Rick Wakeman Releases ‘Myths & Legends’ Set of Vintage Concerts

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Rick Wakeman has released a trove of vintage concert recordings. The Myths And Legends Of Rick Wakeman, a 4-CD box set released on May 13, 2022, via Cleopatra Records, and focusing on his mid-‘70s work, showcases the keyboard wizard at his most adventurous and mesmerizing performing tracks from the legendary albums The Myths And Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Journey to the Centre of the Earth and others.

The collection is packaged in a clamshell box with individual wallets for each show plus a 16-page booklet with liner notes and vintage photos.

Said Wakeman in the announcement, “It’s really lovely to see some of the music I’m most proud of, released in a new way and presented so well… I’m still wondering though if I am more of a myth than a legend!”

Listen to Wakeman perform a selection from The Six Wives of Henry VIII in 1976

Wakeman is best known for playing keyboards in the progressive rock band YES across five tenures between 1971 and 2004 and for his solo albums released over the past 5 decades. Wakeman has released over 90 solo albums spanning a range of musical styles. He has written three books; an autobiography and two memoirs. In 2017, Wakeman was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of YES.

The complete track listing appears below the Amazon links.

The Myths And Legends Of Rick Wakeman Track List
DISC 1: Live In North America 1974
1. Journey to the Centre of the Earth, Pt. 1
2. Journey to the Centre of the Earth, Pt. 2
3. Anne Boleyn
4. Concerto for American Commercial TV

DISC 2: Live at Winterland Ballroom 1975
1. The Journey to the Center of the Earth, Pt. 1
2. Catherine Howard
3. Sir Lancelot & the Black Knight
4. Anne Boleyn
5. The Forest
6. Arthur & Guinevere
7. Merlin the Magician
8. Catherine Parr

DISC 3: Live at Hammersmith Odeon 1976
1. Music Reincarnate, Pt. 3: The Spaceman
2. Catherine Howard
3. Sir Lancelot & the Black Knight
4. Arthur
5. Music Reincarnate, Pt. 4: The Realisation
6. The Forest
7. Catherine Parr
8. The Prisoner
9. Merlin the Magician

DISC 4: The Maltings 1976
1. Recollection
2. Music Reincarnate, Pt. 4: The Realisation
3. Sir Lancelot and the Black Knight
4. Music Reincarnate, Pt. 3: The Spaceman
5. Catherine Parr
6. The Prisoner
7. Merlin the Magician

Related: Our Rick Wakeman 2021 concert review

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