on 8 March 2010
I first encountered this extremely rare version of Transatantic's SMPTe album on eBay back in 2007, recently i have been able to acquire myself a copy to complete my transatlantic collection. The album is a great one and together with Spock's beard's-Snow and the Flower kings-Paradox album, it comes straight in at easily one of the best prog rock albums of the naughties. This comes presented as a hardback release in digi-book format - With a bonus disc of studio demos and jamming. The ultimate of extras for the devoted fan.
I believe this album was released in very small quantities back in 2000 a short while after the official and regular jewel case version hit the shops. If you are ever lucky enough to ever spot this on sale somewhere, and it is in excellent to mint condition, pick it up straight away without hesitation! Similarly with the limited Bridge across forever version, this has long since been out of print and numbers in circulation are small. Also there are very few people out there who are willing to let something this nice go, It's a true collectable classic and an absolute gem of an item.