Review of The Six Wives of Henry VIII submitted on 29th December 2003

Still the best! Rick's first three albums are his best three, and the first of them all is the best of them all. After all this time, this record is still unbeatable. Some say it has dated : if this is true, it isn't obvious. The sounds are still powerful, evocative, and varied; the playing is masterful; and the compositions are inventive. This solo album without vocals was a daring move which opened the door to some wonderful music. Musically (if not historically!) we could wish old Henry had had ten wives.