TransAtlantic (2) ‎– SMPTe

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
3984-14290-2 TransAtlantic (2) SMPTe(CD, Album) Metal Blade Records, Radiant Records (2) 3984-14290-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
IOMCD 057 TransAtlantic (2) SMPTe(CD, Album) Inside Out Music IOMCD 057 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
3057432 TransAtlantic (2) SMPTe(CD, Album) Nothing To Say 3057432 France 2000 Sell This Version
MAR-00557 TransAtlantic (2) SMPTe(CD, Album) Belle Antique MAR-00557 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
IOMCD 057, IOMCD057 TransAtlantic (2) SMPTe(CD, Album + CD, Enh + Ltd, Dig) Inside Out Music, Inside Out Music IOMCD 057, IOMCD057 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
IOMCD057 TransAtlantic (2) SMPTe(CD, Album, Promo, Car) Inside Out Music IOMCD057 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
IOMCD 057 TransAtlantic (2) SMPTe(CD, Album) Inside Out Music IOMCD 057 Russia 2003 Sell This Version
3984-14290-2 TransAtlantic (2) SMPT:E(CD, Album, RE) Metal Blade Records, Radiant Records (2) 3984-14290-2 US 2009 Sell This Version
IOMCD 057, 0504122 TransAtlantic (2) SMPTe(CD, Album, RE) Inside Out Music, Inside Out Music IOMCD 057, 0504122 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
0505390 TransAtlantic (2) SMPTe(Box, Ltd + 2xLP, Album + LP, Comp) Inside Out Music 0505390 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
0505390 TransAtlantic (2) SMPTe(Box, Ltd + 2xLP, Album, Pur + LP, Comp, Pur) Inside Out Music 0505390 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
3984-142902-2 TransAtlantic (2) SMPTe(CD, Album, RE) Metal Blade Records, Radiant Records (2) 3984-142902-2 US 2012 Sell This Version
IECP-20224/225 Transatlantic (2) SMPTe(2xCD, Album, Ltd) WHD Entertainment, Inc. IECP-20224/225 Japan 2014 Sell This Version
3984-142902-2 TransAtlantic (2) SMPTe(CD, Album, RE, RP) Metal Blade Records, Radiant Records (2) 3984-142902-2 US 2014 Sell This Version
IOMLP 057, 88875182801 TransAtlantic (2) SMPTe(2xLP, Album + CD, Album + RE) Inside Out Music, Inside Out Music IOMLP 057, 88875182801 Germany 2016 Sell This Version
IOMLP 057, 88875182801 TransAtlantic (2) SMPTe(2xLP, Album, Cle + CD, Album + Ltd, RE) Inside Out Music, Inside Out Music IOMLP 057, 88875182801 Germany 2016 Sell This Version
IOMCD 057 TransAtlantic (2) SMPTe(CD, Album) Inside Out Music IOMCD 057 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
IOMCD 057, 0504122 TransAtlantic (2) SMPTe(CD, Album, RE) Inside Out Music, Inside Out Music IOMCD 057, 0504122 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
IOMCD 057 TransAtlantic (2) SMPTe(CD, Album, RE) Inside Out Music IOMCD 057 Germany Unknown Sell This Version

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martindavey87

martindavey87

February 8, 2018
referencing SMPTe, CD, Album, IOMCD 057

Showing us what a true progressive rock supergroup looks like, Transatlantic brings together some of the biggest and most influential musicians from the prog world, such as Roine Stolt of the Flower Kings, Pete Trewavas from legendary rock band Marillion, Neal Morse, best known for his work with Spocks Beard and his countless solo albums, and of course, Mike Portnoy, known mostly for his work with Dream Theater, and also literally every other band in the universe.

Featuring just five tracks, three of which are fairly lengthy, 'SMPTe' is a fantastic prog rock record, which pays homage to all the great bands of the genres early days, while maintaining its own contemporary sound. Full of lavish instrumentals, complex yet engaging arrangements and emotional vocal work, Transatlantic are an exceptional band that will go on to be more than just a "side project".

Album opener, 'All of the Above' measures in at 31 minutes long, and is truly an "epic" in every sense of the word. Well paced, well composed and well executed. Full of incredible musicianship and catchy vocal sections, not only is this a fantastic song in its own right, but is a fine representation of progressive rock. Period.

'We All Need Some Light' and 'Mystery Train' are both shorter songs in comparison, being a beautiful rock ballad and a funky, all-out rock song respectively, both are infectious pieces that do a perfect job of bridging the gap between the longer tracks, which leads us to 'My New World' (hitting the 16-minute mark) and a cover of Procol Haram's 'In Held ('Twas) in I', which reaches 17 minutes. Both are fantastic pieces that maintain the high quality of music throughout the album.

There's a very palpable chemistry between all four musicians, with each member playing off of each other with ease. The music is energetic and fun, and wonderfully crafted. An added bonus is that all four men cover vocal duties. No doubt Neal Morse carries the bulk of it, but having four vocalists shakes things up and makes for better storytelling.

All-in-all this is an monumental album, and one that everyone should own. It will impress old fans and convert new ones, and is a true gem of progressive rock.
jp_fal

jp_fal

February 9, 2016
referencing SMPTe, 2xLP, Album, Cle + CD, Album + Ltd, RE, IOMLP 057, 88875182801
Sound is very good on this release. I don't miss the bonus tracks, never really listened to them on the 2xcd version. Also worth mentioning I think I prefer having Mystery Train in the vinyl track order. It breaks up the two long tracks near the end. The only downside (on all the vinyl releases) is splitting All of the above into two parts. But they have chosen to change sides in the quiet section right before camouflaged in blue kicks in. Probably the best place even though they could have gotten more onto a side, so it's not a deal breaker.