Artist: The Gentle Storm
Album: The Diary (Storm version)
Genres: Progressive metal, symphonic metal, acoustic / folk, Symphonic, Progressive rock
Multi-instrumentalist Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon) and vocalist/lyricist Anneke van Giersbergen (ex-The Gathering) join forces on The Gentle Storm, an epic production featuring two radically contrasting interpretations of the same songs: acoustic / folk arrangements (Gentle) and a full-on metal assault (Storm).
What could be better?!? I love Anneke's voice, the way of singing and her attitude, and highly enjoy Ayreons creativity in his compositions. And now they are both one one epic record!
I mean, two! Well, actually, four - because they have also released instrumental versions of both cd's
They lack Anneke, of course, but are very nice anyway..
As soon as i found out about The Diary, I had to get this on cd! :)
00:00 / 1. Endless Sea (storm version)
05:53 / 2. Heart of Amsterdam (storm version)
12:31 / 3. The Greatest Love (storm version)
16:28 / 4. Shores of India (storm version)
22:52 / 5. Cape of Storms (storm version)
28:24 / 6. The Moment (storm version)
34:35 / 7. The Storm (storm version)
40:34 / 8. Eyes of Michiel (storm version)
44:34 / 9. Brightest Light (storm version)
49:29 / 10. New Horizons (storm version)
54:54 / 11. Epilogue: The Final Entry (storm version)
I do NOT own this, i just appreciate and want more people to find them!
All rights goes to Anneke, Arjen and The Gentle Storm, and Inside Out Music.
So if possible, please support the musicians and buy their music! ;)