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AYREON - Into The Electric Castle (20th Anniversary 4 CD+DVD Deluxe Edition)

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AYREON - Into The Electric Castle (20th Anniversary 4 CD+DVD Deluxe Edition)20th anniversary edition - Ayreon mastermind Arjen Lucassen has remixed the entire album!
Format: CD / Cat No: 0819873017554 / Released: 26/10/2018

Track Listing: CD 1 - 2018 Remix:
1. Welcome To The New Dimension / 2. Isis And Osiris / 3. Amazing Flight / 4. Time Beyond Time / 5. The Decision Tree (We're Alive) / 6. Tunnel Of Light / 7. Across The Rainbow Bridge

CD 2 - 2018 Remix:
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 / 10. Another Time, Another Space

CD 3 - 2018 Remix - Instrumentals:
1. Welcome To The New Dimension / 2. Isis And Osiris / 3. Amazing Flight / 4. Time Beyond Time / 5. The Decision Tree (We're Alive) / 6. Tunnel Of Light / 7. Across The Rainbow Bridge

CD 4 - 2018 Remix - Instrumentals:
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 / 10. Another Time, Another Space

DVD: 2018 5.1 surround remix + bonus video material

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.”

"We have enough material to create yet another Earbook set, which will fit nicely next to the ones of The Source and Ayreon Universe. In addition to an expansive photo book with new liner notes, the Earbook has 5 discs. Disc 1 and 2 have the 20th Anniversary remixed audio, disc 3 and 4 have instrumental (or karaoke...) versions of the remixed audio, and disc 5 (DVD) has the entire album in glorious, over-the-top-with-spacey-sound effects 5.1 surround audio and bonus video material."