Supposedly being released today. I still adore the original album, the apotheosis of what was often disparagingly referred to as “progrock”. Aside from his obvious virtuosity, Rick could never be accused of having his head up his own arse. Rick saw (at the time) the excesses of the prevailing ’70s music scene; he doesn’t play the celebrity virtue-signaling game; and has always been in tune with the grumpy swell of opinion that cuts across political lines and that the ruling Platonic rationalists have been ignoring or shitting on. Stay grumpy Rick — you’re a great Briton and mensch!
The new recordings will be free of the studio limitations and single disc duration of the original and the new record will be a double album as it was originally intended to be.