Rick Wakeman The Myths And Legends Of King Arthur And The Knights Of The Round Table on LP
Known around the globe for his contributions to Yes, which includes the classic keyboard work on the hit song “Roundabout,” Rick Wakeman also established himself as a master musical storyteller in his own right with his iconic solo concept albums Journey To The Center Of The Earth, The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table and The Six Wives of Henry VIII.
Wakeman’s pioneering use of electronic keyboards has yielded some of the most compelling prog-rock albums ever released. His third studio album, 1975's The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and The Knights of the Round Table, was based on the reign of King Arthur and reached No. 2 in the UK Album Charts, No. 21 in the US Billboard Charts and served as his third consecutive album to be certified Gold.
"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." - Rick Wakeman
Rick Wakeman The Myths And Legends Of King Arthur And The Knights Of The Round Table Track Listing:
2. Lady Of The Lake
4. Sir Lancelot And The Black Knight
5. Merlin The Magician
6. Sir Galahad
7. The Last Battle