Bridge Across Forever Limited Edition, Extra tracks
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For those not in the know, TransAtlantic is made up of Flower Kings guitarist Roine Stolt, Spock’s Beard multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Neal Morse, Marillion bassist Pete Trewavas and Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy. The band also released a double live set entitled 'Live In America' earlier this year as a kind of stop gap between 'SMPTe' and this their next studio release.
TransAtlantic have come up with another absolute gem in the guise of 'Bridge Across Forever'. They seem one of the few modern day progressive bands that are able to draw upon the classic foundations of Yes, Pink Floyd, Rush, Jethro Tull etc and make it palatable for audiences of the 21st century. The fact that they are succeeding where the acts mentioned above are failing nowadays only adds more ticks to bands achievements. 'Bridge Across Forever' is simply a prog masterpiece and anyone who bought SMPTe and liked it should snap this release up....
'Bridge Across Forever' is quite possible the traditional prog album of the year.
SMPTe was an absolute stormer of a debut album, and now Transatlantic have delivered another truly superb collection. Two tracks knocking on 30 mins with no hint of filler...just well crafted prog rock. Some jazz influence, which sits comfortably in the scheme of things and hooks you'd die for. The title track is beatiful and like We All Need Some Light on SMPTe, offers a gentle intermission before things crank up again.The limited edition second disc is a nice to have, and it is interesting to be able to hear different perspectives of themes on the album. Roine Stoltz demo a case in point. However I'd be happy with the one. BUY IT NOW - you will not be disappointed. My one gripe...that 2-3min gap at the end of the CD - c'mon boys...Marillion have been there on This Strange Engine. Trewavas...stop it..now!!!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Right well to start with, i bought this cd (limited edition double cd) because i'm a huge Dream Theater fan, and Mike Portnoy was the drummer. Read morePublished on 19 April 2002 by R. Smith
All Of the Above saved SMPTe from mediocrity, but theres nothing on this one that stands out in the same way. Read morePublished on 24 Feb. 2002 by John Davidson
The second track on this album is worth listening to, with refreshing vocal contributions from Rione Stolt. The first track is absolutely atrocious. Read morePublished on 28 Jan. 2002