This week sees the release on CD and DVD of Rick Wakeman - The
Six Wives of Henry VIII - Live at Hampton Court Palace, featuring
Jonathan Noyce on bass guitar (buy
DVD Amazon© UK and more information, CD,
DVD from Amazon© US, Blu-Ray, CD. Jonathan
joined Rick, band, choir and orchestra (and Brian Blessed!) for this concert
back in May this year. Following a prolonged
period of head scratching trying to get the musical jigsaw assembled, much
fun was had by all, not least by Rick himself, who was tickled to be performing
at such a great venue surrounded by so many keyboards, musicians, old stuff,
costume changes and wives!
Fairport Convention's Ric Sanders commented to Jonathan that he'd "had
a terrible time" when he himself worked with Rick some years ago,
because they didn't get any work done as they'd "laughed so much".
Tough times indeed.
Jonathan has also featured prominently on the soundtrack to the recently
broadcast BBC drama series Dangerous
now available on DVD (buy
Amazon© and more information
in Victorian London around the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood, It's said to
be rather good, particularly if you like a little "sauce" in
your BBC dramas.
Other recent releases featuring Jonathan include the film Angus,
Thongs, and Perfect Snogging (a
mild comedy available on DVD) (buy
Amazon UK© and more information, Gary
Moore and Friends - One Night in Dublin - A Tribute to Phil Lynott (buy
Amazon© UK DVD or Blu-Ray (recording
of the concert at which Jonathan joined Gary and Thin Lizzy members) and
based band Archive's new
CD Controlling Crowds Parts I-IV.
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