Review of The Six Wives of Henry VIII submitted on 16th November 1999
This is by no doubt the masterpiece of a musician who is a milestone in progressive rock history. Though I prefer to listen to his genius with the band Yes I still recommend this album, in particular to those who are familiar with Yes and the other 1970s progressive giants. Its progressive virtuoso pieces, which are an integral part of this album, are those musical elements which in my view have helped Wakeman to earn the reputation of being a match for other music wizards such as Vangelis and Mike Oldfield. And to make it very special, Wakeman has also employed Chris Squire, Steve Howe, Alan White and Bill Bruford from his former band Yes, thus preserving the progressive elements of that era and make it more listener-friendly to die hard hard Yes fans like me. All in all, this is a prequisite for any serious music collection - go and get it!!