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Rick Wakeman and Bruce Woolley sign up for new Lawrence Of Arabia film soundtrack

Rick Wakeman

Rick Wakeman, former Buggle Bruce Woolley, new age musician Clifford White and the English Chamber Choir's Guy Protheroe have teamed up for the soundtrack to a forthcoming film about the legendary Lawrence Of Arabia.

Titled Lawrence After Arabia, the forthcoming movie, due out in May 2020, is described as "the last act in the T.E. Lawrence story, of the last years of the life of T.E. Lawrence. Retiring to his cottage in Dorset he hopes to escape his past but is pulled into political intrigue. While he has powerful friends, with his uncompromising manner he has made dangerous enemies. As they plot against him he dies in a tragic motorcycle accident. However, with such enemies was his untimely death an assassination and cover up by the British Secret Service?

The film, which stars Brian Cox, Tom Barber Duffy and Nicole Ansari Cox, is being directed by Mark J.T. Griffin (pictured above with Protheroe and Wakeman) is currently in post production. Wakeman and Protheroe will be producing a new version of the hymn Aberystwyth. Bruce Woolley, who co-wrote Video Killed The Radio Star while a member of Buggles with Trevor Horn and Geoff Downes, is acting as musical consultant and writing a new song, After Arabia, especially for the movie. Meanwhile White is creating the soundtrack with griffin, said to be in the symphonic prog style of Wakeman, Vangelis and Jean-MIchel Jarre.

More information can be found at the film's website.

Lawrence After Arabia

Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.