Round Table
CD/DVD
DISC ONE
1. Arthur
2. Lady of the Lake
3. Guinevere
4. Sir Lancelot And the Black Knight
5. Merlin the Magician
6. Sir Galahad
7. The Last Battle

DISC TWO
1. Arthur (Quad Version)
2. Lady of the Lake (Quad Version)
3. Guinevere (Quad Version)
4. Sir Lancelot And the Black Knight (Quad Version)
5. Merlin the Magician (Quad Version)
6. Sir Galahad (Quad Version)
7. The Last Battle (Quad Version)

Source: LD Communications

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