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THE SIX WIVES OF HENRY VIII

Rick Wakeman

 

Symphonic Prog

4.08 | 786 ratings

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Ivan_Melgar_M
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4 stars According to most fans this is Rick's best album, probably they are right, perfect balance, unique style, the most original album, but still not my favorite.

There are two main problems with this great album, the first one is that the songs don't capture the mood or the character of Henry's wives, the music is outstanding but tells me nothing about the main theme.

The second problem is that the album is too clean and perfect for reality, maybe it's overworked, but this of course is a very subjective opinion.

If I had to choose, would stay with the far more human and clearly conceptual Myths and Legends, not as perfect, with a terrible vocalist, but reflects more Rick's personality and describes clearly the plot of the story.

Of course it's an essential masterpiece and I recommend it without doubt, but there are other Wakeman's works I like more.

Ivan_Melgar_M | 4/5 |

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