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Release date: 1998
Style: Progressive metal

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Disc I
01. Welcome To The New Dimension [feat. Peter Daltrey]
02. Isis And Osiris [feat. Fish, Sharon Den Adel, Damian Wilson, Edwin Balogh & Anneke Van Giersbergen]
    1 - Let The Journey Begin
    2 - The Hall Of Isis And Osiris
    3 - Strange Constellations
    4 - Reprise
03. Amazing Flight [feat. Jay Van Fegellen & Arjen Anthony Lucassen]
    1 - Amazing Flight In Space
    2 - Stardance
    3 - Flying Colours
04. Time Beyond Time [feat. Edward Reekers, Damian Wilson & Edwin Balogh]
05. The Decision Tree (We're Alive) [feat. Jay Van Fegellen & Fish]
06. Tunnel Of Light [feat. Fish, Anneke Van Giersbergen, Edwin Balogh & Damian Wilson]
07. Across The Rainbow Bridge [feat. Damian Wilson, Edwin Balogh & Arjen Anthony Lucassen]

Disc II
01. The Garden Of Emotions [feat. Anneke Van Giersbergen, Edwin Balogh, Jay Van Feggelen, Sharon Den Adel, Damian Wilson, Edward Reekers & Arjen Anthony Lucassen]
    1 - In The Garden Of Emotions
    2 - Voices In The Sky
    3 - The Aggression Factor
02. Valley Of The Queens [feat. Anneke Van Giersbergen]
03. The Castle Hall [feat. Damian Wilson & Jay Van Feggelen]
04. Tower Of Hope [feat. Damian Wilson, Jay Van Feggelen, Arjen Anthony Lucassen & Edward Reekers]
05. Cosmic Fusion [feat. Sharon Den Adel, Edwin Balogh, Edward Reekers, George Oosthoek & Robert Westerholt]
    1 - I Soar On The Breeze
    2 - Death's Grunt
    3 - The Passing Of An Eagle
06. The Mirror Maze [feat. Edward Reekers, Arjen Anthony Lucassen, Damian Wilson & Edwin Balogh]
    1 - Inside The Mirror Maze
    2 - Through The Mirror
07. Evil Devolution [feat. Edward Reekers]
08. The Two Gates [feat. Jay Van Feggelen & Damian Wilson]
09. "Forever" Of The Stars
10. Another Time, Another Space [feat. Edward Reekers, Edwin Balogh, Damian Wilson & Arjen Anthony Lucassen]

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Line-up
Arjen Anthony Lucassen - vocals, guitars, bass, synths, keyboards, mandoline

Additional musicians:

Peter Daltrey - voice
Derek William "Fish" Dick - vocals
Sharon den Adel - vocals
Damian Wilson - vocals
Edwin Balogh - vocals
Anneke Van Giersbergen - vocals
Jan van Feggelen - vocals
Edward Reekers - vocals
Robert Westerholt - vocals
George "Dr. Ranzzz" Oosthoek - vocals

Ed Warby - drums
Robby Valentine - piano, mellotron, synth solos
Ernö Olah - violins
Jack Pisters - sitar
Taco Kooistra - celli
Rene Merkelbach - synth solos, harpsichord
Ton Scherpenzeel - synth solos
Clive Nolan - synth solos
Roland Bakker - Hammond organ
Thijs van Leer - flute


Additional info
Produced by Arjen Anthony Lucassen.

Re-released 2004

Released on vinyl in 2011 on Inside Out, on black, white, gold and grey vinyl.

Guest review by
ErnilEnNaur

Rating:
10
The third time's the charm. Or so they say. How appropriate it is then that my third review should be a review of Ayreon's third and best (or second best, if you prefer The Human Equation) album, the progressive rock/metal masterpiece that is Into The Electric Castle. As most fans of Arjen Anthony Lucassen probably already know, he never intended for this album to be anything other than a masterful work, because he believed that the vitality of his Ayreon project depended upon it. With this in mind, Arjen created the concept and music for a progressive sci-fi epic and gathered some of the best vocalists around. Now thirteen years later, here I am to state the obvious: Arjen and co succeeded in their goal, they succeeded in every possible way.

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published 01.03.2011 | Comments (9)

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Baz Anderson - 25.12.2009 at 13:31  
  Christmas dinner album 2009. And surely one of the best albums ever.
ErnilEnNaur - 13.02.2011 at 22:23  
  Finally got my hands (and ears) on it. Definitely one of the best prog albums ever created. A true gem with a cool story, great music and excellent performances. My second favorite Ayreon album to date.
Susan - 14.02.2011 at 00:31  
  Yeah I just heard this for the first time yesterday Niiiiiiice. It'll take some time to process but it was definitely an experience!
Erik M. - 04.11.2012 at 21:25  
Rating: 10 My favourite Ayreon album by far, it's an epic masterpiece. The Human Equation is great, but unlike most people I think this is a lot better.
Ryan Zane - 21.01.2014 at 23:54  
Rating: 10 This album really is an odyssey especially Cosmic Fusion one of the best songs heard sensational and highly recommended album almost as much as 01011001 and The human equation.
Mattybu - 30.08.2014 at 22:40  
  If this album was barbecue sauce, I would slather it all over myself, gently marinate and roast in a smoky seasoning for a couple days, and eat myself. Not even a bad song on the whole thing.

Written by Erik M. on 04.11.2012 at 21:25

My favourite Ayreon album by far, it's an epic masterpiece.


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