I don't do it too often, but I occasionally give in and re-purchase one of the albums that got played to death (as LPs, natch) during my early formative years. the most recent one is Rick Wakeman's first solo effort, The six wives of Henry VIII. I don't much go for instrumentals, but make an exception for this glorious showcase of the excesses of progrock – the keyboards! the moogs! the synths!
now, for the little contest. in the album liner notes, Wakeman says, "This album is based around my interpretations of the musical characteristics of the wives of Henry VIII. Although the style may not always be in keeping with their individual history, it is my personal conception of their characters in relation to keyboard instruments." I know some of my neighbors know and fancy the Tudor period, so here is the challenge:
can you tie each wife to the musical track "interpreting her musical characteristics"?
(yes, I realize you can look it up, but what is the fun of that?)
so here, the tracks
and here are the ladies