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Rick Wakeman - Journey To The Centre Of The Earth (DVD) CD (album) cover


Rick Wakeman


Symphonic Prog

3.45 | 28 ratings

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2 stars As a historical document, this DVD is worth having. But as a musical experience I much prefer the album, or even more so the recent live versions of Journey To The Centre Of The Earth. The actual quality of this film is not very good and even if it is surely very interesting to see Rick in action on all those vintage keyboards, this is not a film I have viewed more than once or twice. The new arrangement of Journey To The Centre Of The Earth, without any narration, that Rick has played on his more recent tours is much better than this original arrangement of the piece. I would strongly recommend the live DVD Made In Cuba that starts with an excellent performance of this piece in its new arrangement. Made In Cuba (and similarly the Live In Buenos Aires DVD) is sonically and visually far superior to this old film.

The stage props are extremely cheesy and embarrassingly dated, especially the inflatable dinosaur during The Battle. What was he thinking?

This video is only of historical value. There are much better live concert videos of Rick performing this music. Only for fans and collectors this one.

SouthSideoftheSky | 2/5 |


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