Box Set Press Release
Oliver Wakeman (YES, Strawbs) reunites with Clive Nolan (Pendragon, Arena) after 20 years to issue a 3xCD Box Set “Tales By Gaslight” featuring remastered versions of their ‘Future Prog Classics’ Jabberwocky and The Hound Of The Baskervilles along with a new disc Dark Fables. A lyric video for the new track, “Why Do You Hate Me?” taken from Dark Fables, is available to view from Wakeman‘s Official YouTube Channel, watch it below:
The track is based around the confrontation between Frankenstein’s monster and his maker, Dr Frankenstein who is disowning him.
Oliver says: “Why Do You Hate Me”? is a powerful song with an overarching theme of needing to be wanted and loved. Essentially a song for the disadvantaged and marginalised, a theme many people will be able to relate to”.
“Why Do You Hate Me?” features Oliver and Clive in their tradition keyboard roles, they are joined by Paul Manzi (The Sweet) on vocals and David Mark Pearce (Monroe’s Thunder) on Guitar.
This box set package also includes a third disc, featuring previously unreleased pieces that were intended to complete the trilogy. This third disc “Dark Fables” contains over 30 minutes of music conceived for the abandoned Frankenstein album.
In keeping with the spirit of the two previous albums, the new recordings feature the talents of, amongst others, Gordon Giltrap, Paul Manzi (Arena, Oliver Wakeman Band, Sweet), Andy Sears (Twelfth Night) and David Mark Pearce (Oliver Wakeman Band). Also included is an original reading of the Jabberwocky poem by Rick Wakeman.
The Tales By Gaslight box set contains 3xCDs each with 16-page booklets including lyrics, previously unseen art work and many stories behind the creativity from both Wakeman and Nolan.
Tales By Gaslight will be released by Burning Shed on April 23, 2021. Pre-order this here: https://burningshed.com/store/oliverwakeman