Temple of the Cat

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"Temple of the Cat"
Single by Ayreon
from the album Universal Migrator Part 1: The Dream Sequencer
Released 2000/2001
Genre Progressive rock
Length 18:36/10:49
Label Transmission Records
Writer(s) Arjen Anthony Lucassen
Producer(s) Arjen Anthony Lucassen
Ayreon singles chronology
"The Stranger From Within"
(1996)
"Temple of the Cat"
(2000/2001)
"Day Eleven: Love"
(2004)
Arjen Anthony Lucassen singles chronology
"The Stranger From Within"
(1996)
"Temple of the Cat"
(2000/2001)
"Cold Metal"
(2001)

"Temple of the Cat" is the third single by Ayreon, released on 2000, from the album Universal Migrator Part 1: The Dream Sequencer. It was re-released on 2001, as an acoustic version, and containing a different track listing.

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This song makes reference to the Mayan civilisation and Maya mythology, taking place circa the 8th century. According to Arjen Lucassen, it speaks especially about the Jaguar Temple and the city of Tikal. Certain samples used on the song come from an authentic Maya festival. Vocals on this song were provided by Jacqueline Govaert.

Arjen has stated that, despite enjoying Jacqueline's vocal work, "Temple of the Cat" is his least favorite Ayreon song.[1]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Composer Length
1 "Temple of the Cat" Arjen Lucassen 04:11
2 "Temple of the Cat (with Lana Lane)" Arjen Lucassen 04:11
3 "My House on Mars" Arjen Lucassen 07:49
4 "Valley of the Queens (from Into the Electric Castle)" Arjen Lucassen 02:25

Acoustic Version[edit]

# Title Composer Length
1 "Temple of the Cat (Acoustic version)" Arjen Lucassen 04:11
2 "Temple of the Cat" Arjen Lucassen 04:11
3 "Nature's Dance" (from The Final Experiment) Arjen Lucassen 02:27

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