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Ayreon - The Theory of Everything (2013)


Ayreon - The Theory of Everything (2013)


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CD 1

Phase I: Singularity

1. "Prologue: The Blackboard"   1:55

2. "The Theory of Everything Part 1"   3:01

3. "Patterns"   Instrumental   1:03

4. "The Prodigy's World"   1:31

5. "The Teacher's Discovery"   2:58

6. "Love and Envy"   2:39

7. "Progressive Waves"   Instrumental   3:16

8. "The Gift"   2:38

9. "The Eleventh Dimension"   Instrumental   1:46

10. "Inertia"   0:45

11. "The Theory of Everything Part 2"   1:50


Total length:   23:29



Phase II: Symmetry

12. "The Consultation"   3:49

13. "Diagnosis"   2:48

14. "The Argument 1"   0:24

15. "The Rival's Dilemma"   2:22

16. "Surface Tension"   0:57

17. "A Reason to Live"   0:45

18. "Potential"   3:14

19. "Quantum Chaos"   2:09

20. "Dark Medicine"   1:23

21. "Alive!"   2:29

22. "The Prediction"   1:05


Total length:   21:31


CD 2

Phase III: Entanglement

1. "Fluctuations"   Instrumental   1:01

2. "Transformation"   3:13

3. "Collision"   3:26

4. "Side Effects"   2:59

5. "Frequency Modulation"   Instrumental   1:44

6. "Magnetism"   3:54

7. "Quid Pro Quo"   3:09

8. "String Theory"   Instrumental   1:29

9. "Fortune?"   1:36


Total length:   22:34


Phase IV: Unification

10. "Mirror of Dreams"   2:30

11. "The Lighthouse"   3:16

12. "The Argument 2"   0:49

13. "The Parting"   3:27

14. "The Visitation"   3:27

15. "The Breakthrough"   2:00

16. "The Note"   1:11

17. "The Uncertainty Principle"   2:09

18. "Dark Energy"   Instrumental   0:44

19. "The Theory of Everything Part 3"   1:29

20. "The Blackboard (Reprise)"   1:13


Total length:   22:20



Ayreon Band Members / Musicians

Vocalists

JB (Grand Magus) as The Teacher

Sara Squadrani (Ancient Bards) as The Girl

Michael Mills (Toehider) as The Father

Cristina Scabbia (Lacuna Coil) as The Mother

Tommy Karevik (Kamelot, Seventh Wonder) as The Prodigy

Marko Hietala (ex-Nightwish, ex-Tarot) as The Rival

John Wetton (Asia, U.K., ex-King Crimson, ex-Family, ex-Roxy Music) as The Psychiatrist

Wilmer Waarbroek - backing vocals


Arjen Anthony Lucassen - production, mixing, recording

Brett Caldas-Lima - mastering

Musicians

Arjen Anthony Lucassen - electric and acoustic guitars, bass guitar, mandolin, analog synthesizers, Hammond, Solina Strings

Ed Warby - drums, percussion

Rick Wakeman (ex-Yes) - minimoog solo on "Diagnosis", synthesizer solo on "Surface Tension", piano

Keith Emerson (ex-Emerson, Lake & Palmer) - modular moog solo on "Progressive Waves"

Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater, Liquid Tension Experiment) - synthesizer solo on "Progressive Waves"

Steve Hackett (ex-Genesis) - guitar solo on "The Parting"

Troy Donockley (Nightwish) - uilleann pipes, whistles

Ben Mathot - violin

Maaike Peterse (Kingfisher Sky) - cello

Jeroen Goossens - flutes, bass flute, piccolo, bamboo flute, contrabass flute

Siddharta Barnhoorn - orchestrations

Michael Mills (Toehider) - Irish bouzouki



The Theory of Everything (stylized as ŦĦΣ ŦĦΣΦɌ¥ ΦƑ ΣVΣɌΨŦĦIΠG) is the 8th studio album from Ayreon, a progressive metal/rock opera project by Dutch musician Arjen Anthony Lucassen, released on 28 October 2013.

As with every Ayreon album, it is a concept album with each character being portrayed by one singer, however being released five years after 01011001 which concluded the original Ayreon story, The Theory of Everything is a fresh start from the Ayreon storyline developed since Ayreon's first album The Final Experiment in 1995; in addition, while previous albums which took place in a sci-fi context, it is set in a realistic world. Lucassen composed all the music, and wrote the story and lyrics with his girlfriend Lori Linstruth, making it the first Ayreon album in which he shares lyrics credit for all the songs.

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