DREAM THEATER — Original Album Series

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Boxset / Compilation · 2011


Images and Words:
1. Pull Me Under (8:14)
2. Another Day (4:23)
3. Take the Time (8:21)
4. Surrounded (5:30)
5. Metropolis, Part I: The Miracle and the Sleeper (9:32)
6. Under a Glass Moon (7:03)
7. Wait for Sleep (2:32)
8. Learning to Live (11:30)

Total Time: 57:07

1. 6:00 (5:31)
2. Caught in a Web (5:28)
3. Innocence Faded (5:42)
4. A Mind Beside Itself: I. Erotomania (6:44)
5. A Mind Beside Itself: II. Voices (9:53)
6. A Mind Beside Itself: III. The Silent Man (3:47)
7. The Mirror (6:45)
8. Lie (6:33)
9. Lifting Shadows Off a Dream (6:05)
10. Scarred (10:59)
11. Space-Dye Vest (7:29)

Total Time: 75:00

Falling Into Infinity:
1. New Millennium (8:20)
2. You Not Me (4:58)
3. Peruvian Skies (6:43)
4. Hollow Years (5:53)
5. Burning My Soul (5:29)
6. Hell's Kitchen (4:16)
7. Lines in the Sand (12:05)
8. Take Away My Pain (6:03)
9. Just Let Me Breathe (5:28)
10. Anna Lee (5:52)
11. Trial of Tears (13:05)

Total Time: 78:17

Metropolis part 2: Scenes from a Memory:
1. Act I: Scene One: Regression (2:06)
2. Act I: Scene Two: I. Overture 1928 (3:37)
3. Act I: Scene Two: II. Strange Déjà Vu (5:12)
4. Act I: Scene Three: I. Through My Words (1:02)
5. Act I: Scene Three: II. Fatal Tragedy (6:49)
6. Act I: Scene Four: Beyond This Life (11:22)
7. Act I: Scene Five: Through Her Eyes (5:29)
8. Act II: Scene Six: Home (12:53)
9. Act II: Scene Seven: I. The Dance of Eternity (6:13)
10. Act II: Scene Seven: II. One Last Time (3:46)
11. Act II: Scene Eight: The Spirit Carries On (6:38)
12. Act II: Scene Nine: Finally Free (11:59)

Total Time: 77:11

Train of Thought:
1. As I Am (7:47)
2. This Dying Soul (11:27)
3. Endless Sacrifice (11:24)
4. Honor Thy Father (10:14)
5. Vacant (2:57)
6. Stream of Consciousness (11:16)
7. In the Name of God (14:14)

Total Time: 69:21


- James LaBrie / vocals
- John Petrucci / guitars
- John Myung / bass
- Mike Portnoy / drums
- Kevin Moore / keyboards (Images and Words, Awake)
- Derek Sherinian / keyboards (Falling Into Infinity)
- Jordan Rudess / keyboards (Metropolis part 2: Scenes from a Memory, Train of Thought)

On Images and Words:
- Jay Beckenstein / soprano saxophone
On Falling into Infinity:
- Doug Pinnick / backing vocals
On Metropolis part 2:
- Jay Beckenstein / saxophone
- Theresa Thomason - additional vocals, backing vocals
- Mary Canty / additional backing vocals
- Shelia Slappy / additional backing vocals
- Mary Smith / additional backing vocals
- Jeanette Smith / additional backing vocals
- Clarence Burke Jr. / additional backing vocals
- Carol Cyrus / additional backing vocals
- Dale Scott / additional backing vocals
- Terry Brown / spoken word (hypnotherapist)
- David Bottrill / spoken word (Edward)
On Train of Thought:
- Eugene Friesen / cello

About this release

Box set, Rhino/ATCO, 2011.

Contains the albums Images and Words, Awake, Falling Into Infinity, Metropolis part 2: Scenes from a Memory and Train of Thought in their entirety, housed in cardboard sleeves lacking any booklets or detailed album information.

Thanks to Pekka for the addition


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I bought this last year because although I had everything Dream Theater released I only had some albums on digital so this was irresistible. 5 of the earliest DT and some of their best at a very cheap price so you have nothing to lose really. It was nice for me personally to receive an actual CD of some of the albums I did not own physically such as "Images And Words", "Awake" and "Falling Into Infinity": The other albums I already owned but as I said, this comes under $20 so who can complain. The box is a cool design and the cardboard mini vinyl sleeves work for me. Of course this set has some brilliant early DT such as Pull Me Under, Metropolis - Pt. I "The Miracle And The Sleeper", Under A Glass Moon, 6:00, Caught in a Web, Space-Dye Vest, You Not Me, Peruvian Skies, Trial of Tears, and the entire "Metropolis Part 2: Scenes From A Memory". We also have "Train Of Thought" with a heavier DT sound to revel in.

It is a great set as all these 5 albums sets are and of course not really designed for those who already have all the albums. To catch up on the earlier DT sound it is worthwhile and for those who want to relive the awesome power of the band in the 1990s. 4 stars for the incredible music and for including so many masterpieces of prog metal.

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