Rick Wakeman opens up the vaults for fans

Rick Wakeman
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Rick Wakeman's newly launched Caped Crusader Collector Club is offering fans the chance to get his previously unreleased soundtrack to the 1984 adaptation of the classic H. Rider Haggard novel She.

Fans who sign up to the CCCC will receive three CDs a year, which will feature rare and live music from the Wakeman vaults, which members will receive automatically through the post periodically. These releases will not be released to the general public, either online or at any other retailer.

“I am really excited about the Caped Crusader Collector Club as something very different," says Wakeman. "As a musician. I think it is important that serious fans get to hear music that would otherwise be left in drawers and on shelves and in some cases, discarded.

"With the formation of the CCCC, I feel that this is an innovative way for core fans to get to hear music which I have discovered in various of my archives, much of which was found when packing ready to move house

"I had completely forgotten about some of this material and it has really surprised me what was found. It's all part of my musical journey over almost five decades. I truly believe that for real collectors these exclusive CDs will be received in the same way that The Treasure Chest was some years ago.

"I hope everyone has as much enjoyment hearing these recordings as I have had after discovering them."

In the time honoured tradition of old school band fan clubs, members will also receive a membership pack containing an individually numbered membership card, a welcome letter signed by Rick, an exclusive year book full of rare photos, articles and memorabilia from Rick's personal archive, a sticker and four 8x10 photos. 

Additionally, as a CCCC member you will receive a 10% discount off all purchases (including box sets) at the Wakeman Music Emporium (on-line only), invites to special events, early notifications of the releases and a totally exclusive merchandising range, along with some other goodies.   

If you join in October, you will automatically receive 15 months membership for the price of 12.

Join here.

Rick Wakeman

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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.