9 Songs, 1 Hour 19 Minutes


Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
9 Ratings
9 Ratings
MaximilianRG ,


As a long time fan of Rick Wakeman, I have been waiting for a CD like this for a long time. Recorded live on King Henry VIII's 500th birthday, at the place he once called home. Amazing!

Emerlist Davjack ,

Completely misfiled

This isn't the 1972 recording, it's the 2009 live performance at Hampton Court Palace ... and Yes had nothing to do with it.

S Kluth ,

How do you fix it when iTunes has the wrong info

I actually have no idea how this compares to the original, but in my opinion the original is 5 stars so I figure a live version should be worth at least four. (Plus, the live Six Wives medley on Yessongs is great.) The true title for this is "The Six Wives of Henry VIII Live at Hampton Court Palace" and it is a live version of the original with an extra piece for King Henry which was not included in the original. The musician list was:

Rick Wakeman – Roland JD-800, Hammond Organ, Moog Mini-moog, Korg M3, Korg OASYS, Roland Fantom-X ((88-keyed version)), Moog Voyager, Manikin Memotron (x2), Roland V-Synth, keytar, piano.
Dave Colquhoun – electric guitar
Jonathan Noyce – bass guitar
Adam Wakeman – keyboard, keytar
Tony Fernandez – drums
Ray Cooper – percussion
Pete Rinaldi – acoustic guitar
Guy Protheroe – conductor
Orchestra Europa
English Chamber Choir

The sixth cut should also be Katherine Parr, not Katherine Pan. (The original album also had all three spelled Catherine, but these names were changed with this release.)

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