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In October 1970.

In October 1970, “Vertigo” label released the debut, self-titled Warhorse album.  It was recorded in 1970, and was produced by Ashley Holt, Ged Peck, Mac Poole, Nick Simper, Ian Kimmet and Frank Wilson.

Personnel:

  • Ashley Holt – vocals
  • Ged Peck– guitar
  • Mac Poole – drums
  • Nick Simper– bass
  • Frank Wilson – keyboards

Track listing:

All tracks by Ashley Holt, Ged Peck, Mac Poole, Nick Simper and Frank Wilson,  except where noted.

  1. Vulture Blood
  2. No Chance
  3. Burning
  4. Louis – George Young, Harry Vand
  5. Ritual
  6. Solitude
  7. Woman of the Devil
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In May 1976.

In May 1976, “A&M” label released “No Earthly Connection”, the fourth Rick Wakeman solo album. It was recorded January-March 1976, at “Château d’Hérouville” in Herouville, France, and was produced by Rick Wakeman.

Personnel:

  • Rick Wakeman – Mander pipe organ, Hammond C3 organ, 9′ Steinwaygrand piano, RMI Electra piano, Hohner clavinet, Moog synthesizer, Baldwin electric harpsichord, upright honky-tonk piano, Fender Rhodes 88 electric piano,  Mellotron, Godwin organ with Sisme Rotary-Cabinet, Systech effects pedals
  • Ashley Holt – vocals
  • Roger Newell – bass guitar, bass pedals, vocals
  • John Dunsterville – acousticand electric guitars, mandolin, vocals
  • Tony Fernandez– drums, percussion
  • Martyn Shields – trumpet, flugelhorn, French horn, vocals
  • Reg Brooks – trombone, bass trombone, vocals
  • Paul Tregurtha – engineer
  • Didier Utard – assistant engineer
  • Toby Errington – crew in France
  • Jake Berry – crew in France
  • John Cleary – crew in England
  • Tony Merrell – crew in England
  • Tony Powell – crew in England
  • Fabio Nicoli – art direction
  • Mike Doud – concept, design
  • Chris Moore – cover illustrations
  • Geoff Halpin – logo design
  • George Snow – inner sleeve design
  • Mike Putland – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Rick Wakeman.

  1. Music Reincarnate

Part I: The Warning

Part II: The Maker

Part III: The Spaceman

Part IV: The Realisation

  1. Music Reincarnate (Continued)

Part V: The Reaper

  1. The Prisoner
  2. The Lost Cycle

 

In April 1975.

In April 1975, “A&M” label released “The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table”, the third Rick Wakeman solo album. It was recorded October 1974–January 1975, and was produced by Rick Wakeman. His second  concept album was based on the legend of King Arthur and figures and events associated with him.

Personnel:

  • Rick Wakeman– synthesisers, keyboards, grand piano
  • Gary Pickford-Hopkins – lead vocals
  • Ashley Holt – lead vocals
  • Geoffrey Crampton – lead and acoustic guitars
  • Roger Newell – bass guitar
  • Barney James– drums
  • John Hodgson – percussion
  • New World Orchestra
  • English Chamber Choir
  • Terry Taplin – narrator
  • Guy Protheroe– choirmaster
  • Paul Tregurtha – engineer
  • Jeremy Stenham – assistant engineer
  • David Katz – orchestral co-ordination
  • Wil Malone– orchestral arrangement
  • David Measham– conductor

Track listing:

All tracks by Rick Wakeman.

  1. Arthur
  2. Lady of the Lake
  3. Guinevere
  4. Sir Lancelot and the Black Knight
  5. Merlin the Magician
  6. Sir Galahad
  7. The Last Battle