|Studio album by Transatlantic|
|Released||March 21, 2000|
|Recorded||June–July 1999 at Millbrook Studios, New York|
|Label||Metal Blade Records (US)
Inside Out Music (Europe)
SMPT:e (//; from StoltMorsePortnoyTrewavas) is the first album of the progressive rock supergroup Transatlantic. The title is a play on words: it's both a combination of the band members' initials and a reference about SMPTE (//), a type of time code used in recording technology.
The song "In Held ('Twas) in I" was originally recorded by progressive rock band Procol Harum in 1967 (released on the album Shine on Brightly, in 1968) and was widely regarded as the first progressive rock epic.
|1.||"All of the Above"
|2.||"We All Need Some Light" (Neal Morse)||5:45|
|4.||"My New World"||16:16|
|5.||"In Held ('Twas) in I" (Gary Brooker/Matthew Fisher/Keith Reid, arranged by Morse/Stolt/Portnoy/Trewavas)
Limited edition bonus disc
|1.||"My New World" (Neal Morse on lead vocals, different lyrics, alternative mix)||Stolt||16:22|
|2.||"We All Need Some Light" (Roine Stolt on lead vocals, alternative mix)||Morse||5:42|
|3.||"Honky Tonk Women" (Studio Jam)||The Rolling Stones||1:56|
|4.||"Oh! Darling" (Studio Jam)||The Beatles||2:33|
|5.||"My Cruel World" (Original Demo)||Stolt||10:46|
- Roine Stolt — electric and 12-string acoustic guitars, lead vocals (4), Mellotrons, percussion
- Neal Morse — keyboards, lead (all but 4) and backing vocals, acoustic and electric guitars
- Pete Trewavas — bass, lead (all but 4) and backing vocals, Moog Taurus pedals
- Mike Portnoy — drums, backing vocals
- Arranged & Produced by Transatlantic
- Engineered by Chris Cubeta
- Additional Engineering by Stewart Every (for Pete's recordings at the Racket Club, UK)
- Mixed by Rich Mouser at The Mouse House, Los Angeles, CA November 1999
- Mastered by Vlado Meller at Sony Music Studios NYC January 2000
- Cover art and additional booklet art by Per Nordin (nota bene: 2 different covers. This article displays the European cover. The US / International cover is different, also by Per Nordin). The reason for 2 different covers was that the European company InsideOut was tired of so many blue covers. The artist therefore made this cover for the European edition (now rarely seen in print).
|German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)||66|
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