RICK WAKEMAN The Myths & Legends Of King Arthur (1975) 320 Kbps MP3 ALBUM
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RICK WAKEMAN The Myths & Legends Of King Arthur & The Knights Of The Round Table (1975) 320 Kbps MP3 ALBUM
The Myths & Legends Of King Arthur & The Knights Of The Round Table (1975)
THE MYTHS & LEGENDS OF KING ARTHUR & THE KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE (also known as KING ARTHUR) is a 1975 progressive rock concept album by Rick Wakeman.
Much of the album was written while Wakeman, at 25 years old, recovered from his first of three minor heart attacks at Wexham Park Hospital. After a specialist advised him to stop playing and retire, he ignored it, and wrote "The Last Battle" on the same night.
KING ARTHUR went on to sell around 12 million copies, reaching #2 in the United Kingdom. The album was also a worldwide success, reaching #21 in the United States while going Gold in Brazil, Japan and Australia. KING ARTHUR became Wakeman''s third consecutive Gold album.
The tour in support of the album included King Arthur on Ice, three sold out theatrical performances on ice at Wembley Arena in London. Despite sources claiming Wakeman went bankrupt following the shows, he never did, though he did lose money. The event came in at #79 on "100 Greatest Shocking Moments in Rock and Roll" by VH1.
Rick Wakeman (keyboards)
Ashley Hold (vocals, violin)
Gary Pickford Hopkins, Ashley Holt (vocals)
Jeff Crampton (guitar, acoustic guitar)
David Katz (violin)
Roger Newell (bass guitar)
Barney James (drums)
John Hodson, John Hodgson (percussion).
Recording information: Morgan Studios, North London, England (10/16/1974-01/10/1975).
Photographer: Bob Elsdale.
Arranger: Will Malone.
1. Arthur - 7:26
2. Lady of the Lake - :45
3. Guinevere - 6:45
4. Sir Lancelot and the Black Knight - 5:20
5. Merlin the Magician - 8:51
6. Sir Galahad - 5:51 7. The Last Battle - 9:41