Genius Rock Opera
1: A human into dreams' world
1-Without me today (Mark
2-The right place (Mark Boals-Lana Lane) 4.54
3-Paradox (Mark Boals-Daniel Gildenlow) 9.27
4-The glory of our
5-All of your acts (Joe Vana) 6.31
6-Dreams (Mark Boals) 5.29
7-My pride (Steve Walsh-John Wetton) 7.31
8-There's a human (Oliver Hartmann) 5.10
9-Father (John Wetton) 5.25
10-Terminate (Midnight) 5.40
11-I'm afraid (Mark Boals-Daniel Gildenlow-Midnight-John Wetton)
Daniele Liverani: All Guitars, Bass and Keyboards
Dario Ciccioni: Drums & Percussions
Cast of characters:
Mark Boals: 'Genius'
Lana Lane: 'Doorkeeper'
Daniel Gildenlow: 'Twinspirit n.32'
Chris Boltendahl: 'Stationmaster'
Joe Vana: 'King Mc Chaos Consultant'
John Wetton: 'King Mc Chaos'
Steve Walsh: 'King Wild Tribe'
Oliver Hartmann: 'King Wild Tribe Consultant'
Philip Bynoe: 'Storyteller'
Olaf Senkbeil,Hachy Hackmann,Chris Boltendahl:' Choirs'
Additional backing vocals on 'The Right Place' by
Additional backing vocals on 'All
Of Your Acts' by
All songs written and composed by
Original story concept written by
Additional english adjustements by
Enrico Cantoni & Maria Chiara Basaglia & Layla Cadavona
Directed, produced and edited for Frontiers Records by
Music recorded at Fear Studios, Alfonsine, Italy, engineered by
Ravaglia and Daniele Liverani
Mark Boals vocals recorded at
Boals studios, Los Angeles, engineered by Mark Boals
Lana Lane vocals recorded at
Walden West Recorder, Woodland Hills, California, engineered by Erik Nolander
Daniel Gildenlow vocals recorded at
Studio in Eskilstuna, Sweden
Chris Boltendahl vocals, Olaf Senkbeil and Hachy Hackmann choirs
Studios, Senden, Münster, Germany
Joe Vana vocals recoded at
Retro Room, Oak Park, Illinois engineered by Jon Smith and Thom Griffin
John Wetton vocals recorded at
Studios, New Forest, England, engineered by Rob Aubrey
Steve Walsh vocals recorded at
House studios, Atlanta, engineered by David Manion
Oliver Hartmann vocals recorded at
Hartmann Studios, Mosbach, Germany, engineered by Oliver Hartmann
Midnight vocals recorded at
Philip Bynoe voice recorded at
Boals Studios, Los Angeles, engineered by Mark Boals
Ravaglia & Paso at Fear Studio, Alfonsine, Italy
Cover and artwork by
and music extracts:
WITHOUT ME TODAY
Since the beginning of their existence humans have never wondered
how nor why dreams have been taking place in their minds.
In addition, they have neither wondered about what was really behind the experience of
dreaming, until that strange Monday early morning.
Genius was a clever boy, who used to get up quickly after the first ring, however that
morning he remained embraced to his pillow, listening to the clock's sound with
It was 7.00 and the alarm clock rang loudly as it does every day.
That was the same deep sound that always breaks the silence of the morning.
The reason for the suspicion was later found in the strange, irregular beat that the clock
Genius was a smart drummer, and focusing better, discovered that there was a recurrent
pattern on that clock beat, and started to imagine a snare drum fill that followed that
He was completely amazed by that bell ring pattern and a strange and beautiful feeling
started to raise and invade him: it was like a strong attraction, forcing him to stay in
Suddenly, with a quick move, he turned in his bed and started to sleep again…
|After a while he began to dream and a
wide open space appeared before his eyes. Standing just in front of him was a great golden
gate suspended in air.
The entrance to the gate was surrounded by a majestic sound of choirs and bells.
All of a sudden, the gate was opened and Genius was captured by an incredible vortex that
led him to the huge entrance.
At the end of that stormy moment, Genius saw through the haze two strange masses slowly
taking shape before his eyes.
The figures seemed to be two beautiful women with sweet smiles upon their faces. With a
delicate whisper, the women welcomed him.
THE RIGHT PLACE
(Mark Boals-Lana Lane)
(Mark Boals-Daniel Gildenlöw)
|Genius was starting to become
frightened by the situation, because he wasn't understanding anything about it.
He couldn't yet realize that what was happening to him was the result of his dreaming!
After this first meeting, a new scenery appeared in front of him. There was an infinite
queue of people slowly proceeding onwards, step by step toward an indefinite point on the
Genius joined the queue, and still in disbelief asked for an explanation from the person
in front of him.
|The two brand new friends found
themselves in a very long and funny coloured train where the twin spirits grouped in
pairs, were sitting.
The train started unexpectedly its race and immediately reached an incredible speed!
Infact, after some minutes, the train eventually reached its final destination. The Twin
The Stationmaster was an old man that since the birth of time has always greeted the new
twin spirits at their arrival to the land.
THE GLORY OF OUR LAND
ALL OF YOUR ACTS
|Well, this place was definitely
amazing! The ground was like a big maze suspended in the air.
Scattered along its tight corridors there were many numbered control stations where every
twin spirit was slowly taking his place.
Each control station featured a comfortable armchair and a wide screen through which the
Twin spirit could control the fantasies of his owner.Further more, there was a big control
panel installed behind the screens.
On the panel there were the archives of every possible fantasy, which were ready to be
used for the creation of a dream.
Genius and his Twin spirit found the others, who had previously arrived and were already
Meanwhile many dreams was still continuing on the screens, a tall and imposing shape
appeared, making all the twin spirits run quickly in order to take their places.
This imperious person was on time for the usually speech he performed in front of the
dream makers at the start of every shift.
|Genius, sitting in his armchair, was
looking at his travel mate who was starting to work He was a real Twin spirit! That was
the difference between them.
Genius in fact was staring at those controls with the utmost ignorance about how to deal
(Steve Walsh - John Wetton)
|Meanwhile, a tribal beat was pounding
from the kingdom's shores.
Then, a great procession of people dressed in vivid colours came to the twin spirits'
The ground was trembling to the joyful march of King Wild Tribe and his subjects.
King Mc Chaos was really glad to see his old friend again.
|When King Wild Tribe, followed by his
collaborators, entered the area, he was amazed by the majesty of Mc Chaos' place, but his
collaborators did not miss to notice Twin spirit nr.33.
He was sweating! Sitting in front of a blank black screen.
And, this was really suspicious, next to him was Twin spirit nr.32.
He was displaying the exact view of his eyes! There was a human in that land...
THERE'S A HUMAN
|Wild Tribe's caravan started its walk
back to the African kingdom, as progressively disappeared into the horizon.
King Mc Chaos got back to his palace too, unaware of what soon would have happened to him.
That night the european King watched over his little son.
Though it was as if he was feeling anxious for some unexplanable reason, but only
perceived through the sensitiveness of a father...
|Shortly after Wild Tribe's denunciation
Mr. MainDream, the president of the Dream League Council, summoned all the Kings of the
world. He summoned them in order to decide what kind of punishment should be applied in
that case. After a brief discussion, that decision was taken...
(Mark Boals-Daniel Gildenlöw-Midnight-John Wetton)
|A few hours after the sentence, in the
still of the night, Maindream in person and some of the Dream League force soldiers
silently reached Mc Chaos' Palace.
The King was arrested, and his baby was sent to the Toy's warehouse in the Asian Dream's
This was a terrible thing, because Mc Chaos knew that his son would have been destroyed...
|A cold tremor shook across the Twin
spirit land, the news of King Mc Chaos' arrest spread quickly among the twin spirits, and
their hearts filled with fear.
They all loved so much their King.
In the meantime, the Dream League's Force entered the Twin spirit land and started
to search for Twin Spirit nr.32.
Will the two friends solve all these troubles?
To be continued...