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Six Wives Live, Live!

Rick at the castle in pink

Seeing Rick Wakeman perform “The Six Wives of Henry the VIII” this month with symphony, choir, and band was easily one of the top three concert experiences of my life.  A bit of background:

On a rainy day in 1974 one of my crowd’s older friends came down to our hangout with two records that would come to shape my musical tastes forever.  One was Jethro Tull’s “Aqualung”, and the second was Rick Wakeman’s “Journey to the Centre of the Earth”.  We sat transfixed by these exhilarating albums and in particular Rick’s “Journey” sounded fantastic, mystical, as a perfect blend of rock and classical music.  My record collection began when I ran out and acquired these two releases along with Continue reading Six Wives Live, Live!