Rick Wakeman Announces Journey To The Centre Of The Earth Box Set

(Classic Rock) Rick Wakeman's 1974 album Journey To The Centre Of The Earth is to be reissued as a 4-disc box set. The package is set for release on May 6 via Universal Music and will include the original album with the bonus track The Pearl And Dean Piano Concerto, recorded at the Royal Festival Hall, London, in 1974.

In addition, the set will feature a live performance of the album recorded in Boston in 74, Live In Buenos Aires from 1993, and an audio DVD featuring a quad surround sound mix.

Wakeman says: "The wonderful thing about live recordings is they are a true time capsule of the music of the moment. Recording was fraught with problems and so when the finished album was finally mixed with no corrections, in spite of the mistakes there was so much energy, life and spine-tingling moments that would have been lost had we tried to 'repair' certain areas.

"Mastering was also at a pretty basic stage back in 1974 compared to now - and the new mastering that has been done is quite magnificent and is chalk and cheese compared to the original." Read more here.

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