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Release date: 23 January 2008
Style: Progressive metal


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Disc I [Y]
01. Age Of Shadows [incl. 'We Are Forever']
02. Comatose
03. Liquid Eternity
04. Connect The Dots
05. Beneath The Waves
    1 - Beneath The Waves
    2 - Face The Facts
    3 - But A Memory...
    4 - World Without Walls
    5 - Reality Bleeds
06. Newborn Race [feat. Lori Linstruth]
    1 - The Incentive
    2 - The Vision
    3 - The Procedure
    4 - Another Life
    5 - Newborn Race
    6 - The Conclusion
07. Ride The Comet
08. Web Of Lies

Disc II [Earth]
01. The Fifth Extinction [feat. Derek Sherinian]
    1 - Glimmer Of Hope
    2 - World Of Tomorrow Dreams
    3 - Collision Course
    4 - From The Ashes
    5 - Glimmer Of Hope [Reprise]
02. Waking Dreams [feat. Tomas Bodin]
03. The Truth Is In Here
04. Unnatural Selection
05. River Of Time
06. E=MC² [feat. Michael Romeo]
07. The Sixth Extinction [feat. Joost van den Broek]
    1 - Echoes On The Wind
    2 - Radioactive Grave
    3 - 2085
    4 - To The Planet Of Red
    5 - Spirit On The Wind
    6 - Complete The Circle

Disc III [Special & Deluxe Limited edition][DVD]
01. Behind The Scenes: Making of 01011001
02. Beneath The Waves [CGI Movie (5.1/2.0)]
03. Guide Demos [feat. Arjen on vocals][audio]
04. Ed Warby's Session: Recording drums
05. Bloopers [audio]

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Arjen Anthony Lucassen - guitars, keyboards, synths, bass, programming

Session musicians
Edward R. "Ed" Warby - drums and percussion

Guest musicians:
Hansi Kürsch - vocals
Daniel Gildenlöw - vocals
Tom S. Englund - vocals
Jonas Renkse - vocals
Jørn Lande - vocals
Anneke van Giersbergen - vocals
Steve Lee - vocals
Bob Catley - vocals
Floor Jansen - vocals
Magali Luyten - vocals
Simone Simons - vocals
Phideaux Xavier - vocals
Wudstik - vocals
Marjan Welman - vocals
Liselotte Hegt - vocals
Ty Tabor - vocals
Lori Linstruth - guitars
Michael Romeo - guitars
Derek Sherinian - keyboards
Tomas Bodin - keyboards
Joost van den Broek - piano and keyboards
Jeroen Goossens - flutes
Ben Mathot - violins
David Faber - cellos

Additional info
Distribution in France: Replica Records

Staff review by

How can I start this review? How many words will I have to use to talk about the new Ayreon? There are definitely too many things to say about "01011001", the new baby of Arjen Lucassen… I should maybe try to write a book about this album and the whole Ayreon story but well, I will just write a review and I promise I will do my best to explain what "01011001" is, and sorry if I'm a bit long this time round…

published 05.02.2008 | Comments (69)

Staff review by

The more Ayreon albums get released and the more spectacular the line up becomes – the more known Ayreon becomes and the more awaited the new album is. That is nothing bad by itself but it does hit a ceiling eventually. There are basically two statements I want to get across about this album. First, it's perfect. Second, it's not.

published 22.02.2008 | Comments (32)

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Stas - 13.02.2010 at 01:24  
  Fantastic pure delight! Not to say I would by everything that contains such a charm as "River Of Time".
ErnilEnNaur - 14.02.2011 at 20:13  
  The first disc is a litte weak when compared to the second one. I don't care at all for Web Of Lies of Connect The Dots. You don't have to preach to me about how bad it is to eat fast food and play computer games, Arjen. Great album, but doesn't live up to ITEC and THE. 9/10
DelightfulJim - 06.02.2012 at 17:20  
  I much preferred The Human Equation.
Unna Med - 29.06.2012 at 19:17  
  The first disc is really weaker than the second, but I can forgive Ayreon almost everything for Age Of Shadows, one of their most dark and atmoshperic compositions.
Dentura - 03.09.2012 at 20:13  
Rating: 8 Listening to the album right now. I think it's great! The fact that three of my all-time favorite singers, Daniel Gildenlow, Hansi Kursch, and Jonas Renkse are all on the same album is what made me want to buy the album, but all the material not featuring them, but the other guests is a pure delight to listen to as well. I should check out more of Ayreon's albums sometime, since this is my first album.
Echonia - 11.11.2012 at 11:53  
  Can anyone tell me the story of this album?
Cynic Metalhead - 11.11.2012 at 12:46  
Written by Echonia on 11.11.2012 at 11:53

Can anyone tell me the story of this album?

won't be able to dig it up as much clear as you really want to.

So, here you can check it out what fuss is all about.
Mehdi Taba - 14.12.2012 at 00:09  
Rating: 9 The Disc II is better than Disc I 9.3 .
Erik M. - 21.01.2013 at 23:16  
Rating: 9 I'm sort of in between the 2 reviews that are written for this album. It's not really worth either of those scores. The thing with this album is, is that it has a few brilliant tracks (the longer ones are the better ones) and a few pretty mediocre (Connect The Dots) or even bad tracks (only Web Of Lies though, which seems a lame excuse to have Simone Simons on the album). While it's not as consistent as ItEC or THE, it's definitely a great album.

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