2013 album from Dutch singer, songwriter and musician Arjen Anthony Lucassen AKA Ayreon. Deluxe artbook edition worthy of this album's lavish and grandiose musical content. This includes the double CD album and a DVD featuring a "making of" feature, full-length interview segments, and a time-lapse view of the recording session. Plus a whole other double CD featuring entirely instrumental versions of all the songs, all packaged in a gorgeous artbook package. Artbook is LP-sized with a 48-page booklet. In his latest Ayreon release, The Theory of Everything, Dutch multi-instrumentalist, composer, singer and producer Arjen Anthony Lucassen unveils a completely revamped conceptual universe for Ayreon. Gone are the complicated story lines featuring sci-fi, aliens and time-travel; in their place is a real-world drama set in the here and now.
The Theory of Everything is the upcoming eighth studio album of progressive metal/rock opera Ayreon project by Dutch songwriter, producer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist Arjen Anthony Lucassen.As with every Ayreon album, it is a concept album with each character being portrayed by one singer, however being released five years after 01011001 which concluded the original Ayreon story, The Theory of Everything is the start of a completely new storyline for the project. Unlike the previous albums which took place in a sci-fi context (with the notable exception of The Human Equation, taking place in a man's mind), it will be set in a realistic world. "Limited Edition", which comes with 2 extra CD's containing instrumental versions.