|Format: CD / Cat No: 505052 / Released: 16/11/2009
Track Listing: 1. The Whirlwind (Part 1-12) (77:56)
More information: The Prog supergroup featuring Neal Morse (Spockís Beard), Roine Stolt (The Flower Kings), Pete Trewavas (Marillion) & Mike
Portnoy (Dream Theatre).
After a 6 year silence, Mike Portnoy announced that a new Transatlantic album, with all the original members, was underway. Several months earlier, Neal had been writing a piece entitled 'The Whirlwind', and realised, to his surprise, that it had the facets of a Transatlantic epic. Mike listened and drew the same conclusion. Mike and Neal then proposed a reunion to Pete and Roine. They agreed, and the band converged upon Nashville to write the next bold chronicle in their musical record. The Whirlwind fuses all four artistís unique creativity, fulfilling six years of potential, and culminating in their best effort to date.
THE WHIRLWIND is a 77-minute piece of music that is sure to satisfy Prog fans everywhere!
The album is available as a single CD, a 2CD Special Edition containing a bonus CD with 8 newly recorded Studio Tracks (four new Transatlantic compositions plus four cover songs), and a limited 2CD + DVD, where the DVD features a making of documentary.