Ayreon
Into the Electric Castle - 2004

Ayreon - Into the Electric Castle

Tracks:

    CD 1

  1. INTRO
  2. ISIS AND OSIRIS
  3. AMAZING FLIGHT
  4. TIME BEYOND TIME
  5. THE DECISION TREE
  6. TUNNEL OF LIGHT
  7. ACROSS THE RAINBOW BRIDGE

    CD 2

  1. THE GARDEN OF EMOTIONS
  2. VALLEY OF THE QUEENS
  3. THE CASTLE HALL
  4. TOWER OF HOPE
  5. COSMIC FUSION
  6. THE MIRROR MAZE
  7. EVIL DEVOLUTION
  8. THE TWO GATES
  9. 'FOREVER' OF THE STARS (the explanation)
  10. ANOTHER TIME, ANOTHER SPACE


Musicians:

Roland Bakker (Vengeance) All Hammonds.
Jack Pisters (Soylent Green) Sitar.
Robby Valentine (Robby Valentine) All pianos, synth solos on IIa, IIIa (disc 1) and IV (disc 2), mellotron on VIa (disc 2).
Ern Olah (Metropole Orchestra) Violins.
Clive Nolan (Arena, Pendragon) Synth solos on Vc (disc one).
Rene Merkelbach (ex-Gorefest) Synth solos on V (disc one) and VII (disc 2), harpsichord on II (disc 2).
Ton Scherpenzeel (Camel, Kayak) Synth solos on Vc (disc 2).
Ed Warby (Gorefest, Elegy) All drums.
Arjen Lucassen Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Mandoline, Bassguitar, Minimoog, Mellotron & Keyboards.
Taco Kooistra (Aska Ensemble) Celli.
Thijs van Leer (FOCUS) Flute on IIIc, IV (disc 1) and II & III (disc 2)


Comments:

Two CD set for Arjen Anthony Lucassen's new space opera. 11 tracks,with musical appearances sure to please any prog rock fan: Fish, EdwinBalogh, Edward Reekers (Kayak), Peter Daltrey (Kaleidoscope), Ed Warby(Gorefest), Clive Nolan (Pendragon, Arena), Tom Scherpenzeel (Camel,Kayak), Thijs Van Leer (Focus), Jack Pisters (Soylent Green) and ErnoOlah (Metropole Orchestra).

This is not a bad album.

Tim Baugh.



| Back to Solo Works index | | Home |