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4.13 | 79 ratings | 3 reviews | 71% 5 stars

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Boxset/Compilation, released in 2001

Songs / Tracks Listing

CD 1: 72:51
1. Duel With The Devil (26:43)
i) Motherless Children
ii) Walk Away
iii) Silence of the Night
iv) You're Not Alone
v) Almost Home
2. Suite Charlotte Pike (14:30)
i) If She Runs
ii) Mr. Wonderful
iii) Lost and Found Pt. 1
iv) Temple of the Gods
v) Motherless Children / If She Runs (reprise)
3. Bridge Across Forever (5:33)
4. Stranger In Your Soul (26:05)
i) Sleeping Wide Awake
ii) Hanging in the Balance
iii) Lost and Found Pt. 2
iv) Awakening the Stranger
v) Slide
vi) Stranger in Your Soul

CD 2: 53:29
1. Shine On You Crazy Diamond (15:27)
2. Studio Chat (4:50)
3. And I Love Her (7:53)
4. Smoke On The Water (4:20)
5. Dance With The Devil (9:01)
6. Roine's Demo Bits (11:58)
7. Interactive Section (Video)

Total Time: 127:20

Line-up / Musicians

- Neil Morse / vocals, keyboards
- Mike Portnoy / drums, vocals
- Roine Stolt / vocals, guitars
- Pete Trewavas / bass, vocals

- Chris Carmichael / violin, viola & cello
- Keith Mears / saxophone
- The "Elite" Choir / background vocals

Releases information

2CD (2001)

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TRANSATLANTIC Bridge Across Forever - The Limited Edition ratings distribution

(79 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(71%)
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Review by diddy
3 stars O.k. I bought the limited edition because I heard 'Roine's Demo Bits' very often on Delicious Agony (Prog Rock radio station) and considered it very good. Now, heard the whole Bonus CD I can say that it is very interesting. We have a very good Cover version of Pink Floyd's 'Shine on you Crazy Diamond', a funny studio chat where the guys discuss how a part should sound like and a very cool version of 'and I love her' originally a Beatles Song...but you can't hear them sing because it was played spontaneously and by the way recorded nobody thought that it will become a track on the bonus dics...same with 'smoke on the water'...all guys played different instruments...Mike Portnoy on Bass, Neal Morse on Drums and so on, really funny... 'Dace with the Devil' and 'Roines Demo Bits' are demos or parts of the songs you hear on the album...but this are very early versions and you can hear the difference. On your PC you can see a movie that shows the guys in Neal Morse's house rehearsing and writing a song, interesting... If you want to buy 'Bridge across forever' I would recomment to buy the limited edition because you get some interesting stuff AND very good music, not 'just' very good music ;)
Review by Easy Livin
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator / Retired Admin
3 stars Great album, but is the bonus material worth it?

I've posted a review of the standard edition of this album separately, so I won't repeat it here except to say that it is indeed an excellent piece of work.

The limited edition version comes in a luxurious hardback digipak sleeve, the sort Inside Out Records does so well, and containing a well illustrated and informative booklet.

It also includes a second disc, with an enhanced section and six additional tracks. The cover version of Pink Floyd's "Shine on you crazy diamond" (an edited version of both side one and two of " Wish you were here") is pretty faithful to the original, except that organ replaces guitar for one solo.

After five minutes of superfluous studio chat, an eight minute rendition of the Beatles "And I love her" emerges. It's a bit hard to spot the actual tune, submerged as it is in a lounge jazz piano mood. Deep Purple's "Smoke on the water" is a more faithful rendition, but still little more than a studio playtime, with the band members swapping instruments for the run through. The version of "Dance with the devil" is Morse's demo of what went on to become track one of the album, complete with ELP type keyboards. "Roines demo bit's" is just that, interesting for one listen, but hardly essential. The interactive section has good footage of the band at work, very much a "making of" with which we are all becoming so familiar these days with the advent of DVD extras.

It's just a bit sad that already it stands as a historical document.

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5 stars this album is a masterpiece through and through!!!!....transatlantic music bring out the BEST in EACH members song writing ability, their technical ability, and their ability to just simply make classic music without a single second of time wasted within any given song.....the first track is t ... (read more)

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