Dream Theater recently announced a new album, their 15th to be exact, titled “A View From The Top Of The World” . They have released the album’s first single “The Alien” from the upcoming album. Clocking in at a whopping 9:32, “The Alien” is the opener of the upcoming album and showcases the energy the band had after reuniting to begin work on the new record. Watch the official video through the YouTube Player below:
“It’s the first one we wrote together. It gives people a window into what it was like when we initially met up after all of those months off. It has the adventure, the untraditional structure, the heaviness, and the hooks. It really set the tone for the album,” explains John Petrucci. “James wrote the lyrics about the idea of terraforming and looking beyond our Earth for alternative settlements. Since we’re going beyond our planet, ‘The Alien’ turns out to be us. I thought it was a cool and creative lyric by James.”
“A View From The Top Of The World” is also now available for pre-order in various configurations including a limited Deluxe Box incl. Gatefold 2LP (180g bright gold vinyl) with exclusive alternate cover, limited deluxe 2CD+Blu-ray Artbook with exclusive alternate cover, Zoetrope Slipmat, Beanie, Enamel Keychain, 8 x Artcards, Poster, Hand-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity in a Lift-off Lid Box. The album is also available in a limited Deluxe 2CD+Blu-ray Artbook, Special Edition CD Digipak, Gatefold 180g 2LP+CD+LP-booklet. The Blu-ray contains a 5.1 surround sound mix with full album animations, plus “Digging For A Spark – A View From Inside DTHQ,” a specially filmed documentary that gives a glimpse behind the scenes of the band’s new home base and the making of the new album. The album is also available for pre-order digitally and fans that pre-order the digital version will receive an instant download of “The Alien.” “A View From The Top Of The World” was produced by John Petrucci, engineered and additional production by James “Jimmy T” Meslin and mixed/mastered by Andy Sneap and available for pre-order here: https://dream-theater.lnk.to/AViewFromTheTopOfTheWorld.
The artwork was created by long-time cover collaborator Hugh Syme (Rush, Iron Maiden, Stone Sour).
1) The Alien (9:32)
2) Answering The Call (7:35)
3) Invisible Monster (6:31)
4) Sleeping Giant (10:05)
5) Transcending Time (6:25)
6) Awaken The Master (9:47)
7) A View From The Top Of The World (20:24)