Price: £89.00
Format: boxset
Artist: Transatlantic
Availability: 05-02-2021
CatNo: 19439835011
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Transatlantic The Absolute Universe The Ultimate Edition Boxset
On its fifth album, the conceptual The Absolute UniverseTransatlantic - Neal MorseRoine StoltPete Trewavas and Mike Portnoy - has done something a little unusual. 
 
“We've come up with something unprecedented,” says Portnoy proudly. “We've got two versions of this album. There's a two CD presentation (Forevermore), which is 90 minutes long, and a single one (The Breath Of Life) which is 60 minutes long. The single CD is NOT an edited version of the double CD. They're new recordings. What we have done are different approaches to the songs for this! We wrote fresh lyrics and have different people singing on the single CD version tracks as compared to those on the double CD. We revamped the songs to make the two versions different.” 
 
“What we have is essentially one giant composition, split into chapters. The storyline is about the struggles facing everyone in society today,” comments Portnoy. 
 
The Absolute Universe – The Ultimate Edition collects both versions together as a limited deluxe clear 5LP + 3CD + blu-ray box-set, featuring expanded 16 page LP-booklet, 5.1 surround sound mix with visuals, making-of documentary, 60x60cm poster – contained within a lift-off box finished with silver foil.
 
Copies come with a free logo sticker while stocks last.

 

A
1 Overture 00:08:11
2 Heart Like A Whirlwind 00:05:11
3 Higher Than The Morning 00:05:29
 
B
1 The Darkness In The Light 00:05:43
2 Swing High, Swing Low 00:03:48
3 Bully 00:02:11
 
C
1 Rainbow Sky 00:03:19
2 Looking For The Light 00:03:59
3 The World We Used To Know 00:09:21
 
D
1 The Sun Comes Up Today 00:05:38
2 Love Made A Way (Prelude) 00:01:25
3 Owl Howl 00:07:05
 
E
1 Solitude 00:05:41
2 Belong 00:02:49
3 Lonesome Rebel 00:02:53
 
F
1 Looking For The Light (Reprise) 00:05:12
2 The Greatest Story Never Ends 00:04:17
3 Love Made A Way 00:08:02
 
G
1 Overture 00:05:53
2 Reaching For The Sky 00:05:40
3 Higher Than The Morning 00:04:32
 
H
1 The Darkness In The Light 00:05:43
2 Take Now My Soul 00:03:31
3 Looking For The Light 00:04:04
 
I
1 Love Made A Way (Prelude) 00:02:13
2 Owl Howl 00:05:26
3 Solitude 00:04:24
 
J
1 Belong 00:02:22
2 Can You Feel It 00:03:17
3 Looking For The Light (Reprise) 00:04:57
4 The Greatest Story Never Ends 00:02:57
5 Love Made A Way 00:09:02
 
 
CD1
1 Overture 00:08:11
2 Heart Like A Whirlwind 00:05:11
3 Higher Than The Morning 00:05:29
4 The Darkness In The Light 00:05:43
5 Swing High, Swing Low 00:03:48
6 Bully 00:02:11
7 Rainbow Sky 00:03:19
8 Looking For The Light 00:03:59
9 The World We Used To Know 00:09:21
 
CD2
1 The Sun Comes Up Today 00:05:38
2 Love Made A Way (Prelude) 00:01:25
3 Owl Howl 00:07:05
4 Solitude 00:05:41
5 Belong 00:02:49
6 Lonesome Rebel 00:02:53
7 Looking For The Light (Reprise) 00:05:12
8 The Greatest Story Never Ends 00:04:17
9 Love Made A Way 00:08:02
 
CD3
1 Overture 00:05:53
2 Reaching For The Sky 00:05:40
3 Higher Than The Morning 00:04:32
4 The Darkness In The Light 00:05:43
5 Take Now My Soul 00:03:31
6 Looking For The Light 00:04:04
7 Love Made A Way (Prelude) 00:02:13
8 Owl Howl 00:05:26
9 Solitude 00:04:24
10 Belong 00:02:22
11 Can You Feel It 00:03:17
12 Looking For The Light (Reprise) 00:04:57
13 The Greatest Story Never Ends 00:02:57
14 Love Made A Way 00:09:02

Blu-ray

1 Overture 5.1 Surround Mix 00:08:11
2 Reaching For The Sky 5.1 Surround Mix 00:05:40
3 Higher Than The Morning 5.1 Surround Mix 00:05:29
4 The Darkness In The Light 5.1 Surround Mix 00:05:43
5 Take Now My Soul 5.1 Surround Mix 00:03:31
6 Bully 5.1 Surround Mix 00:02:11
7 Rainbow Sky 5.1 Surround Mix 00:03:19
8 Looking For The Light 5.1 Surround Mix 00:03:59
9 The World We Used To Know 5.1 Surround Mix 00:09:21
10 The Sun Comes Up Today 5.1 Surround Mix 00:05:38
11 Love Made A Way (Prelude) 5.1 Surround Mix 00:01:25
12 Owl Howl 5.1 Surround Mix 00:07:05
13 Solitude 5.1 Surround Mix 00:05:41
14 Belong 5.1 Surround Mix 00:02:49
15 Lonesome Rebel 5.1 Surround Mix 00:02:53
16 Can You Feel It 5.1 Surround Mix 00:03:17
17 Looking For The Light (Reprise) 5.1 Surround Mix 00:05:12
18 The Greatest Story Never Ends 5.1 Surround Mix 00:04:17
19 Love Made A Way 5.1 Surround Mix 00:08:02
20 The Making of the The Absolute Universe Documentary 01:02:27