[Edit 30 May, 2012] We’ve posted a collection of links to reviews of Lost in the New Real
[edit 25 April 2012] Thanks for making the release of Lost in the New real such a success! All preorders placed before 18 April have now shipped. If you did not receive a shipping confirmation email, please check your spam filter.
Due to the unusual number of orders and other general chaos surrounding the release of “Lost in the New Real,” shipping of new orders is likely to be delayed by several days. Please try to be patient — we’re working round the clock and it’s still not enough 🙂
23 April (Europe)
8 May (USA)
01] The New Real
02] Pink Beatles In A Purple Zeppelin
03] Parental Procreation Permit
04] When I’m A Hundred Sixty-Four
06] Don’t Switch Me Off
07] Dr Slumber’s Eternity Home
08] Yellowstone Memorial Day
09] Where Pigs Fly
10] Lost In The New Real
* Bonus CD Rom section: “Behind The New Real”
01] Our Imperfect Race
02] Welcome To The Machine (Pink Floyd cover)
03] So Is There No God?
04] Veteran Of The Psychic Wars (Blue Oyster Cult Cover)
05] The Social Recluse
06] Battle Of Evermore (Led Zeppelin Cover)
07] The Space Hotel
08] Some Other Time (Alan Parsons Project Cover)
09] You Have Entered The Reality Zone
10] I’m The Slime (Frank Zappa Cover)
* Bonus CD Rom section: “The Artwork”
Preorders have started!
Signed copies of Lost in the New Real are available now exclusively through the official Arjen Lucassen Webshop!
The story of “Lost in the New Real” follows Mr. L, a twenty-first century man who was cryopreserved at the moment of clinical death from a terminal disease. The album begins as Mr. L is being revived at a point in the distant future, when technology has advanced enough to cure his disease. Mr L finds himself in a world that has drastically changed — to the point that the line between what’s real and what’s not is no longer clear.
Mr. L’s appointed psychological advisor (played by legendary screen actor Rutger Hauer) is tasked with helping him emotionally adapt to this strange new world. The songs on CD1 follow the main character Mr. L’s emotional journey as he is confronted with both serious and comical aspects of the “New Real”, and desperately tries to decide if he can find a meaningful place within it.
CD2 is a mix of songs that are part of the concept but didn’t fit on CD1, and cover songs that are (more or less) related to the concept. As Arjen’s fans have come to expect, informative and humorous ‘behind the scenes’ videos are added to both CDs as CD-rom tracks. This beautiful 2-CD Limited Edition Mediabook is illustrated by the striking artwork of Claudio Bergamin.