|Eagerly awaited double concept album - 34 tracks, 2 hours 10 mins of music!
Format: CD / Cat No: 0016861749323 / Released: 15/02/2016
Track Listing: CD 1: Descent Of The NOMACS / Dystopian Overture / The Gift Of Music / The Answer / A Better Life / Lord Nafaryus / A Savior In The Square / When Your Time Has Come / Act Of Faythe / Three Days / The Hovering Sojourn / Brother, Can You Hear Me? / A Life Left Behind / Ravenskill / Chosen / A Tempting Offer / Digital Discord / The X Aspect / A New Beginning / The Road To Revolution / CD 2: 2285 Entr'acte / Moment Of Betrayal / Heaven's Cove / Begin Again / The Path That Divides / Machine Chatter / The Walking Shadow / My Last Farewell / Losing Faythe / Whispers On The Wind / Hymn Of A Thousand Voices / Our New World / Power Down / Astonishing
More information: Dream Theater, one of the most prolific and iconic progressive rock bands of the last thirty years, release their eagerly awaited double concept album, 'The Astonishing' - consisting of 34 tracks spread across 2 Acts (approximately 2 hours 10 mins of music), woven around an absorbing story written by Petrucci.
The album was recorded at Cove City Sound Studios in Glen Cove, New York, with John Petrucci producing, studio luminary Richard Chycki (Aerosmith, Rush) engineering/mixing and legendary arranger, composer and conductor David Campbell orchestrating (whose extensive credits include work for film, Broadway, and more than 450 gold/platinum albums by the likes of Paul McCartney, Adele, Rush, Beyonce, Muse, My Chemical Romance, Justin Timberlake, and Campbell's son, Beck).
Campbell comments, "Probably the most ambitious album project Iíve known, for its stylistic scope and epic forces. In addition to being ace musicians at a stellar level, Dream Theater are masters of melodic and rhythmic excitement, which is dramatically demonstrated when you hear their music accompanied by full orchestra and choirs.Ē
'The Astonishing' paints a tale of a retro-futurist post-apocalyptic dystopia ruled by medieval style feudalism. Itís a place aching for a Chosen One to rise above the noise and defeat an Empire defined by the endless drone of noise machines and the illusion of safety in bland conformity.