The Journey Begins Here!

Cross Over Into the 'Territories'

"Evidence is growing that there are an infinite number of realities stacked together like the pages of a never-ending book." - Marcus Chown, The Universe Next Door

"The quantum theory of parallel universes is not some trouble-some, optional interpretation emerging from arcane theoretical considerations. It is the explanation - the only one that is tenable - of a remarkable and counter-intuitive reality." - David Deutsch, The Fabric of Reality

"It's the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine." - REM

Experience the World of the Dark Tower All Over Again

Like many fans of Stephen King's Dark Tower books, do you miss Roland's world? Have you read and re-read the books, listened to them on tape, anything to help you find that doorway into Mid-World again?

Do you miss inhaling the air that is so intoxicatingly fresh it makes you giddy or do you long for just one more glimpse of the towering spires of Gilead?

Or perhaps, just once more to walk over the crest of that final ridge as twilight approaches and see the Dark Tower silhouetted against the setting sun, surrounded by a sea of red and shouting roses?

Let the music of the 'Territories' be your doorway!

Written and composed by musician Dennis Downing, a life long Stephen King fan and Dark Tower junkie, the music of the 'Territories' was his way to remain in the world of the Gunslinger while waiting for the last books in the series to be released. The 'Territories' project was written over a period of 18 months, during which time Dennis worked to find a way to capture the feelings invoked by the reading of the 'Dark Tower' series in the best way he knew how, through music. Now, 6 years later, thousands of Dark Tower fans world wide have found their way back into the world of the 'Dark Tower' through Dennis' music.

"My desire when creating the compositions of the 'Territories' was to give listeners their own "thin spot" that they could use to cross over into the worlds that they love so much. I have always found music to be one of the few portals that one can use to transport themselves to other worlds. I also wanted to allow people to make their own sojourn along the path of the Beam to the Dark Tower." - Dennis

Many of us are fascinated with the concept of parallel worlds and the existence of "thin spots" where it might be possible to cross over into another time or place. But rarely has there been such an intriguing interpretation of this premise than in 'The Dark Tower' books written by Stephen King. The worlds that he has created in his books, like our own world, are at the same time both beautiful and dangerous.

And now you can return. Once again, let your mind travel the path of the Beam to the Dark Tower. Though many of the landmarks you will find on your trip are similar to those you encountered in the books, the path you take and the events you experience may not be the same as Roland's ka-tet, but your mission is the same. And in the end, when you reach the Dark Tower, you will stand and be true.

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The music of the "Territories" is inspired by the Dark Tower books written by Stephen King and 'The Talisman' written by Stephen King and Peter Straub.

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Territories Song Explorer

Crossing Over: Territories - Track 1 Gilead (city of love and light): Territories - Track 2 Along the Path of the Beam: Territories - Track 3 Prophecy of the Oracle: Territories - Track 4 The Girl at the Window: Territories - Track 5 On the Shore of the Western Sea: Territories - Track 6 Reaping Fair: Territories - Track 7 Thunderclap: Territories - Track 8 Ka Like a Wind: Territories - Track 9 Court of the Crimson King: Territories - Track 10 Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came: Territories - Track 11

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