Book of the Dead is a conceptual work with 5 songs presented as chapters. With ideas
and stories taken directly from the Egyptian Book of the Dead, Ken Jaquess has weaved
an intricate, ornate tale of Pharonic rule, death and their ultimate journey to the afterlife.
Ken has long had a love and fascination with ancient Egypt, and Book of the Dead
showcases brilliant musicianship from guitar god Allan Holdsworth, Doug Sanborn on
the drum kit, keyboards from Ryo Okumoto, of Spocks Beard fame, violin from classical
virtuoso Yvette Devereaux, and the late, great Shaun Guerin on vocals who passed away
shortly after finishing his vocals.
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CD Title Tracks for the Audio of Book of the Dead:
Chapter 1: Infinite voyage
Chapter 2: Mirror to the Spirits
Chapter 3: The Edge of Light
Chapter 4: Aten (Window of Appearances)
Chapter 5: Cloak of Antiquity