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Re: Ayreon/Arjen Lucassen Thread (The Source, April 28, 2017)
« Reply #1890 on: January 11, 2018, 08:40:02 AM »
AYREON UNIVERSE - THE BEST OF AYREON LIVE
Out on March 30 via Mascot Label Group / Music Theories Recordings
Pre-order date: January 30

Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/g0GPJ_FqJLU

You knew it was coming... Only 6 months after the Ayreon Universe took to the stage, Mascot Label Group / Music Theories Recordings will release the entire show on a variety of formats.
Ayreon Universe is the best of Ayreon Live - A unique performance featuring 16 singers, 28 songs, 2+ hour performance, 9000+ fans and a special appearance by Arjen Lucassen. All of this captured by 30 cameras!

It’s proof that you should never say ‘never’. After creating rock operas in the studio for more than 20 years, prog mastermind Arjen Lucassen, aka Ayreon, finally took his Universe to the stage in September 2017. Three shows sold out within hours after announcing. 9000+ Fans from all corners of the world flocked to the 013 venue in Tilburg, the Netherlands to see this long-awaited show live.

The show was filmed with 30 cameras and will be released on DVD and Blu-ray with 5.1 surround audio, with an extensive list of extras, including a behind-the-scenes documentary with interviews with every singer and instrumentalist, and a compilation of the try-out show performed a few weeks earlier.

Two years in the making, Ayreon Universe is a full on rock extravaganza, featuring songs from all Ayreon albums, including 2017’s The Source, plus a few fan favorites from Star One. An amazing array of singers appeared on stage to bring the Ayreon Universe to life: Floor Jansen (Nightwish), Damian Wilson (Headspace), Hansi Kursch (Blind Guardian), Tommy Karevik (Kamelot), Anneke van Giersbergen (The Gentle Storm), Marco Hietala (Nightwish), Jonas Renkse (Katatonia), Mike Mills (Toehider), Marcela Bovio (Stream of Passion), Irene Jansen, Robert Soeterboek (Star One), John Jaycee Cuijpers (Praying Mantis), Edward Reekers (ex-Kayak), Jay van Feggelen, Maggy Luyten (Nightmare) and Lisette van den Berg (Scarlet Stories).
 
This is the show every Ayreon fan wanted to see and hear!

Tracklist
Prologue
Dreamtime
Abbey Of Synn
River Of Time
The Blackboard
The Theory Of Everything
Merlins Will
Waking Dreams
Dawn Of A Million Souls
Valley Of The Queens
Ride The Comet
Star Of Sirrah
Comatose
Day Sixteen Loser
And The Druids Turned To Stone
The Two Gates
Into The Black Hole
Actual Fantasy
Computer Eyes
Magnetism
Age Of Shadows
Intergalactic Space Crusaders
Collision
Everybody Dies
The Castle Hall0
Amazing Flight In Space
Day Eleven Love
The Eye Of Ra

AYREON UNIVERSE will be released on the following formats:
5-Disc Earbook with 2CD, 2DVD and Blu-ray
Blu-ray
2DVD
2CD
3LP (Black vinyl)
3LP (Limited edition gold vinyl - Ayreon webstore exclusive)
Full specs will be announced in the coming weeks.

Release Date
30 March 2018

Pre-order Date
30 January 2018

Links:
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Re: Ayreon/Arjen Lucassen Thread (The Source, April 28, 2017)
« Reply #1891 on: January 11, 2018, 08:42:52 AM »
 :metal Yay, I've been waiting for this  :metal

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Re: Ayreon/Arjen Lucassen Thread (The Source, April 28, 2017)
« Reply #1892 on: January 11, 2018, 08:42:55 AM »
They cut "Arjen's Speech" !? What a shame, love that track.
Hey dude slow the fuck down so we can finish together at the same time.  :biggrin:
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Re: Ayreon/Arjen Lucassen Thread (The Source, April 28, 2017)
« Reply #1893 on: January 11, 2018, 08:57:29 AM »
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Re: Ayreon/Arjen Lucassen Thread (The Source, April 28, 2017)
« Reply #1894 on: January 11, 2018, 09:08:07 AM »
Awesome, will probably buy the Earbook as I usually do.  :tup
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Re: Ayreon/Arjen Lucassen Thread (The Source, April 28, 2017)
« Reply #1895 on: January 11, 2018, 09:16:06 AM »
What's the specific defition for an earbook? it's something that looks like a book but you can hear?  :lol because books are not shaped like that, and by "that" I mean what appears for "Earbook" in Google Images. I would call them digipack if at all...
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Re: Ayreon/Arjen Lucassen Thread (The Source, April 28, 2017)
« Reply #1896 on: January 11, 2018, 09:17:48 AM »
They cut "Arjen's Speech" !? What a shame, love that track.

OMG, that was awesome! Something like. "Critics always said that my music was good but my lyrics were cheesy. Cheesy! I don't understand that! Anyway, here's a song about a barbarian, a roman and a hippy.... in space!"

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Re: Ayreon/Arjen Lucassen Thread (The Source, April 28, 2017)
« Reply #1897 on: January 11, 2018, 09:30:13 AM »
What's the specific defition for an earbook? it's something that looks like a book but you can hear?  :lol because books are not shaped like that, and by "that" I mean what appears for "Earbook" in Google Images. I would call them digipack if at all...
It's basically a big CD book. Atleast I think this is what they call an Earbook. I took some pictures:





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Re: Ayreon/Arjen Lucassen Thread (The Source, April 28, 2017)
« Reply #1898 on: January 11, 2018, 09:36:06 AM »
Hey bitches. :hat

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Re: Ayreon/Arjen Lucassen Thread (The Source, April 28, 2017)
« Reply #1899 on: January 11, 2018, 09:38:44 AM »
What's the specific defition for an earbook? it's something that looks like a book but you can hear?  :lol because books are not shaped like that, and by "that" I mean what appears for "Earbook" in Google Images. I would call them digipack if at all...
It's basically a big CD book. Atleast I think this is what they call an Earbook. I took some pictures:

Ah, ok, thanks. I didn't realize the actual difference in shape, Google Images for Earbook gives also Blind Guardian's latest album, which I have in the digipack format, and I figured they were all the same size.
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Re: Ayreon/Arjen Lucassen Thread (The Source, April 28, 2017)
« Reply #1900 on: January 11, 2018, 10:08:31 AM »
Relatively low level Ayreon fan here, and this looks amazing!

Can we update the thread title too?
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Re: Ayreon/Arjen Lucassen Thread (The Source, April 28, 2017)
« Reply #1901 on: January 11, 2018, 10:21:08 AM »
What's the specific defition for an earbook? it's something that looks like a book but you can hear?  :lol because books are not shaped like that, and by "that" I mean what appears for "Earbook" in Google Images. I would call them digipack if at all...
It's basically a big CD book. Atleast I think this is what they call an Earbook. I took some pictures:

Ah, ok, thanks. I didn't realize the actual difference in shape, Google Images for Earbook gives also Blind Guardian's latest album, which I have in the digipack format, and I figured they were all the same size.
No problem. I like them because it's like a digital vinyl and a collectors item. As someone that grew up looking at the cover and booklet in vinyls and CDs while listening to the music this is a extra nice treat because of the large print. To bad they're a bit pricey but as I said I treat them as collecters items and also Ayreon is basically the only artist I buy stuff like this from although, if Maiden did something similar, I would be all over that!  :biggrin:
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Re: Ayreon/Arjen Lucassen Thread (The Source, April 28, 2017)
« Reply #1902 on: January 11, 2018, 11:13:39 AM »
Awesome, will probably buy the Earbook as I usually do.  :tup

Same here.
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Re: Ayreon/Arjen Lucassen Thread (The Source, April 28, 2017)
« Reply #1903 on: January 11, 2018, 05:44:49 PM »
They cut "Arjen's Speech" !? What a shame, love that track.

no he confirmed his speech will be included on FB. Probably the one from the first show from what i read.

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Re: Ayreon/Arjen Lucassen Thread (The Source, April 28, 2017)
« Reply #1904 on: January 11, 2018, 10:14:53 PM »
A minor "fun(?) fact" from the trailer.

Around 1:10 you see Rob with the small drum setup that was only brought up for one song. During the afternoon VIP show they camera crew was testing out their positions and such, and during that song they had someone come out and film right in front of Rob, basically blocking him from the audience view a good bit and just being very obtrusive.  Someone around me commented on that and I immediately surmised that it likely wouldn't happen during the normal shows and they probably wanted to be able to throw that good closeup stuff into the eventual release.

Point of this is simply that that shot was 100% taken from that VIP show, and so while I doubt they will pull anything else from it, it's always possible that there is stuff from three shows in there instead of two. But keep in mind the crew was taking breaks, checking things with one another and such, and were not seriously attempting any real filming of that afternoon show.
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Re: Ayreon/Arjen Lucassen Thread (The Source, April 28, 2017)
« Reply #1905 on: January 11, 2018, 10:55:16 PM »
YES! Will be getting this as soon as released.

Also not sure what fascination Arjen has with bald drummers, but as a bald drummer, I fully support it.
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Re: Ayreon/Arjen Lucassen Thread (The Source, April 28, 2017)
« Reply #1906 on: January 12, 2018, 11:06:57 AM »
I will definitely get the earbook, and then hopefully the gold vinyl as well. This is all pending seeing what kind of bundles they offer. I probably won't be too heartbroken if the gold vinyl sells out, because that means I order from Mascot instead of the Ayreon Store and save a lot on shipping.
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Re: Ayreon/Arjen Lucassen Thread (The Source, April 28, 2017)
« Reply #1907 on: January 12, 2018, 02:17:38 PM »
The trailer looks sick, I've still yet to dig into Ayreon but I'll likely pick up this on blu-ray.

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Re: Ayreon/Arjen Lucassen Thread (The Source, April 28, 2017)
« Reply #1908 on: January 12, 2018, 05:35:13 PM »
Looking good indeed! Having seen the show twice, and loving this slice of audiovisual material, this might very well become one of my favourite live releases ever.

Furthermore, I hope the full Graspop performance will be broadcast coming summer. I assume it will be a selection of tracks that were also played at the Universe shows, with mostly a part of the same musicians/singers.

Also, checking Arjen's facebook, his music, the Source in particular, did extremely well on spotify for the type of music. Well deserved I'd say!

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Re: Ayreon/Arjen Lucassen Thread (The Source, April 28, 2017)
« Reply #1909 on: January 13, 2018, 03:28:00 AM »
To elaborate a bit more on this, this release should be a no-brainer  for any even slightest of fans of Arjen's music. I only attended the first night of the concerts, but afterward regretted not getting a ticket for the second or third night as well. Easily one of the all time best concerts I witnessed in my life.
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Re: Ayreon/Arjen Lucassen Thread (The Source, April 28, 2017)
« Reply #1910 on: January 13, 2018, 04:08:38 AM »
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Re: Ayreon/Arjen Lucassen Thread (The Source, April 28, 2017)
« Reply #1911 on: January 14, 2018, 04:58:33 AM »
Bought a new album two days ago... great Israeli prog-metal... and it has Arjen as a guest on one track...

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Re: Ayreon/Arjen Lucassen Thread (The Source, April 28, 2017)
« Reply #1912 on: January 16, 2018, 06:45:59 AM »
Bought a new album two days ago... great Israeli prog-metal... and it has Arjen as a guest on one track...

Hope you enjoy

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Re: Ayreon/Arjen Lucassen Thread (The Source, April 28, 2017)
« Reply #1913 on: January 16, 2018, 07:02:24 AM »
Bought a new album two days ago... great Israeli prog-metal... and it has Arjen as a guest on one track...

Hope you enjoy

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Re: Ayreon/Arjen Lucassen Thread (The Source, April 28, 2017)
« Reply #1914 on: January 29, 2018, 04:57:52 PM »
Everybody Dies from the Universe shows is up on Deezer and I assume Spotify. Clip will probably follow soon?

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Re: Ayreon/Arjen Lucassen Thread (The Source, April 28, 2017)
« Reply #1915 on: January 29, 2018, 08:07:07 PM »
Everybody Dies from the Universe shows is up on Deezer and I assume Spotify. Clip will probably follow soon?

You assume wrong - at least, not on Spotify Canada.
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Re: Ayreon/Arjen Lucassen Thread (The Source, April 28, 2017)
« Reply #1916 on: January 30, 2018, 04:25:46 AM »
Everybody Dies from the Universe shows is up on Deezer and I assume Spotify. Clip will probably follow soon?

You assume wrong - at least, not on Spotify Canada.

Maybe it changed now, it does show up on my Spotify as well (in the Netherlands).

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Re: Ayreon/Arjen Lucassen Thread (The Source, April 28, 2017)
« Reply #1917 on: January 30, 2018, 07:18:37 AM »
GAAAH. Pre-orders are crashing the mascot site.
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Re: Ayreon/Arjen Lucassen Thread (The Source, April 28, 2017)
« Reply #1919 on: January 30, 2018, 08:03:11 AM »
Well, it only took an hour of pushing through error messages, but the website finally held stable and I was indeed able to get the Gold Vinyl in addition to the earbook.
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Re: Ayreon/Arjen Lucassen Thread (The Source, April 28, 2017)
« Reply #1920 on: January 30, 2018, 08:08:03 AM »
"Ayreon Universe" pre-order live today! As well as the 1st live video for 'Everybody Dies'

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Re: Ayreon/Arjen Lucassen Thread (The Source, April 28, 2017)
« Reply #1921 on: January 30, 2018, 08:13:12 AM »
Everybody Dies from the Universe shows is up on Deezer and I assume Spotify. Clip will probably follow soon?

You assume wrong - at least, not on Spotify Canada.

Maybe it changed now, it does show up on my Spotify as well (in the Netherlands).

Yup... 1/30 is listed as the release date.  Spinning it now
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Re: Ayreon/Arjen Lucassen Thread (The Source, April 28, 2017)
« Reply #1922 on: January 30, 2018, 08:23:10 AM »
Well, I almost bought the t-shirt and earbook bundle but the shipping from EU was nuts. So I settled on just the earbook from the US store and only spent $59.99 (would have spent nearly double for the bundle).

The US Mascot site was functioning far better than the EU too.

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Re: Ayreon/Arjen Lucassen Thread (The Source, April 28, 2017)
« Reply #1923 on: January 30, 2018, 08:47:43 AM »
The US Mascot site was functioning far better than the EU too.

That's hard to believe. :lol

But yeah, VERY happy they had the gold vinyl from the US store as shipping for the Earbook/Vinyl was $15, as opposed to the like $40 it probably would have been from the EU. 
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Re: Ayreon/Arjen Lucassen Thread (The Source, April 28, 2017)
« Reply #1924 on: February 22, 2018, 10:53:44 PM »
Just bought me the earbook from the US store. Was thinking about the shirt, but then decided not to get it. Getting the audio is what I want mainly, and of course the bluray.
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