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Dream Theater - The Astonishing

 (Includes Double-Sided 18x24 inch Map of The Great Northern Empire of the Americas + Download Code)


Roadrunner Records



Product No.:
ARRR 174931
UPC: 016861749316
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Vinyl Box Sets

No. of Discs: 4
Note: 180 Gram


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The Astonishing Vinyl Box Set 4LP collection

More than two hours of new music!

180-gram black vinyl in two gatefold jackets w/ inserts

Album download in high quality FLAC files

The Astonishing Vinyl Box Set features a Custom 12"x12" hard slipcase that houses a 4LP set of 180-gram black vinyl housed in two gatefold jackets with inserts. A Double-sided 18"x24" map of The Great Northern Empire of the Americas is included. This bundle also includes a digital download of the album as high quality FLAC files.

The Astonishing is undisputedly the most ambitious undertaking by a band whose cerebral compositions already define the vanguard of progressive hard rock.

The Astonishing is enriched exponentially by the integration of a real orchestra and choir, arranged by conductor David Campbell, whose work graces over 450 gold and platinum albums, including watershed releases from Adele, Justin Timberlake, Linkin Park, Evanescence, Beyoncé, and his son, Beck. The Astonishing was produced by Petrucci with engineering and mixing by Richard Chycki, whose resume includes work with Rush, Aerosmith, and Mick Jagger. Other organic sounds are more abundant than at any point in the band's history, with Rudess in particular relishing the tones from a grand piano and Hammond organ.

Like Tommy or The Wall, the songs on The Astonishing work as both singular compositions and overall story components. Writing the music as a duo, Petrucci and Rudess venture into unexplored corners of their sound without sacrificing their musical identity.

Act 1

Side 1
Descent Of The NOMACS
Dystopian Overture
The Gift Of Music
The Answer
A Better Life
Side 2
Lord Nafaryus
A Savior In The Square
When Your Time Has Come
Act Of Faythe
Side 3
Three Days
The Hovering Sojourn
Brother, Can You Hear Me?
A Life Left Behind
Side 4
A Tempting Offer
Digital Discord
Side 5
The X Aspect
A New Beginning
The Road To Revolution

Act 2

Side 6
2285 Entr'acte
Moment Of Betrayal
Heaven's Cove
Begin Again
Side 7
The Path That Divides
Machine Chatter
The Walking Shadow
My Last Farewell
Losing Faythe
Side 8
Whispers On The Wind
Hymn Of A Thousand Voices
Our New World
Power Down

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