DREAM THEATER — When Dream and Day Unite Demos 1987-1989

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Promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs) · 2004

Tracklist

CD1:
Instrumental Demos 1987
1. Afterlife (5:24)
2. The Killing Hand (8:04)
3. The Ones Who Help To Set The Sun (7:27)
4. Ytse Jam (5:51)
5. Cry For Freedom (6:45)
6. Resurrection Of Ernie (6:42)
7. Drum Solo (1:52)
8. A Fortune In Lies (4:31)
9. Only A Matter Of Time (6:26)

Early Charlie Demos 1987
10. A Fortune In Lies (5:21)
11. Afterlife (5:41)
12. The Ones Who Help To Set The Sun (7:29)

CD2:
WDADU Pre-Production Demos 1988
1. A Fortune In Lies (5:20)
2. Afterlife (5:40)
3. Ytse Jam (5:50)
4. Only A Matter Of Time (6:52)
5. The Ones Who Help To Set The Sun (7:33)
6. The Killing Hand (8:23)
7. Light Fuse And Get Away (Instrumental version) (7:52)

Xmas Demos 1988
8. To Live Forever (4:29)
9. Mission: Impossible (1:23)
10. Golden Slumbers / Carry That Weight / The End (6:11)
11. O Holy Night (4:12)
12. A Vision '89 (8:01)

Total Time 146:17

Line-up/Musicians

- Charlie Dominici / vocals
- Kevin Moore / keyboards
- John Myung / bass
- John Petrucci / guitars
- Mike Portnoy / drums

About this release

Ytse Jam Records, YTSEJAM004.

Thanks to Pekka for the addition

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martindavey87
The second release of Dream Theater’s demo series of official bootlegs, ‘When Dream and Day Unite Demos 1987-1989’ is a look at the making of the bands seminal debut album. Obviously...

Split into four main sections, there’s instrumental demos, early-Charlie Dominici demos, pre-production demos, and probably the most nerdy aspect of the album is the ‘X-Mas Demo’, which features a super early version of ‘To Live Forever’, which has remained more-or-less unchanged since its creation, as well as an array of random tunes and “messing around” spots that might (but probably won’t) pique the interest of die-hard fans.

The sound is alright, for what it is. Most of these being demos and recorded by the band themselves, there’s nothing massively remarkable, but again, this is for die-hard fans, anyway. Dream Theater are no doubt highly adept at their instruments, and this CD shows that even at a young age, these guys were technical wizards.

But overall, this isn’t really worth even considering to purchase unless you’re the absolute, most highest level of elite Dream Theater fan. And let’s be honest, even if you are, you’ll probably never listen to this anyway.

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