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The Theory of Everything

Ayreon

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
October 28th, 2013
Catalog ID:
IOMCD 392 / 0506662
Label:
InsideOut Music
Format:
2CD
Reviews:
3 reviews (avg. 90%)
Disc 1
1. Prologue: The Blackboard 01:55   Show lyrics
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2. The Theory of Everything Part 1 03:01   Show lyrics
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3. Patterns 01:03   Instrumental
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4. The Prodigy's World 01:31   Show lyrics
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5. The Teacher's Discovery 02:58   Show lyrics
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6. Love and Envy 02:39   Show lyrics
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7. Progressive Waves 03:16   Instrumental
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8. The Gift 02:38   Show lyrics
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9. The Eleventh Dimension 01:46   Instrumental
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10. Inertia 00:45   Show lyrics
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11. The Theory of Everything Part 2 01:50   Show lyrics
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12. The Consultation 03:49   Show lyrics
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13. Diagnosis 02:48   Show lyrics
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14. The Argument 1 00:24   Show lyrics
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15. The Rival's Dilemma 02:22   Show lyrics
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16. Surface Tension 00:57   Instrumental
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17. A Reason to Live 00:45   Show lyrics
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18. Potential 03:14   Show lyrics
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19. Quantum Chaos 02:09   Instrumental
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20. Dark Medicine 01:23   Show lyrics
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21. Alive! 02:29   Show lyrics
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22. The Prediction 01:05   Show lyrics
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Disc 2
1. Fluctuations 01:01   Instrumental
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2. Transformation 03:13   Show lyrics
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3. Collision 03:26   Show lyrics
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4. Side Effects 02:59   Show lyrics
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5. Frequency Modulation 01:44   Instrumental
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6. Magnetism 03:54   Show lyrics
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7. Quid pro Quo 03:09   Show lyrics
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8. String Theory 01:29   Instrumental
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9. Fortune? 01:36   Show lyrics
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10. Mirror of Dreams 02:30   Show lyrics
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11. The Lighthouse 03:16   Show lyrics
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12. The Argument 2 00:49   Show lyrics
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13. The Parting 03:27   Show lyrics
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14. The Visitation 03:27   Show lyrics
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15. The Breakthrough 02:00   Show lyrics
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16. The Note 01:11   Show lyrics
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17. The Uncertainty Principle 02:09   Show lyrics
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18. Dark Energy 00:44   Show lyrics
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19. The Theory of Everything Part 3 01:29   Show lyrics
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20. The Blackboard (Reprise) 01:13   Show lyrics
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Band members
Ed Warby Drums
Arjen Anthony Lucassen Guitars, Guitars (acoustic), Bass, Mandolin, Keyboards, Analog synthesizers, Hammond, Solina strings
Guest/Session
Troy Donockley Low whistle (CD1 track 7; CD2 tracks 7, 10), Uilleann pipes (CD1 track 7; CD2 track 6)
Ben Mathot Violin (CD1 tracks 3, 6, 7, 9, 11, 18; CD2 tracks 2, 4, 8, 18, 19)
Maaike Peterse Cello (CD1 tracks 15, 18, 21; CD2 tracks 6, 8, 10, 11, 18-20)
Keith Emerson (R.I.P. 2016) Keyboards (CD1 track 7)
Siddhartha Barnhoorn Orchestrations (CD2 tracks 8, 13, 18, 19)
Jeroen Goossens Flute (CD1 tracks 2, 9, 11, 13, 15, 18; CD2 tracks 8, 19), Bass flute (CD1 track 13), Piccolo flute (CD2 track 8), Bamboo flute (CD2 track 1), Contrabass flute (CD2 track 11)
Wilmer Waarbroek Vocals (backing)
Michael Mills Vocals (as Father) (CD1 tracks 2, 8, 11, 13, 14, 20, 21; CD2 tracks 4, 12, 15), Irish bouzouki (CD2 track 10)
JB Christoffersson Vocals (as Teacher) (CD1 tracks 1, 5, 8, 17, 18; CD2 tracks 2, 11, 17, 20)
Sara Squadrani Vocals (as Girl) (CD1 tracks 1, 6, 17, 18; CD2 tracks 6, 7, 9, 10, 17, 19)
Cristina Scabbia Vocals (as Mother) (CD1 tracks 2, 4, 11-14, 22; CD2 tracks 10, 12, 13, 19)
Tommy Karevik Vocals (as Prodigy) (CD1 tracks 4, 5, 10, 12, 21; CD2 tracks 2-4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 14-16)
Marco Hietala Vocals (as Rival) (CD1 tracks 5, 6, 15; CD2 tracks 3, 6, 7, 9)
John Wetton (R.I.P. 2017) Vocals (as Psychiatrist) (CD1 tracks 12, 13, 20; CD2 track 4)
Rick Wakeman Synthesizer (CD1 track 16), Piano (CD1 track 2)
Jordan Rudess Keyboards (CD1 track 7)
Steve Hackett Guitars (CD2 track 13)
Miscellaneous staff
Arjen Anthony Lucassen Producer, Recording, Mixing
Brett Caldas-Lima Mastering
Steve Rispin Recording (Mr. Wetton)
Maarten de Peijper Recording (Mr. Warby)
Jos Driessen Recording (Mr. Warby)
Dave Kerzner Recording (Mr. Emerson)
Erik Jordan Recording (Mr. Wakeman)
Roger King Recording (Mr. Hackett)
Mari Kawaguchi Photography (Mr. Emerson)
Lee Wilkinson Photography (Mr. Wakeman)
Mike Inns Photography (Mr. Wetton)
Jef Bertels Cover art
Christophe Dessaigne Photography (artwork)
Thomas Ewerhard Layout
Lori Linstruth Photography (artists)
Ed Warby Drums
Arjen Anthony Lucassen Guitars, Guitars (acoustic), Bass, Mandolin, Keyboards, Analog synthesizers, Hammond, Solina strings
Troy Donockley Low whistle (CD1 track 7; CD2 tracks 7, 10), Uilleann pipes (CD1 track 7; CD2 track 6)
Ben Mathot Violin (CD1 tracks 3, 6, 7, 9, 11, 18; CD2 tracks 2, 4, 8, 18, 19)
Maaike Peterse Cello (CD1 tracks 15, 18, 21; CD2 tracks 6, 8, 10, 11, 18-20)
Keith Emerson (R.I.P. 2016) Keyboards (CD1 track 7)
Siddhartha Barnhoorn Orchestrations (CD2 tracks 8, 13, 18, 19)
Jeroen Goossens Flute (CD1 tracks 2, 9, 11, 13, 15, 18; CD2 tracks 8, 19), Bass flute (CD1 track 13), Piccolo flute (CD2 track 8), Bamboo flute (CD2 track 1), Contrabass flute (CD2 track 11)
Wilmer Waarbroek Vocals (backing)
Michael Mills Vocals (as Father) (CD1 tracks 2, 8, 11, 13, 14, 20, 21; CD2 tracks 4, 12, 15), Irish bouzouki (CD2 track 10)
JB Christoffersson Vocals (as Teacher) (CD1 tracks 1, 5, 8, 17, 18; CD2 tracks 2, 11, 17, 20)
Sara Squadrani Vocals (as Girl) (CD1 tracks 1, 6, 17, 18; CD2 tracks 6, 7, 9, 10, 17, 19)
Cristina Scabbia Vocals (as Mother) (CD1 tracks 2, 4, 11-14, 22; CD2 tracks 10, 12, 13, 19)
Tommy Karevik Vocals (as Prodigy) (CD1 tracks 4, 5, 10, 12, 21; CD2 tracks 2-4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 14-16)
Marco Hietala Vocals (as Rival) (CD1 tracks 5, 6, 15; CD2 tracks 3, 6, 7, 9)
John Wetton (R.I.P. 2017) Vocals (as Psychiatrist) (CD1 tracks 12, 13, 20; CD2 track 4)
Rick Wakeman Synthesizer (CD1 track 16), Piano (CD1 track 2)
Jordan Rudess Keyboards (CD1 track 7)
Steve Hackett Guitars (CD2 track 13)
Arjen Anthony Lucassen Producer, Recording, Mixing
Brett Caldas-Lima Mastering
Steve Rispin Recording (Mr. Wetton)
Maarten de Peijper Recording (Mr. Warby)
Jos Driessen Recording (Mr. Warby)
Dave Kerzner Recording (Mr. Emerson)
Erik Jordan Recording (Mr. Wakeman)
Roger King Recording (Mr. Hackett)
Mari Kawaguchi Photography (Mr. Emerson)
Lee Wilkinson Photography (Mr. Wakeman)
Mike Inns Photography (Mr. Wetton)
Jef Bertels Cover art
Christophe Dessaigne Photography (artwork)
Thomas Ewerhard Layout
Lori Linstruth Photography (artists)
Read Falling just short of the... 79% ConorFynes December 31st, 2013
Read A true piece of art! 95% sadun_tryst December 19th, 2013
Read New Territory 97% Altair 4 November 6th, 2013

The 42 tracks form four phases:
CD 1, tracks 1-11: Phase I: Singularity (23:29)
CD 1, tracks 12-22: Phase II: Symmetry (21:31)
CD 2, tracks 1-9: Phase III: Entanglement (22:34)
CD 2, tracks 10-20: Phase IV: Unification (22:20)

Limited edition comes with 2 extra CD's containing instrumental version of the full album.

Recording information:

Recorded At – The Electric Castle
Produced At – The Electric Castle
Mixed At – The Electric Castle
Mastered At – Tower Studio
Recorded At – Sandlane Recording Facilities
Recorded At – Liscombe Park Studios
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Century Media Records Ltd.
Copyright (c) – Inside Out Music
Licensed From – Inside Out Music
Licensed From – Arjen Anthony Lucassen
Pressed By – Optimal Media GmbH – BD27647
Exclusive Retailer – Inside Out Music

Identifiers:

Barcode (String): 5052205066690
Barcode (Text): 5 052205 066690
Other (Cat# CD1+2): 0506662
Other (Cat# CD1+2): IOMCD 392
Matrix / Runout (Side 1): BD27647-01 A1 JP
Matrix / Runout (Side 2): BD27647-01 B1 JP
Matrix / Runout (Side 3): BD27647-02 C1 JP
Matrix / Runout (Side 4): BD27647-02 D1 JP
Matrix / Runout (CD1): arvato 55614377/0506662-1 21
Matrix / Runout (CD2): arvato 55614314/0506662-2 21
Mastering SID Code (CD1): IFPI LB 46
Mastering SID Code (CD2): IFPI LP 73
Mould SID Code (CD1): IFPI 071Y
Mould SID Code (CD2): IFPI 072Y
Label Code (CD1+2): LC01414

Added by: Pauljr94 Modified by: SlavyanophiL
Added on: 2013-09-06 17:13:19 Last modified on: 2018-12-25 19:20:52