|Stunning remixed and remastered edition of Ayreon's finest work!
Format: CD / Cat No: MTR74983 / Released: 18/11/2022
Track Listing: CD 1 - The Dream Sequencer: 1. The Dream Sequencer / 2. My House On Mars / 3. 2084 / 4. One Small Step / 5. The Shooting Company Of Captain Frans B. Cocq / 6. Dragon On The Sea / 7. Temple Of The Cat / 8. Carried By The Wind / 9. And The Druids Turn To Stone / 10. The First Man On Earth / 11. The Dream Sequencer Reprise
CD 2 - Flight Of The Migrator: 1. Chaos / 2. Dawn Of A Million Souls / 3. Journey On The Waves Of Time / 4. To The Quasar / 5. Into The Black Hole / 6. Through The Wormhole / 7. Out Of The White Hole / 8. To The Solar System / 9. The New Migrator
CD 3 - Bonus & Unreleased: 1. Into The Black Hole – Damian Wilson (previously unreleased) / 2. Journey On The Waves Of Time – Ian Parry (previously unreleased) / 3. Out Of The White Hole – Robert Soeterboek (remix) / 4. Dawn Of A Million Souls – Ian Parry (previously unreleased) / 5. Temple Of The Cat – Lana Lane (remix) / 6. Through The Wormhole – Ian Parry (remix) / 7. Into The Black Hole – Lana Lane (previously unreleased) / 8. Carpe Diem (Chaos) – 1992 Home Demo (previously released on Ayreonauts Only) / 9. House On Mars – Instrumental Primal Version (previously unreleased) / 10. Untitled Instrumental (previously unreleased)
More information: Universal Migrator Pt 1: The Dream Sequencer and Universal Migrator Pt 2: Flight Of The Migrator were initially released simultaneously in 2000, following the majestically sprawling hit album 'Into The Electric Castle' two years previously. The Dream Sequencer continues the plot from 'The Final Experiment' (1995), starting in the year 2084 when the final world war wiped out all life on Earth. 'Flight Of The Migrator' continues the story of the last living human being, the colonist on Mars and his decision to use the Dream Sequencer machine to travel back to before the universe was formed.
The two albums feature an extravaganza of stunning musicians and vocalists such as Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden), Floor Jansen (Nightwish), Edward Reekers (Kayak), Damian Wilson (Headspace / Threshold), Neal Morse (Spock's Beard / Transatlantic / Flying Colors), Russell Allen (Symphony X), Andi Deris (Helloween), Michael Romeo (Symphony X) and many more.
When approaching the considerable task of remixing and remastering the albums, Arjen had to dig through his attic and unearth his ADAT recorder and all the old 8-track ADAT tapes. He then had to import the audio of all 70 tapes (40 minutes each) into the computer. "Not a job for the faint of heart!" he says. "But once I was remixing, I enjoyed revisiting the recordings and all the memories that came up as I worked."
Arjen Lucassen continues his crusade of remixing and remastering his finest work to absolute perfection and Universal Migrator, Pt. I & 2 (2022 Remixed & Remastered) is a stunning addition to his spectacular cannon. With technology advanced, fans can now get the chance to hear the albums through the ears of Lucassen as he intended them.