Into The Electric Castle - Finally back on vinyl on October 26, 2018!
After The Final Experiment and Actual Fantasy (Revisited), it's time for part 3 in the Ayreon-on-vinyl saga. Original vinyl copies of Into The Electric Castle are fetching a small fortune, and it is by far one of our most requested titles for a vinyl release. Coincidentally, it's also the 20th anniversary since it was first release, so let's kick off this milestone, shall we?
Arjen says: "Although my first Ayreon album, The Final Experiment released in 1995, was an (unexpected) success, my second album, Actual Fantasy, wasn’t received with the same enthusiasm. So I had to make sure that my third release would be absolutely mind-blowing, otherwise it could well have meant the end of Ayreon!" (narrator: It wasn't the end)
The audio on the vinyl will be the original 1998 mix that we already re-issued on CD. The records are packaged in a triple gatefold. A downloadcard for a complimentary MP3 download of the new 2018 audio remix is included. Arjen made it clear that it's a 'remix', not a 'remaster', saying "Remastering takes 2 hours, this remix took me 2 months!".
Release date: October 26, 2018.
A1. Welcome To The New Dimension
A2. Isis And Osiris
B1. Amazing Flight
B2. Time Beyond Time
C1. The Decision Tree (We're Alive)
C2. Tunnel Of Light
C3. Across The Rainbow Bridge
D1. The Garden Of Emotions
D2. Valley Of The Queens
D3. The Castle Hall
E1. Tower Of Hope
E2. Cosmic Fusion
E3. The Mirror Maze
F1. Evil Devolution
F2. The Two Gates
F3. ""Forever"" Of The Stars
F4. Another Time, Another Space