Arjen Lucassen has again assembled an all star supporting cast for what will become the true magnum opus by Ayreon: the rock opera 01011001. It is the story of planet Y (which is the album title in binary computer code) and the struggle for emotional survival in an age of increased technological dependence. Assisting in the storytelling are some of rock's major luminaries including Ty Tabor (King's X), Michael Romeo (Symphony X), Tomas Bodin (The Flower Kings), Derek Sherinian (Planet X), Ed Warby (Gorefest), Hansi Kursch (Blind Guardian), and Anneke van Giersbergen (The Gathering). This special edition set includes 2 CD/DVD set. The DVD includes the making of the opera - computer animated short film.