Beethoven's Last Night: The Complete Narrated Version

Artist Name: 
Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Release Date: 
Tue, 03/13/2012

TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA REVISITS
BEETHOVEN’S LAST NIGHT

The Complete Narrated Version Of The Group’s Third Rock Opera Includes
Previously Unreleased Narration Featured During Live Performances

The Group Will Perform The Album During Its Upcoming Spring Tour

Double-CD Available On March 13 Exclusively At Wal-Mart Stores
And TSO Concerts, Digital Version Available On April 17

LOS ANGELES – Trans-Siberian Orchestra, the wildly popular symphonic rock juggernaut, is expanding its third album, Beethoven’s Last Night, as a two-disc deluxe edition. Originally released in 2000, the album was the group’s third rock opera, and its first non-holiday themed album. BEETHOVEN’S LAST NIGHT: THE COMPLETE NARRATED VERSION includes all of the music from the original release and, for the first time, the narration featured during live performances of the album. It comes packaged with a booklet filled with illustrations of the story, plus the full lyrics and narration.

BEETHOVEN’S LAST NIGHT: THE COMPLETE NARRATED VERSION will debut March 13 as a two-CD set and will be available for $19.98 exclusively at Wal-Mart stores and TSO concerts. The album will be released digitally on April 17 at all digital retail outlets for $12.99.

The group will perform Beethoven’s Last Night during Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s upcoming Spring Tour, which runs March 3 to May 13 and includes stops in 60 markets. Among the most popular live acts of the past decade, the group is known for its signature brand of “Rock Theater,” an unforgettable concert experience that combines virtuoso musicianship and evocative storytelling with over-the-top production.

Certified gold by the RIAA, Beethoven’s Last Night is a rock opera that recounts the fictional tale of how, on the last night of his life, Ludwig van Beethoven (aided by Fate and her son Twist) unwittingly tricked Mephistopheles and was allowed to keep his soul. During live performances of the album, Trans-Siberian Orchestra added sections of narration between each song to better tell the story. BEETHOVEN’S LAST NIGHT: THE COMPLETE NARRATED VERSION includes this previously unavailable narration, performed by Bryan Hicks, whose brilliant story-telling has been captured for the first time on disc.

Creator Paul O’Neill explains, “This is how I have always envisioned the story being experienced. Where the listener can relax, close their eyes and within minutes be wandering the streets of 1800’s Vienna with Beethoven on the last great adventure of his life.”

BEETHOVEN’S LAST NIGHT: THE COMPLETE NARRATED VERSION
Track Listing

Disc 1
1. “Overture”
2. Midnight Narration
3. “Midnight”
4. “Fate”
5. What Good This Deafness Narration
6. “What Good This Deafness”
7. Mephistopheles Narration
8. “Mephistopheles”
9. What Is Eternal Narration
10. “What Is Eternal”
11. The Moment Narration
12. “The Moment”
13. Vienna Narration
14. “Vienna”
15. Mozart Narration
16. “Mozart”
17. The Dreams Of Candlelight Narration
18. “The Dreams Of Candlelight”
19. Requiem (The Fifth) Narration
20. “Requiem (The Fifth)”
21. I’ll Keep Your Secrets Narration
22. “I’ll Keep Your Secrets”
23. The Dark Narration
24. “The Dark”
25. Fur Elise Narration
26. “Fur Elise”
27. After The Fall Narration
28. “After The Fall”

Disc 2
1. A Last Illusion Narration
2. “A Last Illusion”
3. This Is Who You Are Narration
4. “This Is Who You Are”
5. “Beethoven”
6. Mephistopheles’ Return Narration
7. “Mephistopheles’ Return”
8. Misery Narration
9. “Misery”
10. Who Is This Child Narration
11. “Who Is This Child”
12. A Final Dream Narration
13. “A Final Dream”
14. Ending Narration

TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA
Beethoven’s Last Night Tour 2012

March
3 Beaumont TX Ford Arena
4 Corpus Christi TX American Bank Center Auditorium
6 Bossier City LA CenturyLink Center
7 Baton Rouge LA River Center
8 Jackson MS Mississippi Coliseum
9 Tallahassee FL Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center
10 Estero FL Germain Arena
13 North Charleston SC North Charleston Coliseum
14 Columbia SC Township Auditorium
15 Knoxville TN Knoxville Coliseum
16 Champaign IL Assembly Hall
17 Madison WI Alliant Energy Center
18 Moline IL i wireless Center
20 Lexington KY Rupp Arena
21 Chattanooga TN Memorial Auditorium
22 Cape Girardeau MO Show ME Center
23 Catoosa OK Hard Rock Casino & Hotel
24 Thackerville OK WinStar Casino
25 Amarillo TX Civic Center Coliseum
26 Loveland CO Budweiser Events Center
28 Rio Rancho NM Santa Ana Star Center
29 Tucson AZ TCC Arena
30 Temecula CA Penchanga Theater
31 Palm Springs CA Fantasy Springs

April
1 Los Angeles CA Gibson Amphitheatre
3 Fresno CA Save Mart Center
5 Eugene OR Matthew Knight Arena
6 Yakima WA Yakima Valley Sundome
7 Abbotsford BC Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre
9 Edmonton AB Nothern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
10 Calgary AB Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
13 Winnipeg MB MTS Centre
14 Grand Forks ND Ralph Engelstad Arena
15 Sioux Falls SD Sioux Falls Arena
18 Duluth MN AMSOIL Arena
19 La Crosse WI La Crosse Center
20 Green Bay WI Resch Center
21 Rockford IL Rockford MetroCentre
22 Hammond IN The Venue at Horseshoe Casino
25 Ft Wayne IN Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
26 Youngstown OH Covelli Centre
27 Wheeling WV WesBanco Arena
28 Hampton VA Hampton Coliseum
29 Baltimore MD 1st Mariner Arena

May
1 Charleston WV Charleston Civic Center
2 Erie PA Tullio Arena
3 Reading PA Sovereign Center
4 Syracuse NY Oncenter War Memorial Arena
5 Atlantic City NJ Caesars Circus Maximus Theatre
6 Uncasville CT Mohegan Sun Arena
9 Bangor ME Bangor Waterfront Pavilion
10 Binghamton NY Broome County Arena
11 Toronto ON Casino Rama
12 Windsor ON The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor
13 Battle Creek MI Kellogg Arena

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