The concerts of keyboard wizard Rick Wakeman come to DVD

Music Video Distributors, a company known primarily for its rock concert releases, has announced three new DVDs to highlight the many musical styes of Rick Wakeman, man who intially came to fame as the infamous keyboarder of the progressive rock band “Yes”.

Rick Wakeman – Journey to the Centre of the Earth Collector’s Edition DVD + CD combination set features Rick Wakeman’s live 94 minute concert with the Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra in 1975 before 30,000 fans at the end of his “Journey Tour”. The concert includes the greatest hits from Wakeman’s album “The Six Wives of Henry VII” and hits from “King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.”

Finally, Rick Wakeman – The Legend is a 120 minute DVD, recorded in Dolby Digital 5.1, and features the breathtaking concert and album recorded during Rick’s UK 2000 tour. This recording recaptures the memories of this Wakeman’s life and includes highlights from his collaborations with Cat Stevens, the English Rock Ensemble, and Yes. Special DVD features include a photo gallery, additional bonus tracks, and a year by year biography.

Also coming to DVD is the critically acclaimed and highly popular Emerson Lake & Palmer – Pictures At An Exhibition, a 120 minute Collector’s Edition DVD/CD set which features the film and soundtrack from the original 1970 live concert. This remastered edition is enhanced with Dolby Digital Surround Sound. The set includes a DVD Plus-CD on one side with the DVD on the other. The musical selections include versions of Promenade, The Sage, The Curse of Baba Yaga, Gnome, The Old Castle, The Hut of Baba Yaga, and Blues Variation.

On July 17th, all three discs will be available for $24.95 apiece.

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