Transatlantic - Live In Europe

Year of Release: 2003
Label: InsideOut
Catalog Number: IOMCD 140
Format: CD
Total Time: 140:56:00

Was it worth it? I really don't know. A group that publishes two studio releases has two live releases? I think it is too much.

If we consider that some tracks that appear here were also on Live in America, like "My New World," surely I have to answer that it isn't necessary to record this CD. Most of all, because of its length: 140 minutes; and you have to listen to the same songs as always. In fact, the other tracks also haven't any particular variation, if we don't consider "Suite Charlotte Pike," which lasts more than thirty minutes.

This piece is a medley of many songs taken from the Beatles album Abbey Road. Songs like "Carry That Weight," or "You Never Give Me Your Money" or "Mean Mr. Mustard" or "She Came In Through the Bathroom Window" are performed in this section of the album and it's the most valuable part of this double CD. For the rest, it's the same old story?

Disc One: Duel With The Devil (26:00) / My New World (16:20) / We All Need Some Light (6:41) / Suite Charlotte Pike Medley (30:00) Disc Two: Stranger In Your Soul (30:36) / All Of The Above (30:19)

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


Daniel Gildenlöw - guitar, keyboard, backing vocals

SMPTe (2000)
Live In America (2001)
Bridge Across Forever (2001)
Bridge Across Forever - Special Edition (2001)
Live In Europe (2003)
The Whirlwind (2009)
More Is Never Enough (CD/DVD) (2011)
Kaleidoscope (2014)
KaLIVEoscope (CD/DVD) (2014)

Live In America (DVD) (2001)
Live In Europe (DVD) (2003)
Building The Bridge Across Forever/Live In America (DVD) (2006)
Whirld Tour 2010 - Live From Shepherd's Bush Empire, London (DVD) (2010)
More Is Never Enough (DVD/CD) (2011)

Genre: Progressive Rock

Origin VA

Added: November 16th 2003
Reviewer: Davide Guidone

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