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Just in time for the tenth anniversary of Arjen Anthony Lucassen's band project Ayreon, comes the long awaited release of this special edition version of The Final Experiment. This re-issue is being released as a double album at a special low price. Disc 1 features the original album, while disc 2 features 9 newly recorded semi-acoustic versions of tracks from the The Final Experiment.
Combining aspects of folk, hard rock and metal to create a bombastic and daring rock opera, Dutch multi-instrumentalist Arjen Anthony Lucassen created a winning formula that recalled the glory of bands like Rainbow, Led Zeppelin and Queen. Equally, repeated listens detected further influences of Pink Floyd, Hawkwind, Emerson, Lake & Palmer and Rick Wakeman. It was this diverse blueprint that became the precursor for future monumental epics such as Into The Electric Castle and The Human Equation.
For this re-issue, Arjen Lucassen recorded together with nine male and female vocalists and a h