Wakemen’s Journey

Journey to the Centre of the Earth, Rick Wakeman’s original composition based on Jules Verne’s book is a unique progressive rock moment. The work was performed twice by Wakeman at the Royal Festival Hall with the London Symphony Orchestra and the English Chamber Choir and again in 2019 in celebration of his 70th birthday. Featuring furious synthesizer blended with orchestral music and conventional rock guitar, it is a singular piece that many critics praised and sold well, peaking at #3 on Billboard over a 27 week run. You can find it in the shop this week along with many other rock moments.