Review of The Six Wives of Henry VIII submitted on 14th August 2004
A "creative" work? Yes. A "virtuosic" work? Yes. But, is it an "intelligent" work? Absolutely. Keep this in mind when sampling or listening to the whole album - contemplate the "mood" of each piece in relation to the actual history of Henry VIII and his wives. Each track exemplifies Rick's knowledge and understanding of the history of Henry's relationships. This is a highly "realized" album best described as "history translated into music." A welcome musical experience for anyone interested in British history, British royalty or diverse keyboard talent.