With “Beyond Man And Time” RPWL had already started spinning the big wheel, both musically as well as thematically: the first part of the, then still evolving, album trilogy about the liberation of the mind was a direct reference to Friedrich Nietzsches opus magnum “Thus Spoke Zarathustra.” The multi-layered concept revolved around a protagonist, seeking his inner self. As a sequel RPWL came up with a both imaginative as well as bizarre story about a band trying to spread a homeopathic drug entitled “Veritas Forte” that is based on a secret recipe against tiredness of the mind among the people of the world. Being faced with the wrath of political and religious leaders, the band is driven underground – and is consequently “Wanted.”
The following “Wanted” tour lead RPWL through eight European countries where the group celebrated the gigs as delicately woven multi-media events. The last show of the tour, on 31. October 2015, took place under very special circumstances: for the occasion of this very special performance the show was not only massively re-arranged altogether, but it even received a new title: “A New Dawn.” Selected “Wanted” chapters were extended and the production directly established a connection with the “Beyond Man And Time” album – through the medium of acting. All in all the performance turned into a memorable show in front of an enthusiastic audience. RPWL refer to the night as one of the absolute highlights in their career – and rightly so.
The “A New Dawn” blue-ray and DVD versions comprise identical two-hour-long stereo and surround mixes of the concert, each with audio tracks in both English as well as German. For the English version the lines from the German-language live show were dubbed by the narrator and the actors. In both formats the following extras can be selected independently from the main movie: a fifteen-minute “Making of” of the concert movie, the recording of the encore of the Freising show “Unchain The Earth” as well as the official video clip of the splendid “Wanted” long track “Swords And Guns.”