|20th anniversary edition - Ayreon mastermind Arjen Lucassen has remixed the entire album!
Format: Album / Cat No: 0819873017523 / Released: 26/10/2018
Track Listing: LP 1:
Side A: 1. Welcome To The New Dimension / 2. Isis And Osiris / Side B: 1. Amazing Flight / 2. Time Beyond Time
Side A: 1. The Decision Tree (We're Alive) / 2. Tunnel Of Light / 3. Across The Rainbow Bridge / Side B: 1. The Garden Of Emotions / 2. Valley Of The Queens / 3. The Castle Hall
Side A: 1. Tower Of Hope / 2. Cosmic Fusion / 3. The Mirror Maze / Side B: 1. Evil Devolution / 2. The Two Gates / 3. "Forever" Of The Stars / 4. Another Time, Another Space
Note: Download card also included with this release
More information: For the 20th anniversary of this release, Ayreon mastermind Arjen Lucassen has remixed the entire album. He made it clear that it's a 'remix', not a 'remaster', saying "Remastering takes 2 hours, this remix took me 2 months!"
Like all Ayreon projects it featured a stellar cast of guests; Fish, Sharon den Adel (Within Temptation), Damian Wilson (Threshold), Edward Reekers (Kayak), Anneke van Giersbergen (The Gathering).
Talking about the significance of this album Arjen Lucassen explains; “Although my first Ayreon album, ‘The Final Experiment’ was an (unexpected) success, my second album, ‘Actual Fantasy’, wasn’t received with the same enthusiasm. So I had to make sure that my third release would be absolutely mind-blowing, otherwise it could well have meant the end of Ayreon! Even though it was a bit risky, I decided to make it a no-holds barred, totally over-the-top musical adventure. I poured my heart and soul into it, and enlisted the best instrumentalists and singers that I could find in the world at that time. When making this album I was unconstrained by any musical or stylistic boundaries, and incorporated many of my favorite musical styles. ‘Into the Electric Castle’ received an overwhelmingly positive reception from both the press and the fans. This album firmly established the Ayreon name.”
This 3 LP release also comes with a Download Card.