Rick Wakeman has finessed keyboards with the likes of Strawbs, YES, and ABWH. He has also lent his expertise to David Bowie, Elton John, and many, many others throughout his incredible stretch of over 50 years in Rock. He gained an appreciable audience for his solo works after some time with YES, which brought his name into the galaxy emblazoned for all to see and recognize. In this solo arena, he has played to hundreds of thousands of audiences throughout, and released many solo sets. His ’70s output roamed well on the charts then, some resulting in high sales worldwide.

On February 23, Rick Wakeman will release an extensive Boxed set featuring two of his February 2023 shows at the London Palladium, both of which were sold out. The set will be called Live At The London Palladium 2023. The first of the represented nights feature music from his two popular solo sets, The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1973), and The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and The Knights Of The Round Table (1975). The second night tackled the music of YES, along with music from Journey To The Centre Of The Earth (1974). Both are complete shows. “The YES Suite” is a new composition featuring memorable YES songs within a new Wakeman format.

Live At The London Palladium 2023 will be released on 4CD Box, and DD. They are issued with informative booklet with photos, credits, listings, and notes. They will be released via Rick Wakeman’s own Fragile Recordings (delivered via Esoteric Recordings/Cherry Red UK).

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CD1 (The Six Wives of Henry VIII)
01 Catherine of Aragon
02 Anne Boleyn
03 Jane Seymour
04 Anne of Cleves
05 Catherine Howard
06 Catherine Parr

CD2 (The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table)
01 King Arthur
02 Lady of the Lake
03 Guinevere
04 Lancelot And the Black Knight
05 The Best Knight
06 Sir Galahad
07 Excalibur
08 The Last Battle
09 The King of Merlins
10 Merlin the Magician

CD3 (Classic YES)
01 Roundabout
02 The YES Suite (part A – The Meeting)
03 The YES Suite (part B – Wonderous Stories)
04 The YES Suite (part C – Southside of the Sky)
05 And You And I
06 Starship Trooper / Wurm

CD4 (Journey to the Centre of the Earth)
01 The Preface
02 The Journey Overture
03 Journeys Dawn
04 Crystals / The Gothic Cathedral / A Quest for Water
05 The Hansbach / Fervent Prayer
06 The Recollection / Lost And Found
07 Echoes / 4 Miles
08 The Reunion
09 A New Vista
10 A World within a World
11 The Raft
12 The Battle
13 Cumulous Clouds
14 The Storm
15 The Cemetery
16 Quaternary Man
17 Mastodons
18 The Forest
19 Ages of Man
20 The Tunnel
21 Hall of the Mountain King / Mount Etna

By MARowe