"The Heisenberg Diaries - Book A" Track List

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A collection of vintage sci-fi movies and TV series soundtracks reworked in the Docker's Guild style.
 

1. Space: 1999 Year One Main Theme 
2. Flash Gordon Suite
        a. Flash’s Theme 
        b. In the Space Capsule (The Love Theme)               
        c. Football Fight         
        d. Flash to the Rescue 
        e. Vultan’s Theme (Attack of the Hawkmen) 
        f. Battle Theme
        g. The Hero
3. Barbarella
4. Suspension
5. When the Wind Blows
6. The Neverending Story
7. Red Dwarf Theme
8. The White Light /Echoes From The Past /Dying Station /Delenn's Sunrise (from Babylon 5’s final episode “Sleeping in Light”) 
9. Doctor Who Main Theme 
10. UFO Main Theme 
11. The Black Hole End Title 
12. Space-Patrol (Raumpatrouille) 
13. Dune Suite
        a. Prologue 
        b. Main Title               
        c. Leto’s Theme 
        d. The Floating Fat Man (The Baron) 
        e. Paul Meets Chani 
        f. Take My Hand
14. Space: 1999 Year Two Main Theme

The Story

"Friday, September 13th 20...

It’s Friday night. It’s been a week since Richard, Julie, Laura and I have returned from the devastating events which occurred in Jerusalem. Totally overwhelmed by the revelations of the Blue Adamantians, we’ve been taking a week off in our home and research center which we informally call Atlantis Town here in Neustria. Richard and Julie have been spending most of their time with their daughter Lucy, our niece, while Laura and I have been enjoying switching off between moments of fervent and wild speculation about the Technocrat, Adam V and especially the future. We’d like to have kids too. Probably next year. 

It’s Friday night and, when possible, it’s always been movie night for us. A nice Italian dinner, a bottle of Barbera d’Asti wine, followed by our ritual of digging out the most obscure vintage sci-fi movie or series we can come up with. A little game we developed when we first dated. Both avid sci-fi fans, I would find some really underground series from the ‘70s which Laura had never heard of and she would patiently sit through all episodes and invariably love them all. I’m a lucky man. So one week we’d visit Tau Ceti, then spend a couple months on the Moon, followed by another few watching raging space battles around Coriana, only to visit a Black Hole the following week. I would test her to see if she recognized certain actors returning to different movies and series, check on her knowledge of certain characters and cultures. It became a fun game that went on forever. Then our careers ate up our Fridays so these days it’s become a rare and happy event. 

Unfortunately, the evening turned short as Laura developed a migraine and went to bed early. Lately, she’s been having more and more of them. I hope it’s nothing serious. I take the opportunity to write a few lines in my much neglected diary and enjoy another hobby of mine which Laura doesn’t share: classical music. I just put on Mozart’s Fantasy No. 4 in C minor, K. 475. The piece’s brooding intro and schizophrenic changes perfectly fit the surreal events of the past few months. Soon I’ll be going to bed myself. I just hope Laura’s ok…"

The Characters

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Jack Heisenberg is a middle aged, highly intelligent researcher who has dedicated his life to the betterment of mankind. He is married to Laura Heisenberg. They have no children. 

Dr. Heisenberg spends his days and nights doing research to fight the genetic manipulations that the Technocrat has programmed into all life on Earth. He has very little free time and few friends, but his true passion is music, ranging from classical to heavy metal. He also enjoys history, sci-fi and horror books and movies. 

Jack is the hero of the story. His main objective is at first to cure cancer and other genetic diseases. When he discovers the Technocrat, this becomes a mission.

Special Guests

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Elisa Montin: drums (tracks 1 – 7, 9 – 11, 13) 
Roxy Petrucci: drums (tracks 12, 14) 
Anna Portalupi: bass (tracks 1 – 7, 9 – 13) 
Nita Strauss: guitars (tracks 2 – 6, 8, 10) 
Mio Jäger: guitars (tracks 1, 9, 11, 14) 
Yasi Hofer: guitars (tracks 7, 12) 
Douglas R. Docker: keyboards (all tracks), lead and backing vocals (tracks 3 – 6) 
Elize Ryd: lead vocals (tracks 4, 6) 
Amanda Somerville: lead and backing vocals (track 2) 
Valentina Procopio: lead vocals (track 7), backing vocals (tracks 3, 6)

Credits

Reviews

Digitally released by Lion Music on 21 January 2016
Physically released by Rock Company/Black Swan Records on 26 February 2016

Produced by Douglas R. Docker 
Co-Produced, mixed and mastered by Alessandro Del Vecchio at Ivorytears Music Works, Somma Lombardo, Italy 
Orchestra mixed by Douglas R. Docker at the Planet of Freedom Studio, Luserna San Giovanni, Italy 
  
Elisa Montin’s drums recorded by Alessandro Del Vecchio at Ivorytears Music Works, Somma Lombardo, Italy 
Roxy Petrucci’s drums recorded at Metro 37 Recording Studio, Rochester Hills, Minnesota, USA 
Anna Portalupi’s bass recorded by Anna Portalupi at Ivorytears Music Works, Somma Lombardo, Italy 
Nita Strauss’s guitars recorded by Nita Strauss at Temper Tantrum Studios in Los Angeles, California, USA 
Mio Jäger’s guitars recorded by Mio Jäger at Ravetone Studio, Årstaberg/Stockholm, Sweden 
Yasi Hofer’s guitars recorded by Yasi Hofer at the Green Spirit Studio, Kronburg, Bavaria, Germany 
Elize Ryd’s vocals recorded in Stockholm, Sweden 
Elize Ryd performs courtesy of Spinefarm Records 
Amanda Somerville’s vocals recorded by Amanda Somerville at Eternia Studios, Reuver, Netherlands 
All other tracks recorded by Douglas R. Docker at the Planet of Freedom Studio, Luserna San Giovanni, Italy 
  
Roxy Petrucci’s photo by James Schmelzer 
Anna Portalupi’s photo by Eugenio Martinetti 
Mio Jäger’s photo by Amanda Lindelof 
Douglas R. Docker’s photos by Janthana Rodjakkhen 
Yasi Hofer’s photo by Klaudia Hofer 
Elize Ryd’s photo by Rene Moini (www.visible-thoughts.de) 
Valentina Procopio’s photo by Margherita Gualino 
  
Artwork and booklet design by Carl-André Beckston

9.0-9.9/10  
Glory Daze 9/10
Ravenheart Music 9/10
Get Ready to Rock 4.5/5 

8.0-8.9/10 
Heavy Metal Webzine [I] 8/10
Metal Music Archives 4/5
Power of Prog 4/5

7.0-7.9/10
Magna Femina 7/10
Hallowed 5/7

6.0-6.9/10 
Metal Chronique [F] 6.5/10

below 6//10
Sweden Rock [S] 5/10
Crossfire [D] 5/10
Sea of Tranquillity 2/5
Extended Mix [S] 3/10

NO SCORE
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Your Music Blog (excellent)
Rock Melodico [Es] (excellent)
2112 [Es] (excellent)
Progwereld [Nl] (very good)
MLWZ [Pl] (neutral)
Dionysos Rising [Hu] (pretty bad)
Rockway [Gr] (awful)

Awards

Prog Archives 
#4 Top 50 Most Popular Artists (Jan 2015)
Prog Board       
#9 Top 20 (02/2016)
Amazon.it
#21 Hard Rock & Metal chart (Feb 2016)

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