The Tsunami Projekt

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The Tsunami Projekt was a one-off music compilation CD which was created in early 2005, specifically to aid the people devastated by the Tsunami that struck Asia in December 2004. This "CD Project as Benefit" was conceived and created by the online community of progressive music fans and artists at the Spock's Beard website forum. A short run of the resulting double CD was financed solely by members of the board, and sold out almost immediately. 100% of the proceeds (just over $10,000.00) was donated to benefit the victims of the Tsunami.

Along with the many (relatively unknown) artists from all over the world who contributed to the album, a few famous progressive rockers donated submissions as well - Neal Morse (formerly of Spock's Beard) and Nick D'Virgilio (of Spock's Beard) each contributed demo tracks, and bands IZZ, IQ and Din Within all have a track on the album, and Ajalon had a song that featured keyboard solos by Rick Wakeman, best known for his work with Yes.

The project was originally the brainchild of Barry Thompson (known on the forum as KirksNoseHair); much of the technical work was handled by Brian Cobb (a.k.a. Brians Split Personality) - he also managed the financial end of producing the album and collecting the money for donation to the Tsunami charity. The artwork for the CD was designed by Martin Kornick (a.k.a. Man In The Mountain), and the liner notes were contributed by Darren Burns (a.k.a. CageNY).

The Artists[edit]

Disc 1[edit]

  • What If... - Split Personality - USA
  • Eleven - Theory of Everything, now known as The Third Ending - Australia
  • Looking For Answers - NDV (Nick D'Virgilio) - USA
  • The Wait of It All - Gary Sauer and Holly Anderson - USA
  • Tears of Babylon - Mark McCrite and Don Schiff - USA
  • Ancient - Nullstadt - USA
  • Hold A Candle - Singularity - USA
  • Schylla & Charybdis - Abracadabra - Estonia
  • With The World Away - IZZ - USA
  • Hope (for Amy Renee) - Radharc - USA
  • The Tower - The Lock - USA
  • Driving Home - Mellotrön - DETROIT, MI, USA
  • Hey You - Din Within - USA
  • To Be Continued... - ptM - USA

Disc 2[edit]

  • Episode of Fact - Wooden Badger - USA
  • What Kind of Love - Ajalon (with Rick Wakeman) - USA
  • Tell Me Annabelle - Neal Morse - USA
  • The Mean Green Sea - Jim Harrel - USA
  • Lost In Paradise - IQ - UK
  • Another Day - Schafe im Elektrozaun - Germany
  • Done & Gone - Bonzo - Germany
  • Fly Away - Open Your Eyes, Nicholas (a.k.a. Chris Harrison) - UK
  • Udu Dances - Doctor J - USA
  • Remain The Same - Radiant Split - UK
  • Never Forget - The Marshall-Gray Project - USA
  • I Lost - HyeKevan (with Jimmy Keegan) - USA
  • On The Outside - Obscenery - USA
  • Be The Heroes - Lee Abraham - UK