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Arjen Anthony Lucassen`s Star One - Live On Earth DVD (2003)
Progressive metal/space rock from Netherlands, music DVD released in 2003.
Star One was born out of the remnants of an abandoned collaboration between Lucassen and Iron Maiden
frontman Bruce Dickinson. Dickinson proposed the idea and the two
exchanged ideas and put together four songs, Lucassen writing the music
and Dickinson writing the lyrics. The project was abandoned however
after Lucassen mentioned the project on the internet and Dickinson's
manager called off negotiations. Instead of completely abandoning the
material that had already been produced, Lucassen decided to put his own
lyrics to the music and created Star One.
When asked on the "Ask Arjen Anything" channel of communication if there
would be another Star One album, Lucassen simply stated "Probably".
However, he later declared:
"Space Metal was really magic. I am afraid that I will fail to capture
the same atmosphere and actually ruin it! I am actually against sequels;
you cannot repeat the same atmosphere and feeling like you had with the
Second album (2009-2010)
In an interview conducted by Ragnarok Radio in October 2009 Arjen stated Star One is "definitely not dead."
In October 2009 in another interview, with Lebmetal.com, Arjen said he
was working on what might become another Star One album: "In the
meantime I will be working on a new, heavier album. Possible a new Star
One album, but then again things never work out the way I plan them",
and in a November 2009 interview with Lagrossradio.com, Arjen stated
that he was definitely working on a new Star One album and that he had
already written and recorded a song.
In March 2010, a "demo listening party" was held where several members
of the arjenlucassen.com messageboard were allowed to listen to the
first (only instrumental) demos for the new Star One album. In August of
the same year, Arjen revealed the title of this second album, Victims
of the Modern Age, and announced that it was ready. The album was
released in October 2010.
The music of Star One is heavier than that of Lucassen's progressive
rock/metal opera project Ayreon, drawing influences from 1970s space
rock and blending them with modern progressive metal. Lucassen explained
that the songwriting was different in that Star One songs are built on
guitar riffs whereas Ayreon songs stem primarily off chord arrangements.
However, similarities still exist mainly in the song arrangements, the
multi-layered vocals, and the use of synthesizers and Hammond organs as
part of the main instrumentation.
Russell Allen (Symphony X) - vocals (2002–present)
Damian Wilson (Threshold, Headspace) - vocals (2002–present)
Dan Swanö (Edge of Sanity, Nightingale) - vocals (2002–present)
Floor Jansen (After Forever, ReVamp) - vocals (2002–present)
Arjen Anthony Lucassen (Ayreon, Ambeon, Guilt Machine, ex-Vengeance,
ex-Stream of Passion) - guitars, keyboards, mellotron, Hammond, solina
strings, various others, occasional vocals (2002–present)
Peter Vink (HDK, ex-Q65) - bass (2002–present)
Ed Warby (Gorefest, Ayreon) - drums (2002–present)
Gary Wehrkamp (Shadow Gallery) - guitar solos (2002–present)
Joost van den Broek (After Forever, ReVamp) - keyboards solos (2010–present; also live keyboards in 2003)
Former live members
The band toured in 2003 only. The only members of the studio line-up who weren't presents were Dan Swanö and Gary Wehrkamp.
Robert Soeterboek (ex-Erik Norlander) - vocals (Dan Swanö vocal parts)
Irene Jansen - backing vocals (only sang her sister Floor's backing vocals parts along her)
Ewa Smarzyńska (ex-Quidam) - flute
Space Metal (2002)
Victims of the Modern Age (2010)
Live on Earth (2003)
Label of release InsideOut Music.
Star One Official Site
Live on Earth is the first live CD and DVD by Arjen Anthony Lucassen progressive metal project/supergroup
Star One. It features songs from their debut album Space Metal, but also
numerous songs from Lucassen's other project Ayreon.
The album was recorded live on 5 October 2002 at Lucky & Co in
Rijssen, The Netherlands by Andreas Grotenhoff (audial mobile-Recording
studio, Germany) and is the first live album Lucassen had ever recorded
(and the only one apart from Live in the Real World).
Set list from cd version :
"Intro/Lift Off" - 1:34
"Set Your Controls" - 6:19
"High Moon" - 5:28
"Dreamtime" - 2:55
"Eyes of Time" - 3:50
"Songs of the Ocean" - 5:59
"Dawn of a Million Souls" - 5:17
"The Dream Sequencer" - 6:03
"Into the Black Hole" - 11:28
"Actual Fantasy" - 1:26
"Valley of the Queens" - 3:23
"Isis and Osiris" - 8:48
"Amazing Flight in Space" - 8:00
"Intergalactic Space Crusaders" - 5:15
"Castle Hall" - 4:58
"The Eye of Ra" - 9:16
"Starchild" - 9:22
"The Two Gates" - 14:35
Bonus DVD features :
Behind the Scenes
Space Truckin’ (Rijssen)
Intergalactic Laxative (Tilburg)
Dreamtime - Edward Reekers (Tilburg)
The DVD also comes with two extra tracks: a keyboard and a bass solo.
Russell Allen - vocals
Damian Wilson - vocals
Robert Soeterboek - vocals
Floor Jansen - vocals
Arjen Anthony Lucassen - guitar
Joost van den Broek - keyboard
Peter Vink - bass
Ed Warby - drums
Irene Jansen - backing vocals
Edward Reekers - vocals
Ewa Albering - flute
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