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Christopher Lee recorded this release at the age of 92. This Extended Play Vinyl is appropriately called ‘Metal Knight’. Sir Christopher was well-known for his devotion to fantasy and heavy metal themes, with several album releases and collaborations in the genre to his name. Having started his second career working with the Italian Symphonic Metal band ‘Rhapsody of Fire’ over a decade ago .“I associate heavy metal with fantasy because of the tremendous power that the music delivers”. The star of ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘Star Wars’ sagas inspired generations of artists, with his dark, yet elegant portrayals back in the late 50’s and 60’s. His interpretation of ‘Dracula’, is considered by many to be the quintessential. ‘The Wicker Man’ and ‘The Man with the Golden Gun’, being other movies which inspired metal songs. In June 2010, he received the ‘Spirit of Metal’ at the ‘Golden Gods Awards’ from Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath) for his work in ‘Charlemagne: By the Sword and the Cross’ and his contribution to metal themes on the silver screen. In Christmas 2013, his rendition of ‘Jingle Hell’ (Bells) achieved number 18 in the Billboard Charts, making him the oldest performer (91) ever to chart. ‘Metal Knight’ is an EP featuring 4 tracks, two of which are covers from the ‘Man of La Mancha’ musical, based on the character ‘Don Quixote’. “As far as I am concerned, Don Quixote is the most metal fictional character that I know. Single handed, he is trying to change the world, regardless of any personal consequences. It is a wonderful character to sing”
Side A: I, Don Quixote; The Impossible Dream - Side B: The Toreador March; My Way