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THE SIX WIVES OF HENRY VIII

Rick Wakeman

 

Symphonic Prog

4.06 | 561 ratings

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Prog Leviathan
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4 stars For me, Wakeman's style and playing has exuded a sort of bloated, saccharine stink which ruins most everything he's been associated with. With the obvious exception of his excellent contributions to the seminole Yes albums, his keyboard's have always sounded remarkebly corny and juvenile, especially when used to emulate acoustic classical instruments.

But "Six Wives" is a Wakeman album I can be proud to own. This is iconic prog keyboarding at its highest, sounding exceptionally refined, focused, and exciting; this is the pioneering Wakeman of legend which we hear about (or remember), performing a monstrously arranged set of songs with style. While not quite as creative as some of ELP's experimental songs or as lush as Yes' "Topographic Oceans", "Six Wives" is fautless for its sheer enjoyability and demonstration of talent.

An essentual album for any fan of classic Yes, of which "Six Wives" sounds very a kin to, as well as for fans of classic prog in general.

Songwriting: 3 Instrumental Performances: 4 Lyrics/Vocals: NA Style/Emotion/Replay: 4

Prog Leviathan | 4/5 |

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