Rick Wakeman Journey To The Centre Of The Earth on 180g 4LP + 3CD Box Set
Includes 2LP-sets and CDs of Both Journey To the Centre Of the Earth & Return From The Centre Of The Earth Plus Exclusive 32-Page Book
One-Time Pressing of 850 Copies!
Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the release of his landmark 1974 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 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.
Wakeman on the 40th anniversary reissues: "This is the start of a new Journey. The original score for the album had been lost for so many years, making any new performances impossible, but after it turned up without warning, we managed to restore it and add previously missing music that was not included in the original performances. It has taken another half decade to develop it into this album and tour, but I can't wait to take Jules Verne's magnificent story on the road again."
Includes a double 180g heavyweight LP of the newly reissued Return From The Centre Of The Earth and Journey to the Centre of the Earth, packed in full color case bound 12” gatefold sleeves. Also includes a full length CD of both albums, exclusive 32-page 12 x 12” in-bound book featuring never seen before photos, images & sketches from the private archives of Rick Wakeman and Roger Dean plus numbered certificate of authenticity and ownership exclusively designed by Roger Dean, all packed in full colour case bound 12” gatefold sleeve
All housed in a rigid, Wibalin cloth bound slipcase with printed and foil-blocked cover and spine. All artwork including outbox, LP sleeves, inners and labels are all beautiful brand new Roger Dean designs.
• 180g 2LP-set of the newly recorded Journey To the Centre Of the Earth
• 180g 2LP-set of the newly issued Return From The Centre Of the Earth
• Each 2LP-set comes packaged in a full-color case bound 12" gatefold sleeve
• Full-lengh CD of both albums
• Exclusive 32-page 12" x 12" in-bound book featuring never before seen photos, images & sketches from the private archives of Rick Wakeman & Roger Dean
• All artwork - outer box, LP sleeves, inners & labels beautiful brand new Roger Dean designs