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Ayreon (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Progressive Rock' started by LG, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. LG

    LG Fade To Black

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    ^^Does he finally complete the story? I always felt a couple tracks on the previous album(which was a compilation disc) wasn't nearly enough to do justice to the best and longest running concept ever attempted in rock music.
     
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    ...uhhh...he kinda took it in another direction man. Did a story right here on Earth. This one is about a scientist with a wife and a son who has special needs. He's pretty close to figuring out the theory of all the universe.

    So wrapped up in it that he alienates his family. His wife is pretty fed up. She refuses her son to be drugged up....but this psychiatrist (John Wetton) goes behind her back due to the father wanting his son to have the drug...knowing the risks involved. He becomes smarter with the drug and helps speed up his father's work....NOT knowing he is under an influence of a drug.

    He does find out...other things happen....no more spoilers. You get the idea.

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  3. Sharp Dressed Man

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    Still haven't had time to watch the DVD, but the album itself is excellent. I have only given it a couple of spins so far, but my gut feeling is that this one is better than "01011001", which I enjoyed, but haven't found myself revisiting as often as previous Ayreon albums.
     
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    I think it's better ....though I still think Connect The Dots is an awesome tune

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    The Theory of Everything I have listened to twice now and its been an epic listen each time. Love the different guest appearances on this album.
     
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    Just pre-ordered the new album Source with the 2 CD/1 DVD keen as to listen to this as I loved their previous album.

    The Source
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    Star of Sirrah
     
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    Really looking forward to the new album. I'm a big fan of Arjen and own all his solo releases (not really intereted in Vengeance or Bodine). I'm guessing my local dealer will get the album, but I might end up pre-ordering it just to be sure I don't have to wait for it for too long and pre-ordering directly from Mascot is usually cheaper than in a store.
     
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    ARJEN LUCASSEN TO RELEASE AYREON UNIVERSE March 30th 2018

    Ayreon Universe is the best of Ayreon Live - A unique performance featuring 16 singers, 28 songs, 2+ hour performance, 9000+ fans and a special appearance by Arjen Lucassen, captured by 30 cameras!

    It's proof that you should never say 'never'. After creating rock operas in the studio for more than 20 years, prog mastermind Arjen Lucassen, aka Ayreon, finally took his Universe to the stage in September 2017. Three shows sold out within hours after annoucing. 9000+ Fans from all corners of the world flocked to the 013 venue in Tilburg, the Netherlands to see this long-awaited show live.

    This unique performance features 16 singers, 28 songs, an 8 piece band and a special appearance by Arjen, lasting over 2 hours. The concert was filmed with 30 cameras and is released on DVD and Blu-ray with 5.1 surround audio, with an extensive list of extras, including a behind-the-scenes documentary with interviews with every singer and musician, and a compilation of the try-out show performed a few weeks earlier.

    Two years in the making, Ayreon Universe is a full on rock extravaganza, featuring songs from all Ayreon albums, including 2017's 'The Source', plus a few fan favorites from Star One. An amazing array of singers appeared on stage to bring the Ayreon Universe to life: Floor Jansen (Nightwish), Damian Wilson (Threshold), Hansi Kursch (Blind Guardian), Tommy Karevik (Kamelot), Anneke van Giersbergen (The Gentle Storm), Marco Hietala (Nightwish), Jonas Renkse (Katatonia), Mike Mills (Toehider), Marcela Bovio (Stream of Passion), Irene Jansen, Robert Soeterboek (Star One), John Jaycee Cuijpers (Praying Mantis), Edward Reekers (Kayak), Jay van Feggelen, Maggy Luyten (Nightmare) and Lisette van den Berg (Scarlet Stories).


    Tracklisting:
    Disc 1 (CD / DVD)
    1. Prologue
    2. Dreamtime
    3. Abbey Of Synn
    4. River Of Time
    5. The Blackboard
    6. The Theory Of Everything
    7. Merlin's Will
    8. Waking Dreams
    9. Dawn Of A Million Souls
    10. Valley Of The Queens
    11. Ride The Comet
    12. Star Of Sirrah
    13. Comatose
    14. Loser
    15. And The Druids Turned To Stone

    Disc 2:
    1. The Two Gates
    2. Into The Black Hole
    3. Actual Fantasy
    4. Computer Eyes
    5. Magnetism
    6. Age Of Shadows
    7. Intergalactic Space Crusaders
    8. Collision
    9. Everybody Dies
    10. The Castle Hall
    11. Amazing Flight in Space
    12. Day Eleven: Love
    13. The Eye Of Ra


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    Here's "Valley Of The Queens" from the new live best of:

     
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