Ayreon - Actual Fantasy

"Allow yourself to slide into a world, as real as you want it to be..."

You may also be looking for the song of the same name.


  • Okkie Huijsdens – vocals
  • Edward Reekers – vocals
  • Robert Soeterboek (Cotton Soeterboek Band) – vocals
  • Cleem Determeijer – synth solo on tracks 3 and 4; orchestral and string arrangements on tracks 1, 3, 7, and 8
  • Rene Merkelbach – Hammond, synth solo on track 2
  • Floortje Schilt – violin
  • Arjen Anthony Lucassen – all other instruments
  • David Bachwitz – 'little boy' on track 1
  • Kiki Holleman – 'baby' on track 8

Actual Fantasy: RevisitedEdit

  • Ed Warby (Gorefest) – drums
  • Peter Vink – bass guitar
  • Ewa Albering – flute
  • Astrid van der Veen – vocal sample on "Back on Planet Earth"



  • Unlike most Ayreon albums, the songs on Actual Fantasy are not linked by one continuous plot, but instead draws on science fiction and fantasy films for inspiration, as well as stories written by Arjen himself.

Song ListEdit

No. Title

  1. Actual Fantasy
  2. Abbey of Synn 
  3. The Stranger from Within
  4. Computer Eyes
  5. Beyond the Last Horizon
  6. Farside of the World
  7. Back on Planet Earth
  8. Forevermore

1998 reissue bonus tracks

  1. The Dawn of Man
  2. The Stranger from Within (Single Version)

External LinksEdit

"The Final Experiment"
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"Into the Electric Castle"