Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Rick Wakeman - The Myths and Legends Of King Arthur (1975) (Vinyl 1st press)

Year: 1975 (LP 1975 1st Press)
Label: A & M Records (UK), AMLH 64515
Style: Symphonic Rock
Country: Perivale, London (18 May 1949)
Time: 44:40
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 263 Mb

The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table is the third solo album from the English keyboardist Rick Wakeman, released in April 1975 on A&M Records. His second concept album, it is based on the legend of King Arthur and various figures and events associated with him. After he suffered from a heart attack, Wakeman started to write the album during his recovery in hospital. Wakeman recorded with the New World Orchestra, the English Chamber Choir, and his five-piece band, the English Rock Ensemble.
King Arthur received mostly positive reviews, though some labelled it a symbol of progressive rock excess. It reached No. 2 on the UK Albums Chart and No. 21 on the US Billboard 200. It was certified Gold in the US, Brazil, Japan, and Australia.
(Wikipedia)

Rick Wakeman – synthesisers, keyboards, grand piano
Gary Pickford-Hopkins – lead vocals
Ashley Holt – lead vocals
Geoffrey Crampton – lead and acoustic guitars
Roger Newell – bass guitar
Barney James – drums
John Hodgson – percussion
New World Orchestra, English Chamber Choir

01. A1 Arthur (07:26)
02. A2 Lady Of The Lake (00:46)
03. A3 Guinevere (06:44)
04. A4 Sir Lancelot And The Black Knight (05:22)
05. B1 Merlin The Magician (08:51)
06. B2 Sir Galahad (05:51)
07. B3 The Last Battle (09:38)

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