Ayreon to release “Electric Castle Live And Other Tales”

If the bedrock of progressive rock is to throw caution to the wind and to indulge your wildest musical flights of fancy, then Arjen Anthony Lucassen is a modern-day titan of the genre.

On March 27 Music Theories Recordings/Mascot Label Group release “Ayreon – Electric Castle Live And Other Tales”. This release is a 3 LP/2CD+DVD/BD set of last year’s spectacular live performance of the third Ayreon album “Into The Electric Castle”. Over four nights at Tilburg’s 013 venue (the scene of Lucassen’s Ayreon Universe series of live shows in 2017) Lucassen, his band and one of modern progressive music’s most emphatic of casts celebrated the 20th anniversary of “Into the Electric Castle” in front of 12,000 adoring fans from 64 different countries who had flown in from around the world.

“Because it was the 20th anniversary of the album, and we’d just remixed and re-released it, we figured it was the perfect moment to perform this live”, says Lucassen. “The Ayreon Universe shows were such a fantastic experience for everyone involved, and I’d had loads of requests for more live shows, so we decided to perform the entire “Electric Castle” album back at the 013, and also play one track from each of my side projects billed as “Other Tales”.”

As a preview, watch the video for “Garden Of Emotions” here:


Pre-order “Electric Castle Live And Other Tales” HERE.


1 Welcome to the New Dimension
2 Isis and Osiris
3 Amazing Flight
4 Time Beyond Time
5 The Decision Tree
6 Tunnel of Light
7 Across the Rainbow Bridge
8 The Garden of Emotions
9 Valley of the Queens
10 The Castle Hall
11 Tower of Hope
12 Cosmic Fusion

1 Robby Valentine
2 The Mirror Maze
3 Evil Devolution
4 The Two Gates
5 Forever of the Stars
6 Another Time, Another Space
7 Shores of India
8 Ashes
9 Out in the Real World
10 Twisted Coil
11 Kayleigh
12 Pink Beatles in a Purple Zeppelin
13 Songs of the Ocean

DVD 1: Full show (2:28:37)
DVD 2: Extra’s
Behind the scenes (1:48:28)
Extended Interview (1:32:24)
Audio: DD 2.0 and DD 5.1 surround

The same content as the 2 DVDs
Audio: DD 2.0 and DTS-MA 5.1 surround

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