Half Way Through the 2021 Heavy Harmonies Donation Drive!

We're half way through the annual donation drive to cover the site expenses for the year and donations have achieved 37% of goal, covering just over 4 months worth of site expenses. That's running a bit slower than recent years. If you enjoy the site and can help chip in, it's gratefully appreciated! It will run through October 31, details over on the Heavy Harmonies Forum.

Thank you for supporting Heavy Harmonies!

Donate $50    Donate $20    Donate $10    Donate $5   
Want to talk rock and metal? Come join the Heavy Harmonies message board!
hard rock bands, melodic metal reference guide, band discography

Site Login
Message Board!

Newest Additions
Newest Comments
Audio Samples
Top 100 Rated CDs
Band Homepages
Cover Songs
Submit CDs to HH
Music Genres at HH
Soundtrack Reference

Best CDs of 2020 NEW
Best CDs of 2019
Best CDs of 2018
Best CDs of 2017
Best CDs of 2016
Best CDs of 2015
Best CDs of 2014
Best CDs of 2013
Best CDs of 2012
Best CDs of 2011
Best CDs of 2010
Best CDs of 2009
Best CDs of 2008
Best CDs of 2007
Best CDs of 2006
Best CDs of 2005
Best CDs of 2004
Best CDs of 2003
Best CDs of 2002
Ultrasound 2001
Ultrasound 2000

About the Site
Site Contributors
My CD Collection

View Bands by Genre:
Pop AOR / Westcoast (433)
Melodic Rock / AOR (2061)
80s Hard Rock (4510)
Modern Hard Rock (218)
Sleaze Glam (765)
Melodic Metal (731)
Prog Rock (270)
Southern or Blues Rock (161)
Instrumental Wizards (188)

Search ALL of Heavy Harmonies:
Search specific categories:

THE Hard Rock and AOR Reference on the Internet!

Bands: 9339 CDS: 22134 Songs: 262727

(Banner ads are FREE for bands and labels. Email me if interested.)

#s A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Compilations    Soundtracks    Tributes

Artist: Gary Hughes

Title: Once and Future King - Part 1

Gary Hughes Homepage

(click on Artist's name above to return to artist's main page)

Gary Hughes Once and Future King - Part 1 Album Cover


Category: Melodic Hard Rock

Year: 2003

Label: Frontiers Records (Italy)

Catalog Number: FRCD 161


Gary Hughes vocals, guitar
Bob Catley vocals
Danny Vaughn vocals
Damian Wilson vocals
Irene Jansen vocals
Sean Harris vocals
Lana Lane vocals
Chris Francis guitar
John Halliwell guitar
Greg Morgan drums
Steve McKenna bass
Paul Hodson keyboards

Concept album based on the life of King Arthur.


1.  Excaliber     Listen
2.  Dragon Island Cathedral     Listen
3.  At the End of the Day     Listen
4.  The Reason Why     Listen
5.  Shapeshifter     Listen
6.  King for a Day     Listen
7.  Avalon     Listen
8.  Sinner     Listen
9.  In Flames     Listen
10.  Lies     Listen

If you see any errors or omissions in the CD information shown above, either in the musician credits or song listings (cover song credits, live tracks, etc.), please post them in the corrections section of the Heavy Harmonies forum/message board.

The music discographies on this site are works in progress. If you notice that a particular Gary Hughes CD release or compilation is missing from the list above, please submit that CD using the CD submission page. The ultimate goal is to make the discographies here at Heavy Harmonies as complete as possible. Even if it is an obscure greatest-hits or live compilation CD, we want to add it to the site. Please only submit official CD releases; no bootlegs or cassette-only or LP-only releases.

EPs and CD-singles from Gary Hughes are also welcome to be added, as long as they are at least 4 songs in length.

Existing comments about this CD

From: darth Date: September 15, 2003 at 11:30
Amazing...Monster CD. 10/10!!! Danny Vaughn shines on his tracks and the whole CD is very well done.

From: cruise Date: September 18, 2003 at 12:32
This is IMHO the best rock opera/concept album i have ever heard. If you like melodic rock then both parts of this are essential and should be listened to back to back. Brilliantly atmospheric, it really gets you involved with the story. Fantastic musicianship and an amazing aray of vocal talent. Gary Hughes has come up with a masterpiece that will grow on you with every listen. 10/10

From: Mallorca's rock Date: January 5, 2004 at 10:23
Interesante disco, con una serie de temas muy buenos, quiero destacar a Lana Lane, que voz mas maravillosa... 7,5/10

From: MJ Date: March 30, 2004 at 14:59
amazing! what talent on show!

From: Date: April 23, 2004 at 10:01
Wow! This is the best album I've heard. I'm so hooked on it that I cannot listen any other thing. Arthur really lives and his real name is Gary!!!

From: Date: May 24, 2004 at 17:43
que cancion. sinner

From: Heavy5 Date: August 13, 2004 at 18:14
Vaugh & Hughes together amaizing!!!!!!!!!!!1

From: Gazza Styx Date: December 2, 2004 at 15:57
When i heard about these albums i was worried that is was just too ambitious and that Gary had gone up his own backside. Could his songs work with lyrics about Horses,swords, spells and pagan rituals. Can you drive to work rocking out to such songs? Answer - YES! Amazing couple of albums. Gary - i take my hat off to you. You will be one of the most talented people never to hit the big time. Shame. Maybe a CD about Gangster rappers from Jamicia will get you noticed?

From: Pablo UK Date: January 29, 2005 at 7:51
I bought this album on the strength of the above reviews and I have to admit that you guys weren't wrong!! Quality songs, quality cast and quality delivery. I've often heard it said that Mr Hughes tends to "over-cook it in the mix". But surely a big ledgend like this deserves a big sound!! Musicianship of this calibre should be encouraged at every opportunity and not kicked into the gutter like grunge deservedly was!! All the best.

From: Geoff Date: February 12, 2005 at 22:05
The Danny Vaughn track is outstanding, but I hated the rest. Just over the top... too much. I can see how some would appreciate it, but it is certainly not my thing. To be honest, a waste of good talent in my eyes.

From: Melo Date: December 1, 2006 at 1:54
Magic ! 10 Points

From: aTomiK Date: October 24, 2007 at 13:31
Hughes delivers! Best tracks here: 1.Excalibur, 2.Dragon Island Cathedral, 5.Shapeshifter & 6.King for a Day. 90/100

From: george_the_jack Date: July 1, 2008 at 9:44
Eternal Bob Catley....Just Listen to King For A Day....

You cannot leave comments for this CD because you are not currently logged in. Please click here to log in or create a Username for leaving comments.

Latest Audio Samples

(See all...)

album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover
album cover

(See all...)