Review of Journey to the Centre of the Earth submitted on 22nd December 2002
When this album was released in 1974 it was a milestone in music, it totally redefined what music could be. No longer was there just rock or classical, there was an album that incorporated it all into a contemporary symphony. The use of a symphony orchestra and choir, as well as a rock band, synthesisers and tape SFX, moves music to a new level of expression. It was and still is far ahead of any of the "contemporary classical" music that's being pushed as new and innovative. The innovation and integrity that was used to portray a scifi/fantasy story, not as film music, not as classical, nor rock or any other individual style. A whole new style was created to express this story, a style that has influenced many people since.