Review of Journey to the Centre of the Earth submitted on 10th August 2001

This is one of a very few albums I loved all the way through the first time I heard it (except for the vocals, but they've grown on me over the past 25 years). I have three copies of it, the orignial LP, a quad LP, and the CD. "Journey" is a major work by a young musician. I really expected Rick's popularity to exceed Elton John's at the time (another young keyboard musician) but I guess the lowest common denominator prevailed. That doesn't take anything away from a truly wonderful piece. Even my parents were impressed by it!