Journey to the Center of the Earth

A rock-opera by Rick Wakeman. Anyone else out there remember this?

I have very fond memories of listening to this on LP while looking through the huge pictures in the cover (there was a booklet with lyrics, graphics and all sorts of cool stuff).

I used to be fascinated and creeped out. The part about the characters in a raft at the mercy of two dinosaurs having a titanic battle was the coolest thing ever when I was a kid.

Here’s the version that I know: a live recording. Some say that the studio one is superior. While that may be arguable, this version is the one that I hold dear to my heart.

Enjoy! It’s about 40 mins.