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Rick Wakeman


Symphonic Prog

3.54 | 160 ratings

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4 stars After much debate, financial and health jeopardies Rick WAKEMAN has finally revisited the Centre Of The Earth. Joined with the London Symphony Orchestra, Justin Hayward (MOODY BLUES), Trevor Rabin (YES), Ozzy OSBOURNE and 80's pop sensation Bonnie Tyler Wakeman takes us on perhaps the most magical journey of all time. The entire album is kindly pitted by the soft and distinctive voice of Patrick Stewart (Star Trek's Cap't. Jean Luc Picard). "Return To The Centre Of The Earth" is of course also heavily impacted by the magical piano touch of Rick WAKEMAN who is at his best. WAKEMAN used the $ 3 Million working budget of this masterpiece to draw on the vocal support of the English Chamber Choir and the London Symphony Orchestra to magnify sonic impact. Rick also surrounded himself with a strong compliment of young talented musicians to work with on this 77 minute epic journey. This is absolute perfect music which has many different moods and atmospheres and is guaranteed to take the listener into a different world. "Return To The Centre..." offers picture perfect sound (no holes barred on this recording) and was recorded using today's most dynamic recording machines, recorded for a pure digital experience. This is an absolute essential recording and works like pure magic for me... brilliant all the way through.

loserboy | 4/5 |


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