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Rick Wakeman & The English Rock Ensemble - “The Red Planet” CD+DVD out 4/3/2020

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haikubass

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Not much info surround-wise yet ("two-disc set comprising CD & DVD with surround sound, interviews, and other extras"), but pre-order links are up:
Keyboard Legend Rick Wakeman & The English Rock Ensemble will be releasing “The Red Planet” on April 3, 2020. The album features 8 newly composed pieces, especially for this project, and harks back to Wakeman's critically acclaimed debut album “The Six Wives of Henry VIII” where there were 6 heavy keyboard pieces based around a central subject matter. It is a serious return to "Wakeman Prog"...

Rick has blown the dust off his favourite analogue keyboards and along with his with the latest keyboards, has used the same formula he devised when making his legendary albums The Six Wive's of Henry VII and Criminal Record.

Upon being asked about the expectations of his Prog Fans, that they are hoping he will have shoved the "Prog Fader" up to 11, he replied, “That could be a problem.... as it's already at 14!!!”

The first 1,000 units of vinyl come in 180-gram red double vinyl, signed and numbered, in a special “Pop-Up” album cover. The first 2,000 units of the CD edition signed and numbered, in a special “Pop-Up” CD album cover. These collector's items are sure to sell out quickly, fans are advised to pre-order to avoid disappointment, or worst still buy copies from auction sites.

The English Rock Ensemble (ERE) features:

Rick Wakeman - Keyboards
Dave Colquhoun - Guitars
Lee Pomeroy - Bass
Ash Soan - Drums

Produced by Rick Wakeman and Erik Jordan

This is the first release on the newly formed R&D Media, which is a transatlantic partnership between music business veteran and long time Wakeman sidekick Rob Ayling and rock journalist and producer Doug Harr.
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I think I’ve finally reached a place where I can say “I’ll pass until it comes out and I see some reviews”... I think D-V Quads, Sony 7 inch quads, ES and SW mixes will be my only automatic purchases for a while... I just don’t have enough space on my shelves to get stuck with any more duds, lol.

...and Beatles/Giles mixes 😊
 

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I think I’ve finally reached a place where I can say “I’ll pass until it comes out and I see some reviews”... I think D-V Quads, Sony 7 inch quads, ES and SW mixes will be my only automatic purchases for a while... I just don’t have enough space on my shelves to get stuck with any more duds, lol.

...and Beatles/Giles mixes 😊
I agree. And why not a Blu Ray instead of a DVD especially if it contains LIVE performances. It IS 2020!
 

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Yeah, meanwhile I figured out it's kinda cryptic in description and therefore edited the first post - the quote about surround sound is here: Rick Wakeman: The Red Planet - *Science Officer * The Red Planet CD & DVD in Deluxe limited edition Pop Up Packaging
Now I've been able to find the quote. This is the kind of purchase I'm hesitant to make, as not only Wakeman's output is quite irregular, but also the surround mix may not be up to the standards we all appreciate, don't know...
Supposedly the DVD is part of a limited edition, isn't it?
 

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"The album is available to pre-order in multiple formats, including download, CD, vinyl and deluxe editions with a bonus DVD that is reported to contain a surround sound mix. "
 

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But do you know if it'll contain any surround? There's no single mention to it in the website
"This limited edition of the Red Planet is two-disc set comprising CD & DVD with surround sound, interviews, and other extras. In the deluxe "Pop Up" packaging is strickly, limited to 2,000 units worldwide. In order to avoid disappointment, pre-ordering is advised.... unless you like buying your limited editions from the likes of eBay (other auction sites are available)....."
???
 

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Rick Wakeman has a new album coming out April 3rd. Available for pre order is a cd/dvd edition. This was included in the description. "This limited edition of the Red Planet is two-disc set comprising CD & DVD with surround sound, interviews, and other extras. In the deluxe "Pop Up" packaging is strickly, limited to 2,000 units worldwide."
Here is the link for this. I do believe there is a non pop up edition available. I cannot find any additional information on the "with surround sound." But I thought I would post this.
 

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