Rick Wakeman is a name well known to many Rock fans, especially those that appreciate the classic lineup years of YES. In addition to that defining space, Rick has been in Strawbs for a hot minute, and has helped out on numerous occasions in the studios. Of course, there’s his successful string of classic piano-based concept prog albums. Of those, he saw his greatest popularity with The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Journey To The Centre of the Earth, King Arthur, No Earthly Connection, Rick Wakeman’s Criminal Records. Now,Rick steps back onto the prog stage with a return to the styles of his classic solo works.
On April 3, Rick Wakeman will release his new set, The Red Planet. The Red Planet is a collection of eight newly created Wakeman compositions performed with The English Rock Ensemble.
The Red Planet will be released on 2CD, DD, and 2LP sets. The first 2000 sales of the 2CD will feature a bonus ‘pop-up’ cover as well as having been signed and numbered. The first 1000 sales of the 2LP set will be numbered, signed, have the ‘pop-up’ cover, and will be pressed on 180g-weight red vinyl.