2018 marks the 20th Anniversary of the phenomenal ‘Into The Electric Castle’ by Ayreon. And to celebrate this, Arjen Lucassen has remixed the entire album. The latter will indeed be out on various formats on 26th October 2018, via Music Theories Recordings / Mascot Label Group.
The stunning 20th Anniversary Limited Edition Box Set will include a framed 3D-sculptured version of the cover. 4 CDs (20th Anniversary Remix + 20th Anniversary Remix Instrumentals), 1 DVD (5.1 Remix + Documentaries). And also 3 LPs on exclusive gold marbled vinyl (original mix) + download card for the 20th Anniversary Remix plus a certificate of authenticity, signed by Arjen Lucassen.
The gold marble vinyl is only available in this box. It indeed won’t be available separately. The Box Set will only be available to pre-order between July 19 and August 6.
There will also be a 20th Anniversary Deluxe Earbook which contains a hardcover book with archive photos, lyrics and new liner notes, 4 CDs and 1 DVD. Also available is ‘Into The Electric Castle’ as 3LP 180 gram vinyl (original mix). Plus download card for the remixed and remastered recordings. All pre-orders will indeed be signed by Arjen Lucassen
‘Into the Electric Castle’, the third album by Ayreon was originally released on 30th August 1998. It was an incredible eclectic blend of Prog, Metal, Folk, Electronica, Psychedelia, Pop, Gothic and with even hints of Blues and Jazz. Like all Ayreon projects it featured a stellar cast of guests; Fish, Sharon den Adel, Damian Wilson, Edwards Reekers, Anneke van Giersbergen and Jay van Feggelen