2007   JUNE 20   #171

Buena Vista High Symphonic and Show Band - The Six Wives of Henry VIII

MP3:
Buena Vista High Symphonic and Show Band - The Six Wives of Henry VIII (6:46)

The main reason I picked up this record was because I thought "The Six Wives of Henry VIII" was a Rick Wakeman cover. Nothing like high school kids tackling prog rock! It turned out NOT to be a Rick Wakeman cover, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. There's no composer credit, so I really don't know anything about the piece, but it's got some great lead synth noodling and your usual out-of-tune student orchestra. There are some other nice tracks on the records, including the theme from "Shaft" and "Up Tight."

- Contributed by: Pea Hix

Image: Front Cover

Media: LP
Album: Buena Vista High Symphonic and Show Band (Sierra Vista, AZ)
Label: QCA
Catalog: 4053
Credits: Wm. Richard Klein- Director, Mark Donnelly- Synthesizer
Date: early 1970s