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Rick Wakeman - The Myths And Legends Of King Arthur And The Knights Of The Round Table album

Rick Wakeman - The Myths And Legends Of King Arthur And The Knights Of The Round Table album
  • Performer Rick Wakeman
  • Title The Myths And Legends Of King Arthur And The Knights Of The Round Table
  • Country UK
  • Style Prog Rock, Classic Rock
  • Other formats DXD XM MP3 TTA VOX RA MOD
  • Genre Rock
  • Size MP3 1359 mb
  • Size FLAC 1907 mb
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 381

The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table is the fourth solo album from the British keyboardist Rick Wakeman, released in March 1975 on A&M Records. His third rock concept album, Wakeman based it on the legend of King Arthur and various figures and events associated with him including Guinevere, Lancelot, and Merlin.

It reached number 2 on the UK Albums Chart and number 21 on the US Billboard 200. It was certified Gold in the US, Brazil, Japan, and Australia. The album was promoted with a world tour in 1975 that included three shows at Wembley Arena performed as an ice show, the last time it was performed in its entirety until 2016.

Arthur - Rick Wakeman 1975. Merlin the magican - Rick Wakeman. 7 the last battle - rick wakeman. 02. Lady Of The Lake - Rick Wakeman - The Myths And Legends Of King Arthur And The Knights Of The Round Table (1975). 03. Guinevere - Rick Wakeman - The Myths And Legends Of King Arthur And The Knights Of The Round Table (1975). 05. Merlin The Magician - Rick Wakeman - The Myths And Legends Of King Arthur And The Knights Of The Round Table (1975). 06. Sir Galahad - Rick Wakeman - The Myths And Legends Of King Arthur And The Knights Of The Round Table (1975).

The making of the album and the subsequent tour have become synonymous in musical history with both blind ambition and folly. At the age of 25, the stress of the rock and roll lifestyle was taking its toll on Wakeman. After he suffered from a heart attack, Wakeman started to write the album during his recovery in hospital. It clearly wasn’t easy. Funded by a PledgeMusic kickstarter fund in February 2016, the King Arthur project quickly achieved its target in a matter of weeks, and was released in June 2016. Whereas before there were seven tracks over 45 minutes, the new version covers 2 CD’s, has twenty tracks (although some of these are the original tracks broken into smaller sections) and lasts a whopping 88 minutes.

Rick Wakeman's third solo album is among his best, as he employs his vast array of keyboards to their full extent, musically describing the characters pertaining to the days of King Arthur's reign. As one of Wakeman's most famous pieces, it is here that his astounding musicianship is laid out for all to hear, a marvelous bisque of keyboard artistry.

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Tracklist

1 Arthur 7:26
2 Lady Of The Lake 0:45
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

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – A&M Records, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – A&M Records, Inc.
  • Recorded At – Morgan Studios

Credits

  • Acoustic Guitar, Lead Guitar – Jeffrey Crampton
  • Arranged By [Orchestral Arrangements] – Wil Malone
  • Art Direction – Fabio Nicoli
  • Art Direction, Design – Paul May
  • Bass – Roger Newell
  • Chorus Master [The English Chamber Choir, Choirmaster] – Guy Protheroe
  • Conductor [Orchestra And Choir] – David Measham
  • Coordinator [Orchestral Co-ordination] – David Katz
  • Drums – Barney James
  • Engineer – Paul Tregurtha
  • Engineer [Assistant Engineer] – Jeremy Stenham
  • Illustration – Bob Fowke, Dave Bowyer
  • Narrator – Terry Taplin
  • Percussion – John Hodson*
  • Photography By – Bob Elsdale
  • Vocals – Ashley Hold*, Gary Pickford Hopkins*
  • Written-By, Producer – Rick Wakeman

Notes

Reissue with clear center hub
Recorded at Morgan Studios, London, 16th October 1974 - 10th January 1975
Engravings from the Mansell Collection

Booklet and tray insert:
℗ 1975 A&M Records, Inc.
© 1975, 1988 A&M Records, Inc. Printed in the U.S.A.

Disc:
℗ 1975 A&M Records, Inc. © 1975, 1988 A&M Records, Inc.
Made in the U.S.A.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 075021323025
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): CD3250 10/91 1DC13
  • SPARS Code: AAD
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): CD3250 6/92 1DA1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): CD3250 11/92 2DA3

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
AMLH 64515 Rick Wakeman The Myths And Legends Of King Arthur And The Knights Of The Round Table ‎(LP, Album, Gat) A&M Records AMLH 64515 UK 1975
SP-4515 Rick Wakeman The Myths And Legends Of King Arthur And The Knights Of The Round Table ‎(LP, Album, Gat) A&M Records SP-4515 US 1975
394 515-2 Rick Wakeman The Myths And Legends Of King Arthur And The Knights Of The Round Table ‎(CD, Album, RE) A&M Records 394 515-2 Europe Unknown
UICY-9263 Rick Wakeman The Myths And Legends Of King Arthur And The Knights Of The Round Table ‎(CD, Album, RE) A&M Records UICY-9263 Russia Unknown
PWCD 004 Rick Wakeman The Myths And Legends Of King Arthur And The Knights Of The Round Table ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial) Limited Edition PWCD 004 Russia 1999

Tracklist

A1 Arthur
A2 Lady Of The Lake
A3 Guinevere
A4 Sir Lancelot And The Black Knight
B1 Merlin The Magician
B2 Sir Galahad
B3 The Last Battle

Companies, etc.

  • Published By – Rondor Music (London) Ltd.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – A&M Records, Inc.
  • Printed By – MacNeill Press Ltd.
  • Made By – MacNeill Press Ltd.
  • Pressed By – CBS Pressing Plant, Aston Clinton

Credits

  • Arranged By [Orchestral Arrangement] – Wil Malone
  • Art Direction – Fabio Nicoli
  • Art Direction, Design – Paul May
  • Bass Guitar – Roger Newell
  • Choir – English Chamber Choir*
  • Chorus Master [The English Chamber Choir] – Guy Protheroe
  • Conductor [Orchestra And Choir] – David Measham
  • Drums – Barney James
  • Engineer – Paul Tregurtha
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Jeremy Stenham
  • Guitar [Guitars] – Jeffrey Crampton
  • Illustration – Bob Fowke, Dave Bowyer
  • Mastered By – PN*
  • Narrator – Terry Taplin
  • Orchestrated By [Orchestral Co-ordination] – David Katz
  • Percussion – John Hodgson
  • Photography By – Bob Elsdale
  • Producer, Written-By, Lyrics By – Rick Wakeman
  • Vocals – Ashley Holt, Gary Pickford Hopkins*

Notes

UK release, probably a later pressing as it has an embossed gatefold sleeve & booklet, but with same labels as The Myths And Legends Of King Arthur And The Knights Of The Round Table.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped): AMLH•64515•A5 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched): TROG & NORMAL
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped): AMLH 64515 B6 6
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched): PN B-6

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
AMLH 64515 Rick Wakeman The Myths And Legends Of King Arthur And The Knights Of The Round Table ‎(LP, Album, Gat) A&M Records AMLH 64515 UK 1975
SP-4515 Rick Wakeman The Myths And Legends Of King Arthur And The Knights Of The Round Table ‎(LP, Album, Gat) A&M Records SP-4515 US 1975
394 515-2 Rick Wakeman The Myths And Legends Of King Arthur And The Knights Of The Round Table ‎(CD, Album, RE) A&M Records 394 515-2 Europe Unknown
UICY-9263 Rick Wakeman The Myths And Legends Of King Arthur And The Knights Of The Round Table ‎(CD, Album, RE) A&M Records UICY-9263 Russia Unknown
PWCD 004 Rick Wakeman The Myths And Legends Of King Arthur And The Knights Of The Round Table ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial) Limited Edition PWCD 004 Russia 1999