Stream of Passion featuring Ayreon
Live in the Real World

2-CD & DVD

Release date: June 16th 2006
InsideOut Music
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Progressive Metal

Rating: 90/100
Reviewed by:
Kenn Jensen
July 8th 2006

What Arjen A. Lucassen hasn't been able to do with his main project Ayreon, he has managed to do with 2 of his other projects, namely to bring his Ayreon songs out to the fans performing them live on stage. He has been touring intensively in and around Holland with his latest protégée Marcela Bovio and their joint project Stream of Passion, bringing their music out live on stage.

Captured live at 'Lucky&Co' in Rijssen, Holland on February 17th 2006 is a band clearly having fun on stage, performing a nice collection of classic Ayreon songs as well as Stream of Passion songs, and it makes fun to listen to the Ayreon songs in a new environment and with different vocalists - breathing a breath of fresh air into the songs...

I wasn't that impressed with the Stream of Passion album, but really think the songs works well live, and the whole show is very enjoyable. And to finally hear "Computer Eyes" and songs from the "The Human Equation" album live is truly amazing.

If you like I love everything created by Arjen, then you should get this great live recording as well. And just to make things even more interesting, the whole thing has been released on DVD as well! Which means you'll the able to watch the whole show in 5.1 surround sound as well as a few goodies...

So what's stopping you - get this brilliant piece of music now, either on CD or on DVD - or like me on both...