Sail Away to Avalon

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"Sail Away to Avalon"
Single by Ayreon
from the album The Final Experiment
Released 1995
Genre Progressive metal, Folk metal, Neo-medieval music
Length 15:40
Label Transmission Records
Producer(s) Arjen Lucassen
Ayreon singles chronology
"Sail Away to Avalon"
(1995)
"The Stranger From Within"
(1996)

"Sail Away to Avalon" is the first single by Ayreon, released on 1995, from their album The Final Experiment. The song combines elements of medieval classical music with heavy metal and folk using instruments such as the harpsichord for the rhythm sections. The lyrics reinforce this theme, telling the tale of a grand adventure to "Avalon" to recover the holy grail. The single is a re-recording of Ayreon's demo EP. All songs from the demo, except "the Accusation" were re-recorded for the single EP and the compilation album, Ayreonauts Only (also not including "Sail Away to Avalon").

Track listing[edit]

  1. Sail Away To Avalon - 04:00
  2. Nature's Dance - 02:36
  3. The Charm Of The Seer - 03:53
  4. Eyes Of Time - 05:09

Demo track listing[edit]

  1. Eyes Of Time (vocals by Leon Goewie) - 05:09
  2. The Accusation (vocals by Robert Soeterboek) - 3:49
  3. Sail Away To Avalon (vocals by Barry Hay) - 03:47
  4. Nature's Dance (vocals by Arjen Lucassen) - 02:36
  5. The Charm Of The Seer (vocals by Arjen Lucassen) - 02:31

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