Rick Wakeman - No Earthly Connection album review
Deluxe edition of one of The Caped Crusader’s defining moments
By early 1976, Rick Wakeman was feeling the pinch. Journey To The Centre Of The Earth and The Myths And Legends Of King Arthur And The Knights Of The Round Table had both been huge successes, but the combined weight of both projects (allied to the live pageants that went with them – orchestras, ice rinks, castles and all) had cost a fortune to produce. It hardly came as a surprise, then, that his next album was a comparatively modest affair, at least by his own extravagant standards.