The Great Escape (Seventh Wonder album)

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The Great Escape
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Studio album by Seventh Wonder
Released December 3rd, 2010
Recorded Studio Wonderland, April - September 2010
Genre Progressive metal
power metal
Length 67:21
Label Lion Music
Producer Johan Larsson & Seventh Wonder
Seventh Wonder chronology
Mercy Falls
(2008)
The Great Escape
(2010)

The Great Escape is the fourth album by Swedish progressive metal band Seventh Wonder. It was recorded over the Spring and Summer of 2010, and was released on December 3, 2010. It is the first album by the band to feature a track longer than 10 minutes. It is also the last album recorded with Johnny Sandin on drums, as he left the band due to personal reasons after the recording and subsequent shows. "Alley Cat" is the first Seventh Wonder song to have an accompanying music video from the band.

The title track 'The Great Escape' is an epic song based on the poems 'Aniara' by Swedish Nobel laureate Harry Martinson. It deals with the tragedy of a spaceship which, originally bound for Mars with a cargo of surviving colonists from a ravaged and destroyed Earth, is ejected from the solar system and becomes entangled in an existential struggle. The first track 'Wiseman' doubles loosely as a prequel to the events of 'The Great Escape'.

Track listing[edit]

Lyrics by Blomqvist/Karevik. Music & arrangements by Seventh Wonder.

No. Title Length
1. "Wiseman" 5:42
2. "Alley Cat" 6:06
3. "The Angelmaker" 8:29
4. "King of Whitewater" 7:20
5. "Long Way Home" 4:26
6. "Move on Through" 5:04
7. "The Great Escape
  • "I. ...And the Earth Wept"
  • "II. Poisoned Land" (instrumental)
  • "III. Leaving Home"
  • "IV. Take-Off"
  • "V. A Turn for the Worse"
  • "VI. A New Balance"
  • "VII. Death of the Goddesses"
  • "VIII. The Age of Confusion: Despair"
  • "IX. The Age of Confusion: Lust"
  • "X. The Age of Confusion: Reason"
  • "XI. The Aftermath"
  • "XII. Dining on Ashes"
  • "XIII. The Curtain Falls""
30:14
8. "In The Blink Of An Eye (2011 Re-recorded Version from Become (album))" 6:28
Total length: 73:49

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