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    I saw a tweet today from the Source himself(Arjen Lucassen) and this album is mixed in 5.1.
    Here is the tweet:

    https://twitter.com/arjenlucassen/st...20458940686337

    Based on the only other Ayreon studio album(Actual Fantasy Revisited) in surround my guess its DD 5.1 only but I did tweet back asking if DTS on this one.

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    Nice news! Well, Actual Fantasy's 5.1 was about 10-15 years ago or something like that, so perhaps he's gone with the times since then?

    Then again, even the Live Equation Blu-Ray only had standard DD 5.1... :-/ Either way good news, let's hope!

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    Great news. I will be getting this.

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    Expensive - it's $53.55 shipped to US. I really like the music, but probably not enough to spend that kind of money. I've never heard of them anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterzach View Post
    I saw a tweet today from the Source himself(Arjen Lucassen) and this album is mixed in 5.1.
    Here is the tweet:

    https://twitter.com/arjenlucassen/st...20458940686337

    Based on the only other Ayreon studio album(Actual Fantasy Revisited) in surround my guess its DD 5.1 only but I did tweet back asking if DTS on this one.
    Look forward to hearing if it's DD or possibly DTS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GOS View Post
    Expensive - it's $53.55 shipped to US. I really like the music, but probably not enough to spend that kind of money. I've never heard of them anyway.
    I am sure this will have a North American release too. All previous Ayreon albums have, from what I recall.

    I wonder who did the 5.1 mix? I believe Arjen Anthony Lucassen does all his own recording, mixing, etc on his albums (in stereo at least). But has he done 5.1 before?

    I am hopeful this will be good because Ayreon albums have a lot of 5.1 potential, and the stereo mixes usually sound quite good. The Dream Sequencer is one of my favorites that would work very well in surround!

    The skeptical side of my is worried the mix will stink, and even if the mix is good the sound quality will be poor because of DD compression.

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    Yep just got the email from Burning shed, minutes later it's ordered! (yes I agree it is a bit expensive, but I'm an Ayreon fan)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMS View Post
    I am sure this will have a North American release too. All previous Ayreon albums have, from what I recall.

    I wonder who did the 5.1 mix? I believe Arjen Anthony Lucassen does all his own recording, mixing, etc on his albums (in stereo at least). But has he done 5.1 before?

    I am hopeful this will be good because Ayreon albums have a lot of 5.1 potential, and the stereo mixes usually sound quite good. The Dream Sequencer is one of my favorites that would work very well in surround!

    The skeptical side of my is worried the mix will stink, and even if the mix is good the sound quality will be poor because of DD compression.
    I dunno about NA release. Burning Shed says they have the exclusive on the deluxe set, which includes the 5.1. I wouldn't care about purchasing some Cd's.

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    Guys, the 2CD+DVD edition is 16,99 at the band's label store (and it comes signed by Arjen and with a free poster, too). And yes, there's gonna be the US pre-order soon.

    Also, here's the first full track and behind-the-scenes video off the new album on YouTube, featuring all 11 main guest singers & clocking in 13 minutes!
    Last edited by haikubass; 01-26-2017 at 09:01 PM. Reason: US pre-order info added
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    Quote Originally Posted by SMS View Post
    I am sure this will have a North American release too. All previous Ayreon albums have, from what I recall.

    I wonder who did the 5.1 mix? I believe Arjen Anthony Lucassen does all his own recording, mixing, etc on his albums (in stereo at least). But has he done 5.1 before?

    I am hopeful this will be good because Ayreon albums have a lot of 5.1 potential, and the stereo mixes usually sound quite good. The Dream Sequencer is one of my favorites that would work very well in surround!

    The skeptical side of my is worried the mix will stink, and even if the mix is good the sound quality will be poor because of DD compression.
    I believe Arjen has done all of his own 5.1 mixes as well.
    This does sound a bit dated now to me but I still like it and if you want to check it out is very discreet in 5.1.
    Even for dd 5.1 because the music and mix are well done I think its worth it to check out.

    https://www.amazon.ca/Actual-Fantasy...tasy+revisited

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    Quote Originally Posted by haikubass View Post
    Guys, the 2CD+DVD edition is 16,99 at the band's label store (and it comes signed by Arjen and with a free poster, too). And yes, there's gonna be the US pre-order soon.

    Also, here's the first full track and behind-the-scenes video off the new album on YouTube, featuring all 11 main guest singers & clocking in 13 minutes!
    Thanks! Ordered!

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    Quote Originally Posted by haikubass View Post
    Guys, the 2CD+DVD edition is 16,99 at the band's label store (and it comes signed by Arjen and with a free poster, too). And yes, there's gonna be the US pre-order soon.

    Also, here's the first full track and behind-the-scenes video off the new album on YouTube, featuring all 11 main guest singers & clocking in 13 minutes!
    Great! Well then - I'll be ordering this.

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    The Burning Shed offering is a Special Edition which is why its expensive at 39.99, but in a fit of madness I bought it as I liked the last Ayreon 5.1 one I got!

    "Ayreon's epic 2017 album The Source explores the origins of the mythical Ayreon saga.

    The album features a stellar guest list of singers and musicians including James LaBrie (Dream Theater), Tommy Rogers (Between The Buried And Me), Simone Simons (Epica), Russell Allen (Symphony X), Floor Jansen (Nightwish), Paul Gilbert (Mr Big), Guthrie Govan and Mark Kelly (Marillion).

    This 4cd/1dvd edition is presented in a 44 page full colour ear book and contains a 5.1 mix of the album.

    Exclusive to Burning Shed in the UK, we have a limited number of copies available.

    Pre-order for 28th April release."
    177 SACD (159 Multi, 18 Stereo), 218 DVD-Audio/DTS/DD, 10 Blu-ray Audio, 14 SQ LPs, 2218 plain old stereo CDs

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterzach View Post
    I believe Arjen has done all of his own 5.1 mixes as well.
    This does sound a bit dated now to me but I still like it and if you want to check it out is very discreet in 5.1.
    Even for dd 5.1 because the music and mix are well done I think its worth it to check out.

    https://www.amazon.ca/Actual-Fantasy...tasy+revisited
    I like that one a lot too - like you write: well worth checking out!

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    Oh by the way:

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    Thank you all for this info!!! , missed this completely (nothing new there, busy with work, very sad ). A definite buy, great song on that youtube link and fantasic info from Arjen himself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by haikubass View Post
    Guys, the 2CD+DVD edition is 16,99 at the band's label store (and it comes signed by Arjen and with a free poster, too). And yes, there's gonna be the US pre-order soon.

    Also, here's the first full track and behind-the-scenes video off the new album on YouTube, featuring all 11 main guest singers & clocking in 13 minutes!
    Thanks! Ordered, signed as well, not a big deal but nice .

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    Yes! Thank you. I ordered it as well. I should stay away from this site more often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DuncanS View Post
    The Burning Shed offering is a Special Edition which is why its expensive at 39.99

    This 4cd/1dvd edition is presented in a 44 page full colour ear book and contains a 5.1 mix of the album.

    Exclusive to Burning Shed in the UK, we have a limited number of copies available.
    Yes, this is the Earbook Edition, although it looks good it's expensive and has high shipping costs. I guess if you're not in the UK, compare with other stores.

    As has been noticed in this thread already, there is also the Mediabook Edition, which also has the DVD (with the Dolby 5.1) but costs less than half. The main thing you will miss are 2 CDs with the whole album in instrumental versions. The booklet will be somewhat thinner as well.

    BTW just ordered the latter.

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    I'm going to wait until the album is released and early purchasers can figure out what audio is on here before I jump in myself.
    If the only surround audio is Dolby, then I'm definitely out, no questions asked.

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    Official video out now.

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    I just preordered Amazon us for 19.98.

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