Personnel: Rick Wakeman (piano, keyboards); London Symphony Orchestra, English Chamber Choir; David Snell, Guy Protheroe (conductor); Trevor Rabin (vocals, guitar); Ozzy Osbourne, Bonnie Tyler, Justin Hayward, Tony Mitchell, Katrina Leskanich (vocals); Patrick Stewart (spoken vocals); Fraser Thorneycroft-Smith (guitar); Phil Williams (bass); Simon Hanson (drums).
Engineers include: James Collins, David Guertz, Stuart Sawney.
Rick Wakeman's sequel to Journey to the Centre of the Earth, Return to the Centre of the Earth celebrates the original prog-rock masterpiece's 25th anniversary. Return to the Centre of the Earth tells the story of three explorers coming back to the path of their original expedition, only to embark on another fantastic adventure. The London Symphony Orchestra, the English Chamber Choir, Ozzy Osbourne, Bonnie Tyler, the Moody Blues' Justin Hayward, and Yes' own Trevor Rabin are among the musical luminaries that contributed to the album, and actor Patrick Stewart lends a hand as narrator. Return to the Centre of the Earth includes instrumental pieces like "The Return Overture," as well as vocal tracks like "Still Waters Run Deep" and "Buried Alive," which come together for a unique musical storytelling experience. ~ Heather Phares
Return Overture, The
Mother Earth: The Shadow Of June / The Gallery / The Avenue Of Prismed Light / The Earthquake
Buried Alive - (featuring Ozzy Osbourne)
Is Anybody There? - (featuring Bonnie Tyler)
Dance Of A Thousand Lights, The
Bridge Of Time
Never Is a Long, Long Time - (featuring Trevor Rabin)
Tales From The Lidenbrook Sea: River Of Hope / Hunter And Hunted / Fight For Life
Still Waters Run Deep - (featuring Justin Hayward)
Time Within Time: The Ebbing Tide / The Electric Storm