The Diary

by The Gentle Storm

The Diary

The Diary is the debut studio album by the Dutch band The Gentle Storm, consisting of composer and guitarist Arjen Anthony Lucassen and singer and lyricist Anneke van Giersbergen. It was released on March 23, 2015 in Europe, and the following day in the US. A concept album about a love story set in the 17th century, The Diary consists of two discs, each with the same track list: the “Gentle” side of the album consists of acoustic, softer, folk-oriented versions of the songs, while the “Storm” side of the album is made of heavy metal versions of the songs with progressive and symphonic elements.


  1. Gentle
  2. Endless Sea (Gentle Version) (5:59)
  3. Heart Of Amsterdam (Gentle Version) (6:36)
  4. The Greatest Love (Gentle Version) (4:08)
  5. Shores Of India (Gentle Version) (6:40)
  6. Cape Of Storms (Gentle Version) (5:28)
  7. The Moment (Gentle Version) (6:08)
  8. The Storm (Gentle Version) (5:56)
  9. Eyes Of Michiel (Gentle Version) (3:56)
  10. Brightest Light (Gentle Version) (4:46)
  11. New Horizons (Gentle Version) (5:24)
  12. Epilogue: The Final Entry (Gentle Version) (2:02)
  13. Storm
  14. Endless Sea (Storm Version) (5:53)
  15. Heart Of Amsterdam (Storm Version) (6:37)
  16. The Greatest Love (Storm Version) (3:57)
  17. Shores Of India (Storm Version) (6:24)
  18. Cape Of Storms (Storm Version) (5:32)
  19. The Moment (Storm Version) (6:10)
  20. The Storm (Storm Version) (5:58)
  21. Eyes Of Michiel (Storm Version) (4:00)
  22. Brightest Light (Storm Version) (4:54)
  23. New Horizons (Storm Version) (5:25)
  24. Epilogue: The Final Entry (Storm Version) (2:03)

Apple Music



More Videos

Release Images

Release Information

Key Value
Wikipedia URL
Format Vinyl 3× LP Album Limited Edition Numbered Reissue (Flaming Coloured)
Label Music On Vinyl
Catalog Number MOVLP3074
Notes 180 gram audiophile vinyl includes 12-page booklet with lyrics and background story Limited edition of 1000 numbered copies
Discogs URL The Gentle Storm - The Diary