|Release date||January 29, 2016|
|Music||Jordan Rudess, John Petrucci|
|First live performance||London Palladium, London, England, on Feb. 18, 2016|
|Total live plays||91|
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|Next song||The Gift of Music|
An instrumental overture that contains all of the major reoccurring musical themes used throughout the album. Themes are associated with specific story settings and character appearances. This piece sets the mood for Act 1 and introduces us to the newly redefined landscape of the former American Northeast now known as The Great Northern Empire Of The Americas.
John Petrucci recorded this song using a 7-string guitar in standard tuning (B-E-A-D-G-B-E).