DREAM THEATER
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I. Introduction

DREAM THEATER is a progressive metal band formed in 1985 in Boston, Massachusetts by guitarist John PETRUCCI, bassist John MYUNG, and drummer Mike PORTNOY. Since the band's conception, they have become one of the most influential post-1970s progressive rock bands as well as ranking as one of the early progenitors of the entire progressive metal genre.

II. History

A. Formation and Early Years (1985-1990)

Based in a love of the sophistication of YES, the virtuosity of RUSH, and the heaviness of IRON MAIDEN, DREAM THEATER had a desire to create complex, heavy, and progressive from the very beginning. Guitarist and bassist PETRUCCI and MYUNG grew up together on Long Island, New York. After high school, both received scholarships to the esteemed Berklee University of Music, where they met drummer PORTNOY, who, incidentally, grew up in a nearby area. The trio soon became friends and began making music together and settled upon the
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.. Album Cover 3.09 | 105 ratings
When Dream and Day Unite
Progressive Metal 1989
.. Album Cover 4.29 | 201 ratings
Images and Words
Progressive Metal 1992
.. Album Cover 4.06 | 139 ratings
Awake
Progressive Metal 1994
.. Album Cover 3.16 | 116 ratings
Falling Into Infinity
Progressive Metal 1997
.. Album Cover 4.13 | 166 ratings
Metropolis, Part 2: Scenes From a Memory
Progressive Metal 1999
.. Album Cover 3.94 | 124 ratings
Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
Progressive Metal 2002
.. Album Cover 3.89 | 120 ratings
Train of Thought
Progressive Metal 2003
.. Album Cover 3.62 | 116 ratings
Octavarium
Progressive Metal 2005
.. Album Cover 3.32 | 112 ratings
Systematic Chaos
Progressive Metal 2007
.. Album Cover 3.57 | 124 ratings
Black Clouds & Silver Linings
Progressive Metal 2009
.. Album Cover 3.86 | 112 ratings
A Dramatic Turn of Events
Progressive Metal 2011
.. Album Cover 3.47 | 53 ratings
Dream Theater
Progressive Metal 2013
.. Album Cover 2.67 | 31 ratings
The Astonishing
Progressive Metal 2016

DREAM THEATER EPs & splits

.. Album Cover 3.76 | 86 ratings
A Change of Seasons
Progressive Metal 1995
.. Album Cover 2.69 | 7 ratings
Wither
Progressive Metal 2009

DREAM THEATER live albums

.. Album Cover 3.73 | 42 ratings
Live at the Marquee
Progressive Metal 1993
.. Album Cover 3.44 | 31 ratings
Once in a LIVEtime
Progressive Metal 1998
.. Album Cover 4.32 | 48 ratings
Live Scenes From New York
Progressive Metal 2001
.. Album Cover 4.02 | 42 ratings
Live at Budokan
Progressive Metal 2004
.. Album Cover 4.09 | 42 ratings
Score: 20th Anniversary World Tour
Progressive Metal 2006

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.. Album Cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
International Fan Club Christmas CD 1996
Progressive Metal 1996
.. Album Cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
The Making Of Falling Into Infinity (International Fanclub Christmas CD 1997 / Official Bootleg 2009)
Progressive Metal 1997
.. Album Cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Once In A Livetime Outtakes (International Fan Clubs Christmas CD 1998)
Progressive Metal 1998
.. Album Cover 3.22 | 4 ratings
Cleaning Out The Closet (Christmas CD 1999)
Progressive Metal 1999
.. Album Cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Scenes From A World Tour (Christmas CD 2000)
Progressive Metal 2000
.. Album Cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
04 Degrees of Radio Edits (Christmas CD 2001)
Progressive Metal 2001
.. Album Cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Taste the Memories (International Fan Clubs CD 2002)
Progressive Metal 2002
.. Album Cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Graspop Festival 2002 (International Fan Club CD 2003)
Progressive Metal 2003
.. Album Cover 2.68 | 6 ratings
The Majesty Demos 1985 - 1986
Progressive Metal 2003
.. Album Cover 2.24 | 4 ratings
Los Angeles, California - 5/18/98
Progressive Metal 2003
.. Album Cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
The Making of Scenes From A Memory
Progressive Metal 2003
.. Album Cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
A Sort of Homecoming (International Fan Club CD 2004)
Progressive Metal 2004
.. Album Cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
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Progressive Metal 2004
.. Album Cover 2.24 | 4 ratings
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Progressive Metal 2004
.. Album Cover 2.06 | 18 ratings
Master Of Puppets
Thrash Metal 2004
.. Album Cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
A Walk Beside the Band (International Fan Clubs DVD 2005)
Progressive Metal 2005
.. Album Cover 3.48 | 2 ratings
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Progressive Metal 2005
.. Album Cover 2.43 | 17 ratings
The Number of the Beast
Traditional heavy metal 2005
.. Album Cover 3.61 | 14 ratings
When Dream And Day Reunite
Progressive Metal 2005
.. Album Cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Romavarium (International Fan Clubs DVD 2006)
Progressive Metal 2006
.. Album Cover 2.85 | 6 ratings
Awake Demos 1994
Progressive Metal 2006
.. Album Cover 2.24 | 4 ratings
Old Bridge, New Jersey - 12/14/96
Progressive Metal 2006
.. Album Cover 2.98 | 16 ratings
Dark Side of the Moon
Non-Metal 2006
.. Album Cover 3.28 | 5 ratings
New York City 3/4/93
Progressive Metal 2006
.. Album Cover 3.17 | 8 ratings
Falling Into Infinity Demos 1996-1997
Progressive Metal 2006
.. Album Cover 3.10 | 12 ratings
Made in Japan
Hard Rock 2006
.. Album Cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Images And Words: 15th Anniversary Performance Live In Bonn, Germany - 6/16/07 (International Fan Clubs CD 2007)
Progressive Metal 2007
.. Album Cover 3.35 | 5 ratings
Progressive Nation 2008 (International Fan Clubs CD 2008)
Progressive Metal 2008
.. Album Cover 2.55 | 6 ratings
Train Of Thought Instrumental Demos 2003
Progressive Metal 2009
.. Album Cover 3.32 | 10 ratings
Uncovered 2003-2005
Hard Rock 2009
.. Album Cover 2.52 | 2 ratings
Happy Holidays
Progressive Metal 2013

DREAM THEATER re-issues & compilations

.. Album Cover 2.01 | 19 ratings
Greatest Hit (...and 21 Other Pretty Cool Songs)
Progressive Metal 2008
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Original Album Series
Progressive Metal 2011
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Studio Albums 1992-2011
Progressive Metal 2014

DREAM THEATER singles (17)

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2.76 | 3 ratings
Afterlife
Progressive Metal 1989
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2.02 | 2 ratings
Status Seeker
Progressive Metal 1989
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2.32 | 3 ratings
Another Day
Progressive Metal 1993
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2.14 | 2 ratings
The Silent Man
Progressive Metal 1994
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2.55 | 3 ratings
Lie
Progressive Metal 1994
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2.04 | 3 ratings
Hollow Years
Metal Related 1997
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2.05 | 2 ratings
Through Her Eyes
Progressive Metal 2000
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2.10 | 2 ratings
Forsaken
Progressive Metal 2008
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3.00 | 2 ratings
Odyssey
Metal Related 2009
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2.67 | 3 ratings
Tenement Funster/Flick Of The Wrist/Lily Of The Valley
Hard Rock 2009
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3.00 | 3 ratings
Stargazer
Hard Rock 2009
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2.50 | 2 ratings
Take Your Fingers From My Hair
Metal Related 2009
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2.66 | 4 ratings
Larks Tongues In Aspic, Pt. 2
Non-Metal 2009
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2.89 | 5 ratings
A Rite Of Passage
Progressive Metal 2009
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3.71 | 6 ratings
On the Backs of Angels
Progressive Metal 2011
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3.50 | 2 ratings
The Enemy Inside
Progressive Metal 2013
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3.50 | 2 ratings
Illumination Theory
Progressive Metal 2014

DREAM THEATER movies (DVD, Blu-Ray or VHS)

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4.01 | 6 ratings
Images and Words Live in Tokyo
Progressive Metal 1993
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3.20 | 7 ratings
5 Years in a LIVEtime
Progressive Metal 1998
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4.42 | 33 ratings
Metropolis 2000: Scenes from New York
Progressive Metal 2001
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4.12 | 25 ratings
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Progressive Metal 2004
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3.56 | 15 ratings
Images and Words Live in Tokyo / 5 Years in a LIVEtime
Progressive Metal 2004
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0.00 | 0 ratings
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Progressive Metal 2005
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3.75 | 2 ratings
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Progressive Metal 2006
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4.26 | 25 ratings
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Progressive Metal 2006
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0.00 | 0 ratings
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Progressive Metal 2007
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0.00 | 0 ratings
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Progressive Metal 2008
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3.85 | 16 ratings
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Progressive Metal 2008
.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
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Progressive Metal 2009
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4.02 | 2 ratings
Live at Luna Park
Progressive Metal 2013
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Breaking The Fourth Wall
Progressive Metal 2014

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DREAM THEATER The Majesty Demos 1985 - 1986

Demo · 2003 · Progressive Metal
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martindavey87
Definitely one for the collectors and die-hard fans, Dream Theater's official bootleg release of 'The Majesty Demos 1985-1986' is split into three sections;

The first part of the album consists of instrumental demos and covers. It's Dream Theater, so the playing is amazing, even at a young age. There's no keyboards or vocals, and as this was recorded by the band themselves on an 8-track tape recorder while at college, the quality is, quite understandably, naff.

The second section contains a number of brief, 20-second "songs", which are pretty much parodies of the band 'Stormtroopers of Death'. Mike Portnoy will shout a brief sentence, John Petrucci will shred out a quick guitar lick. Done. It's not cool, it's not funny, and it's not clever. A bit pointless having this on the disc, but whatever...

Then there's the section that really counts; The 'Majesty Demos' themselves. The sound quality is alright, considering the band recorded this themselves in the 80's, it's not terrible. The vocals are pretty cheesy though. Songs like 'Another Won', 'Your Majesty' and 'Two Far' are fairly decent, and it's a shame they were never officially recorded on a future studio release (although a few live appearances have popped up over the years), but the demo quality will deter me from ever coming back to them.

The musicianship and the tightness of the band is no doubt incredibly impressive, and perfectly reflects all the countless hours these guys spent jamming together while at college. Overall however, the bulk of this disc is just the core members, Mike Portnoy, John Petrucci and John Myung, jamming. And if it isn't all that interesting to me, a die-hard Dream Theater fan, then it definitely won't appeal to the more casual listener.

DREAM THEATER Live at the Marquee

Live album · 1993 · Progressive Metal
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martindavey87
Hey kids! Remember Kevin Moore?! The guy played on Dream Theater's first three studio albums, buggered off, and has since more-or-less completely cut off all ties to the Dream Theater name, wanting nothing to do with the band. So if you wanted to hear what the progressive metal legends sounded like in their early days, playing live with a certain Mr. Moore, then this is likely to be the only chance you'll ever get.

Released shortly after the bands second album, 'Images and Words', 'Live at the Marquee' is a six-track EP which doesn't really do the group or their previous releases justice. It's a nice addition to the collection of any Dream Theater fan, but since most of their live records would go on to become three-disc sets, this one has become pretty obsolete and unnecessary.

With Dream Theater classics such as 'Metropolis', 'A Fortune in Lies' and 'Pull Me Under', there's no denying the tracks are stellar, and considering vocalist James LaBrie would go on to suffer from ruptured vocal chords which would affect his live performances for years to come, it's nice to hear these songs with the youthful energy that the band had at the time.

Overall this isn't a terrible release, but if you're after a true Dream Theater live experience then you're better off looking for 2004's 'Live at Budokan', 2005's 'Score' or 2000's 'Live Scenes from New York'. It's a nice little EP if you come across it, but not really worth the effort unless you must own everything.

DREAM THEATER Images and Words

Album · 1992 · Progressive Metal
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The Crow
This is probably the progressive metal's most important album, and one of the most important albums of progressive music too!

Due to this disc and the later Awake, the progressive genre enjoyed from really good health the last decades, because a lot of people (like me) discovered this way of understand music with Dream Theater. For that I must give a lot of thanks to Dream Theater for revitalizing the progressive music at the beginning of the 90’s.

The album itself it's a true masterpiece. All the songs are magnificent, with a fantastic production and instrumental development. Maybe the keyboards are in a little too 80's way sometimes, but I'm still loving this entire album completely.

Pull me Under starts with a mysterious guitar melody and original keyboards, and soon derives in a very strong guitar riff which are soon accompanied by the great La Brie’s vocals. After that we can hear the typical masterclass of songwriting and variations that this album had in their first albums. Another Day is even better, with a memorable saxophone playing and an outstanding guitar solo.

Take The Time is simply the best Dream Theater's song in my humble opinion, and among the best progressive songs ever recorded. Just incredible! Surrounded it's different from the rest of the album, and maybe for this reason has a special place in my heart. It has some Rush and Saga influences and sometimes it sounds even Neo-Prog for me. Just great!

Metropolis – Part I has another atmospheric beginning leaded by the Kevin Moore’s keyboards and after that, just like Pull me Under we can hear a collection of great riffs which lead to the verses. This composition is more obscure and dramatic than the rest, and a very good central track. I will never forget the first time I heard the instrumental part of this song which begins at 4:17 many years ago. I was blown away! And I’m still amazed of the quality of these musicians.

Under a Glass Moon has a majestic beginning, worthy of the best science fiction film! Then the strong drums beef up the song, which derives in another heavy riff and very original verses with the initial melody. The instrumental development of the song is also fantastic. Another classic of this album with a superb guitar solo!

Wait for Sleep is a slow and beautiful ballad driven by a marvellous piano melody. Here we can also hear the ability of La Brie to sing in lower tones. And Learning to Live is the final masterpiece. Another brilliant piece of pure progressive metal with the best keyboard work of the album, great bass lines and another outstanding example of good songwriting and musicianship.

Conclusion: Images and Words is one of the peaks of progressive and a must for everyone. Even if you don’s like progressive metal, this is a must hearing album.

Last fact I want to comment: James LaBrie couldn't never reach again the great voice and the incredible high notes that he reached in this album. In Awake he sounded rougher and he has been losing his voice along the years for the reasons we all know.

And that’s a pity.

Best Tracks: Pull Me Under, Another Day, Take The Time, Surrounded, Metropolis – Part 1.

My rating: *****

This review was originally written for ProgArchives.com years ago, and rewritten today to be included here.

DREAM THEATER When Dream And Day Reunite

Promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs) · 2005 · Progressive Metal
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martindavey87
'When Dream and Day Unite', an album that has long been disregarded by casual fans of the band, and even most die-hard fans, is Dream Theater's 1989 debut which was released by Mechanic Records and is since no longer owned property of the band. Which, to the disfavour of many fans, means there would never be a modern re-recording or re-mastered version. So what do the band do? A live version instead!

Now, I love Dream Theater, and I actually really like their debut album as it is. The production gives it a majestic vibe akin to 1980's Rush, and original vocalist Charlie Dominici's voice fits the music well. However, while this 2004 live recording sounds good, with its beefier production and subtle rearrangements, there is still one detriment to this being a live recording as opposed to a studio one, and that's James LaBrie.

LaBrie is a fantastic vocalist, no doubt about that, and all his studio work is flawless, but he can sometimes be fairly hard to tolerate live, especially with these songs, in which a lot of the times his voice doesn't quite seem as suited to the music as his predecessors. He struggles to hit a lot of the right notes, and his pronunciation has always made it a challenge to make out what he's singing. More often than not, it just sounds as if he's content to wail away with whichever high-pitched screech he can hit.

Overall, I think, while the production is an improvement, even as a live recording, I prefer the original studio version of 'When Dream and Day Unite'. But with that said, there is a little something that make this album worth picking up anyway; bonus tracks 'Metropolis Pt.1' and 'To Live Forever', which feature guest appearances by the aforementioned Charlie Dominici and one-time keyboardist Derek Sherinian.

'Metropolis' in particular is fantastic! Dominici's powerful voice (not diminished through years of performing and a bout of violent food poisoning ala James LaBrie) completely blows his successor away. And a brief keyboard/guitar duel between Sherinian, Jordan Rudess and John Petrucci shows why Sherinian is often unfairly unappreciated for his brief tenure with the band.

Overall this is a great release of a great band playing a great album. There's moments that make me cringe and there's moments that make me wonder why this was released under the band's "Official Bootleg" series and not marketed more commercially. I've always been a sucker for studio recordings though, which is why I won't go back to this one very often, but overall it's a worthy addition to the Dream Theater collection.

DREAM THEATER When Dream and Day Unite

Album · 1989 · Progressive Metal
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The Crow
Decent debut from this essential band!

The Charlie Dominici's voice it's simply correct, like the poor production of the album. But there's some good songs here, like The Killing Hand, YTSE Jam, Light Fuse and Get Away and Only A Matter Of Time, which is the best of the album in my opinion.

I you get a little of Rush (Status Seeker, Afterlife), another little from Queensrÿche and some Metallica's riffs and rhythms, and other contemporaries and classical progressive influences, you'll get this album!

The band hasn't developed their own style yet, but here you can hear some of the elements wich would make Dream Theater one of the most influential prog metal bands.

Conclusion: not bad, but maybe it's not worthy for Dream Theater's non lovers!

Best Tracks: The Killing Hand, YTSE Jam, Light Fuse and Get Away, Only a Matter of Time.

My rating: ***

This review was written for ProgArchives, and rewritten to be included here.

DREAM THEATER Movies Reviews

DREAM THEATER Breaking The Fourth Wall

Movie · 2014 · Progressive Metal
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rdtprog
It seems like it was just yesterday that the Luna Park DVD was released. Now it's another one from the Boston Opera House less than a year later. The show is divided in three acts. The first act is tracks from the last two albums and the song "A Trial of Tears" from "Falling to Infinity". The second act is 5 songs from the "Awake" album to celebrate his 20th anniversary and the third act is the encore celebrating again "Scene from a Memory" with his 15th anniversary. On those 2 albums, the band use the same pattern by starting to play the technical, fast and heavy songs like "The Mirror", "Lie", "Overture 1928" and "Strange Déjà Vu" and finishing with the slower and emotional songs like "Lifting Shadows Off A Dream", "Space Dye Vest" and "Finally Free".

"The Illumination Theory", the most progressive and the epic song of the last album is played with an orchestra in the second act which is the perfect fit with this song that contains an irresistible classical break in the middle. The picture is crystal clear and the camera work more satisfying than the "Luna Park" DVD. As for the sound, I had to crank up the volume very high to get the full sound. Again, I wish we could hear John Myung louder, but that's what happens on live recording, it rarely match the sound quality of a studio release. James Labrie's voice is in nice shape as well as all others members. It's another nice addition to your Dream Theater collection. 3. 8 stars.

DREAM THEATER Dream Theater - Score: 20th Anniversary World Tour Live with the Octavarium Orchestra

Movie · 2006 · Progressive Metal
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AtomicCrimsonRush
I always look forward to putting this DVD on as I know I am going to get the best of both worlds; symphonic orchestrated music and full on Dream Theater prog. I agree with some reviewers that the setlist is not exactly mind blowing but it nevertheless spans the 5 year history. It is interesting the way the orchestra blends into the metal sound, similar to the Metallica S&M concert, or indeed Kiss Alive IV. It is always of interest when metal meets symphony. The DVD "Score" is very well produced, sharp editing throughout and excellent sound quality. There is nothing wrong with the visuals at all, with the band members sharing the spotlight, but the problem lies in the setlist itself. There are too many omissions and some opportunities wasted in the early part of the concert.

It opens with some deadset oddities such as The root of all evil, I walk beside you, Another won and Afterlife. It isn't until Under A Glass Moon that it really takes off showing the power of that brilliant track and Petrucci's amazing guitar solo. Later we are treated with The spirit carries on and the entire suite of Six degrees of inner turbulence; absolutely flawless and indispensable on the live stage. After an ovation the band belt out Vacant, The answer lies within, Sacrificed Sons and the masterpiece epic Octavarium that is quintessential to the band. The Encore: Metropolis Pt. 1 is a brilliant way of ending the concert to a rapturous crowd.

Disc 2 is packed with some hit and miss Bonus material including a mammoth 20th Anniversary Documentary, that has some fascinating info on the band and the way that not everything goes to plan on a tour. Portnoy has too much to say and now it is a bitter taste now he has scarpered and been replaced. The Octavarium Animation is terrific, and the live performances are always a treat including Another Day (Tokyo - 1993), The Great Debate (Bucharest, Romania - 2002) and Honor Thy Father (Chicago - 2005).

The DVD comes with high recommendations due to the visual quality, and overall package. Ignore the early part of the set and just enjoy DT at their absolute best in the middle half of the concert accompanied by masterful orchestration. A must for all DT fans and one of the best DT DVDs available to this point in time.

DREAM THEATER Live at Budokan

Movie · 2004 · Progressive Metal
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AtomicCrimsonRush
One of the first DVDs I saw of Dream Theater before the onslaught of DVDs that have come since. This is an early performance and of considerable interest as a result. These were the glory days of Dream Theater ramming prog down the throats of the hungry Budokan fans. It is an incredible performance best seen than heard though the audio experience offers much as a type of Dream Theater concoction of the best of the earlier years. The CD is good listening but the visual persentation is incredible. There are a few odd surprises scattered in the mammoth set list but the classics are here and played to perfection. Beyond This Life is a huge epic clocking 19:37, and with some dynamic lead guitar from Petrucci. The Test That Stumped Them All is always a killer track live and sounds fresh and powerful with huge bass runs of Myung and Portnoy's slamming percussion.

Endless Sacrifice is an 11 minute gruelling journey into prog excess with a wild keyboard section from Rudess. The Instrumedley to follow features some awesome musicianship. LaBrie is in fine form on soaring vocals, and shines on such compositions as the 14 minute Trial Of Tears and New Millennium. It is always a pleasure to experience a Jordan Rudess keyboard solo and it is as inventive here as ever. There are some amazing songs such as Solitary Shell, Stream Of Consciousness and quintessential Pull Me Under. The set closes with epic 16 minute In The Name Of God. So overall this is a great set with power metal and tons of instrumental breaks. It is progressive and packed to the gills with mind bending virtuoso solos and material from some of their best albums. It was the "Train of Thought" tour so there is plenty from that album as well as "Six Degrees" and "Images and Words" among others.

The special features are wonderful featuring 'Riding The Train Of Thought" a Japanese Tour Documentary of about half an hour, and John Petrucci Guitar World segment, Jordan Rudess Keyboard World, and a Mike Portnoy Drum Solo clocking 12 minutes. The Dream Theater Chronicles - 2004 Tour Opening Video is okay showing the video the crowd saw in the opening, and Instrumedley with multi-angles is lots of fun. Overall it is a fantastic DVD concert, and all Dream Theater fans must have it.

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I can't decide whether to be really excited or nervous about the announcement of the new drummer-- but anyway, FAVORITE band of ALL TIME - ROCK PROG METAL ON DT!
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My favourite band of all time!
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Although I'm not a huge fan of most of their stuff, you have to respect the insane musician ship. Some of the best!!!
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I would go with PROG METAL ON ?! Anyway you are right DT rules !
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