Classic Rock Magazine Presents
Journey To The Centre Of The Earth
Brand New Fanpack Album Released
20th November 2012
Available To Pre-Order Now
Only Available Exclusively From Future Publishing
10/10/12 Rick Wakeman and Classic Rock Magazine have teamed up to exclusively release ‘Journey To The Centre Of The Earth’, the exclusive re-recorded masterpiece presented in its entirety for the first time.
Released on 20th November and available on pre-order now at www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk/rickwakeman. This brand new recording incorporates 20 minutes of new material cut from the original, as well as material unearthed from the original score that had long been thought lost.
‘Journey To The Centre Of The Earth’ was Wakeman’s second solo album and was originally release in May 1974. It was received with both commercial and critical acclaim earning him a Ivor Novello Award and to date has sold in excess of 14 million copies.
This exclusive Fanpack features the album in full plus a 132-page magazine that forms the ultimate sleevenotes to accompany it. There are also extensive and exclusive interviews with Rick Wakeman and the musicians, conductor and production staff involved in the recording of this landmark record.
Rick Wakeman says, “When I first envisaged Journey and did the demo it was up to almost fifty-five minutes long, but the label, A&M, only wanted a single album, so I cut material, dropped two songs, I knew I had to lose sixteen or so minutes. Years later, I miraculously recovered the water-damaged original score, which had been lost, and finally completed and recorded Journey, this version is how it was always meant to be heard.”
Chris Ingham, Publisher of Classic Rock, says: “Future’s Fanpack format has already proven to be a huge success as it creates a whole new retail environment to sell premium priced albums. To be exclusively re-releasing a seminal album like ‘Journey To The Centre Of The Earth’ is fantastic.”
Full re-recorded album ‘Journey to the Centre of the Earth’
- 132- page magazine
- Giant double sided poster
- Any pre-orders before 12.00 on Wednesday 25th October will receive an additional personalised giant poster featuring your name
Additionally there is a special T-Shirt Fanpack Bundle which includes all of the above PLUS a replica of the highly collectable 1975 Journey to the Centre of the World tour t-shirt.
- The Preface
- The Journey Overture
- The Journey’s Dawn
- The Gothic Cathedral
- The Quest for Water
- The Hansbach
- Fervent Prayer
- The Recollection
- Lost & Found
- 4 Miles
- The Reunion
- A New Vista
- A World Within a World
- The Raft
- The Battle
- Cumulus Clouds
- The Storm
- The Cemetary
- Quaternary Man
- The Forest
- Ages of Man
- The Tunnel
- Hall of the Mountain King
- Mount Etna
This Fanpack follows hugely successful collaborations between Future Publishing and a number of world-renowned artists, most recently Rush and Slash. The unique format has proven extremely popular – bringing premium priced new material into a completely new retail setting in newsagents across the UK.
For more information please contact Ben Pester, Communications Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0207 042 4035 and 07737 138 384
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About Classic Rock
The worlds most revered and respected hard rock magazine, every month Classic Rock magazine goes behind the scenes to bring the real stories behind rock legends from Led Zeppelin to Guns N Roses, Black Sabbath to Pink Floyd and far beyond. Written by the world’s leading rock experts and featuring rock’s most renowned photographers, Classic Rock unearths the reality from the myths and brings you the latest in 21st century rock. Classic Rock is the original main brand from the same people who also publish Classic Rock Presents Prog and Classic Rock Presents AOR. Every issue is packed with exclusive interviews and features on rock’s biggest names, and includes the heftiest and most trustworthy rock reviews section on the planet. Classic Rock: The world’s only high-voltage rock’n’roll magazine.