The Whirlwind

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The Whirlwind
Studio album by Transatlantic
Released 23 October 2009
Recorded April 2009
Genre Progressive rock, Neo-progressive Rock
Length 77:54
Label Metal Blade Records (US)[1]
Inside Out Music (Europe)
Producer Transatlantic
Transatlantic chronology
Bridge Across Forever
(2001)Bridge Across Forever2001
The Whirlwind
Whirld Tour 2010: Live in London
(2010)Whirld Tour 2010: Live in London2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
Lords of Metal(92/100)[2]
Allmusic(not rated)[3]

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.[4]

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.[5]

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.

The album peaked number 21 in the Top Heatseekers chart and number 45 in the German album chart.[6][7]

Track listing[edit]

  • Written and arranged by Transatlantic.
1."The Whirlwind" [1]

I. "Overture / Whirlwind" (9:54)
II. "The Wind Blew Them All Away" (6:10)
III. "On the Prowl" (6:03)
IV. "A Man Can Feel" (6:35)
V. "Out of the Night" (4:22)
VI. "Rose Colored Glasses" (7:54)
VII. "Evermore" (4:10)
VIII. "Set Us Free" (5:03)
IX. "Lay Down Your Life" (5:11)
X. "Pieces of Heaven" (2:17)
XI. "Is It Really Happening?" (8:11)
XII. "Dancing with Eternal Glory / Whirlwind (Reprise)" (12:04)"
Total length:77:54

Special edition bonus disc

No.TitleWriter(s)Original ArtistLength
1."Spinning"Stolt, Portnoy, Trewavas, Morse 9:58
2."Lenny Johnson"Stolt 4:20
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 RutherfordGenesis8:26
6."A Salty Dog"Gary BrookerProcol Harum4:59
7."I Need You"Gerry Beckley and George HarrisonAmerica / The Beatles4:39
8."Soul Sacrifice"SantanaSantana10:00
Total length:56:27


  • "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.



Additional musicians[edit]


  • Arranged & Produced by Transatlantic
  • Engineered by Jerry Guidroz
  • Mixed by Richard Mouser
  • Mastered by Robert Vosigen at Capitol Mastering, Hollywood CA


Chart (2009) Peak
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[8] 40
French Albums (SNEP)[9] 134
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[10] 45
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[11] 59
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[12] 21

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Online Press Kit for Neal Morse | Bill Evans Media". Archived from the original on 27 February 2012. Retrieved 8 December 2013.
  2. ^ The Whirlwind review Retrieved on 2010-08-10.
  3. ^ Mesenov, Sergey. "The Whirlwind - Transatlantic | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards | AllMusic". Retrieved 8 December 2013.
  4. ^ Transatlantic - The Whirlwind Deluxe Edition Box Set Archived 2011-06-13 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 2009-09-21.
  5. ^ "More Never Is Enough - Transatlantic | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards | AllMusic". Retrieved 8 December 2013.
  6. ^ "Transatlantic | Awards | AllMusic". Retrieved 8 December 2013. op Heatseekers
  7. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche -". Retrieved 8 December 2013.
  8. ^ " – Transatlantic – Kaleidoscope" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 10 September 2014.
  9. ^ " – Transatlantic – Kaleidoscope". Hung Medien. Retrieved 10 September 2014.
  10. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Phononet GmbH. Retrieved 10 September 2014.
  11. ^ " – Transatlantic – Kaleidoscope". Hung Medien. Retrieved 10 September 2014.
  12. ^ "Transatlantic Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 10 September 2014.