Rick Wakeman ‎– The Six Wives Of Henry VIII

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A&M Records ‎– AMLH 64361
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A1 Catherine Of Aragon
Bass – Chris Squire, Les HurdleDrums – Bill BrufordEngineer, Mixed By – Ken ScottGuitar – Mike Egan, Steve HowePercussion – Ray CooperVocals – Barry St. John, Judy Powell*, Liza Strike
3:41
A2 Anne Of Cleves
Bass – Dave Winter*Drums – Alan WhiteGuitar – Mike EganPercussion – Frank Riccotti*
7:50
A3 Catherine Howard
Banjo [Electric] – Dave CousinsBass – Chas CronkDrums – Barry De SouzaGuitar – Dave Lambert (4)Percussion – Frank Riccotti*
6:35
B1 Jane Seymour
Drums – Alan White
4:44
B2 Anne Boleyn 'The Day Thou Gavest Lord Hath Ended'
Arranged By [End Hymn] – Rick WakemanBass – Les HurdleDrums – Bill BrufordEngineer – Ken ScottGuitar – Mike EganMixed By – Dave Henshall*Percussion – Ray CooperVocals – Laura Lee, Liza Strike, Sylvia McNeillWritten-By [End Hymn] – E.J. Hopkins
6:30
B3 Catherine Parr
Bass – Dave Winter*Drums – Alan WhiteGuitar – Mike EganPercussion – Frank Riccotti*
7:03

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Instruments:
Custom built Hammond C-3 Organ, RMI Electric Piano & Harpsichord, 2 x Mini-Moog Synthesizer, Mellotron 400-D (Brass/Strings/Flutes), Mellotron 400-D (Vocals/Sound Effects/Vibes), Steinway 9’ Grand Piano, Frequency Counter, Custom Mixer.

In addition to the above instruments a Thomas Goff Harpsichord and ARP Synthesizer were used. All sounds put through two Steoreo Leslies, Fender Duel Showman Amp & two JBL Cabinets. Also used a custom built Oscillator, Fuzz & Wahwah Pedal and Binson Echo Unit. The organ on ‘Jane Seymour’ was recorded at St. Giles, Cripplegate.

‘Katherine Of Aragon’ was engineered and mixed at Trident Studios, London. ‘Anne Boleyn’ was engineered at Morgan Studios, London, and mixed at Trident Studios. All the remaining tracks were engineered and mixed at Morgan Studios.

Hymn at the end of ‘Anne Boylen’ which is 'The Day Thou Gavest Lord Hath Ended'.

Recorded between February and October, 1972. All songs published by Rondor Music.

This album is based around my interpretations of the musical characteristics of the wives of Henry VIII. Although the style may not always be in keeping with their individual history, it is my personal conception of their characters in relations to keyboard instruments. - Rick.

(P) 1973. Made in England.

Gatefold cover

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  • Other (Runout Etching Side B): TROG, NORMO, FLANNEL, N' KRAPCAKE
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Variant 1): AMLH 64361 - A1 S1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Variant 1): AMLH 64361 - B1 S2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Variant 2): AMLH 64361 - A1 S1 N 1 (looks like RN or PN etched )
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Variant 2): AMLH 64361 - B1 S2 (looks like RN or PN etched )
  • Barcode (Side A Variant 3): AMLH 64361 - A1 S1
  • Barcode (Side B Variant 3): AMLH 64361 - B1X

Other Versions (5 of 121) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
AMLH 64361 Rick Wakeman The Six Wives Of Henry VIII(LP, Album, RE) A&M Records AMLH 64361 Israel Unknown Sell This Version
UICY-25550 Rick Wakeman The Six Wives Of Henry VIII(CD, Album, RE, RM, SHM) A&M Records UICY-25550 Japan 2016 Sell This Version
AML-173 Rick Wakeman The Six Wives Of Henry VIII(LP, Album, RP, Gat) A&M Records AML-173 Japan 1973 Sell This Version
AMLH 64361 Rick Wakeman The Six Wives Of Henry VIII(LP, Album, Gat) A&M Records AMLH 64361 South Africa 1973 Sell This Version
D32Y3115 Rick Wakeman The Six Wives Of Henry VIII(CD, Album) A&M Records D32Y3115 Japan 1986 Sell This Version

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February 3, 2018
Look carefully, and you can see Richard Nixon in the background of the cover photograph (taken at Madam Tussauds)