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Rick Wakeman - The Six Wives Of Henry VIII - Live At Hampton Court Palace (DVD) CD (album) cover


Rick Wakeman


Symphonic Prog

3.84 | 58 ratings

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4 stars Rick Wakeman has realised his long time dream by playing the complete six wives of Henry VIII album 36 years after his release. He his accompanied by the English Rock Ensemble, the Orchestra Europa and the Englisg Chamber Choir. Naturally the music is classical oriented with many keyboards sounds plays by this excellent musician. The stage settings and the light show are impressive and add to the value of this Blu-Ray. The picture quality is stunning and the DTS sound excellent by capturing the sound of the choir and orchestra. In 1973, some songs of that album had to bet cut to fit a 40 minutes album, but here we have the complete songs. One of the highlights of the show is when Rick plays his organ elevated in the air. But most of all, the quality of the music is so good that you can enjoy the show without all the theatrical effects. The only problem that i had was getting throught the necessary narration between songs, but you can skip those with your remote control. The extras are short with a 20 minutes making of that show where Rick present with good humour the musicians. Highly recommended!
rdtprog | 4/5 |


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