Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Wakeman's Journey
Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the release of his landmark concept album, Rick Wakeman presents the repackaged, re-recorded, extended Journey to the Centre of the Earth. Based on the novel by Jules Verne, which will also mark its 150th anniversary in 2014, the album is one of the rock era's landmark achievements - a record that sold 15 million copies and rewrote the rules.
First there is the Super Deluxe Collectors Edition, including double 180gm heavyweight LPs of the re-recorded Journey and of it's follow-up, 1999's Return to the Center of the Earth, both albums in CD format, a limited edition Roger Dean Lithograph, plus a 12" x 12" in-bound book featuring never before seen photos, images and sketches.
Second comes the Limited Edition Boxset, which is all of the above, except for the limited edition Lithograph.
Then there are the albums themselves, released both on vinyl and digipack CD, which can be purchased individually.
You can purchase these here: http://www.rickwakemansmusicemporium.com/journey-and-return-to-the-centre-of-the-earth-special-editions/
Unfortunately, the original recording of Journey to the Center of the Earth, the one everyone knows and loves, the one that started it all, will not be made available in this 40th anniversary bash.