Transatlantic have never been a band to resist a challenge. So it should come as no surprise that for their fifth album 'The Absolute Universe', Neal Morse, Roine Stolt, Pete Trewavas and Mike Portnoy have really gone out to do something a little unusual. 'We have actually come up with something unprecedented', says Portnoy proudly. 'We've got two versions of this album. There's a two CD presentation ('Forevermore'), which is 90 minutes long, and a single one ('The Breath of Life') - that's 60 minutes. The single CD is NOT an edited version of the double CD. They're new recordings. What we have done are different approaches to the songs for this! We wrote fresh lyrics and have different people singing on the single CD version tracks as compared to those on the double CD. We revamped the songs to make the two versions different'.