Ayreon - The Universal Migrator Part I: The Dream Sequencer

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Release date: 20 June 2000
Style: Progressive metal


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01. The Dream Sequencer [Feat. Lana Lane]
02. My House On Mars [Feat. Johan Edlund & Floor Jansen]
03. 2084 [Feat. Lana Lane]
04. One Small Step [Feat. Edward Reekers & Lana Lane]
05. The Shooting Company Of Captain Frans B. Cocq [Feat. Mouse & Lana Lane]
06. Dragon On The Sea [Feat. Lana Lane]
07. Temple Of The Cat [Feat. Jacqueline Govaert]
08. Carried By The Wind [Arjen Anthony Lucassen]
09. And The Druids Turn To Stone [Feat. Damian Wilson]
10. The First Man On Earth [Feat. Neal Morse & Mark McCrite]
11. The Dream Sequencer Reprise

Additional info
Arjen Anthony Lucassen: - electric and acoustic guitars, bass guitar, analog synthesizers, Mellotron, Hammond and additional keyboards
Rob Snijders (Celestial Season) - drums
Erik Norlander - analog synthesizers, piano, vocoder voice, Hammond and additional keyboards

Synth solos:
Erik Norlander - on 1, 4, 6
Clive Nolan (Pendragon, Arena) - on 3

Johan Edlund (Tiamat) on 2
Floor Jansen (After Forever) on 2
Lana Lane on 3, 6 and voice on 1
Edward Reekers (ex-Kayak) on 4
Mouse on 5
Jacqueline Govaert (Krezip) on 7
Arjen Lucassen on 8
Damian Wilson (ex-Threshold, Landmarq) on 9
Neal Morse (ex-Spock's Beard) on 10

Backing vocals:
Mark McCrite - on 10
Lana Lane - on 4, 5

strings by Peter Siedlach

Re-released in 2004 in a double-disc set with "The Universal Migrator Part II: Flight of the Migrator" by InsideOut

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First of all I will have to warn you about two things:
1. This album is not much of a metal album. When Arjen (the composer) wrote this double album about the universal migrator, he splitted it into two parts - one of which is almost only metal and one which is not metal at all. So don't expect furious riffs and thundering drums.

published 16.07.2006 | Comments (10)

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25.07.2013 - 07:23
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I definitely prefer this one to the second. Some of the songs on here are just magnificent, like My House On Mars, Dragon On The Sea, Temple Of The Cat. A pinnacle prog record.
29.04.2020 - 16:56
Rating: 8
How is this even progressive? Isn't progressive supposed to have heaps of chop and changes and odd timing? This just sounds like atmospheric rock music with a bit more originality..

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