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Rick Wakeman unboxes The Red Planet in new video

Rick Wakeman
(Image credit: Gonzo Multi Media)

Rick Wakeman gets his very first look at a prototype finished version of his upcoming new album The Red Planet, observing lockdown of course, in a brand new video that has just been released and which you can watch in full below

 "It's fantastic I love it," enthuses the caped keyboard player. "And this is truly the first time that I've actually opened the album to look at the inside. Now that is super cool! I remember when I was a kid having pop up books and I can remember when I was a teenager I had a pop up book that my dad confiscated but this is absolutely brilliant. Oh, this is so cool!  This is how albums used to be and should be for the future.  Nice one to all concerned with The Red Planet thank you very much indeed."

The Red Planet album sees a return to his progressive rock roots after having several hit piano-based albums such as Piano Portraits (2017), Piano Odyssey (2018) and Christmas Portraits (2019). 

The Red Planet will be released in June on LP and CD, with the first 1000 vinyl units pressed on 180g red double vinyl, which will be signed and numbered and presented in a ‘pop-up’ cover.

The first 2000 CDs will also be autographed and numbered and feature their own ‘pop-up’ cover.

Pre-order The Red Planet.

Jerry Ewing
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.