The Six Wives Of Henry VIII [Blu-ray]
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Bonus Materials: Behind the scenes with Rick.
Top Customer Reviews
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
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.
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!!!!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's a great recording and probably Rick's most enjoyable album of music.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I have liked Rick Wakeman for decades. When he joined the group YES, I was excited. He is nothing short of a keyboard Wizard. Since this is on Blu Ray, I am doubly excited. Read morePublished 23 months ago by HOOK
Rick Wakeman's 1972 'Six Wives' album is one of my favorite things in life, and I never imagined giving a one-star review to anything related to it. Read morePublished on June 28, 2014 by J. Smith
This is a well done show by Rick & fans of his music will really enjoy this classic album brought to wonderful life in bluray quality. Read morePublished on April 6, 2014 by ClwydJ
The DVD is Good quality and better than I expected and I would recommend this product to my friends without hesitation.Published on March 14, 2014 by Robert Eckermann
This is one of my favorite video concerts in my collection. I rank it up there with Metallica S & M and Within Temptation's Black Symphony among others, even though the music is... Read morePublished on March 29, 2013 by Jerry Brown
I wouldn't have bought this except for seeing a few samples on Youtube.com. I bought the original album after hearing Journey to the Centre of the Earth. Read morePublished on November 14, 2012 by Walter W. Jones
This concert is NOT a repeat of the original album. The album was a solo effort. This live concert performance was re written to include an orchestra and choir'
What an... Read more