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Rick Wakeman, Jeff Wayne and Kevin Peek's Beyond The Planets gets vinyl reissue

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Beyond The Planets, the 1985 album that was a reworking of Gustav Holst's classical favourite, The Planets, featuring the music of Rick Wakeman, Jeff Wayne and Sky's Kevin Peek, is to be reissued on clear, 180g vinyl, on a limited run of just 100 copies.

Narrated by the late Patrick Allen, the contemporary take and featuring an overture from Wayne and a new finale from Wakeman, and with Peek adding guitar, the album  gave the music a progressive rock makeover.

The new, limited edition, which is signed by Wakeman, is available for pre-order here, and released by The Strictly Limited Edition Vinyl Company.

Beyond The Planets

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.