TRANSATLANTIC, the supergroup project featuring Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER) on drums, Neal Morse (ex-SPOCK'S BEARD) on keyboards and vocals, Roine Stolt (THE FLOWER KINGS) on guitar, and Pete Trewavas (MARILLION) on bass, have just released a two-DVD set, "Building The Bridge" and "Live In America", on Radiant Records. The following product description was posted on the DREAM THEATER web site:
"Last year, when they were working on Neal Morse's 'question mark' album, Mike Portnoy asked Neal if he had any extra TRANSATLANTIC footage to use for bonus material for a DVD. Mike seemed to think it was a good idea to release the two TRANSATLANTIC videos ('Building the Bridge' and 'Live in America') on DVD with some bonus footage. Neal agreed and went into his secret vault (his garage) and produced a few amusing outtakes from the recording sessions. It was only supposed to take a few months to put together. Ha! After several months it was ready to be released when 'stop the presses' we discovered the audio was wrong for the 'Live in America' section! No one could figure out what happened or why it was wrong so Neal contacted Mr. Stolt who said 'Oh, the audio was never right in the first place, I'd really like to re-do it!' So, Roine found the original audio and fixed it up nice and now we have a brand new TRANSATLANTIC DVD.
"'Building the Bridge' is a two-hour documentary that takes you through every part of the making of the classic prog album 'Bridge Across Forever'. From the writing process at Neal Morse's house to Mike Portnoy's amazing drum-cam footage, to Roine Stolt's stunning guitar work and Pete Trewavas' spot-on bass playing, you'll get to see and hear the music that made it onto this amazing album, and some that was left behind.
"'Live in America' was recorded in Philadelphia in June of 2000. This two-hour concert captures the emotion that is TRANSATLANTIC. This is a full documentation of the band in their first year featuring performances from their first album, plus jams and classic covers. NTSC region free. With a bit of bonus stuff this DVD clocks in at approximately four hours!"
For more information, visit www.radiantrecords.com.