Transatlantic – the prog supergroup of Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy, Roine Stolt & Pete Trewavas – will launch of a brand new live performance set entitled The Remaining Flight: Stay At L’Olympia on February 17. It was recorded and filmed in France on the final cease of a tour to advertise the band’s fifth and most audacious album to this point, The Absolute Universe. This was the multinational group’s first outing in eight years.
Watch “We All Want Some Mild” from the set, beneath:
Launched in February 2021 to unanimous reward, The Absolute Universe got here in two alternate codecs; an abridged 64-minute report often called The Breath Of Life, and a companion piece entitled Forevermore that added an extra 4 songs, clocking in at an hour and a half. Although the foundations of each had been shared, every format featured lyrics and music unbiased of the opposite.
Nonetheless, when Transatlantic lastly hit the highway they opted to carry out a 3rd format of the album, a full-bells-and-whistles, 96-minute Blu-ray end result of each takes often called The Final Version that had been launched in 5.1 encompass sound. Following that phase of the present Transatlantic took a brief intermission and returned to the stage for a rollercoaster trawl by means of the rest of their lavish catalogue. From the primary word of “Overture (The Absolute Universe)” by means of to the medley primarily based across the first two Transatlantic albums that closes the night, the efficiency comprised 3 hours of music in complete.
“Ever for the reason that begin of this band now we have performed for 3 hours, in order that’s one thing we’re all used to,” states drummer Mike Portnoy, who grins while describing his personal expertise as “butt-numbing”. Nonetheless, Roine Stolt is able to admit that this time felt very barely completely different.
“It was an excellent tour,” acknowledges the guitarist and multi-musician, “however while you embrace our spot at Morsefest [where besides performing The Absolute Universe the band also revisited their 2009 album ‘The Whirlwind’ and revised a cover of Procol Harum’s ‘In Held (’Twas) In I’ that had featured on their debut from 2000, ‘SMPTe’] I felt the problem of studying, or re-learning, three-and-a-half hours of music earlier than leaving Sweden. Now that I get barely older, I used to be a bit apprehensive about taking part in for that lengthy – it requires loads of focus: ‘Is that this one in 7/8 or 9/8? Perhaps we’ll play it in 13/8 and in a distinct key?’ However in fact, as soon as we obtained on the market onto the stage, these ideas went straight out of the window.”
With a chuckle, vocalist and keyboard wizard Neal Morse reveals that because the tour discovered its ft Transatlantic threw a further curveball. “We began taking part in songs barely in another way to the way in which you have heard them on ‘The Final Version”, he grins. “So what you get with this stay album is analogous, however primarily it’s a fourth model [of the record]. While you play stay, from evening to nighttime it helps to maintain issues contemporary by jamming a bit and altering issues up as you go. There are a number of examples of that, as an illustration, the start of the final part that begins with ‘Belong’ is sort of completely different than the report – partly as a result of we couldn’t bear in mind it! So we made up a brand new construction.”
“We’re all the time as effectively ready as we could be however in a means Transatlantic is form of a present band” factors out bassist Pete Trewavas. “Enjoying alongside Mike who’s a powerhouse on the drums, there’s this uncooked energy. If he desires to lift the power that’s what we do. We’re all taking solos right here and there, although we get the songs throughout we’re all displaying off as a lot as we will”.
Filmed by Paul Inexperienced (who additionally shot their ‘Whirld Tour 2010: Stay in London launch), and blended by longtime collaborator Wealthy Mouser, this set can be obtainable as a Particular Version 3CD+Blu-ray Digipak (incl. 5.1 encompass sound) & as a Gatefold 180g 4LP launch. Each characteristic paintings by Thomas Ewerhard & images by Nidhal Marzouk.
Pre-order right here.
“The Absolute Universe” Intro
“Reaching For The Sky”
“Larger Than The Morning”
“The Darkness In The Mild”
“Take Now My Soul”
“Trying For The Mild”
“The World We Used To Know”
“The Solar Comes Up Immediately”
“Love Made A Manner” (Prelude)
“Can You Really feel It”
“Trying For The Mild” (Reprise)
“The Biggest Story By no means Ends”
“Love Made A Manner”
“The Whirlwind Suite”
NM & RS Intro
“We All Want Some Mild”
“The Remaining Medley”
“Rose Coloured Glasses” video:
“Owl Howl” video:
Lineup (on this recording):
Neal Morse – Keyboards, Acoustic Guitar & Vocals
Mike Portnoy – Drums & Vocals
Roine Stolt – Guitar & Vocals
Pete Trewavas – Bass & Vocals
With: Ted Leonard – Guitar, Keyboards, Percussion & Vocals