Transatlantic just released "The Whirlwind" and it is a truly epic Prog Rock offering. The two Disc set is well worth it just for the cover of Genesis "Return of the Giant Hogweed". I'm on my 3rd time through the set and I couldn't be more impressed. This one is a bit more guitar forward and very percussion driven. One of the best Prog efforts I've heard in a long time. Now all I have to wait for is the soon to be released Spock's Beard "X".
Transatlantic pre-release video:
Here is the press release from "The Whirlwind":
TRANSATLANTIC – the Progressive Rock Supergroup featuring DREAM THEATER’s Mike Portnoy, MARILLION’s Pete Trewavas, THE FLOWER KINGS’ Roine Stolt and Neal Morse (Ex-SPOCK’S BEARD) – will release their long-awaited third album in October 27 2009.
THE WHIRLWIND is a 77-minute piece of music that is sure to satisfy the band’s legions of fans that have patiently waited almost the entire decade for the reunion of these 4 musicians.
THE WHIRLWIND will be available in two formats:
A 2-CD Special Edition containing a Bonus Disc with 8 newly recorded Studio Tracks.
(4 new Transatlantic compositions and 4 Cover Songs)
The SE comes in a digibook with a gorgeous 20 page color booklet.
The Track Listing for the Special Edition is:
2. LENNY JOHNSON
3. FOR SUCH A TIME
4. LENDING A HAND
5. THE RETURN OF THE GIANT HOGWEED (Genesis)
6. A SALTY DOG (Procol Harum)
7. I NEED YOU (America / The Beatles)
8. SOUL SACRIFICE (Santana)