|5.1 mix of 5th release from Transatlantic - Neal Morse, Roine Stolt, Pete Trewavas and Mike Portnoy
Format: Blu-Ray / Cat No: 19439845999 / Released: 26/03/2021
Track Listing: Blu-ray (5.1 Surround Mix + Making Of): 1. Overture (8:11) / 2. Reaching For The Sky (5:40) / 3. Higher Than The Morning (5:29) / 4. The Darkness In The Light (5:43) / 5. Take Now My Soul (3:31) / 6. Bully (2:11) / 7. Rainbow Sky (3:19) / 8. Looking For The Light (3:59) / 9. The World We Used To Know (9:21) / 10. The Sun Comes Up Today (5:38) / 11. Love Made A Way (Prelude) (1:25) / 12. Owl Howl (7:05) / 13. Solitude (5:41) / 14. Belong (2:49) / 15. Lonesome Rebel (2:53) / 16. Can You Feel It (3:17) / 17. Looking For The Light (Reprise) (5:12) / 18. The Greatest Story Never Ends (4:17) / 19. Love Made A Way (8:02) / 20. The Making of the The Absolute Universe Documentary (1:02:27)
More information: On its fifth album, the conceptual The Absolute Universe, Transatlantic - Neal Morse, Roine Stolt, Pete Trewavas and Mike Portnoy - has done something a little unusual.
“We've come up with something unprecedented,” says Portnoy proudly. “We've got two versions of this album. There's a two CD presentation (Forevermore), which is 90 minutes long, and a single one (The Breath Of Life) which is 60 minutes long. The single CD is NOT an edited version of the double CD. They're new recordings. What we have done are different approaches to the songs for this! We wrote fresh lyrics and have different people singing on the single CD version tracks as compared to those on the double CD. We revamped the songs to make the two versions different.”
“What we have is essentially one giant composition, split into chapters. The storyline is about the struggles facing everyone in society today,” comments Portnoy.
The Absolute Universe – 5.1 Mix (The Ultimate Version) features the 5.1 surround sound mix version with visuals and making-of documentary, originally included in the now sold-out Limited Deluxe Boxset.