Album 0024: Ayreon – Day Eleven: Love

Release Date: 2004
Genre: Progressive Metal

Tracklisting:

1. Day Eleven: Love (radio edit) (03:41)
2. No Quarter (03:41)
3. Space Oddity (04:57)

Total Length: 12:19

Day Eleven: Love is a pretty great song with a fantastic chorus. The bridge is by far the best part though. This edit is about 30 seconds shorter than the album version, so there’s really no need to listen to it in comparison. I really just keep it for posterity. No Quarter is a Led Zeppelin cover, and this is definitely not my favorite version of this song. It has some cool ideas with the acoustic guitar usage, but I just can’t shake the feeling that this version misses what made the original so great.

In contrast, Space Oddity feels to me like a great updated cover. It keeps the idea of the original, making the introspective parts even more atmospheric and downtrodden, while the rock parts are heavier. The vocals are also really cool on this, especially when the harmonies start. This cover is the only reason to listen to this single.

Final Rating: 5.5/10

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