|Radio broadcast taken from the early stages of Wakeman’s solo career
Format: CD / Cat No: MFGZ15CD / Released: 02/12/2016
Track Listing: 1. Journey to the Centre of the Earth / 2. Catherine Howard / 3. Lancelot & the Black Knight / 4. Anne Boleyn / 5. The Forrest / 6. Arthur & Guinevere / 7. Merlin the Magician / 8. Catherine Parr
More information: Recorded in 1975 at the Winterland Theatre, the Majestic Wakeman is captured at his best on this timeless radio broadcast. Taken from the early stages of Wakeman’s solo career, this album captures him in his freshest period, at a time when his flamboyant playing style was most respected. This recording features a great show with tracks from Six Wives, Journey and Myths. Sound quality is superb and The English Rock Ensemble and Rick are in fine form. Included are stunning versions of "Lancelot and the Black Night" and "Merlin the Magician," two of this album's finest cuts. Particular attention is given to "The Forest", a track rarely played live by Wakeman but placed fittingly in the middle of the eight selections here.
Line-up: Rick Wakeman – Keyboards / Ashley Holt – Vocals / John Dunsterville – Guitars & Mandolin / John Hodgson – Percussion / Martyn Shields – Trumpet / Reg Brooks – Trombone / Roger Newell – Bass & Vocals / Tony Fernandez - Drums