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 February 2.
The Six Wives of Henry VIII was 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 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.
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 favorite 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.
Both albums have been remastered at Abbey Road and now feature an accompanying DVD element which feature new quadrophonic mixes of the iconic tracks.
The Six Wives of Henry VIII
Catherine of Aragon
Anne of Cleves
Anne Boleyn ‘The Day Thou Gavest Lord Hath Ended’
Catherine of Aragon (First Mix 14/02/1973)
Anne Boleyn ‘The Day Thou Gavest Lord Hath Ended’ (Single Edit)
Catherine Parr (Single Edit)
Disc 2 (DVD)
Catherine of Aragon (Quad Version)
Anne of Cleves (Quad Version)
Catherine Howard (Quad Version)
Jane Seymour (Quad Version)
Anne Boleyn ‘The Day Thou Gavest Lord Hath Ended’ (Quad Version)
Catherine Parr (Quad Version)
Catherine Howard (OGWT 16/01/1973)
The Myth and Legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table
Lady of the Lake
Sir Lancelot And the Black Knight
Merlin the Magician
The Last Battle
Disc 2 (DVD)
Arthur (Quad Version)
Lady of the Lake (Quad Version)
Guinevere (Quad Version)
Sir Lancelot And the Black Knight (Quad Version)
Merlin the Magician (Quad Version)
Sir Galahad (Quad Version)
The Last Battle (Quad Version)
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