Rick Wakeman ‘The Prog Years 1973-1977’ Massive Box Set Due

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Rick Wakeman leafing through material for The Prog Years 1973-1977 collection

The highly successful solo recording phase for Rick Wakeman is being commemorated with a massive box set covering his mid-’70s prog years. The Prog Years 1973-1977, comprising 32 discs (26-CDs and 6-DVDs) arrives November 17, 2023 in the U.S. and Dec. 1 in the U.K. The collection, limited to 1500 sets, spans the keyboard legend’s successful albums The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Journey to the Centre of the Earth, The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and The Knights of the Round Table, live concerts, and much more.

From the September 18 press announcement: In a career that’s now well into its sixth decade, Wakeman has voyaged through time and out to the furthest reaches of sound. And now, the 32-disc The Prog Years 1973-1977 box set turns back the clock to the caped crusader’s imperial phase, when, as a solo artist, he released some of his most ambitious and virtuosic recordings.

The collection also gathers together Wakeman’s Lisztomania, No Earthly Connection and White Rock albums, plus alternate recordings and a slew of live performances, from radio sessions to full concerts.

The box set includes a 60-page hardback scrapbook, 10 postcards, eight full-size replica promotional photos and four A3 posters, plus reproduction press kits.

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Related: Our 2021 Rick Wakeman concert review

Rick Wakeman The Prog Years 1973-1977 Contents
1. ‘Six Wives of Henry VIII’
CD1 – Original Album
CD2 – Six Wives Alternative Versions
CD3 – The Three Wives – Radio Session 27th Feb 1973
DVD –Live in Melbourne 4th Feb 1975

2. ‘Journey To The Centre Of The Earth’
CD1 – Original Album
CD2 – The Other Half
CD3 – Live in Melbourne 4th Feb 1975 part 1
CD4 – Live in Melbourne 4th Feb 1975 part 2

3. ‘King Arthur…’
CD1 – Original Album
CD2 – King Arthur on Ice – Live at Wembley 1975 + Koseinenkin Hall, Osaka, Japan January 21st 1975 part 1
CD3 – Koseinenkin Hall, Osaka, Japan January 21st 1975 part 2
DVD – King Arthur on Ice – Live at Wembley 1975

4. ‘White Rock’
CD1 – Original Album
CD2 – Original Music and FX Soundtrack.
CD3 – The 1974 Canadian Broadcast
DVD – White Rock Film

5. ‘Lisztomania’
CD1 – Original Album
CD2 – The Real Lisztomania
CD3 – Live from the Winterland Ballroom 11th Feb 1975.
DVD – Lisztomania film.

6. ‘No Earthly Connection’
CD1 – Original Album
CD2 – Live at the Maltings 1976.
CD3 – The Apollo Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland May 07, 1976
DVD – Live at the Maltings 1976.

7. ‘The 1976 Concert’
CD1 – Live at Hammersmith 1976
CD2 – Christmas in Rio Live December 21st 1975
CD3 – Missing Pieces and Interviews
DVD – Live at Hammersmith 1976 (quad mix) +Success Story, The Story of Journey and other TV Extras

8. ‘And the rest…’
CD1 – Live in Anaheim 11th November 1975 live part 1
CD2 – Live in Anaheim 11th November 1975 live part 2
CD3 – Reflections of Winter (White Rock Sessions) part 1
CD4 – Reflections of Winter (White Rock Sessions) part 2

HARDBACK BOOK
60-page 12″ x 12″ SCRAP BOOK

10 POSTCARDS

FULL SIZE REPLICA PROGRAMS
1974 Journey debut 8 pages
1974 Crystal Palace Garden Party 16 pages
1974/5 US tour 16 pages
1975 Japanese tour 24 pages
1975 Japanese tour 24 pages
1976 UK TOUR AKA FA Challenge 24 pages
1976 UK In Concert 8 pages
1977 White Rock Premier 24 pages

POSTERS:
Poster 1 – Myths and Legends
Poster 2 – Journey…
Poster 3 – Lisztomania – Movie Poster
Poster 4 – White Rock – Movie Poster

REPRODUCTION PRESS FOLDER CONTAINING:
PRESS RELEASES
Lisztomania x 4 sheets
Myths and Legends x 6 sheets
No Earthly Connection x 2 sheets
White Rock x 6 sheets

PRESS PHOTOS:
6 X Photos

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