Illusions (Thomas Bergersen album)

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Studio album by Thomas J. Bergersen
Released June 1, 2011
Recorded 2009-2010
Genre New Age, Neo-orchestral
Thomas J. Bergersen chronology

Illusions (formerly called "Nemesis II") is a stand-alone production album created by Thomas J. Bergersen from Two Steps From Hell, and was released in 2011. It features vocal performances by Vladislava Vasileva, Elitsa Todorova, Merethe Soltvedt, Kate St. Pierre, Jenifer Thigpen and Colin O'Malley and samples from Troels Brun Folmann's Tonehammer library, as well as instrumental performances by the cellist Tina Guo and the Capellen Orchestra.[1] The CD contains 19 tracks. The album cover and artwork are designed by Jesper Krijgsman.[2] The album is available for download on iTunes, Amazon and CDBaby. The CD has been released physically on March 13, 2012.

On January 24, 2013 Illusions was released on to clients promoting motion picture advertising.[3] This version contains 18 alternate versions of many pieces, which makes 37 tracks in total.[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Aura"   Thomas J. Bergersen 7:43
2. "Starvation"   Thomas J. Bergersen 4:27
3. "Dreammaker"   Thomas J. Bergersen 4:18
4. "Hurt"   Thomas J. Bergersen 1:43
5. "Ocean Princess"   Thomas J. Bergersen 2:53
6. "Gift of Life"   Thomas J. Bergersen 3:22
7. "Rada"   Thomas J. Bergersen 4:23
8. "A Place In Heaven"   Thomas J. Bergersen 4:16
9. "Merchant Prince"   Thomas J. Bergersen 2:26
10. "Promise"   Thomas J. Bergersen 4:59
11. "Femme Fatale"   Thomas J. Bergersen 4:12
12. "Homecoming"   Thomas J. Bergersen 2:57
13. "Immortal"   Thomas J. Bergersen 4:08
14. "Remember Me"   Thomas J. Bergersen 4:30
15. "Sonera"   Thomas J. Bergersen 5:37
16. "Reborn"   Thomas J. Bergersen 3:53
17. "Age of Gods"   Thomas J. Bergersen 2:30
18. "Illusions"   Thomas J. Bergersen 8:02
19. "Soulseeker"   Thomas J. Bergersen 3:15

Use in media[edit]

Thomas Bergersen's music has been licensed for several trailers.

  • Sonera was used in the Cloud Atlas trailer.[5]
  • Reborn was used in the launch trailer for Medal of Honor: Warfighter.[6]
  • Hurt and Rada were used in the Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance trailer.[7]
  • Remember Me, and Dreammaker were used in the documentary, Star Trek: Secrets of the Universe.
  • Soulseeker was used by 2012 Olympic Uneven Bars Champion, Aliya Mustafina, as her floor piece for the 2013 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Antwerp, Belgium.
  • Starvation was used in the fan-made Doctor Who: The First Question 50th Anniversary trailer.
  • Illusions was played in "The Masterpiece Experience" with Uyanga being featured with her vocals.
  • Promise was used in the trailer for the upcoming Cinderella film.
  • Ocean Princess was used by Kenichi Ebina in his performances en-route to his victory in the reality show, America's Got Talent.

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