Arjen Anthony Lucassen discography

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Arjen Anthony Lucassen discography
Arjen Anthony Lucassen sign session.jpg
Arjen Anthony Lucassen doing a sign session in 2006.
Studio albums 21
Live albums 2
Compilation albums 2
EPs 4
Singles 17

Arjen Anthony Lucassen is a Dutch songwriter, singer, multi-instrumentalist musician and record producer. He is most known as the creator of progressive metal/rock opera Ayreon.[1]

Over the years, Lucassen created various bands and musical projects. Overall, he has released seventeen studio albums in project or bands in which he was the leader and main creative force: two solo albums, eight for Ayreon, one for Ambeon, two for Star One, one for Stream of Passion, one for Guilt Machine, and one for The Gentle Storm. He was the guitarist in two studio albums by rock band Bodine (as Iron Anthony), and in four studio albums by rock band Vengeance, and also released a cover album without any artist credited. Both Bodine, Vengeance and Stream of Passion released albums without Lucassen.

Solo[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Instrument(s) Notes
1994 Pools of Sorrow, Waves of Joy
  • Label: Ray’s Music B.V
Lead vocals, guitars, banjo, mandolin, lute, keyboards, drum programming Released as Anthony
2012 Lost in the New Real Lead vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards

Cover albums[edit]

Year Album details Instrument(s) Notes
1996 Strange Hobby Lead vocals, guitars, bass Uncredited, recognized post-release

Ambeon[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Instrument(s)
2001 Fate of a Dreamer
  • Label: Transmission Records
Guitars, keyboards, samplers

Singles[edit]

Year Title Album
1998 "Cold Metal"
  • Label: Transmission Records
Fate of a Dreamer

Ayreon[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Instrument(s) Notes
1995 The Final Experiment
  • Released: 27 October 1995
  • Label: Transmission Records
Vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards, synthesizer
(also drums and timpani on 2005 reissue)
Originally released as Ayreon: The Final Experiment with no artist credited
1996 Actual Fantasy
  • Released: 23 October 1996
  • Label: Transmission Records
Guitars, bass, keyboards, drum programming
1998 Into the Electric Castle
  • Released: 30 August 1998
  • Label: Transmission Records
Vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards, mandolin, minimoog, mellotron
2000 Universal Migrator Part 1: The Dream Sequencer
  • Released: 20 June 2000
  • Label: Transmission Records
Vocals, guitars, bass, analog synthesizers, mellotron, Hammond, additional keyboards Released simultaneously
Universal Migrator Part 2: Flight of the Migrator
  • Released: 20 June 2000
  • Label: Transmission Records
2004 The Human Equation Vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards, mandolin, synthesizers, Hammond
2008 01011001
  • Released: 25 January 2008
  • Label: InsideOut Music
Vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards, mandolin, synthesizers, Hammond, Solina
2013 The Theory of Everything
  • Released: 28 October 2013
  • Label: InsideOut Music
Guitars, bass, mandolin, analog synthesizers, Hammond, Solina
2017 The Source

Live albums/DVDs[edit]

Year Album details Instrument(s)
2016 The Theater Equation
  • Released: June 17, 2016
Spoken vocals

EPs[edit]

Year Album details Instrument(s)
2008 Elected
  • Released: 25 April 2008
  • Labels: Transmission Records/SPV
Guitars, bass, keyboards

Singles[edit]

Year Title Album
1995 "Sail Away to Avalon"
  • Label: Transmission Records
The Final Experiment
1996 "The Stranger from Within"
  • Label: Transmission Records
Actual Fantasy
2000 "Temple of the Cat"
  • Label: Transmission Records
Universal Migrator Part 1: The Dream Sequencer
2001 "Temple of the Cat" (acoustic version)
  • Label: Transmission Records
2004 "Day Eleven: Love"
  • Label: InsideOut Music
The Human Equation
"Loser"
  • Label: InsideOut Music
2005 "Come Back to Me"
  • Label: InsideOut Music

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album details
2000 Ayreonauts Only
  • Labels: Transmission Records
2008 Timeline
  • Labels: InsideOut Music

The Gentle Storm[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Instrument(s)
2015 The Diary Electric and acoustic guitars, electric and acoustic bass guitars, keyboards, hammered dulcimer

EPs[edit]

Year Album details Instrument(s)
2015 The Gentle Storm Exclusive Tour CD
  • Released: 2015
  • Labels: Independent
Vocals, acoustic guitars, acoustic bass guitar, mandolin, percussion, hammered dulcimer

Guilt Machine[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Instrument(s)
2009 On This Perfect Day
  • Released: 28 August 2009[4]
  • Labels: Mascot Records
Guitars, bass, keyboards, mandolin, backing vocals

Star One[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Instrument(s)
2002 Space Metal
  • Released: 21 May 2002
  • Labels: InsideOut Music
Guitars, keyboards, Hammond
2010 Victims of the Modern Age
  • Released: 25 October 2010[5]
  • Labels:InsideOut Music
Guitars, Hammond, mellotron, analog synthesizer, solina strings

Live albums/DVDs[edit]

Year Album details Instrument(s)
2002 Live on Earth
  • Released: 29 April 2003
  • Labels: InsideOut Music
Guitar

Stream of Passion[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Instrument(s)
2005 Embrace the Storm
  • Released: 24 October 2005
  • Labels: InsideOut Music
Guitars, keyboards

Live albums/DVDs[edit]

Year Album details Instrument(s)
2006 Live in the Real World
  • Released: 15 June 2006
  • Labels: InsideOut Music
Guitars, vocals

Singles[edit]

Year Title Album
2006 "Out in the Real World"
  • Released: 27 February 2006
  • Label: Transmission Records
Embrace the Storm

With Bodine[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Instrument(s) Notes
1982 Bold as Brass Guitar Credited as Iron Anthony
1983 Three Times Running
  • Labels: Warner Music Group
Guitar

With Vengeance[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Instrument(s)
1984 Vengeance Guitar
1986 We Have Ways to Make You Rock
1987 Take It or Leave It
1989 Arabia

EPs[edit]

Year Album details Instrument(s)
1986 Only the Wind Guitar
1987 Rock N Roll Shower
1989 If Lovin' You is Wrong

Singles[edit]

Year Title Album
1984 "Prisoners of the Night" Vengeace
1985 "You Took me by Surprise"
1986 "May Heaven Strike me Down" We Have Ways to Make You Rock
"Only the Wind"/"Deathride to Glory" Only the Wind
1987 "Rock N roll Shower"/"Code of Honour" Rock N Roll Shower
"Looks like a Winner" Take It or Leave It
"Ain't Gonna Take You Home"
1989 "Arabia" Arabia
1992 "As The Last Teardrop Falls"

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album details Instrument(s) Notes
1992 The Last Teardrop '84–'92 Guitar
1998 Rock'n Roll Shower '84–'98 Guitar Released after his departure

Guest appearances[edit]

Year Album Artist
1981 After the Silence Pythagoras
1993 Symphony of Dreams Ian Parry
1994 Pink Floyd Songbook Alex Bollard
1995 Thru the Looking Glass Ian Parry
1996 Between You and Me Biscuit
1997 Opposites Veralin
1998 A Time and Place for Everything Helloise
1999 Powder to the People BlockBusters
Consortium Project Ian Parry
Candy: The Best of Peter Daltrey Peter Daltrey
Oblivion Days Rocket Scientists
2000 Into the Sunset Erik Norlander
Shadowman Ian Parry
Chronometree Glass Hammer
Mother Earth Within Temptation
Secrets of Astrology Lana Lane
2002 "Emphasis/Who Wants to Live Forever" After Forever
The Hound of the Baskervilles Clive Nolan and Oliver Wakeman
Reflected Wicked Sensation
2003 Alive Again Nightingale
Biogenesis Project Ars Nova
Once and Future King Part I Gary Hughes
2004 The Darker Side of Art Space Mirrors
Amadeus' Spell
2005 Hour of Joy Morning
This Sonic Landscape Elfonía
Characters Freak Neil Inc.
Room V Shadow Gallery
2008 Galexia[6] Galexia
Cybion Kalisia
2013 The Mystery of Time[7] Avantasia
Abstract Disorder[8] Homo-Demen
2014 The Aspie Project Computer Mind
2015 Death is just a Feeling Amadeus Awad
2016 Gandalf's Fist[9] The Clockwork Fable

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hoek, Joost van (12 July 2004). "'Ik moet gewoon kippenvel krijgen': Een interview met Arjen Anthony Lucassen van Ayreon" (in Dutch). 8Weekly. Retrieved 17 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "Arjen's solo album title and cover art revealed". Arjen A. Lucassen official website. 23 February 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  3. ^ "Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles". 6 October 2016. Retrieved 7 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "ARJEN LUCASSEN's GUILT MACHINE: Europe Release Dates, Album Details Revealed". Blabbermouth. 23 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-05. 
  5. ^ "Arjen Lucassen reveals the Star One album release dates @ Arjen Lucassen official website". Retrieved 2010-10-25. 
  6. ^ http://blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=73583
  7. ^ "Arjen Lucassen on new Avantasia album!". Tobias Sammet official website. 27 December 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2013. 
  8. ^ http://www.laestadea.com/2013/09/asesinando-a-su-alter-ego-el-universo-alrededor-de-diego-sanchezs-homo-demen/
  9. ^ Martin Kielty (2016-03-21). "Teamrock News: Gandalf's Fist reveal The Clockwork Fable guest list". teamrock.com. Retrieved 2016-03-30.