Ayreon - The Final Experiment

The Final Experiment
Label: Music Theories Recordings ‎– MTR 7493 1-2, Music Theories Recordings ‎– MTR 7494 1
Type: Box Set, Limited Edition, Numbered 2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Blue Marble Vinyl, LP, Blue Marble
Country: Europe
Date of released: 26 Aug 2016
Category: Rock
Style: Hard Rock, Heavy Metal


A1 Prologue 3:17
A2 The Awareness 6:36
A3 Eyes Of Time 5:06
B1 The Banishment 11:08
B2 Ye Courtyard Minstrel Boy 2:46
B3 Sail Away To Avalon 4:02
C1 Nature's Dance 2:28
C2 Computer-Reign 3:25
C3 Waracle 6:44
C4 Listen To The Waves 4:59
D1 Magic Ride 3:36
D2 Merlin's Will 3:20
D3 The Charm Of The Seer 4:12
D4 Swan Song 2:44
D5 Ayreon's Fate 6:56
E1 Dreamtime (Semi-Acoustic Version) 4:19
E2 Eyes Of Time (Semi-Acoustic Version) 3:25
E3 The Accusation (Semi-Acoustic Version) 3:49
E4 Ye Courtyard Minstrel Boy (Semi-Acoustic Version) 2:50
E5 Sail Away To Avalon (Semi-Acoustic Version) 3:26
F1 Nature's Dance (Semi-Acoustic Version) 2:03
F2 Waracle (Semi-Acoustic Version) 5:16
F3 Merlin's Will (Semi-Acoustic Version) 3:29
F4 The Charm Of The Seer (Semi-Acoustic Version) 3:29

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Arjen Anthony Lucassen
  • Copyright (c) – Arjen Anthony Lucassen
  • Licensed To – Mascot Music Production And Publishing BV
  • Recorded At – RS29
  • Recorded At – The Electric Castle
  • Mastered At – Q Point
  • Mastered At – Sync Music Productions
  • Pressed By – MPO
  • Lacquer Cut At – SST Brüggemann GmbH


  • Bass – Arjen Anthony Lucassen (tracks: A2, C3, C4, D2, D3, E1-F4), Jan Bijlsma (tracks: D1), Jolanda Verduijn (tracks: B1, B2, D5), Peter Vink (tracks: A3, A4, C2, E1-F4)
  • Drums – Davy Mickers (tracks: E1-F4), Ernst Van Ee (tracks: A1-D5)
  • Guitar – Arjen Anthony Lucassen, Lori Linstruth (tracks: E1-F4)
  • Keyboards – Arjen Anthony Lucassen, Cleem Determeijer
  • Lacquer Cut By – Λ_*
  • Mastered By – Peter Brussee (tracks: A1-D5), Pieter Kop (tracks: E1-F4)
  • Mastered By, Recorded By – Arjen Lucassen* (tracks: E1-F4)
  • Producer, Mixed By – Arjen Lucassen*
  • Producer, Mixed By, Engineer – Oscar Holleman (tracks: A1-D5)
  • Vocals – Arjen Anthony Lucassen (tracks: C1, C4, D1), Astrid Van Der Veen (tracks: E1), Barry Hay (tracks: B3), Debby Schreuder (tracks: D5), Edward Reekers (tracks: A1, A2, D5), Esther Ladiges (tracks: E4), Ian Parry (tracks: B2, C2, D5), Irene Jansen (tracks: F3), Jan-Chris de Koeyer (tracks: B1), Jay Van Feggelen (tracks: C3, D5), John Cuijpers (tracks: E5), Lenny Wolf (tracks: A3), Leon Goewie (tracks: D2, D5), Lucie Hillen (tracks: D3), Marcela Bovio (tracks: F2), Mirjam Van Doorn (tracks: D5), Peter Daltrey (tracks: F1), Valentine* (tracks: F4), Robert Soeterboek (tracks: A4, D5), Rodney Blaze (tracks: E3), Ruud Houweling (tracks: D3, E2)


Limited to 1000 numbered box sets. Orders from the Mascot Label Group webstore came with a poster and an autographed postcard.

Disc 1+2 originally recorded 1995, Disc 3 recorded 2005.

First catalogue number on box, second on record sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (On box): 819873013402
  • Barcode (On album sleeve): 8 19873 01337 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): MTR 74931 A SST Λ_ MPO
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): MTR 74931 B SST Λ_ MPO
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C): MTR 74931 C SST Λ_ MPO
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D): MTR 74931 D MPO SST Λ_
  • Matrix / Runout (Side E): MTR 74931-2 E SST Λ_ MPO
  • Matrix / Runout (Side F): MTR 74931-2 F SST Λ_ MPO
  • Label Code: LC 33809

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
TM-001 Ayreon The Final Experiment ‎(CD, Album) Transmission Records TM-001 Netherlands 1995
MTR 7493 1 Ayreon The Final Experiment ‎(2xLP, Album) Music Theories Recordings MTR 7493 1 Europe 2016
IOMCD 202, 4083-2 Ayreon The Final Experiment ‎(CD, Album, RE + CD + S/Edition) Inside Out Music, Inside Out Music IOMCD 202, 4083-2 US 2011
IOMCD 202, 0504142 Ayreon The Final Experiment ‎(CD, Album + CD + RE) Inside Out Music, Inside Out Music IOMCD 202, 0504142 Europe 2010
IOMCD 202 Ayreon The Final Experiment ‎(CD, Album + CD + RE) Inside Out Music IOMCD 202 Germany Unknown