As he did a couple of years ago with Journey to the Center of the Earth, Rick Wakeman has decided to re-record his popular Myths & Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. And as he did with Journey, there will be 5 new songs added to the other well-known songs.
All the music will be recorded with a full symphonic orchestra, band, choir, and vocalists.
This time around, Rick is partnering with PledgeMusic to allow pre-orders of the album, as well as other surprises.
Speaking about the project, Wakeman had this to say:
"It has always been in my mind to re-record and once again perform an extended version of King Arthur, as it has only ever been performed three times in the UK. I am delighted to now have the opportunity to do this and especially so with the help of the fans and my campaign on PledgeMusic… and if all goes well, maybe one day put it back on ice! In the meantime, I’m looking forward to the première performance at the O2 in London on June 19th as part of the Stone Free Festival."
Pledges start at £10 for a Digital Download of the album, up to £5,000 pounds for an Executive Producer credit, with everything imaginable in between the two. For those outside the UK, amounts automatically change to your own currency exchange.
As of this writing (February 12th) there are 87 days left to pledge, and only 27% of the goal has been reached.
Pre-order the new Myths & Legends here: