Bridge Across Forever

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Bridge Across Forever
Studio album by Transatlantic
Released October 9, 2001
Recorded January 2001 at Dark Horse Studios, Nashville, TN
Genre Progressive rock
Length 76:46
Label Metal Blade Records
Producer Transatlantic
Transatlantic chronology
Live in America
(2001)
Bridge Across Forever
(2001)
Bridge Across Europe Tour 2001
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Bright Eyes (11/13) [2]
DPRP (quite favourable)[3]

Bridge Across Forever is the second studio album of progressive rock supergroup Transatlantic, released in 2001. For this album, the band attempted to balance each member's contributions more equally, because of criticisms that their first album, SMPT:e, was too dominated by the style of vocalist Neal Morse. Like their first album, Bridge Across Forever was well received by critics and progressive rock fans, though it had little mainstream popularity. While it is not a concept album, all the lengthy epics share at least one movement with another.

"Suite Charlotte Pike" ends with a fade-out, however, the ending jam is found after "Stranger In Your Soul", which actually ends at 26:04. At 27:24, there is a hidden track; a continuation of the final section of "Suite Charlotte Pike", picking up where it faded out, followed by various sound effects similar to those found at the end of "Duel With The Devil".

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Neal Morse, Roine Stolt, Mike Portnoy, and Pete Trewavas, except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "Duel with the Devil"
I. "Motherless Children" (7:06)
II. "Walk Away" (4:19)
III. "Silence of the Night" (4:23)
IV. "You're Not Alone" (3:49)
V. "Almost Home" (7:06)"  
26:43
2. "Suite Charlotte Pike"
I. "If She Runs" (4:38)
II. "Mr. Wonderful" (2:42)
III. "Lost and Found Pt. 1" (1:32)
IV. "Temple of the Gods" (2:21)
V. "Motherless Children/If She Runs (Reprise)" (3:37)"  
14:30
3. "Bridge Across Forever" (Neal Morse, Celeste Prince[4]) 5:33
4. "Stranger in Your Soul"
I. "Sleeping Wide Awake" (6:03)
II. "Hanging in the Balance" (3:23)
III. "Lost and Found Pt. 2" (3:07)
IV. "Awakening the Stranger" (5:05)
V. "Slide" (4:02)
VI. "Stranger in Your Soul" (4:24)"  
30:00
Total length:
76:46

Limited edition bonus disc[edit]

No. Title Original Artist Length
1. "Shine On You Crazy Diamond"   Pink Floyd 15:27
2. "Studio Chat"     4:50
3. "And I Love Her" (Studio Jam) The Beatles 7:53
4. "Smoke on the Water" (Studio Jam as "Transpacific") Deep Purple 4:20
5. "Dance with the Devil" (Original Demo) Morse 9:01
6. "Roine's Demo Bits" (Original Demo) Stolt 11:58
7. "Interactive Section" (Video)    
Total length:
53:37

Personnel[edit]

Transatlantic

Additional Musicians

Production[edit]

  • Arranged & Produced by Transatlantic
  • Engineered by Ed Simonton
  • Additional Engineering by Stewart Every (for Pete's recordings at the Racket Club, UK)
  • Mixed by Richard Mouser at The Mouse House, Los Angeles, CA
  • Mastered by Vlado Meller at Sony Music Studios NYC

Charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
German Albums (Official Top 100)[5] 56

References[edit]

  1. ^ Taylor, Robert (2011). "Bridge Across Forever - Transatlantic | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 3 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Bright Eyes review
  3. ^ "DPRP CD Reviews - 2001 - Transatlantic Roundtable Review". dprp.net. 2007. Retrieved 3 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "TransAtlantic FAQ". planetizz.net. Retrieved 18 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Transatlantic – Bridge Across Forever". Officialcharts.de. GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 10 September 2014.