Wow! "The Hound of the Baskervilles" narrated by Sherlock Holmes actor Robert Thomas Powell is one of my favorite albums!
Prog keyboardists Clive Nolan and Oliver Wakeman will release a new 3CD box set, Tales By Gaslight, on April 23 by Burning Shed. The pair have released an atmospheric trailer video for the new release, which you can watch below. Tales By Gaslight will feature remastered versions of their ‘future prog classics’ Jabberwocky and The Hound Of The Baskervilles along with a brand new disc Dark Fables as well as a 16-page booklet and 3 individual art prints of the three covers. Dark Fables features previously unreleased pieces that were intended to complete the trilogy and over 30 minutes of music conceived for the abandoned Frankenstein album and unused from The Hound of The Baskervilles. These include The Man Called Sherlock which was the original version of the Overture and 221B, inspired by Sherlock Holmes’ famous address.
The first two albums featured a host of guest performances, including narration by Wakeman’s father Rick and actor Robert Powell. Former Yes guitarist, the late Peter Banks, Magnum vocalist Bob Catley and singer Tracy Hitchings appeared on both albums. Ayreon mastermind Arjen Lucassen lent his talent to The Hound of the Baskervilles along with members from the bands IQ and Threshold. The unique artwork was created by Rodney Matthews for the original Jabberwocky release. Peter Pracownik was the creativity behind The Hound of The Baskervilles artwork 20 years ago and has returned to this trilogy by lending his talents to the new Dark Fables artwork.