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The Six Wives Of Henry VIII [Blu-ray]


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Product Details

  • Actors: Rick Wakeman
  • Directors: Robert Garofalo
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Eagle Rock Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: October 13, 2009
  • Run Time: 125 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002N5KV5E
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #269,573 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

Rick Wakeman's "The Six Wives Of Henry VIII" is one of the landmark albums of the seventies, a critical and commercial success that has sold in excess of 15 million copies worldwide. In May 2009, Rick Wakeman finally achieved his long held dream of performing the entire album live at Hampton Court Palace. It was the first time the whole album had ever been performed in concert & included the Henry VIII track "Defender Of The Faith," that had to be cut from the original album for space reasons, plus new opening and closing pieces. The two spectacular sell out concerts were a never to be repeated event and this Blu-ray shows why they will live long the memory of all those fortunate enough to attend.

TRACK LISTING:
1) Tudorture / Henry's Fanfare
2) Tudorture / "1485"
3) Catherine Of Aragon
4) Kathryn Howard
5) Jane's Prelude
6) Jane Seymour
7) Defender Of The Faith
8) Katherine Parr
9) Anne Of Cleves
10) Anne Boleyn
11) Tudorock

Bonus Materials: Behind the scenes with Rick.

Customer Reviews

The sound was crystal clear.
Jerome Bush
This live concert performance was re written to include an orchestra and choir' What an amazing performance it is.
NoelCan
The music is great and the performance also is great.
Alberto Lotito

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Douglas Harr on October 14, 2009
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
I've seen Rick perform over the years as a solo artist, with Yes and with his son Adam, but never were any of those performances staged with all the musicians required to really represent his early work. So it was with great excitement that I noticed a small advertisement for the special engagements at Hampton Court in celebration of King Henry the 8ths 500th anniversary, where Rick presented "Six Wives" in it's entirely to small audiences of 5,000 patrons on May 1st and 2nd, 2009. This was to be my first and possibly last chance to finally see Rick with full orchestra and choir, and though I have never traveled overseas specifically to attend a concert, this seemed like the right time to do it, and the show was absolutely a dream come true.

This DVD very effectively captures the performance, in stunning high definition, with every track and bit of narration included. It will give you a very accurate impression of the actual show, particularly if you turn up the volume! My only quibble is that there was no camera placed above Rick's head to give you frequent shots of his hands at work. So you don't get the first full view of his playing until 27 min. into the concert. Making up for this is the sheer scope of what there is to see here, including 5 piece band, orchestra, choir, narrator, and the castle itself, which is really a key part of the experience. [...]
As for this DVD, get it! Doug
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Jerome Bush on November 6, 2009
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
My, my! I always loved the original, but this concert was nothing short of unbelievable. I can't believe how fast a person's fingers can move. Rick may have aged in his physical appearance (we all do), but there's nothing that's changed in his ability to write and play--except that through decades of experience, he's gotten better.

I am a drummer, and I love different time signatures, but it's quite another thing to write those songs, employ those changing time signatures, and play marvelouly across them. A drummer develops a pattern to fit the time, but Rick has to play melodies across them. Just gorgeous.

I bought the blu-ray. The video quality was so clear, I thought I might just be in the audience. The light show that continued throughout the show was lovely at times, vibrant at others. The sound was crystal clear. I always judge the high end by how well I can hear the cymbals: they were beautiful. I'm not a big fan of electronic drums (always prefer accoustic), but they sounded great, and I'm always amazed by left-handed drummers. He was perfectly in time (and in tune) with Wakeman.

The choir...glorious. Dramatic and perfectly balanced. The orchestra was balanced as well (though I thought the electtic bass drowned out the orchestra's basses). Loved the lady trombone player. The marimba and xylophone were well played, and I could hear them.

The standout musician (beside Rick Wakeman) was Ray Cooper. He seems to enjoy playing, and he has the talent to back it up (used to play percussion with Elton John and a host of others). He's equally adept at congas, tambourine, cymbal rolls. He adds so much spice to the concert. He's been playing since the 60s (at least), so he's been around forever. [...]

Sum it up? Fantastic DVD. Get the blu-ray. Worth every penny, and the little book with the history of Henry the Eighth is worth the price of the DVD itself.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Terry P. Powers on October 31, 2009
Format: Audio CD
Well...the liner notes alone are worth the $11.95. Rick has always been a humorist, (I think he would have been a wonderful T.V. host if he hadn't done music instead)and he shares a few stories about the old days and the making of this album that are a treat. I never noticed Richard Nixon on the album cover...did you? He had petitioned Hampton Court to perform this album back in 1973 but was turned down. Now, 36 years later in front of a very enthusiastic crowd, a full orchestra, and a full choir, Rick brings a fresh performance of his debut album to DVD, and the sound was great. I didn't particularly care for his friend reading notes about all 6 of the wives inbetween each song, but otherwise Rick's performance was a classic. He has lost none of his abilities with age, even donning the shimmering gold cape and ascending a lighted staircase to play the pipe organ on Jane Seymour. If you've ever been a fan of Rick's keyboard mastery, you will enjoy this DVD a lot. A fresh take on an all time classic...ENJOY!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Pablo Rodolfo on August 21, 2011
Format: Blu-ray
Oh my god.....what a concert!
I see this blu ray yesterday with my best friend Jorge and his son Diego and the opinion of three of us are the same, this guy is like the good wine.....better and better pass the years.
The six wives cries if saw this show.The musician performances are outstanding, specially Rick of course, and the orchestra and choir add a magical touch to this prog rock masterpiece.
The picture quality is topnotch!The camera work is excellent and the audio quality in LPCM stereo is one of the best i ever hear.
Summarizing, incredible show, crystal clear image in 1080i, perfect audio quality (the lowest basses of the pipe organ rumbles my house!)....i haven't much more to say.
A real must by any fan of Rick Wakeman!!!!!
5 stars to me!!!!!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By D. Manning on November 7, 2009
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Although the CD version lacks the narration from Mr Blessed, the music itself takes you on the journey through time.

It is truly Rick Wakeman's master work that we have all been waiting 30 years to experience.

Dave
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