|Studio album by Transatlantic|
|Released||23 October 2009|
|Label||Metal Blade Records (US)
Inside Out Music (Europe)
|Lords of Metal||(92/100)|
The Whirlwind is the third studio album by the band Transatlantic, released on 23 October 2009. It is available in three formats: a standard edition, a double disc special edition and a deluxe edition with a 105-minute making-of DVD.
The main album, while indexed into twelve tracks, is considered one song. It is represented as one track on the band's third and fourth live album Whirld Tour 2010: Live in London and More Never Is Enough: Live In Manchester & Tilburg 2010 respectively.
The bonus disc (which comes with the Special and Deluxe Editions) includes eight new studio recordings: four original Transatlantic songs and four cover songs, which are "The Return of the Giant Hogweed" by Genesis, "A Salty Dog" by Procol Harum, a combination of America's and The Beatles "I Need You" and Santana's "Soul Sacrifice". At the end of the second disc, there is a hidden track by the band, played on ukulele with vocals.
- Written and arranged by Transatlantic.
|1.||"The Whirlwind" 
Special edition bonus disc
|1.||"Spinning"||Stolt, Portnoy, Trewavas, Morse||9:58|
|3.||"For Such a Time"||Morse, Trewavas||5:22|
|4.||"Lending a Hand"||Trewavas||8:43|
|5.||"The Return of the Giant Hogweed"||Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett and Mike Rutherford||Genesis||8:26|
|6.||"A Salty Dog"||Gary Brooker||Procol Harum||4:59|
|7.||"I Need You"||Gerry Beckley and George Harrison||America / The Beatles||4:39|
- "I Need You" is a combination of The Beatles' "I Need You" and America's "I Need You"
- "Soul Sacrifice" ends at 8:38, followed by a short silence and a hidden untitled track.
- Neal Morse – keyboards, acoustic guitars, percussion, and vocals
- Mike Portnoy – drums and vocals
- Roine Stolt – electric guitars, vocals, percussion, additional mellotron, minimoog & soundscapes
- Pete Trewavas – bass guitar, vocals, occasional VST Synthesizer & orchestration
- Chris Carmichael – strings
- Marc Papeghin – French horn
- Collin Leijenaar, Jessica Koomen, Henk Doest – Fingersnaps
- Arranged & Produced by Transatlantic
- Engineered by Jerry Guidroz
- Mixed by Richard Mouser
- Mastered by Robert Vosigen at Capitol Mastering, Hollywood CA
|Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)||40|
|French Albums (SNEP)||134|
|German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)||45|
|Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)||59|
|US Top Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)||21|
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