Arjen Anthony Lucassen is best known for his elaborate Ayreon rock operas featuring ensemble casts of illustrious guest musicians from all over the world. But his latest release, "Lost in the New Real" finds Arjen going solo, singing all the lead vocals and playing most of the instruments himself. "I need a challenge on each album," Arjen explains, "And this time I wanted to see if I could keep an album interesting without a spectacular cast of famous lead singers. I've always been pretty critical about my own singing, but at the risk of sounding arrogant, I think I've finally gotten a lot better. I'm 51 now, so it's about time!"
01 The New Real 02 Pink Beatles In A Purple Zeppelin 03 Parental Procreation Permit 04 When I'm A Hundred Sixty-four 05 E-police 06 Don't Switch Me Off 07 Dr Slumber's Eternity Home 08 Yellowstone Memorial Day 09 Where Pigs Fly 10 Lost In The New Real
01 Our Imperfect Race 02 Welcome To The Machine
03 So Is There No God? 04 Veteran Of The Psychic Wars 05 The Social Recluse 06 Battle Of Evermore 07 The Space Hotel 08 Some Other Time 09 You Have Entered The Reality Zone 10 I'm The Slime