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    New TRANSATLANTIC album in the works

    Just posted to their official social media pages:

    Is It Really Happening? 🚀
    Morse, Portnoy, Trewavas, Stolt - Varnhem, Sweden - September 24th 2019


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    Please god, let it be long! And in an expensive EarBook!

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    please let it be much better then the last one!

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    Let it be an atmospheric, understated, slow-burner co-produced by Brian Eno.

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    Me interested. Thanks for posting.
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    Auto buy.

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    I'm not buying it unless the drums sound like a piledriver is slamming into them incessantly.
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    I hope they will try to go for something slightly different this time, rather than a Bridge Across Forever part 3. My hopes are not very high though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeFrog View Post
    I hope they will try to go for something slightly different this time, rather than a Bridge Across Forever part 3. My hopes are not very high though.
    I’d take SMPT:e part 2, where they seemed to put more effort into the songwriting. I am not very optimistic though and can see a press release that promotes “an epic concept spanning 2CDs!!!!!!!”.
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    At least with Transatlantic I get a more vague spirituality in the lyrics as opposed to a particular sect of one religion.
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    Lord, I pray that in your infinite wisdom you will grant us an hour-long making-of video.

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    And a bonus disc of "prog rock remakes"?
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    And then, a Neal Morse mix and a Roine Stolte mix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poisoned Youth View Post
    I’d take SMPT:e part 2, where they seemed to put more effort into the songwriting. I am not very optimistic though and can see a press release that promotes “an epic concept spanning 2CDs!!!!!!!”.
    Add in "a return to form" and no one will be able to resist, lol.
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    Oh, you foolish people. Many of you think Prog is short for "progressive" and therefore attempt to poo-poo any band that employs the shock and awe of the Golden Era. Silly.

    Here's the thing: you know EXACTLY what you're getting with Morse/Portnoy. EPICS!!! And lots of melodies. Tons of hooks. Thundering percussion. Sprirtually uplifting lyrics.

    I am of the belief that Giant Steps was the last truly progressive record made anyway so why not just enjoy a tall, cool glass of comfort Prog?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BravadoNJ View Post
    please let it be much better then the last one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by miamiscot View Post
    I am of the belief that Giant Steps was the last truly progressive record made anyway...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poisoned Youth View Post
    Id take SMPT:e part 2, where they seemed to put more effort into the songwriting. I am not very optimistic though and can see a press release that promotes an epic concept spanning 2CDs!!!!!!!.
    Yep. I've always liked their first one the best, and I think All Of The Above is still the best thing they've ever done. Having said that, I enjoyed everything they've done, though the last album really didn't do much for me. I felt like they just kind of phoned it in. I think that may be why there was such a long time between that one and this one. I suspect that one or more members were hoping that some time away would fuel more interesting compositions. Probably a false hope, but we'll see.

    The thing is, I don't listen to a band like TA for originality or "progressiveness". I suppose that's probably obvious to most people, but still they managed to make 3 pretty enjoyable albums of very similar material. The last one though, just felt like it relied a bit too much on Morse and Stolt's personal formulas or something. Maybe I'm just tired of that general approach? I don't know. I will undoubtedly pick up this album and give it a fair listen, but I stopped being excited about their new releases after the second one (even with the huge gap between albums 2 and 3, I wasn't expecting much, and it took me several listens to decide I even liked the 3rd one).

    Maybe I've finally had my fill of derivative symph-prog? We'll see.

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    I always like what this group of guys comes up with. I love Trewavas' playing on all four albums especially.

    Writing/recording in Sweden is certainly a change of scenery from Neal's house in Tennessee for the umpteenth time. I wonder how they arrived at that decision?
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    I'm game for this. It's about the only context in which I can take Morse and Portnoy anymore (well, this and Flying Colors). I wasn't nuts about Kaleidoscope, but it had its moments. The Whirlwind was probably my favorite, but each one has stuff I enjoyed -- when I'm in the right mood, that is.

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    Let it be an atmospheric, understated, slow-burner co-produced by Brian Eno.
    Like the last 3 minutes of All of the Above extended into a 68-minute atmospheric workout.
    I got a great title for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Progatron View Post
    Writing/recording in Sweden is certainly a change of scenery from Neal's house in Tennessee for the umpteenth time. I wonder how they arrived at that decision?
    Who knows, maybe that might shift the balance a bit to more Stolt and less Morse? That would definitely change the band's sound somewhat.

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    I'm all in for this of course!

    WOW - TFK double that isn't even out yet, Neal did 2 double albums this year (GA and The Exorcist), Flying Colors just landed and now this. The creativity and drive in these chaps is amazing.

    I've got high hopes for this - Like others I didn't think Kaleidoscope was up to their usual standards. But Neal has really been on a roll, TSoaD and TGA both are fantastic. Manifesto and Sea Within were both good from Stolt. Time seems right for this.

    Wonder what if anything this means for Anderson/Stolt 2? or maybe at the rate they are going that will be next weeks big announcement.

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