Rick Wakeman "The Myths And Legends Of King Arthur" CD

Rick Wakeman

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Rick Wakeman – The Myths And Legends Of King Arthur (CD)

Rick's Perspective

Notes ** This is in many ways a musical autobiography. Much was written in my head whilst lying in Wexham Park Hospital after my first minor heart attack. The Last Battle I wrote after being advised by the specialist, in front of my management, that he recommended I stopped playing and retired in order to give myself a chance of a reasonable recovery.

I was 25.

Thankfully I ignored the advice, wrote The Last Battle that night, and carried on. Heart surgery has come a long way since the mid-seventies as well thankfully!

*Wakey's Verdict*

A very hard album for me to listen to as I can hear the real story within the music. Having said that I think the main theme is probably the best I have written and I am genuinely quite proud of it.

Little Known Trivia

When I recorded the moog solo on Merlin the Magician I was struggling to make it happen and in frustration crossed the road from the studio to the main bar at Morgan Studios and downed five treble scotches in quick succession. I then returned to the studio and played the solo. I then don't remember too much.

The solo was kept.


  1. Arthur
  2. Lady Of The Lake
  3. Guinevere
  4. Sir Lancelot And The Black Knight
  5. Merlin The Magician
  6. Sir Galahad
  7. The Last Battle

Format: CD
Artist: Rick Wakeman
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