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Rick still has the magic touch
on 26 June 2014
Journey To The Centre Of The Earth.
This is a new offering of an old favourite of mine, Journey was one of the first albums I ever bought and I still love it today although the original vinyl was worn out long ago and replaced with the CD. I loved the original and like this newer version too. I have always liked Rick’s music and the ups and downs of his life. Met him a couple of times and he and he was great and full of his usual stories and antics.
On a more personal note I met my now wife through this album at college. She used to play it in the college theatre during lunch breaks, she was the sound and lights lady and I was an actor (quite a bad one in fact). This music brought us together !
This new recording is very well produced and the instruments sound better placed which just shows how technology has come on since the first LP. The synthesizers are more focused and the scale of the whole thing amazing. You have to play it loud through big speakers to really get the full effect, lucky I have a great system to play this on.
As I have a Kindle HD Fire Amazon also sent me the digital copy to use on that which is a great and very useful service.
If you like Rick Wakman or want to discover some great orchestration and brilliant playing then this is for you. Rick has always been different and that’s why I like his music. Lots about him and many music samples on You Tube if you need to get acquainted. Arthur is also another favourite of mine.