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RICK WAKEMAN-1973-1977: HIS GLORY YEARS.

Rick Wakeman-1973-1977: His Glory Years. In January 1973,  Rick Wakeman released his sophomore album The Six Wives Of Henry VIII, which was a groundbreaking album, one that would forever change prog rock. The Six Wives Of Henry VIII was the album that legitimised synths in prog rock. This was a game-changer.  Following the success of …

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THE BEST BOX SETS OF 2016-PART 2.

THE BEST BOX SETS OF 2016-PART 2. Klaus Schulze-Dark Side Of The Moog Volumes 1-4. When Klaus Schulze agreed to collaborate with Pete Namlook, little did he realise that this was the start of a partnership that lasted fourteen years. The first volume in the Dark Side Of The Moog series was released in 1994. …

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YES-TALES FROM TOPOGRAPHIC OCEANS-DELUXE EDITION BOX SET.

YES-TALES FROM TOPOGRAPHIC OCEANS-DELUXE EDITION BOX SET. After a three month break, Yes’ 1972-1973 Close To The Edge Tour was due to resume on the 8th of March 1973. This was the fifth leg in what had been a gruelling world tour. The new lineup of Yes had criss-crossed the world, playing North America and …

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RICK WAKEMAN-1973-1977, THE GLORY YEARS.

RICK WAKEMAN-1973-1977, THE GLORY YEARS. In January 1973,  Rick Wakeman released his sophomore album The Six Wives Of Henry VIII. It was a groundbreaking album, one that would forever change prog rock. The Six Wives Of Henry VIII was the album that legitimised synths in prog rock. This was a game-changer.  Following the success of …

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RICK WAKEMAN-5 CLASSIC ALBUMS.

RICK WAKEMAN-5 CLASSIC ALBUMS. To misquote George Orwell, “not all box sets are created equal.” Indeed, box sets come in all shapes and sizes. Some are lovingly compiled, lavish and bespoke. They’re released in limited numbers and quickly become a collector’s item. Then there’s the mid-price box sets, which feature all the albums an artist …

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THE BEST 50 REISSUES OF 2015-PART FIVE.

THE BEST 50 REISSUES OF 2015-PART FIVE. RICK WAKEMAN-THE MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF KING ARTHUR AND THE KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE, Following the success of Journey To The Centre Of The Earth, Rick Wakeman was getting ready to begin work on his fourth album. Then disaster struck. Rick had the first of three minor …

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RICK WAKEMAN-THE MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF KING ARTHUR AND THE KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE.

RICK WAKEMAN-THE MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF KING ARTHUR AND THE KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE. In January 1973,  Rick Wakeman released his sophomore album The Six Wives Of Henry VIII. It was a groundbreaking album, one that would forever change prog rock. The Six Wives Of Henry VIII was the album that legitimised synths in …

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BACK AGAINST THE WALL-A TRIBUTE TO PINK FLOYD.

BACK AGAINST THE WALL-A TRIBUTE TO PINK FLOYD. Nowadays, the word “classic” is used far too often. There’s a reason for this. Much of the music being released today isn’t as good the music being released during the sixties and seventies. That was without doubt, the golden age of music. Forty years later, and we’ve …

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RICK WAKEMAN-THE SIX WIVES OF HENRY VIII.

RICK WAKEMAN-THE SIX WIVES OF HENRY VIII. In early 1972, Yes were touring America to promote their fourth studio album Fragile. On a stopover  in Richmond, Virginia, Rick Wakeman, who had joined Yes in August 1971, and made his debut on Fragile, was perusing the airport bookshop. Eventually, Rick bought four books, including Nancy Brysson …

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