Oliver Wakeman (Yes, Strawbs) reunites with Clive Nolan (Pendragon, Arena) after 20 years to issue a 3CD 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. The track Why Do You Hate Me?
The track is based on the confrontation between Frankenstein’s monster and his maker, Dr Frankenstein who is disowning him. Oliver Wakeman 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 marginalized, a theme many people will be able to relate too».
The track features Oliver Wakeman and Clive Nolan in their tradition keyboard roles, they are joined by Paul Manzi (The Sweet) on vocals and David Mark Pearce (Monroe’s Thunder) on Guitar.
Clive Nolan is a multi-instrumentalist and when he only was 16 years old he became the youngest musician (at that time) to gain an A.L.C.M. composition diploma from the London College of Music. At university he studied composition, orchestration, musical arrangement and conducting, gaining a BMus and MMus.
Oliver Wakeman is the eldest son of prog legend Rick, Wakeman filled the keyboard role, once held by his father, with esS from 2008 to 2011. His work with Yes includes the triple live album In The Present – Live From Lyon, Fly From Here and the From A Page box set featuring recordings from his time in the band and released in 2019.
Clive Nolan and Oliver Wakeman first combined their considerable keyboard and compositional talents to create two rock opera/concept albums.
Jabberwocky, released in 1999, was based on the famous Lewis Carroll poem. It was followed by The Hound of The Baskervilles (2002), inspired by the Sherlock Holmes novel penned by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The project was always intended to be a trilogy of musical interpretations of literary classics, but an album inspired by Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was shelved because of a lack of record company funding.
The project was always intended to be a trilogy of musical interpretations of literary classics, but an album inspired by Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was shelved because of a lack of record company funding.
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