27 September 2008

Arjen Lucassen announces retrospective boxed set

Arjen "Ayreon" Lucassen has announced a massive 3-CD, 1-DVD retrospective boxed set, titled Timeline, to be released on InsideOut Music November 2008 (early 2009 North America).

Arjen says: "I've been asked many times before to release an Ayreon compilation album, but it just didn’t feel right to present fragmented bits of story by lifting individual songs out of their greater contexts. However, my attitude changed after I completed my 2008 album 01011001, in which I connected all the previous Ayreon releases, musically as well as lyrically. Having completed the circle, so to speak, it seemed like a fitting time to put all things Ayreon into perspective and create an Ayreon timeline outlining the entire story."

Tracklisting is as follows:


CD1

1995: The Final Experiment

1) Prologue 3:17

2) The Awareness 6:36

3) Eyes of Time 5:05
4) The Accusation (acoustic version taken from the Special Edition) 3:43

5) Sail Away to Avalon (single version) 3:40

6) Listen to the Waves 4:40


1996: Actual Fantasy (Revisited)

7) Actual Fantasy 1:31

8) Abbey of Synn 9:25

9) Computer Eyes 7:17 10]

10) Back on Planet Earth 7:04


1998 Into the Electric Castle

11) Isis and Osiris 11:09

12) Amazing Flight 10:21


Total time CD1: 73:53


CD2

1998 Into the Electric Castle

1) The Garden of Emotions 9:40

2) The Castle Hall 5:48

3) The Mirror Maze 6:23

4) The Two Gates 6:23


2000: The Universal Migrator parts I and II

5) The Shooting Company of Captain Frans B Cocq 7:42

6) Dawn of a Million Souls 7:44

7) And the Druids Turned to Stone 6:32

8) Into the Black Hole 10:17

9) The First Man on Earth 6:54

2004: the Human Equation

10) Day Two: Isolation 8:46


Total time CD2: 76:14


CD3

2004: The Human Equation

1) Day Three: Pain 4:53

2) Day Six: Childhood 5:04

3) Day Twelve: Trauma 9:23

4) Day Sixteen: Loser 4:47

5) Day Seventeen: Accident? 5:41


2008: 01011001

6) Age of Shadows (edit) 5:39

7) Ride the Comet 3:39

8) The Fifth Extinction 10:27

9) Waking Dreams 6:23

10) The Sixth Extinction 12:16


2008: New previously unreleased Ayreon track

11) Epilogue: The Memory Remains 9:16


Total time CD3: 77:23


DVD

1] The Stranger from Within (5.1, available on Actual Fantasy Revisited)

2] Valley of the Queens (available on Star One – Live on Earth)

3] Isis and Osiris (available on Star One – Live on Earth)

4] The Two Gates (available on Star One – Live on Earth)

5] Teaser: The Human Equation (available on the special edition of The Human Equation)

6] Day Eleven: Love (5.1, available on the special edition of The Human Equation)

7] Come Back to Me (available as CD ROM track on the EP Come Back to Me)

8] Loser (Star One version, previously unreleased)

9] Farside of the World (5.1, available on Actual Fantasy Revisited)

10] Back on Planet Earth (5.1, available on Actual Fantasy Revisited)

11] Featurette Actual Fantasy (available on Actual Fantasy Revisited)

12] Computer Eyes (available on Stream of Passion – Live in the Real World)

13] Day One: Vigil (available on Stream of Passion – Live in the Real World)

14] Day Three: Pain (available on Stream of Passion – Live in the Real World)

15] The Castle Hall (available on Stream of Passion – Live in the Real World)

16] Release Party 01011001 (previously unreleased)

17] Beneath the Waves (5.1, available on the special edition of 01011001)

18] Teaser 01011001 (available on the special edition of 01011001)

19] Featurette Epilogue: The Memory Remains (previously unreleased)


Total time DVD: approx 2 hours