Rick Wakeman ‎– The Six Wives Of Henry VIII

A&M Records ‎– AMLH 64361
Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold

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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
A2 Anne Of Cleves
Bass – Dave Winter*Drums – Alan WhiteGuitar – Mike EganPercussion – Frank Riccotti*
A3 Catherine Howard
Banjo [Electric] – Dave CousinsBass – Chas CronkDrums – Barry De SouzaGuitar – Dave Lambert (4)Percussion – Frank Riccotti*
B1 Jane Seymour
Drums – Alan White
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
B3 Catherine Parr
Bass – Dave Winter*Drums – Alan WhiteGuitar – Mike EganPercussion – Frank Riccotti*



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

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • 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 155) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
AMLH 64361 Rick Wakeman The Six Wives Of Henry VIII(LP, Album, RE, Gat) A&M Records AMLH 64361 UK Unknown Sell This Version
AMLH 64361, SP 4621 Rick Wakeman The Six Wives Of Henry VIII(LP, Album) A&M Records, Dideca AMLH 64361, SP 4621 Guatemala 1973 Sell This Version
20.147, SP-4621 Rick Wakeman Las Seis Esposas De Enrique VIII(LP, Album, Promo) A&M Records, A&M Records 20.147, SP-4621 Argentina 1974 Sell This Version
CS-69859 Rick Wakeman The Six Wives Of Henry VIII(Cass, Album, RE) A&M Records CS-69859 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
ZCAM 64361 Rick Wakeman The Six Wives Of Henry VIII(Cass, Album) A&M Records ZCAM 64361 UK 1973 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)