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 The Sonic Cafe 
 Rick Wakeman: Journey To The Center Of The Earth
 Weekly Program
 Scott Clark
 Scott Clark  
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Welcome to a very special edition of the Sonic Café. I’m your host Scott Clark and this is episode 86. This time the Sonic Café presents Rick Wakeman’s spectacular concept album Journey to the Center of the Earth in its’ entirety. Inspired by Jules Vernes 1864 science fiction masterpiece, Rick Wakeman, who was also with the progressive rock group Yes at the time, created Journey to the Center of the Earth in 1973, and along with a crew of 120, toured the world with it. Released in 1974, the album reached number one on the UK Charts, and peaked at number 3 in the US. To get a feel for all of this we’ll also present an interview Rick gave in 1975 where he discusses the logistics of that world tour. Then later, to give you insight into his personality we’ll present Rick’s speech at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the induction ceremony for Yes. And finally, to round out your Journey experience, listen for the trailer from the 2008 movie release of Journey to the Center of the Earth presented in 3D. And now our journey begins with the trailer form the original 1959 movie, filmed in cinemascope along with the Steve Hayes movie review of that film, as we embark on our Journey to the Center of the Earth, here at the Sonic Café.
Song 1: 1959 Journey Movie Trailer
Artist: James Mason
LP: Journey To The Center Of The Earth
Yr: 1959
Song 2: Journey Movie Review
Artist: Steve Hayes
LP: Movie Review
Yr: 2017
Song 3: Journey Part 1
Artist: Rick Wakeman
LP: Journey to the Center of the Earth
Yr: 1974
Song 4: Old Grey Interview
Artist: Rick Wakeman
LP: Old Grey Whistle Test
Yr: 1975
Song 5: Journey Part 2
Artist: Rick Wakeman
LP: Journey to the Center of the Earth
Yr: 1974
Song 6: Journey To Center of The Earth
Artist: 2008 Movie Trailer
Yr: 2008
Song 7: Journey Part 3
Artist: Rick Wakeman
LP: Journey to the Center of the Earth
Yr: 1974
Song 8: Hall Of Fame Speech
Artist: Rick Wakeman
LP: Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame
Yr: 2017
Song 9: Journey Part 4
Artist: Rick Wakeman
LP: Journey to the Center of the Earth
Yr: 1974

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