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Dream Theater

From left to right: John Myung, Jordan Rudess, Mike Portnoy, James LaBrie and John Petrucci performing live in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2008
Background information
Also known as Majesty
Origin Long Island, New York, United States
Genres Progressive metal, progressive rock, heavy metal
Years active 1985-Present
Labels Roadrunner, Elektra, EastWest, Atco, Mechanic
Associated acts Liquid Tension Experiment, Explorers Club, MullMuzzler, Nightmare Cinema, OSI, Platypus, The Jelly Jam, Transatlantic, True Symphonic Rockestra, Chroma Key, Avenged Sevenfold
Website www.dreamtheater.net
Members
James Labrie
John Myung
John Petrucci
Mike Portnoy
Jordan Rudess
Former members
Chris Collins
Charlie Dominici
Kevin Moore
Derek Sherinian
.Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band formed in 1985 under the name Majesty by John Petrucci, John Myung, and Mike Portnoy while they attended Berklee College of Music in Massachusetts, before they dropped out to support the band.^ Dream Theater first came to be in September 1985 when Berklee friends John Petrucci, John Myung, and Mike Portnoy got together and decided there was some music to be played.

^ Mike Portnoy of Dream Theater will be joining Hail!
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^ I give a lot of thanks to Dream Theater for revitalazing the progressive music!!!
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.Though a number of lineup changes followed, the three original members remain today along with James LaBrie and Jordan Rudess.^ Desired Username 4-15 characters, letters and numbers only, cannot be changed later Real First Name We want our members to communicate on a first-name basis.
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^ Line-up / Musicians - Kevin James LaBrie / vocals - John Petrucci / guitars, backing vocals - John Myung / bass - Mike Portnoy / drums, backing vocals - Jordan Rudess / keyboards .
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^ This is also the album that introduced the world to James LaBrie, and his definite metal influences come full circle with some quite honestly cheesy vocals (though some are quite nice).
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.Dream Theater has become a successful progressive metal band.^ Progressive metal had become more popular.
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^ Band page - Dream Theater .
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^ Questions about Dream Theater the band .

.Although the band has had one successful hit ("Pull Me Under" in 1992, which received extensive MTV rotation), they have remained relatively out of the mainstream.^ The band cut a video for "Pull Me Under" and it actually got rotation on MTV...

^ They add a new strenght to the band's music, and although some people find them annoying speaking about Dream Theater, I think they are a good idea.
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^ The album opens with one of the band's strongest and most popular numbers, Pull me under, a perhaps surprising hit single in some territories.
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.March 2010" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] The band has attempted to reach out to mainstream audiences by incorporating contemporary influences on their recent albums.^ Take any mainstream band that put out a hit on their album, listen to all their lesser songs on the album and there you have it.this mess barely passable for a song.
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^ They almost sound like a band just beginning, trying to sort out their own sound from their influences.
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^ Not only will you get my account of the year, but I'll also cover influences, crossover bands that where big then or influenced music to come, and my personal favorite top albums of the year.
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.The band is well known for the technical proficiency of its instrumentalists, who have won many awards from music instruction magazines.^ After a year of trying to find a replacement, Charlie Dominici, who was many years older than anyone else in the band, successfully auditioned for the group.

^ From track 1 to 8, the octave notations are F G A B C D E F. This is one of the things that made Dream Theater is a true progressive band, although they can produce many different styles of music.
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^ The entire time, famous bands are being musically quoted and name checked, many of which quite cleverly.
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.Dream Theater's members have collaborated with many other notable musicians.^ Who are the current members of Dream Theater?

^ Start elsewhere with Dream Theater, or look at other main prog metal acts.
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^ LaBrie, on the other hand, has an opinion that is quite common among musicians and performers: that bootlegging takes ownership and control over Dream Theater's performances away from the band themselves and into the hands of the public.

.Guitarist John Petrucci has been named as the third player on the G3 tour six times, more than any other invited guitarist, following in the footsteps of Eric Johnson and Robert Fripp.^ The earlier surrealism now seemed tempered with more humanity and the record more coherent than its predecessors, with knowing nods to The Beatles, amongst others.

^ Of course, the amazing capabilities of guitarist John Petrucci, drummer Mike Portnoy, bassist John Myung and keyboardist (at the time) Kevin Moore are nothing to scoff at.
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^ I also feel that Labrie's voice is better here - clearer, more confident and expressive - than I have heard him in some time.
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.Drummer Mike Portnoy has won 23 awards from Modern Drummer Magazine and is also the second youngest person (at the age of 37) to be inducted into the Rock Drummer Hall of Fame.^ Also in 1988, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

^ DREAM THEATER's drummer Mike Portnoy can't wait, "Fuck yeah!
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^ The tour is the brainchild of DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy who explains: Ive been wanting to assemble a package tour like this for many years now.
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.The band's highest selling album is the gold selling Images and Words (1992), which reached #61 on the Billboard 200 charts.^ In this regard, although I gave Images and Words three stars, I qualified it as follows: "This is NOT a prog album.
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^ Review by LiquidEternity PROG REVIEWER Images and Words is one of the most significant releases in progressive metal history, whether or not you really enjoy the band at all.
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^ On Images and Words Petrucci's great technical skill is apparent in songs like "Take the Time" but Petrucci also impresses with a variety of melodies and overdubs all through the album.
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[1] .Both the 1994 release Awake and their 2002 release Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence also entered the charts at #32 and #46 respectively and received mostly positive reviews.^ Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence (2002).

^ Six Degrees ended up being received very well by critics and the press.

^ "Constant Motion" shows a refrain virtually equal to Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence's "The Glass Prison".
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.Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence also led to Dream Theater becoming the initial band reviewed in the Music Section of Entertainment Weekly during its opening week of release, despite the magazine generally preferring more mainstream music.^ Got more info about Dream Theater?
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^ Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence (2002).

^ Questions about Dream Theater the band .

.In 2007, Systematic Chaos entered US Billboard 200 at #19.[1] Dream Theater has sold over two million albums in the U.S.,[2] and over 8 million records worldwide.^ This album was my introduction to Dream Theater.
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^ So, I wondered which way "Dream Theater" was going to head for "Systematic Chaos".
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^ Only for completionists (7%) DREAM THEATER Systematic Chaos reviews .
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.March 2010" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] The band's tenth studio album, Black Clouds & Silver Linings, was released on June 23, 2009. It entered the US Billboard 200 at #6 and Eurochart Hot 100 at #1, marking their highest entry on either chart.^ I really could not stand a second of their previous studio release "Train Of Thought" which was their most heavy-metal album so far.
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^ Now, let's look at Systematic Chaos, the band's 9th studio release.
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^ Awake , Dream Theater's third studio album, was released in July 1994 in a hail of fanfare.

Contents

History

Formation and early years (1985–1987)

Founding members (from left to right) John Myung, Mike Portnoy, and John Petrucci in 1985.
.Dream Theater was formed in September 1985 when guitarist John Petrucci and bassist John Myung decided to form a band in their spare time while studying at the Berklee College of Music.^ Dream Theater first came to be in September 1985 when Berklee friends John Petrucci, John Myung, and Mike Portnoy got together and decided there was some music to be played.

^ The Dream Theater story begins in 1986 when guitarist John Petrucci and bassist John Myung decided to form a band in their spare time.

^ Questions about Dream Theater the band .

.The pair came across drummer Mike Portnoy in one of Berklee's rehearsal rooms, where he was asked to join the band.^ You also get an inside look at the recording process via a 90 minute documentary hosted by drummer Mike Portnoy - the man is a riot and a total nut, and I loved his commentary and interaction with fellow band mates.
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^ In 1997, Magna Carta Records' Mike Varney asked Portnoy to assemble a progressive 'supergroup' to release an album.

^ Dream Theater first came to be in September 1985 when Berklee friends John Petrucci, John Myung, and Mike Portnoy got together and decided there was some music to be played.

.The trio started off by covering Rush and Iron Maiden songs in the rehearsal rooms at Berklee.^ And just as everything started off, the last 4 minutes of the song returns to a slower atmospheric ending.
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^ This album comes off as a Dream Theater album covering Dream Theater songs.
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^ Both were students at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, which is where they found drummer Mike Portnoy jamming in a rehearsal room.

.Myung, Petrucci, and Portnoy settled on the name Majesty for their newly formed group.^ The quintet settled on the name Majesty for their newly-formed group.

^ Similarly, at very few shows, Sherinian, Petrucci and Portnoy would take the stage together under the name "Nicky Lemons and the Migraine Brothers".

^ The Dream Theater story begins in 1986 when guitarist John Petrucci and bassist John Myung decided to form a band in their spare time.

.According to the The Score So Far... documentary, they were waiting in line for tickets to a Rush concert at the Berklee Performance Center while listening to the band on a boom box.^ Definitely listenable, at times even somehow enjoyable, "Systematic Chaos" is far from essential, unless you happen to be a die-hard fan of the band, and think they can do no wrong.
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^ So when a friend dropped a copy of Systematic Chaos in my lap I decided it was time to give the band a fair chance and listen to them as if they were a brand new group.
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^ Listeners were the ones who box the kind of music they played.
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.Portnoy commented that the ending of the song "Bastille Day" (from the album Caress of Steel) sounded "majestic". It was then decided that Majesty would be the band's name.^ Its signature sound, with a full, jangling band and a simple organ riff, would characterise his next album release, Highway 61 Revisited (titled after the road that led from his native Minnesota to the musical hotbed of New Orleans; and also referencing any number of blues songs; i.e.

^ This song ended up on Rock Band, and I must say, that has actually increased my appreciation of it: seeing how it all fits together.
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^ For this to be possible, the band must prepare themselves to play the majority of their catalogue at any stage depending on what Portnoy decides to play for that night.

[3]
.The trio then set out to fill the remaining positions in the group.^ After a two day courtship, they managed to convince Portnoy to join their band, and the trio set out to fill the remaining positions in the group.

.Petrucci asked his high school band-mate Kevin Moore to play keyboards.^ Petrucci contacted his high school band-mate Kevin Moore and asked him to lend his keyboard playing talents to the project, an offer which was immediately accepted.

^ Of course, the amazing capabilities of guitarist John Petrucci, drummer Mike Portnoy, bassist John Myung and keyboardist (at the time) Kevin Moore are nothing to scoff at.
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^ Mike Portnoy was asked about this, and said that while they might be fun to play live, it really wouldn't get the band anywhere to release new recordings of them.

.After accepting the position, another friend from home, Chris Collins, was recruited as lead vocalist after band members heard him sing a cover of "Queen of the Reich" by Queensrÿche[4].^ The final position was filled when Chris Collins was recruited to perform lead vocalist duties.

^ LaBrie jammed on three songs with the band, and they immediately decided to hire him to fill the long-vacant vocalist position.

^ In November 1986, after a few months of writing and performing together, Chris Collins left the band because of creative differences with the other members.

.During this time, Portnoy, Petrucci, and Myung's hectic schedules forced them to abandon their studies to concentrate on their music, as they did not feel they could learn more in college.^ During this time, Portnoy, Petrucci and Myung were still juggling their studies with part-time jobs and tutoring.

^ The raucous first single, "Subterranean Homesick Blues" owed much to Chuck Berry's "Too Much Monkey Business" and was provided with an early music video courtesy of D. During this time, Portnoy, Petrucci and Myung were still juggling their studies with part-time jobs and tutoring.

^ Of course, the amazing capabilities of guitarist John Petrucci, drummer Mike Portnoy, bassist John Myung and keyboardist (at the time) Kevin Moore are nothing to scoff at.
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.Moore also left his college, SUNY Fredonia, to concentrate on the band.^ Kevin also left his college, SUNY Fredonia, to concentrate on the band.

^ A. Their schedule became so busy that they decided to become a full time band, and all three left Berklee to concentrate on their music.

^ Kevin Moore went to SUNY Fredonia, as has been confirmed.

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.The beginning months of 1986 were filled with various concert dates in and around the New York City area.^ New York area Dream Theater fans!!:cool: See Headlines.
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^ He quit formal studies in early 1961, eventually drifting to New York City to perform and to visit his ailing idol Woody Guthrie.

^ Hell's Kitchen is the neighborhood in New York City where you can find Avatar Studio, the site of the recording of Falling Into Infinity .

.During this time, the band recorded a collection of demos, titled The Majesty Demos.^ Some of the demos he recorded during this period of time were made available through a demo dubbing project called "Music Meant To Be Heard, Etc."

^ Perhaps as a response to the backlash over Falling Into Infinity , this time their record label gave the band complete freedom with their music.

^ During this time, the first fan club Christmas CD was produced, which featured an introduction by the band and a collection of rare songs from Portnoy's archives.

.The initial run of 1,000 sold out within six months, and dubbed copies of the cassette became popular within the progressive metal scene.^ Progressive metal had become more popular.
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^ The initial run of 1,000 sold out within six months, and dubbed copies of the demos spread like wildfire through the progressive metal scene all over the world.

^ To really dig into progressive metal's past, check out Diamond Head's "Living on Borrowed Time" and "White Album", then any Budgie album from the early 1970s.
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.The Majesty Demos are still available in their original tape format today, despite being released officially on CD, through Mike Portnoy's YtseJam Records.^ Because of the devotion of Dream Theater fans over the years, the Majesty Demos are still widely available in their original cassette format today, despite being released officially on CD through Mike Portnoy's YtseJam Records.

^ Bootleg CDs of the Majesty demos continue to sell even today.

^ In 1997, Magna Carta Records' Mike Varney asked Portnoy to assemble a progressive 'supergroup' to release an album.

.In November 1986, after a few months of writing and performing together, Chris Collins was fired.^ In November 1986, after a few months of writing and performing together, Chris Collins left the band because of creative differences with the other members.

^ The final position was filled when Chris Collins was recruited to perform lead vocalist duties.

.After a year of trying to find a replacement, Charlie Dominici, who was far older and more experienced than anyone else in the band, successfully auditioned for the group.^ After a year of trying to find a replacement, Charlie Dominici, who was many years older than anyone else in the band, successfully auditioned for the group.

^ In 1991 a tape arrived from Canadian band Winter Rose's singer Kevin James LaBrie , who was immediately flown to New York for a proper audition.
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^ Following Dominici's firing, Dream Theater fought successfully to be released from their contract with Mechanic, and set about auditioning singers and writing material for their next album.

.With the stability that Dominici's appointment brought to Majesty, they began to increase the number of shows played in the New York City area, gaining a considerable amount of exposure.^ With the stability that Dominici's appointment brought to Majesty, they began playing more shows in and around the New York City area, and gained a considerable amount of exposure, considering that they had not yet recorded an album.

^ The show that was recorded for Live Scenes From New York was almost four hours in length, and resulted in Portnoy almost being hospitalized.

^ Mike Portnoy was asked about this, and said that while they might be fun to play live, it really wouldn't get the band anywhere to release new recordings of them.

.Shortly after hiring Dominici, a Las Vegas group also named Majesty[5] threatened legal action for intellectual property infringement related to the use of their name, so the band was forced to adopt a new moniker.^ A band from Las Vegas, Nevada of the same name had threatened Maje...
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^ Soon afterwards, a Las Vegas jazz group also named Majesty threatened legal action for intellectual property infringement related to the use of their name, so the band was forced to change their name.

^ A band from Las Vegas, Nevada of the same name had threatened Majesty with legal action for intellectual property infringement, having trademarked all uses of the name ‘Majesty’.
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.Various possibilities were proposed and tested, among them Glasser, Magus, and M1, which were all rejected [6] until Portnoy's father suggested the name Dream Theater, the name of a movie house in Monterey, California.^ Various alternatives were trialled, until Portnoy's father suggested the name Dream Theater , which was the name of a now-demolished movie house in Monterey, California.

^ The theater itself is in Monterey, California.

^ Mike Portnoy's father Howard suggested they use the name of a California movie theater, and the name Dream Theater was chosen.

When Dream and Day Unite (1988–1990)

Dream Theater in 1989: John Petrucci, Mike Portnoy, Charlie Dominici, Kevin Moore, John Myung
.With their new name and band stability, Dream Theater concentrated on writing more material while playing more concerts in New York and in neighboring states.^ Dream Theater writes and plays in a way that no other band can match.
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^ Questions about Dream Theater the band .

^ Dream Theater are a great band, a really great band.
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This eventually attracted the attention of Mechanic Records, a division of MCA. .Dream Theater signed their first record contract with Mechanic on June 23, 1988[6] and set out to record their debut album.^ This album was my introduction to Dream Theater.
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^ Octavarium was my very first album I heard of Dream Theater.
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^ Dream Theater signed their first record contract with Mechanic in 1988 and set out to record their debut album.

.The band recorded the album at Kajem Victory Studios in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania.^ They traveled to Kajem/Victory Studios in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania and wrote When Dream and Day Unite in just three weeks with a $7,500 budget.
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^ Putting that whole ordeal behind them, Dream Theater once again entered BearTracks to record their sixth studio album.

^ Before the recording of the album it was heard that the band had really gotten interested in Muse and liked that particular band.
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.Recording the basic tracks took about 10 days, and the entire album was completed in about 3 weeks[7].^ With two softer songs and other's with softer sections, only 3 of the 8 tracks can consistently be considered metal, but this album is much more in tune to what Dream Theater is all about.
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^ With very little practice time, and only one week to record the entire CD, the four laid down a full length album which was mixed by Kevin Shirley and distributed on Magna Carta.

^ Well, It took me a lot of time to have the right things to say about this album...
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.When Dream and Day Unite was released in 1989 to far less fanfare than the band had anticipated.^ When Dream and Day Unite was released in 1989 to far less fanfare than the band had anticipated.

^ After When dream and day unite, a misslooked album in many stores around the worl in that period, thay come with the second album and what a change over the first, musicaly speaking.
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^ This was clearly a great decision for Dream Theater as LaBrie, though far more controversial than Domanici, is far more talented and tends to make perfect use of it.
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.Mechanic ended up breaking the majority of the financial promises they had made to Dream Theater prior to signing their contract, so the band was restricted to playing around New York City.^ Questions about Dream Theater the band .

^ What is Dream Theater up to currently?

^ Dream Theater are a great band, a really great band.
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.The promotional tour for the album consisted of just five concerts, all of which were relatively local.^ The promotional tour for the album consisted of just five concerts, all of which were in New York or Rhode Island.

^ Mechanic ended up breaking the majority of the financial promises they had made to Dream Theater prior to their contract signing, so the band were restricted to playing around NYC. The promotional tour for the album consisted of just five concerts, all of which were in New York or Rhode Island.

^ With two softer songs and other's with softer sections, only 3 of the 8 tracks can consistently be considered metal, but this album is much more in tune to what Dream Theater is all about.
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.Their first show was at Sundance in Bay Shore, New York opening for the classic rock power trio Zebra.^ The show that was recorded for Live Scenes From New York was almost four hours in length, and resulted in Portnoy almost being hospitalized.

^ Dream Theater opened for Marillion at the Ritz in New York on 11/14/89.

^ In the intervening period, original lead vocalist Charlie Dominici was sacked in 1989 after a gig in New York opening for Marillion.
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[8]
.After the fourth show, Dominici was fired because of personal and creative differences.^ After the fourth of these gigs, Dominici was fired from Dream Theater because of creative differences.

^ In November 1986, after a few months of writing and performing together, Chris Collins left the band because of creative differences with the other members.

.Shortly after, however, the band Marillion asked Dream Theater to open for them at a gig at the Ritz in New York, so Dominici was given the opportunity to perform one last time.^ Shortly after, however, Marillion asked Dream Theater to open for them at a gig at the Ritz in New York, so Dominici was given the opportunity to perform one last time.

^ This is one of the best Dream Theater songs ever.
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^ Dream Theater is one of those bands is pretty easy to hate.
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[8] .It would be another two years before Dream Theater had a replacement vocalist.^ It would be a further two years before Dream Theater had another full-time singer.

^ Dream Theater is just not what I hoped it would be.
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^ Before they were Dream Theater, they were Majesty.

Images and Words and Awake (1991–1994)

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.Following Dominici's firing, Dream Theater fought successfully to be released from their contract with Mechanic, and set about auditioning singers and writing material for their next album.^ This is the only Dream Theater album I have heard.
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^ Following Dominici's firing, Dream Theater fought successfully to be released from their contract with Mechanic, and set about auditioning singers and writing material for their next album.

^ This album was my introduction to Dream Theater.
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.In their search for a new singer, they auditioned over 200 people, among them former Fates Warning front man John Arch; all were turned down.^ Over 200 singers, including former Fates Warning frontman John Arch, were auditioned, but for various reasons were all turned down.

^ Fates Warning meets Rush, or didn't they already do that?
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^ Kevin also plays all the keyboards on Fates Warning's latest album, A Pleasant Shade Of Gray , which was released in April 1997.

.In mid-1990, at a gig in New York, Dream Theater introduced Steve Stone as their new singer.^ In mid-1990, at a gig in New York, Dream Theater introduced Steve Stone as their new singer.

^ They add a new strenght to the band's music, and although some people find them annoying speaking about Dream Theater, I think they are a good idea.
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^ Following Dominici's firing, Dream Theater fought successfully to be released from their contract with Mechanic, and set about auditioning singers and writing material for their next album.

.He performed just three songs with the band before he was fired for performing less than adequately.^ He performed just three songs with the band before he was fired for performing less than adequately.

^ The closing song, "Desolation Row", a lengthy apocalyptic vision, wore its poeticism and influences on its sleeve, self-consciously referring to both Ezra Pound and T. He performed just three songs with the band before he was fired for performing less than adequately.

^ "The Answer Lies Within"- This is just a beautiful song, nothing more, nothing less.
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[9] .It was five months before Dream Theater played another show, this time all-instrumental (under the name YtseJam).^ AM OMG all show will be "An evening with Dream Theater" That has changed unfortunately...
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^ Before they were Dream Theater, they were Majesty.

^ What songs has Dream Theater played live?

.Until 1991, the band remained focused in an attempt to hire another singer and writing additional music.^ It's because the band can play, and they do, but they also write songs that are easy to get into for even those who don't understand progressive music or music theory.
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^ I think later releases of theirs should be avoided until after you have listened to this album first, because after this, the band became much more focused on the virtuostic side of their music, and much less focused on, well, the music.
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^ Fantastic instrumentation by the band as well and the album rarely, if ever, lacks focus, and the only "weak" spot on this album is "Another Day" which remains a good song.
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[8] .It was during this period that they wrote the majority of what would become the 1992's Images and Words.^ During this period they wrote the majority of the music for what would become the Images and Words album.

^ But I have to admit that progressiveness in itself was probably not what the band had in mind when they created Images And Words.
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^ But this time, they crossed the line with the "Images and Words" art design.
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.In January 1991, Kevin James LaBrie, of glam metal band Winter Rose, was flown from Canada to New York for an audition.^ Kevin James LaBrie, of glam band Winter Rose, was immediately flown to New York for a proper audition.

^ Why did Charlie Dominici leave DT? Why did Kevin Moore leave DT? What was James LaBrie doing before he joined the band?

^ New vocalist James LaBrie makes his first appearence here and gives the band a new and better voice to their music (their first one was too uneven, IMO).
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.LaBrie jammed on three songs with the band, and was immediately hired to fill the vocalist position.^ LaBrie jammed on three songs with the band, and they immediately decided to hire him to fill the long-vacant vocalist position.

^ After a two day courtship, they managed to convince Portnoy to join their band, and the trio set out to fill the remaining positions in the group.

^ Once hired, LaBrie decided to drop his first name to avoid confusion with the other Kevin in the band.

.Once recruited, LaBrie decided to drop his first name to avoid confusion with the other Kevin in the band.^ Once hired, LaBrie decided to drop his first name to avoid confusion with the other Kevin in the band.

^ Why did Charlie Dominici leave DT? Why did Kevin Moore leave DT? What was James LaBrie doing before he joined the band?

^ New vocalist James LaBrie makes his first appearence here and gives the band a new and better voice to their music (their first one was too uneven, IMO).
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.For the next few months, the band returned to playing live shows (still mostly around NYC), while working on vocal parts for the music written before acquiring LaBrie.^ For the next few months, the band resumed gigging (still mostly around NYC), and worked on vocal parts for all the music that they had written to that point.

^ I find myself strangely able to completely ignore the lyrics of the next section and carry my full enjoyment of the song across Labrie's odd, but effective, vocal stylings and the full yowling post-ordial swirl of the band.
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^ It's because the band can play, and they do, but they also write songs that are easy to get into for even those who don't understand progressive music or music theory.
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.Derek Shulman and ATCO Records (now EastWest), a division of Elektra Records, signed Dream Theater to a seven album contract based on a three song demo (later made available as "The ATCO Demos" through the Dream Theater fan club).^ Overall, this is an excellent album by both beginners and fans of Dream Theater.
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^ This album was my introduction to Dream Theater.
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^ Dream Theater signed their first record contract with Mechanic in 1988 and set out to record their debut album.

.The first album to be recorded under their new record contract was 1992's Images and Words.^ In this regard, although I gave Images and Words three stars, I qualified it as follows: "This is NOT a prog album.
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^ On Images and Words Petrucci's great technical skill is apparent in songs like "Take the Time" but Petrucci also impresses with a variety of melodies and overdubs all through the album.
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^ Overall, though, I think Images and Words is one of those DREAM THEATER albums that non-hardcore fans should consider getting.
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.For promotion, the label released a CD Single and video clip for the song "Another Day," but neither made significant commercial impact.^ What songs has DT made videos for?

^ What songs has Dream Theater made videos for?

^ Another day was another single from the album.
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.The song "Pull Me Under", however, managed to garner a high level of radio airplay without any organized promotion from the band or their label.^ Pull Me Under 8/10 : This is the most known song from the band.
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^ Still, the musicianship on the album is impressive and shows that even a headbanger's band is capable of pulling off song writing skills on par with the 70s greats.
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^ This in turn created a more "radio friendly" gateway to the album and the first nationwide airplay with Pull Me Under , and soon after Take the Time .
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.In response, ATCO produced a video clip for "Pull Me Under", which saw heavy rotation on MTV.^ The band cut a video for "Pull Me Under" and it actually got rotation on MTV...

^ Two more videos were released, for "Take The Time" and "Another Day", but neither were nearly as successful as "Pull Me Under".

^ Review by Prog-jester COLLABORATOR Can you believe “Pull Me Under” was a huge MTV hit?..
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A third video clip was produced for "Take the Time", but it was not nearly as successful as "Pull Me Under".
.The success of "Pull Me Under", combined with relentless touring throughout the U.S. and Japan, caused Images and Words to achieve gold record certification in the States and platinum status in Japan.^ The success of "Pull Me Under", combined with relentless touring throughout the U.S. and Japan, caused Images and Words to acheive gold record certification in the States and platinum in Japan.

^ Japan, caused Images and Words to acheive gold record certification in the States and platinum in Japan.

^ The success of "Pull Me Under", combined with relentless touring throughout the U.S. In his personal life, Dylan secretly married Sara Lowndes on November 22, 1965.

.A tour of Europe followed in 1993, which included a show at London's famed Marquee Club.^ A tour of Europe followed in 1993, which included a show at London's famed Marquee jazz club.

.The show was recorded and released as Live at the Marquee, Dream Theater's first official live album.^ This album was my introduction to Dream Theater.
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^ Octavarium was my very first album I heard of Dream Theater.
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^ So what makes this DREAM THEATER album so popular?
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.Additionally, a video compilation of their Japanese concerts (mixed in with documentary-style footage of the off-stage portion of the tour) was released as Images and Words: Live in Tokyo.^ Additionally, a video compilation of their Japanese concerts (mixed in with some documentary-style footage of the off-stage portion of the tour) was released as Live in Tokyo .

^ Review by LiquidEternity PROG REVIEWER Images and Words is one of the most significant releases in progressive metal history, whether or not you really enjoy the band at all.
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^ Additional articles about Dream Theater News stories about Dream Theater External links for Dream Theater Videos for Dream Theater Wikis about Dream Theater Discussion Groups about Dream Theater Blogs about Dream Theater Images of Dream Theater .

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.Eager to work on fresh material, Dream Theater retreated to the studio in May 1994. Awake, Dream Theater's third studio album, was released on October 4, 1994 in a hail of controversy among fans.^ Overall, this is an excellent album by both beginners and fans of Dream Theater.
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^ This album was my introduction to Dream Theater.
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^ Keen to work on fresh material, Dream Theater retreated to the studio in May 1994.

.Shortly before the album was mixed, Moore announced to the rest of the band that he was simply no longer interested in touring, nor did he favor the style of music Dream Theater performed and would be quitting Dream Theater to concentrate on his own musical interests.^ This album was my introduction to Dream Theater.
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^ Shortly before the album was mixed, Moore announced to the rest of the band that he wished to concentrate on his own musical interests and would be quitting Dream Theater.

^ Of course, Dream Theater add their own little influences to the mix.
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[10] .As a result, the band had to scramble to find a replacement keyboardist before a tour could be considered.^ As a result of that news, the band had to scramble to find a replacement keyboardist instead of jumping head-first into touring mode.

^ After a year of trying to find a replacement, Charlie Dominici, who was many years older than anyone else in the band, successfully auditioned for the group.

^ Dream Theater's second album could easily be considered their true debut since on the first album the band were mainly mucking around with their first singer and a bunch of ideas.
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.The album was received very well by both critics and fans.^ Well, the album is very good.
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^ It progresses very well, and is a highlight of the album.
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^ The album was both a critical and commercial disappointment.

.The album has been seen by some as Dream Theater's darkest album mainly due to lyrical content with many of the songs dealing with internal conflicts.^ But after many listens, I fell in love with Dream Theater and I played this album over and over again.
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^ This album was my introduction to Dream Theater.
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^ So what makes this DREAM THEATER album so popular?
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For example, "The Mirror" explores the topic of alcoholism, from which Portnoy was recovering at the time.
.Jens Johansson, who would go on to become a member of Stratovarius, was among the biggest names to audition, however the band members were eager to fill the position with keyboardist Jordan Rudess.^ Jens Johansson auditioned for the spot.

^ Who thought up the name for the band?

^ Who inspired the band members the most?

.Portnoy and Petrucci had come across Rudess in Keyboard Magazine, where he was recognized as "best new talent" in the readers' poll.^ Portnoy and Petrucci had spotted Rudess in Keyboard Magazine, which awarded him the "best new talent" award in their reader's poll that year, and invited him to play a trial gig with the band at the Concrete Foundations Forum in Burbank, CA. The gig went incredibly well for all concerned, and Dream Theater asked Rudess to fill the keyboardist position permanently, but the The Dixie Dregs had asked him to go on tour with them at the same time.

^ Portnoy and Petrucci had spotted Rudess in Keyboard Magazine, which awarded him the "best new talent" award in their reader's poll that year, and invited him to play a trial gig with the band at the Concrete Foundations Forum in Burbank, CA. Unsurprisingly his official output was to be strongly influenced by the relaxed lifestyle which led to The Basement Tapes .

^ Line-up / Musicians - James LaBrie / vocals - John Petrucci / guitar - Jordan Rudess / keyboards - John Myung / bass - Mike Portnoy / drums & percussion .
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.The two invited him to play a trial gig with the band at the Concrete Foundations Forum in Burbank, California.^ Portnoy and Petrucci had spotted Rudess in Keyboard Magazine, which awarded him the "best new talent" award in their reader's poll that year, and invited him to play a trial gig with the band at the Concrete Foundations Forum in Burbank, CA. The gig went incredibly well for all concerned, and Dream Theater asked Rudess to fill the keyboardist position permanently, but the The Dixie Dregs had asked him to go on tour with them at the same time.

^ Portnoy and Petrucci had spotted Rudess in Keyboard Magazine, which awarded him the "best new talent" award in their reader's poll that year, and invited him to play a trial gig with the band at the Concrete Foundations Forum in Burbank, CA. Unsurprisingly his official output was to be strongly influenced by the relaxed lifestyle which led to The Basement Tapes .

^ Petrucci contacted his high school band-mate Kevin Moore and asked him to lend his keyboard playing talents to the project, an offer which was immediately accepted.

[8] .For the members of Dream Theater, the show went incredibly well, and Rudess was asked to fill the keyboardist position permanently, however Rudess opted to tour with The Dixie Dregs instead, since it granted him more personal latitude.^ Who are the current members of Dream Theater?

^ Who has toured with Dream Theater?

^ It shows Dream Theater stagnates.
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.Disappointed, Dream Theater hired fellow Berklee alumnus Derek Sherinian, whose previous work included stints with Alice Cooper and Kiss, to fill in for the Awake promotional tour.^ Derek Sherinian, formerly of Kiss and Alice Cooper, stepped in and played with the band on the Awake tour.

^ Who has toured with Dream Theater?

^ What producers has Dream Theater worked with?

.By the conclusion of the tour, the band decided to take Sherinian on as Moore's full-time replacement.^ By the conclusion of that tour, the band decided to take Sherinian on as Moore's full-time replacement.

^ A. Their schedule became so busy that they decided to become a full time band, and all three left Berklee to concentrate on their music.

^ This was also the debut for the bands long time singer James LaBrie, taking over from Charlie Domanici.
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[3]

A Change of Seasons and Falling Into Infinity (1995–1998)

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.Once again finding themselves with a new member, Dream Theater did not immediately start working on new material.^ The track once again starts out with the classic Dream Theater build.
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^ Who are the current members of Dream Theater?

^ Once again finding themselves in the studio with a new member, Dream Theater did not immediately start working on new material.

.Fans around the world, united on the YtseJam Mailing List (the most popular form of communication between Dream Theater fans at that point), had started placing pressure on the band to officially release the song "A Change of Seasons". It had been written in 1989 and was intended to be a part of Images and Words, but at almost 17 minutes, it was deemed too long for studio placement.^ Without a doubt, Dream Theater is the most popular band of the progressive movement nowadays.
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^ Images & Words changed that.
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^ It was the most publicized of Dream Theater's albums, with the possible exception of Images And Words .

However, the band did perform it live on occasion while continuing to revise it in the years leading up to 1995.
.The petition was successful, and the group entered BearTracks Studios in New York in May 1995 to rewrite and record the 23 minute song with Sherinian contributing significantly to the final product.^ Japanese Awake Album Messages from the Band to the Fans: John Petrucci: Being prepared was a key element that contributed to the successful recording of AWAKE. Unlike our previous studio releases, this one had the benefit of hundreds of live performances shaping sounds and developing new ideas for equipment and instrumentation.

^ Fortunately for Dream Theater's devoted fan base, the band entered BearTrack Studios in New York in April 1995 to rewrite and record their epic, which was now more than 23 minutes long.

^ But the band steps up for their new label with what may be their most progressive record yet.
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.To disseminate "A Change of Seasons", the band released it as an EP along with a collection of cover songs recorded live at the Uncovered fan club gig.^ The EP, entitled A Change of Seasons , was released on September 19, 1995.

^ What is unique about the song "A Change of Seasons?"

^ They toyed with various ways to disseminate "ACOS", but eventually settled on releasing an EP with a collection of bonus cover songs recorded live at the infamous Uncovered fanclub gig.

.After a short run of small concerts to promote A Change of Seasons, Dream Theater took a break for a few months.^ After a short run of small "one-off" concerts, Dream Theater took a break for a few months.

^ Has Dream Theater changed management?

^ Known for its high energy concerts, the legendary Dream Theater never plays the same show twice.
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.To keep busy, however, the band released a special Christmas CD through their official fan club, consisting of rare live tracks recorded during the band's early years.^ Japanese Awake Album Messages from the Band to the Fans: John Petrucci: Being prepared was a key element that contributed to the successful recording of AWAKE. Unlike our previous studio releases, this one had the benefit of hundreds of live performances shaping sounds and developing new ideas for equipment and instrumentation.

^ If you are a fan of the band.then you should get it, you'll get the tracks that are good and be satisfied with those.
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^ The label, however, did not allow them to release a double album because they felt that a 140-minute double CD was not accessible to the general population.

.They continued releasing a new CD each Christmas until 2005.[11] Also during the break the individual members set out to write compositions for their upcoming collaborative writing sessions.^ During the break, each member also worked individually on some compositions for their upcoming writing sessions.

^ The label, however, did not allow them to release a double album because they felt that a 140-minute double CD was not accessible to the general population.

^ Following Dominici's firing, Dream Theater fought successfully to be released from their contract with Mechanic, and set about auditioning singers and writing material for their next album.

.Meanwhile, there were several changes at EastWest, and Dream Theater's main contact within the label was fired.^ Are there Dream Theater web pages?

^ Is there a Dream Theater IRC channel?

^ Is there a Dream Theater fan club?

.As a result, the new team at the company were unaccustomed to the relationship Dream Theater had with former EastWest personnel, and they pressured Dream Theater to write an album that was more accessible.^ Got more info about Dream Theater?
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^ This album was my introduction to Dream Theater.
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^ So what makes this DREAM THEATER album so popular?
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.In mid-1997, they entered the studio to write their next album.^ At the end of 1996, they entered the studio to write their next album.

^ Following Dominici's firing, Dream Theater fought successfully to be released from their contract with Mechanic, and set about auditioning singers and writing material for their next album.

^ They released the album Falling Into Infinity in 1997, which contained some very progressive-sounding songs, tracks like "Hollow Years" and "You Not Me".
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.In addition to pressuring the band to adopt a more mainstream sound, EastWest recruited writer/producer Desmond Child to work with Petrucci on polishing the lyrics to his song "You Or Me". The whole band substantially reworked the music to the song, and it appeared on the album as "You Not Me" with a chorus that was barely reminiscent of the original.^ The lyrics to the song were originally written by John Petrucci.

^ EastWest had recruited writer/producer Desmond Child to work with the band to make their music sound mainstream, and he had a significant impact on most of the songs they completed, especially "You Not Me".

^ It's because the band can play, and they do, but they also write songs that are easy to get into for even those who don't understand progressive music or music theory.
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.Child also had a noticeable impact on the album, with a shift towards compositions that were less complex and more radio-friendly.^ I Walk Beside You This song I think is the most commercial song in this album, I can say that because I have listen this song more than any Dream Theater songs in the radio.
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^ It is very, very complex and proves my point about the more technical metal move on this album (though it's certainly not a problem here).
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^ Yes its not their debut but this was the album that everyone took notice of for its blend of metal and prog by using complex arrangements and impressive musicianship, both mainstays of classic prog.
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.The band wrote almost two CDs worth of material, including a 20 minute long follow-up to the Images and Words song "Metropolis Part 1: The Miracle and the Sleeper". The label, however, did not allow the release of a double album because it felt that a 140-minute record would not be digestible by the general public.^ The label, however, did not allow them to release a double album because they felt that a 140-minute double CD was not accessible to the general population.

^ The centre piece of the album is Metropolis - Part 1, The miracle and the sleeper.
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^ They wrote almost two albums worth of material, including a 20 minute long follow-up to the Images and Words song "Metropolis Part 1: The Miracle and the Sleeper".

.James LaBrie also felt that the CD should be a single disc.^ James Labrie uses a modified voice on "Never enough", and the fuzzy effects on the electric guitar should please the younger people.
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[12] .The unused songs were later released in the Ytsejam Records release The Falling Into Infinity Demos[13].^ The material that was used was released as the album Falling Into Infinity .

^ Falling Into Infinity (1997).

^ Review by LiquidEternity PROG REVIEWER Like A Change of Seasons, Falling into Infinity, and Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence, Octavarium is very much a mixed bag.
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.The material that made it onto the album proper was released as Falling Into Infinity, which received a mixed reception from fans who were more familiar with the band's earlier sound.^ "Falling into Infinity", resulting in a more consistent album than the latter.
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^ Falling Into Infinity (1997).

^ The material that was used was released as the album Falling Into Infinity .

.While the album was moderately progressive-sounding, tracks such as "Hollow Years" and "You Not Me" prompted some to believe it was the dawn of a new, mainstream-sounding Dream Theater.^ This is the only Dream Theater album I have heard.
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^ This album was my introduction to Dream Theater.
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^ So what makes this DREAM THEATER album so popular?
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.Overall, the album was both a critical and commercial disappointment.^ The album was both a critical and commercial disappointment.

^ Overall, this is an excellent album by both beginners and fans of Dream Theater.
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.Although Portnoy didn't speak out publicly at the time, many years later, in the 2004 DVD commentary for 5 Years in a Livetime, he revealed that he had been so discouraged during this period he'd considered disbanding Dream Theater altogether.^ It was during this time that the sky itself fell on Dream Theater.

^ Dream Theater CDs, DVDs, etc.
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^ They add a new strenght to the band's music, and although some people find them annoying speaking about Dream Theater, I think they are a good idea.
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.During the European leg of the Touring Into Infinity world tour, two shows were recorded for a live album entitled Once in a LIVEtime, in France and The Netherlands.^ During the European leg of the Falling Into Infinity world tour, two shows were filmed, recorded and released as a live album and video.

^ Added on 04-02-2004 It is currently unknown if these will be "one-off" shows or part of another European leg.
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^ The song has the same style as Hollow Years in the album Falling Into Infinity, which is very slow and "peaceful".
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.The album was released at around the same time as the video 5 Years in a Livetime, which chronicled the time from when Kevin Moore left the band up to the Falling Into Infinity promotional tour.^ The song has the same style as Hollow Years in the album Falling Into Infinity, which is very slow and "peaceful".
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^ "Hollow Years" (CD Single from album Falling Into Infinity ) (1997).

^ Falling Into Infinity (1997).

Scenes from a Memory and Metropolis 2000 (1999–2001)

.In 1997, Magna Carta Records' Mike Varney invited Portnoy to assemble a progressive 'supergroup' to work on an album, which would become the first in a long string of side-projects for the members of Dream Theater.^ In 1997, Magna Carta Records' Mike Varney asked Portnoy to assemble a progressive 'supergroup' to release an album.

^ This album was my introduction to Dream Theater.
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^ Octavarium was my very first album I heard of Dream Theater.
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[14] .The lineup consisted of Portnoy on drums, Petrucci on guitar, Tony Levin on bass, and keyboardist Jordan Rudess, who had finished with the Dixie Dregs.^ Jordan Rudess played a gig with them but then left to play for the Dixie Dregs.

^ The lineup that was eventually settled on consisted of Portnoy on drums, Petrucci on guitar, Tony Levin on bass, and Rudess on keyboards.

^ Mike put together a list of people he would like to work with, and in the end, Liquid Tension solidified into Mike on drums, John Petrucci on guitar, Jordan Rudess of Dixie Dregs on keyboards, and Tony Levin on bass.

.The band assumed the name Liquid Tension Experiment, and would act as a medium through which Portnoy and Petrucci could once again court Rudess to join Dream Theater.^ Mike Portnoy of Dream Theater will be joining Hail!
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^ Portnoy and Petrucci enjoyed working with Rudess so much that they extended an invitation for him to join Dream Theater once again.

^ Questions about Dream Theater the band .

.In 1999, he accepted an offer to become the third full-time Dream Theater keyboardist, replacing Sherinian.^ He accepted the offer, and became Dream Theater's third keyboardist.

^ This is the father of 1999's album of Dream Theater.
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^ Then Derek Sherinian was hired as full-time keyboardist for Dream Theater, because their former keyboard player, Jordan Rudess , was working with Dixie Dregs and couldn't assume the job.
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[3]
.With yet another new member, Dream Theater entered BearTracks Studio once again to write and record their next album.^ This album was my introduction to Dream Theater.
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^ Who are the current members of Dream Theater?

^ Armed with yet another new member, Dream Theater entered BearTracks Studio once again to write and record their next album.

.As a result of an ultimatum from Portnoy, the label gave the band complete creative control.^ Perhaps as a response to the backlash over Falling Into Infinity , this time their record label gave the band complete freedom with their music.

.The follow-up to "Metropolis Part 1", which was written during the Falling Into Infinity sessions (but not used on that album), was taken off the shelf for reworking.^ The follow-up to "Metropolis Part 1", which was written during the Falling Into Infinity sessions (but not used on that album), was taken off the shelf as the first thing for them to work on.

^ Falling Into Infinity (1997).

^ The material that was used was released as the album Falling Into Infinity .

.They decided to expand the 20-minute song into a complete concept album, with a story revolving around themes such as reincarnation, murder and betrayal.^ They decided to expand the 20-minute song into a complete concept album, with the story revolving around themes such as reincarnation, murder and betrayal.

^ It's because the band can play, and they do, but they also write songs that are easy to get into for even those who don't understand progressive music or music theory.
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^ Of the songs themselves, In The Presence Of Enemies, the 25 minute epic split into two parts like Floyds Shine On..., is the stand out of the album for me, and works brilliantly as both opener and closer of the album.
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.To avoid stirring up the fan base, a tight veil of secrecy enveloped the writing and recording process.^ To avoid stirring up the fan base, a tight veil of secrecy enveloped the writing and recording process.

^ Bob Dylan's large and vocal fan base write books, essays, 'zines, etc.

^ The label pressured Dream Theater to write an album that was accessible to people beyond their progressive fan base.

.The only things fans were privy to prior to its release were a track list that had been leaked against the band's wishes, and a release date.^ The only things fans knew prior to its release were a tracklist that had been leaked against the band's wishes, and a release date.

^ Studio Album, released in 1992 Songs / Tracks Listing 1.
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^ According to Mike Portnoy and John Petrucci, he was released because of several things, but most importantly because he didn't fit in with the band in a few important ways.

.In 1999, Metropolis Pt.^ In 1999, Metropolis, Pt.

.2: Scenes from a Memory
was released to high critical acclaim.^ Scenes From a Memory was released to high critical acclaim.
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^ Scenes From a Memory (1999) Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence (2002) Train of Thought (2003) Octavarium (2005) (Scheduled for release on June 7, 2005) .

.It was hailed as Dream Theater's masterpiece by many fans and critics alike, despite only reaching #73 on the US album chart.^ But after many listens, I fell in love with Dream Theater and I played this album over and over again.
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^ Overall, this is an excellent album by both beginners and fans of Dream Theater.
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^ This album was my introduction to Dream Theater.
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[1]
.The album was mixed by David Bottrill, but only a few of his mixes made it on the final album.^ I made a few pics and this girl said; 'only pics !'.
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^ The keys are very in-your-face now in the mix, and not only that, but they are used to a much greater extent than in the preceding album (or in 6 DEGREES for that matter).
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The bulk was remixed by Kevin Shirley. The rest of the mixes can be heard in the band's official bootleg "The Making of Scenes from a Memory".
.A massive world tour followed recording the album, taking over a year to complete, by far their largest to that point.^ A massive world tour followed, taking over a year to complete.

^ Liquid Tension Experiment recorded a largely improvised album to much of the delight of the progressive rock world.

^ DTs Roadrunner Records label-mates will be ready to unleash their new album "Watershed" next spring and PROGRESSIVE NATION should be a great launching pad for their next World Tour cycle.
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.The concerts reflected the theatrical aspect of the album.^ The concerts, which were far bigger than anything that had come before, reflected the theatrical aspect of the album - with actors hired to play the various characters from the album, as well as a full gospel choir.

.They played the entire Scenes From a Memory album from start to finish, with a video screen on the back wall of the stage showing a narrative companion to the story of the album.^ The album really starts with "These Walls".
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^ Also, a really cool rhythm introduced here near 06:26 into the song that is reprised later on the SCENES FROM A MEMORY album.
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^ They decided to expand the 20-minute song into a complete concept album, with the story revolving around themes such as reincarnation, murder and betrayal.

.In addition to playing the album in its entirety, the band also played a second set of Dream Theater songs, as well as a few covers and improvisations of old Dream Theater material.^ But after many listens, I fell in love with Dream Theater and I played this album over and over again.
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^ This album was my introduction to Dream Theater.
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^ So what makes this DREAM THEATER album so popular?
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.For one extra special show, at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City, actors were hired to play characters in the story, and a gospel choir was enlisted to perform in some sections of the performance.^ The show that was recorded for Live Scenes From New York was almost four hours in length, and resulted in Portnoy almost being hospitalized.

^ In December 1996 Dream Theater played five shows on what was dubbed "The Fix for '96," where they showcased five of the songs that have been since released on FII , in addition to new arrangements of some of the classics.

^ He quit formal studies in early 1961, eventually drifting to New York City to perform and to visit his ailing idol Woody Guthrie.

.This show, the last North American date of the tour, was recorded for the band's first DVD release.^ The final show of the North American tour was filmed for the band's first DVD release.

^ North American Tour Dates for 2004 .
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^ Train of Thought is the heavier record the band has ever released.
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.After many technical delays, the DVD, titled Metropolis 2000, was released in early 2001. Shortly after, the band announced that an audio version of the concert, with the entire four-hour long set-list (most of which had to be cut from the DVD to save space), would be released.^ Shortly after its release, the band announced that an audio version of the concert, with the entire four-hour long setlist (most of which had to be cut from the DVD to save space), would be released shortly thereafter.

^ After many technical delays, Dream Theater fans finally got their hands on Metropolis 2000 in early 2001.

^ Metropolis 2000: Scenes from New York (2001).

.The cover for the CD version of the concert, titled Live Scenes from New York, depicted one of Dream Theater's early logos (the Images and Words-era burning heart, modeled on the Sacred Heart of Christ) modified to show an apple (as in "Big Apple") instead of the heart, and the New York skyline, including the twin towers of the World Trade Center, in the flame above it.^ But NONE had perfected it like Dream Theater did with Images & Words .
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^ DREAM THEATER - images and words .
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^ Images and Words to me is the quintessential Dream Theater album and the best one to get into them.
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.In an unfortunate coincidence, the album was released on the same date as the September 11 attacks.^ In an unfortunate coincidence, the album was released on the same date as the September 11, 2001 attacks on the U.S. Beside these songs sits "Born in Time", regarded as one of his most sincere love songs.

^ In an unfortunate coincidence, the album was released on the same date as the September 11, 2001 attacks on the U.S. The album was immediately recalled, but many copies were snapped up by Dream Theater collectors as a very rare piece of Dream Theater's history.

^ The songs centers around the September 11 attacks, and it is the first truly prog song on the album.
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.The album was quickly recalled by the band and was re-released with revised artwork later.^ It was re-released with revised artwork a couple of months later.

^ Dylan intended for the album's sparse arrangements to be filled in by later Band overdubs.

^ I think later releases of theirs should be avoided until after you have listened to this album first, because after this, the band became much more focused on the virtuostic side of their music, and much less focused on, well, the music.
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[15]

Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence (2002)

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.Putting the whole ordeal behind them, Dream Theater once again entered BearTracks Studios to record their sixth studio album.^ This album was my introduction to Dream Theater.
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^ Armed with yet another new member, Dream Theater entered BearTracks Studio once again to write and record their next album.

^ So what makes this DREAM THEATER album so popular?
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.Four years after they first petitioned EastWest to allow them to release a double album, they finally got their chance with Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence.^ "Constant Motion" shows a refrain virtually equal to Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence's "The Glass Prison".
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^ After all, they have released around a dozen albums, many of which are classics.
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^ While not quite up to caliber with some of their most popular works (ex: Scenes from a Memory), this is an album that far surpasses some of the bands recent work, making it likely the best thing they've made since "Six Degrees".
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.The first disc consisted of five tracks of 7–13 minutes in length, and the second disc was devoted entirely to the 42-minute title track, which is to date the longest song Dream Theater has written.^ We have the classic Dream Theater build in this song.
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^ The music was written by Dream Theater.

^ This is one of the best Dream Theater songs ever.
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.The genesis of that song came when Rudess wrote what would become the "Overture" section of "Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence", and the band took some different melodies and ideas contained within it and expanded them into chapters of a complete story.^ Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence (2002).

^ The genesis of that song came when Rudess wrote what would become the "Overture" section of "Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence", and then took the different melodies and ideas contained within and expanded them into full songs.

^ They add a new strenght to the band's music, and although some people find them annoying speaking about Dream Theater, I think they are a good idea.
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[3]
.Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence ended up being received very well by critics and the press.^ "Constant Motion" shows a refrain virtually equal to Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence's "The Glass Prison".
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^ However, they overshot the wrong way and ended up with a few too many light and poppy tunes for the album truly to be well rounded.
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^ I don't see any similarity with other albums like "Scene From a Memory" or "Six Degree of Inner Turbulence".
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.It was the most publicized of Dream Theater's albums since Awake, debuting on the Billboard charts at #46[1] and the Billboard Internet charts at #1.[16] Throughout the next year and a half they toured the world once more, with an expanded live show including a select few special "album cover" gigs (see Cover songs section, below), in which they played Metallica's Master of Puppets and Iron Maiden's The Number of the Beast in their entirety.^ This is the only Dream Theater album I have heard.
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^ Who has toured with Dream Theater?

^ But after many listens, I fell in love with Dream Theater and I played this album over and over again.
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Train of Thought and Live at Budokan (2003–2004)

.During 2003, Dream Theater entered the studio to write and record another album.^ This is the only Dream Theater album I have heard.
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^ Dream Theater once again gathered to record their sixth studio album.
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^ Armed with yet another new member, Dream Theater entered BearTracks Studio once again to write and record their next album.

.Since Scenes from a Memory was written and recorded simultaneously in the studio, in the spirit of change, the band took a different approach by setting aside three weeks for writing prior to recording.^ Since Scenes From A Memory , they had written and recorded simultaneously in the studio, but to bring a fresh approach to the new album, they tweaked this process, setting aside three weeks prior to recording in which they wrote and developed the material.

^ It's been three weeks now since I started listening to it.
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^ While not quite up to caliber with some of their most popular works (ex: Scenes from a Memory), this is an album that far surpasses some of the bands recent work, making it likely the best thing they've made since "Six Degrees".
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.In the middle of the recording sessions for the album, a special tour with two other progressive metal bands, Queensrÿche and Fates Warning, was undertaken in North America.^ The landmark album for progressive metal, and rightfully so!
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^ All of them combined resulted in this album which for many is considered the masterpiece and the representative album of Progressive Metal.
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^ In 1997, Magna Carta Records' Mike Varney asked Portnoy to assemble a progressive 'supergroup' to release an album.

.The "Escape from the Studio American tour", as it was referred to in Dream Theater's promotional material, featured Queensrÿche and Dream Theater as co-headlining acts with Fates Warning performing supporting act duties.^ Who has toured with Dream Theater?

^ Aniland "To describe Dream Theater?...Well, their sound is a combination of Queensrÿche, Rush and Yes, along with their own unique style mixed right in.
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^ Start elsewhere with Dream Theater, or look at other main prog metal acts.
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.As a finale for each concert there was an extended encore in which both Dream Theater and Queensrÿche performed together on stage simultaneously, often playing cover songs.^ I am absolutely stoked for DREAM THEATER to finally play Download...
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^ We have the classic Dream Theater build in this song.
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^ This is one of the best Dream Theater songs ever.
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.At the completion of the tour, Dream Theater returned to the studio to finish the recording of their seventh album, Train of Thought.^ This album was my introduction to Dream Theater.
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^ Upon the completion of their Train of Thought promotional tour, Dream Theater entered the Hit Factory studios in NYC to record their (as yet unreleased) eighth album.

^ So what makes this DREAM THEATER album so popular?
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.They concentrated more on writing a great song-oriented album, a mindset inspired by covering Master of Puppets and Number of the Beast on a previous concert tour.^ Concentrating more on writing a great song-oriented album (inspired by covering Master of Puppets and Number of the Beast ) rather than an album as a single composition, the album ended up being a predominantly heavy metal album with progressive leanings.

^ It could be a great song, the best of the album.
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^ The closing number is the longest song from this album.
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.As a result, the more straight-forward metal sound of those two albums seemed to creep into Train of Thought.^ Seems to be something more mainstream metal.
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^ I really could not stand a second of their previous studio release "Train Of Thought" which was their most heavy-metal album so far.
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^ After Train of Thought and Octavarium which are two Dream Theater albums focused in different styles, there comes an album to be like a summary of the previous.
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[17] .The album was a critical success, but it alienated a fair proportion of Dream Theater's fans who preferred traditional progressive rock, such as Yes or King Crimson.^ This is the only Dream Theater album I have heard.
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^ Who has toured with Dream Theater?

^ Overall, this is an excellent album by both beginners and fans of Dream Theater.
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.Regardless, it seemed to expand Dream Theater's fan base into new territory, capturing many more metal fans.^ Is there a Dream Theater fan club?

^ What surprised me more was that many of his friends love Dream Theater music.
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^ Seems to be something more mainstream metal.
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[3]
.Another world tour followed, during which Dream Theater performed support act duties for one of their major influences, Yes.^ Who has toured with Dream Theater?

^ This is one of the best Dream Theater songs ever.
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^ Aniland "To describe Dream Theater?...Well, their sound is a combination of Queensrÿche, Rush and Yes, along with their own unique style mixed right in.
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.A modest North American tour was completed by the two bands, after which Dream Theater continued to tour the world with their so-called "An Evening With Dream Theater" shows.^ Questions about Dream Theater the band .

^ Dream Theater are a great band, a really great band.
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^ AM OMG all show will be "An evening with Dream Theater" That has changed unfortunately...
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.Their next move was to release another live CD/DVD combination, this time recorded at the famous Nippon Budokan Hall in Tokyo, Japan on their Train of Thought world tour.^ Train of Thought is the heavier record the band has ever released.
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^ Live at Budokan was released on October 5, 2004.

^ Their next move was releasing another live CD/DVD combination, this time recorded at the famous Nippon Budokan Hall in Tokyo, Japan on their Train of Thought World Tour.

.Live at Budokan was released on October 5, 2004, and further propelled Dream Theater's reputation as one of the premier live acts in progressive metal.^ It further propelled Dream Theater's reputation as one of the premier live acts in progressive metal.

^ Live at Budokan was released on October 5, 2004.

^ This is one of the best Dream Theater songs ever.
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Octavarium and Score (2005–2006)

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^ Some said that they went to the concerts to see Dream Theater material, while others said that it was a bonus, and not a replacement for a normal Dream Theater concert.

^ After a short run of small "one-off" concerts, Dream Theater took a break for a few months.

Left to right: Portnoy, Petrucci, LaBrie, Myung, Rudess
.Upon the completion of their Train of Thought promotional tour, Dream Theater entered the Hit Factory studios in NYC to record their eighth album.^ This album was my introduction to Dream Theater.
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^ I saw the interesting album cover and thought to myself, maybe Dream Theater will have a hit record here.
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^ Upon the completion of their Train of Thought promotional tour, Dream Theater entered the Hit Factory studios in NYC to record their (as yet unreleased) eighth album.

.As it turned out, they would be the last group ever to record in that famous studio, and after they wrapped up their final session, the lights were turned off at the studio forever.^ As it turned out, they would be the last group ever to record in that famous studio, and after they wrapped up their final session, the lights were turned off at the studio forever.

^ As noted in the liner notes to Awake , the dialogues in the song were provided by Prix-Mo, who is a rap artist that was recording in the same studio at the time of the Awake sessions.

^ After a two day courtship, they managed to convince Portnoy to join their band, and the trio set out to fill the remaining positions in the group.

[18]
.Octavarium was released on June 7, 2005, and took the band's sound in yet another new direction.^ The new album is entitled "Octavarium", and contains 8 tracks, and is due for a release of June 7, 2005.

^ On June 7, 2005, Octavarium took the band's sound in yet another new direction.
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^ Review by AtLossForWords PROG REVIEWER Dream Theater latest release Octavarium is another top class album.
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.Among its eight songs is a continuation of Portnoy's "Twelve-step" saga ("The Root of All Evil", steps 6-7 in the 12-step plan), as well as the title track, a musically versatile 24 minute epic rivaling "A Change of Seasons". Octavarium received mixed reviews from fans and has been the subject of spirited debate.^ Which brings us to the 24-minute title track.
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^ Like nearly every album by the band, Octavarium has received mixed reviews from fans and has been the subject of spirited debate.
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^ 'The Root of All Evil' is the third song in the AA suite by Mike Portnoy.
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.Octavarium was the last album under their seven-album deal with Elektra Records, which had inherited the contract upon its absorption of EastWest Records.^ Octavarium was the last album I got.
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^ Due to the power of word-of-mouth promotion, ATCO Records (now EastWest), a division of Elektra, signed Dream Theater to a seven album contract starting with Images and Words .

^ Surprising and perhaps also 'the' way to attract younger people, so they will at last listen to an album like "Octavarium".
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.Dream Theater toured extensively throughout 2005 and 2006 to celebrate their 20th Anniversary as a band, including a headlining spot on Gigantour.^ Questions about Dream Theater the band .

^ Dream Theater are a great band, a really great band.
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^ Who has toured with Dream Theater?

.During a show on August 2, 2005 in Dallas, the band paid tribute to Pantera's late guitarist Dimebag Darrell by performing the song "Cemetery Gates" as an encore.^ This album could be mistaken for like 8 different bands, each performing one song.
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^ He performed just three songs with the band before he was fired for performing less than adequately.

^ The video chronicled the time from when Moore left the band right up to the Falling Into Infinity promotional tour, and the CD was a collection of songs performed in Paris on that tour.

.In addition was the unexpected appearance of fellow musicians Russell Allen, Burton C. Bell and Dave Mustaine, who joined the band on stage to perform parts of the song.^ It's because the band can play, and they do, but they also write songs that are easy to get into for even those who don't understand progressive music or music theory.
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^ This album could be mistaken for like 8 different bands, each performing one song.
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^ Everyone shines on this song, particularly John Myung and Mike Portnoy, who both give one of their best performances.
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.Dream Theater later departed from Gigantour and continued on with their own series of concerts.^ Aniland "To describe Dream Theater?...Well, their sound is a combination of Queensrÿche, Rush and Yes, along with their own unique style mixed right in.
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^ THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL carries on the (by now) stale AA series started by Dream Theater back in 2002 with ''The Glass Prison''.
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^ So now I own a Dream Theater CD the next question is will I listen to it?
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Several concerts were recorded and released for the Fanclubs. .The 20th anniversary tour concluded with a show at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on April 1, 2006. Though the show had minimal promotion, it was sold out days after tickets were made available.^ Score: 20th Anniversary World Tour .
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^ Some of the demos he recorded during this period of time were made available through a demo dubbing project called "Music Meant To Be Heard, Etc."

^ The show that was recorded for Live Scenes From New York was almost four hours in length, and resulted in Portnoy almost being hospitalized.

.This show, which was recorded for a CD/DVD called Score released on August 29, 2006 through Rhino Records, was the band's first concert accompanied by an orchestra (the "Octavarium Orchestra").^ The final show of the North American tour was filmed for the band's first DVD release.

^ Some of the demos he recorded during this period of time were made available through a demo dubbing project called "Music Meant To Be Heard, Etc."

^ Mike Portnoy was asked about this, and said that while they might be fun to play live, it really wouldn't get the band anywhere to release new recordings of them.

Systematic Chaos, Greatest Hit and Chaos in Motion (2007-2008)

.Dream Theater's next album Systematic Chaos was released on June 5, 2007. The record marked their first with new label Roadrunner Records, a subsidiary of Atlantic Records.^ So, I wondered which way "Dream Theater" was going to head for "Systematic Chaos".
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^ Only for completionists (7%) DREAM THEATER Systematic Chaos reviews .
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^ DREAM THEATER Systematic Chaos ratings distribution .
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.Roadrunner implemented increased promotion for the album, and as a result, Systematic Chaos reached number 19 on the Billboard 200.^ I had almost given up on them after Octavarium but with more focus on power and memorable melodies Systematic Chaos is a great album.
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^ When it comes to Systematic Chaos, Dream Theater's ninth album, both those aspects of the ba ...
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^ From what I deduce listening to this album and hearing Mike Portnoy's comments about it before the album was released, Systematic Chaos seems like it was written for the fans, with the intent to please them.
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.It also saw the release of a video for "Constant Motion" on July 14, the band's first music video since Hollow Years in 1997. An authorized book entitled Lifting Shadows, detailing their first twenty years, was also released in 2007, with an updated and expanded edition released in 2009[19] Systematic Chaos contains eight tracks, but technically only seven songs.^ Systematic Chaos (Vinyl 2007) .
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^ Systematic Chaos, released in 2007, is Dream Theater's latest material.
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^ Studio Album, released in 2007 Songs / Tracks Listing 1.
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The album contains an epic titled "In the Presence of Enemies", bookending the album as tracks 1 and 8, Portnoy's continuing AA Saga with the song "Repentance", and a song of political nature, "Prophets of War".
.The 2007/2008 Chaos In Motion World Tour started off in Italy.^ Octavarium 01-21-2007, 11:14 AM It's so cool that they are starting their tour in Europe.
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^ The running order and lineup for that day will be: DREAM THEATER HEAVEN AND HELL BLIND GUARDIAN DIMMU BORGIR SYMPHONY X ANATHEMA SADIST DGM Tickets will go on sale on January 26th .::DREAM THEATER .::CHAOS IN MOTION - WORLD TOUR 2007/2008::.
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^ Dream Theater - CHAOS IN MOTION World Tour 2007-2008 (updated 1/26) [Archive] - Jordan Rudess' Community Forums Jordan Rudess' Community Forums > Online Keyboard Community > General Chat > Dream Theater - CHAOS IN MOTION World Tour 2007-2008 (updated 1/26) .
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.Dream Theater played in the Gods of Metal concert on June 3, 2007.[20] Dream Theater also appeared at the Fields Of Rock Festival in the Netherlands on June 17, 2007.[21] They also played at various other European festivals including the UK's Download Festival and the French festival Hellfest Summer Open Air with other bands such as Megadeth, Korn, Mastodon and Slayer.^ Dream Theater writes and plays in a way that no other band can match.
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^ This is DREAM THEATER's Download festival debut.
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^ Questions about Dream Theater the band .

.Dream Theater returned to perform the North American leg of the tour on July 24 in San Diego, California and wrapped up on August 26 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.^ What is Dream Theater up to currently?

^ Who has toured with Dream Theater?

^ Italian Dream Theater shows in July .
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.They played with opening acts Redemption and Into Eternity.^ It's because the band can play, and they do, but they also write songs that are easy to get into for even those who don't understand progressive music or music theory.
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^ When you watch the group play, you can see how into it they are.
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^ US - July/Aug 2007: --- Redemption --- Into Eternity Europe - Sept/Oct/Nov 2007: --- Symphony X --- tba .
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.The "Chaos In Motion" tour continued for the rest of the year and into 2008, playing shows in Asia, South America and, for the first time, Australia.^ Chaos in Motion 2007/2008 .
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^ Chaos In motion- World Tour 2007/ 2008, Warsaw 2007 .
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^ Chaos in Motion Tour - South American Leg - 1st March 2008 to 14th March 2008 .
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[22]
.On April 1, 2008, a two-disc compilation album entitled Greatest Hit (...and 21 Other Pretty Cool Songs) was released by the band.^ He released three albums of primarily religious songs; of these, some fans regard Slow Train Coming (1979) as most worth attention.

^ The album opens with one of the band's strongest and most popular numbers, Pull me under, a perhaps surprising hit single in some territories.
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^ Also, a really cool rhythm introduced here near 06:26 into the song that is reprised later on the SCENES FROM A MEMORY album.
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.The title jokingly references the song "Pull Me Under", the band's only significant radio hit.^ Pull Me Under 8/10 : This is the most known song from the band.
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^ The album opens with one of the band's strongest and most popular numbers, Pull me under, a perhaps surprising hit single in some territories.
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^ Another one of those songs that re-affirm why I regard this band as something slightly better than your average radio-hit band (insert your blinking face here).
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.It also includes three song re-mixes from their second album, Images and Words, five edited versions of previously released songs, and a track from a single B-side.^ Studio Album, released in 1992 Songs / Tracks Listing 1.
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^ Studio Album, released in 2007 Songs / Tracks Listing 1.
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^ Studio Album, released in 2005 Songs / Tracks Listing 1.
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.Unlike most Greatest Hits compilations, Dream Theater was actively involved with the album, coming up with the tracklisting that they felt best represented their musical careers.^ This album was my introduction to Dream Theater.
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^ It was the most publicized of Dream Theater's albums since Awake , in 1994.
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^ It I was the best Dream Theater album up to that point.
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.Mike Portnoy, after the release of Greatest Hit, organized a new tour called Progressive Nation 2008. Unlike previous Dream Theater tours, performances were held in cities that they had not visited before in the past (such as Vancouver, Canada) or cities they hadn't played in for several years.^ DREAM THEATER's drummer Mike Portnoy can't wait, "Fuck yeah!
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^ In the past Dream Theater has accomplished this; here they haven't.
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^ Who has toured with Dream Theater?

.This tour also marked the first time, since the release of Images and Words, where the group performed in small venues and performance halls.^ Images and Words 15th Anniversary Performance .
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^ Review by LiquidEternity PROG REVIEWER Images and Words is one of the most significant releases in progressive metal history, whether or not you really enjoy the band at all.
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^ On Images and Words Petrucci's great technical skill is apparent in songs like "Take the Time" but Petrucci also impresses with a variety of melodies and overdubs all through the album.
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.After this tour, the band released a DVD set called Chaos in Motion 2007–2008, a compilation of songs from the tour supporting their 9th album, Systematic Chaos.^ Now, let's look at Systematic Chaos, the band's 9th studio release.
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^ Systematic Chaos (Vinyl 2007) .
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^ Systematic Chaos, released in 2007, is Dream Theater's latest material.
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There were two sets of DVDs released. .One was a regular two disk set while the Special Edition set contained three CDs of music that went along with the DVDs.^ Meet three musical Balkan brothers who aren't actually Balkan, or related, but do agree on one thing: "The street is the most traditional venue."
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^ The album contains eight (8) mandatory songs and one could argue that between the first track and the eighth one there are eight musical intervals...
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^ At three special gigs, one each in Barcelona, Chicago and New York City, they covered Metallica's Master of Puppets album in its entirety after a full set of Dream Theater material.

It was released on September 30, 2008.

Black Clouds & Silver Linings and God of War: Blood & Metal EP (2008–present)

.Mike Portnoy announced on June 2, 2008 that the band would be entering the studio to record a new album.^ Japanese Awake Album Messages from the Band to the Fans: John Petrucci: Being prepared was a key element that contributed to the successful recording of AWAKE. Unlike our previous studio releases, this one had the benefit of hundreds of live performances shaping sounds and developing new ideas for equipment and instrumentation.

^ You also get an inside look at the recording process via a 90 minute documentary hosted by drummer Mike Portnoy - the man is a riot and a total nut, and I loved his commentary and interaction with fellow band mates.
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^ Putting that whole ordeal behind them, Dream Theater once again entered BearTracks to record their sixth studio album.

.On October 7, 2008, Dream Theater began work on their 10th album.^ This album was my introduction to Dream Theater.
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^ So what makes this DREAM THEATER album so popular?
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^ What producers has Dream Theater worked with?

.The album, which is titled Black Clouds & Silver Linings, was released on June 23, 2009.[23] In addition to the standard CD, the album is available on vinyl LP, as well as a 3-disc Special Edition CD that includes the full album, a CD of instrumental mixes of the album and a CD of six cover songs.^ Its signature sound, with a full, jangling band and a simple organ riff, would characterise his next album release, Highway 61 Revisited (titled after the road that led from his native Minnesota to the musical hotbed of New Orleans; and also referencing any number of blues songs; i.e.

^ Or, better yet, Octavarium is an album full of Dream Theater songs paying homage to a very wide variety of musical genres and styles?
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^ The label, however, did not allow them to release a double album because they felt that a 140-minute double CD was not accessible to the general population.

On May 1, Mike Portnoy spoke to Metal Hammer about the new album for their podcast saying that while 'The Shattered Fortress' was the last in a series of songs about his 12 Steps recovery from alcoholism, 'The Best of Times' "is a real heavy personal subject about my dad who passed away during the making of the album," adding, "He was battling cancer throughout its making."[24] The band has also announced a second Progressive Nation tour, including the tour's first performances in Europe. .Opeth and Unexpect supported Dream Theater in Europe, while Zappa Plays Zappa and Scale the Summit played the North American leg, with Bigelf playing on both the NA and Europe tours.^ North American Tour Dates for 2004 .
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^ But after many listens, I fell in love with Dream Theater and I played this album over and over again.
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^ Many people will deny this comment but Dream Theater has become the greatest American prog band (far) behind the all legendary symphonic band Kansas.
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.On June 22, 2009, Mike Portnoy announced, on his forum, that there was a lineup change for the Progressive Nation 2009 tour in North America.^ In 1997, Magna Carta Records' Mike Varney asked Portnoy to assemble a progressive 'supergroup' to release an album.

^ THERE ARE THINGS YOU CAN'T CONTROL Mike Portnoy also pointed out that the man and woman saying "What are you doing?"

^ Unlike the first album.the drum work by Mike Portnoy has drastically changed for the better.
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.Pain of Salvation and Beardfish were unable to tour with Dream Theater and Zappa Plays Zappa due to financial troubles within their respective record labels.^ Who has toured with Dream Theater?

^ What songs has Dream Theater played live?

^ But after many listens, I fell in love with Dream Theater and I played this album over and over again.
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.He also announced two bands that will be filling the vacated slots for the Progressive Nation 2009 tour in North America, Bigelf and Scale The Summit.^ It's a progressive way of music, a progressive way of life....welcome to the PROGRESSIVE NATION tour.
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^ After a two day courtship, they managed to convince Portnoy to join their band, and the trio set out to fill the remaining positions in the group.

^ Dream Theater have announced they will be touring South America in March of 2010.
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.On this tour Dream Theater has often done an extended jam on Six Degrees of Inner Turbulance's "Solitary Shell," making it around thirteen minutes in length.^ Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence (2002).

^ Their full world tours, since Six Degree of Inner Turbulence , have been so-called "Evening with..."

^ The first disc consisted of five tracks of 5 to 13 minutes in length, and the second disc was devoted entirely to the 42-minute title track, which is to date the longest song Dream Theater have written.
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.Similarly, they also did an extended jam on "Surrounded" during the Chaos In Motion tour.^ Chaos in Motion Tour - 1st European Leg - 3rd June 2007 to 1st July 2007 .
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^ Chaos in motion tour 2007 (Live in Ahoy) .
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^ Chaos in Motion Tour - 2nd European Leg - 26th September 2007 to 11th November 2007 .
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.On July 1, 2009, the album debuted at #6 on Billboard's Top 200 album chart, with first week sales totalling 40,285[25].^ The opener is the first part of a 25-minute suite which second part closes the album.
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^ Dream Theater signed their first record contract with Mechanic in 1988 and set out to record their debut album.

^ Dream Theater's second album could easily be considered their true debut since on the first album the band were mainly mucking around with their first singer and a bunch of ideas.
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.On November 12, 2009, Mike Portnoy announced that Dream Theater would enter the studio right after New Year's to write and record a brand new instrumental track for inclusion on the upcoming PS3 game God of War III soundtrack.^ DREAM THEATER's drummer Mike Portnoy can't wait, "Fuck yeah!
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^ Armed with yet another new member, Dream Theater entered BearTracks Studio once again to write and record their next album.

^ Dream Theater is just not what I hoped it would be.
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.Titled "Raw Dog" (an anagram of "War God"), the instrumental was sent to Roadrunner Records January 8, 2010. This marked the first time that the band has written and recorded an exclusive track for an outside project.^ This will mark the first time in the band's career we have written and recorded an exclusive track for an outside project.
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^ The first disc consisted of five tracks of 5 to 13 minutes in length, and the second disc was devoted entirely to the 42-minute title track, which is to date the longest song Dream Theater have written.
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^ Take the Time starts with a nice keyboard wash, leading to some interesting rifferama which sounds quite close to the first track.
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.In December 2009, during their Black Clouds & Silver Linings tour whilst visiting Australia Dream Theater appeared with one support act, Pain of Salvation, who apparently sorted out enough of their financial difficulties with their record label.^ Who are the current members of Dream Theater?

^ Who has toured with Dream Theater?

^ This is one of the best Dream Theater songs ever.
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[27] .In March 2010, they will tour South America with Bigelf.^ The World Tour will continue through March in South America before concluding with PROGRESSIVE NATION in North America.
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.On February 17, 2010, Avenged Sevenfold stated that they had entered the studio, along with Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy, to drum for the record, in place of The Rev.^ Mike Portnoy of Dream Theater will be joining Hail!
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^ DREAM THEATER's drummer Mike Portnoy can't wait, "Fuck yeah!
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^ Mike Portnoy - drums, percussion and vocals.

.On March 4, 2010, it was announced that Dream Theater would be supporting Iron Maiden on the US and Canadian legs of their summer tour.^ Dream Theater have announced they will be touring South America in March of 2010.
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^ Dream Theater is just not what I hoped it would be.
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^ Who has toured with Dream Theater?

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Logo and imagery

Dream Theater wordmark and "Majesty" symbol
.Despite the band being forced to change their name, Dream Theater adopted a custom logo (known as the Majesty symbol) and wordmark which has appeared on the vast majority of their promotional material and on the front cover of every Dream Theater studio album.^ This album was my introduction to Dream Theater.
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^ So what makes this DREAM THEATER album so popular?
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^ Questions about Dream Theater the band .

.The Majesty symbol is derived from Mary, Queen of Scots' mark,[29][30] which was re-worked by Charlie Dominici for use on the album artwork for When Dream and Day Unite.^ It was once used by Mary Queen of Scots.

^ They traveled to Kajem/Victory Studios in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania and wrote When Dream and Day Unite in just three weeks with a $7,500 budget.
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^ After When dream and day unite, a misslooked album in many stores around the worl in that period, thay come with the second album and what a change over the first, musicaly speaking.
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[31] It consists of a capital Phi, a capital Mu, and a capital Lambda.

Live performances

.Throughout their career, Dream Theater's live shows have gradually become bigger, longer, and more diverse.^ Throughout their career, Dream Theater's live shows have gradually become bigger, longer, more diverse, less restrictive and more fun.

^ It shows Dream Theater stagnates.
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^ What songs has Dream Theater played live?

.The most obvious example of this is their rotational set list policy.^ The most obvious example of this is their rotational setlist policy.

.That is, every single night of every tour has its set list devised by Portnoy using a meticulous process that ensures its uniqueness.^ That is, every single night of every tour has its setlist devised by Portnoy using a meticulous process that ensures it is completely unique.

^ Despite its length, the song was released as a single and performed at every date of Dylan's next tour, the Rolling Thunder Revue.

^ If pressed I'd have to say I enjoyed the set list the second night more, but I thought they were both good shows.
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.Factors such as set lists from previous cities are taken into account to ensure that people who see Dream Theater multiple times within the same area will not see the same songs performed twice, and even the set list from the last time the band was in a particular city is taken into account for the benefit of fans who see the band on successive tours.^ Who has toured with Dream Theater?

^ This is one of the best Dream Theater songs ever.
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^ What songs has Dream Theater made videos for?

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Rudess and Petrucci dueling in Buenos Aires, Argentina (2008).
.For this to be possible, the band prepares to play the majority of its catalogue at any performance, depending on what Portnoy decides to program for that night.^ For this to be possible, the band must prepare themselves to play the majority of their catalogue at any stage depending on what Portnoy decides to play for that night.

^ Mike Portnoy was asked about this, and said that while they might be fun to play live, it really wouldn't get the band anywhere to release new recordings of them.

^ Dylan has played over 100 nights a year for the entirety of the 1990s and the 2000s, a far heavier schedule than most performers who started out in the 1960s.

.This process also requires the employment of a complex lighting system to load pre-configured lighting cues based on the individual songs.^ This also requires the employment of a very complex lighting system that loads pre-set light movements once that night's setlist is entered.

^ Another Day After a metal song, Images And Words presents a 80s ballad song, which has normal song configuration (verse pre-chorus verse pre-chorus chorus solo pre-chorus).
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.Some of Dream Theater's more notable touring partners include Deep Purple, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Iron Maiden, Joe Satriani, King's X, Marillion, Megadeth, In Flames, Pain of Salvation, Porcupine Tree, Opeth, Queensrÿche, Riverside, Spock's Beard, Fear Factory, Enchant, Symphony X, and Yes.^ They add a new strenght to the band's music, and although some people find them annoying speaking about Dream Theater, I think they are a good idea.
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^ These bands all had a profound influence on the compositional structure of Dream Theater's music, but modern acts like Metallica and Iron Maiden had a more obvious sonic effect, lending Dream Theater their heaviness and wailing vocal style.

^ This was clearly a great decision for Dream Theater as LaBrie, though far more controversial than Domanici, is far more talented and tends to make perfect use of it.
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.In 2005, Dream Theater toured North America with the Gigantour festival, co-headlining with Megadeth, and have played with Megadeth and Iron Maiden physically on stage.^ These bands all had a profound influence on the compositional structure of Dream Theater's music, but modern acts like Metallica and Iron Maiden had a more obvious sonic effect, lending Dream Theater their heaviness and wailing vocal style.

^ But after many listens, I fell in love with Dream Theater and I played this album over and over again.
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^ Dream Theater have announced they will be touring South America in March of 2010.
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.The band's full world tours, since Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence, have predominantly been so-called "Evening with..."^ Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence (2002).

^ Their full world tours, since Six Degree of Inner Turbulence , have been so-called "Evening with..."

^ World Turbulence Tour - 3rd European Leg - 18th October 2002 to 8th November 2002 .
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tours, in which the band performs for at least three hours with an intermission and no opening act. .The show that was recorded for Live Scenes From New York was nearly four hours in length, and resulted in Portnoy almost being hospitalized after acquiring severe food poisoning from the food he ate before the show.^ The show that was recorded for Live Scenes From New York was almost four hours in length, and resulted in Portnoy almost being hospitalized.

^ Metropolis 2000: Scenes from New York (2001).

^ Mike Portnoy was asked about this, and said that while they might be fun to play live, it really wouldn't get the band anywhere to release new recordings of them.

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.There is also a significant amount of humor, casualness, and improvisation attached to a Dream Theater concert.^ Are there Dream Theater web pages?

^ Is there a Dream Theater IRC channel?

^ Is there a Dream Theater fan club?

.In the midst of "A Change of Seasons" it is quite common for themes such as those for Major League Baseball and The Simpsons to be quoted, and Rudess routinely modifies his solo section in the song and others, often playing the ragtime section of "When the Water Breaks" from Liquid Tension Experiment 2.^ What is unique about the song "A Change of Seasons?"

^ It's because the band can play, and they do, but they also write songs that are easy to get into for even those who don't understand progressive music or music theory.
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^ It lasts short, but then other solos and riffs keep on, as every song with more than 6 minutes.
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Several songs included on Once in a LIVETime include snippets of others' pieces, such as Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Free Bird" and Rimsky-Korsakov's "Flight of the Bumblebee." Other quotations include "Mary Had a Little Lamb" during "Endless Sacrifice" on the Gigantour, a calliope-inspired break between verses of "Under a Glass Moon", a quote of "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina"'s main melody played by Petrucci while performing the intro solo of "Through Her Eyes" in Buenos Aires, the Turkish March at a concert in Istanbul, and the opening riff of Rush's "A Passage to Bangkok" at a show in Bangkok, Thailand. .On the most recent "20th Anniversary World Tour" Rudess has even thrown in a short "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" theme in a break during "Endless Sacrifice", and during a concert in Israel he started a spontaneous "Hava-Nagilla" later accompanied by the rest of the band.^ While the beginning of the song is 'meh' the ending starts to get fantastic thanks to the instrumental work put forth by the rest of the band.
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^ During the European leg of the Falling Into Infinity world tour, two shows were filmed, recorded and released as a live album and video.

^ An impressive solo from Petrucci accompanied by some quick drumming from Portnoy are a great sign of things to come later in the band's career.
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.Occasionally, a member of the audience is picked at random to perform on stage, an example of which can be seen during Portnoy's drum solo on the Live at Budokan DVD. There have also been many impromptu renditions of "Happy Birthday" when a member of the band or crew has a birthday corresponding to a tour date, which normally results in a birthday cake being thrown at the subject.^ It is not unheard of, for example, for a member of the audience to be picked out at random to perform on stage.

^ There have also been impromptu renditions of "Happy Birthday" when a member of the band or crew have a birthday corresponding to a tour date.

^ This normally results in a birthday cake being thrown over the person.

.Perhaps the best example of Dream Theater's unpredictable concert structure is that during Derek Sherinian's time with the band.^ It was during this time that the sky itself fell on Dream Theater.

^ Questions about Dream Theater the band .

^ But far from the Dream Theater's best moments!
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.At selected shows the band members all swapped instruments and performed an encore as the fictitious band dubbed Nightmare Cinema.^ All the band members give amazing performances.
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^ During Derek Sherinian's time with the band, at selected shows, the band members all swapped instruments and performed an encore as the fictional "Nightmare Cinema" (the approximate opposite of "Dream Theater").

^ In November 1986, after a few months of writing and performing together, Chris Collins left the band because of creative differences with the other members.

.They usually performed a cover of Deep Purple's "Perfect Strangers", and, on one occasion, Ozzy Osbourne's "Suicide Solution". At some shows, Sherinian, Petrucci and Portnoy would take the stage together under the name "Nicky Lemons and the Migraine Brothers". Sherinian, wearing a feather boa and novelty sunglasses, would perform a pop-punk song entitled "I Don't Like You" with Petrucci and Portnoy backing.^ Similarly, at very few shows, Sherinian, Petrucci and Portnoy would take the stage together under the name "Nicky Lemons and the Migraine Brothers".

^ Sherinian, wearing a feather boa and novelty sunglasses, would perform a song called "I Don't Like You" with Petrucci and Portnoy backing.

^ This is one of those songs you don't want to be interrupted in the middle of.
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In Chaos in Motion tour, in several concerts before "Trial of Tears", Portnoy and Petrucci would change positions and play Van Halen's "Eruption".
.Dream Theater's largest audience as a headlining act was 20,000 in Santiago, Chile on December 6, 2005.[35] This was during their first tour of South American countries other than Brazil (which they had visited in 1997 and 1998).^ Who has toured with Dream Theater?

^ They went on a one year tour, visiting more countries than ever before.
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^ More than any other band, DREAM THEATER polarise opinion.
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.The show was released on DVD through Portnoy's YtseJam Records.^ In 1997, Magna Carta Records' Mike Varney asked Portnoy to assemble a progressive 'supergroup' to release an album.

^ The show that was recorded for Live Scenes From New York was almost four hours in length, and resulted in Portnoy almost being hospitalized.

^ Mike Portnoy was asked about this, and said that while they might be fun to play live, it really wouldn't get the band anywhere to release new recordings of them.

.In the Score and Chaos in Motion DVDs, an animation has accompanied certain parts of the songs, showing the band playing along to the music as cartoon characters.^ Systematic Chaos shows a band mindlessly going through the motions.
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^ It's because the band can play, and they do, but they also write songs that are easy to get into for even those who don't understand progressive music or music theory.
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^ Constant Motion was the song picked to be the single from Systematic Chaos and is the most Metallica like of the songs, but with a very interesting instrumental section in the middle.
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.On the Score DVD, during the song Octavarium, the band is seen performing in an octagonal shaped maze.^ This album could be mistaken for like 8 different bands, each performing one song.
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^ Octavarium: The band can right all the 6 or 7 minute songs they want, but nothing can touch their epics.
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^ During this time, the first fan club Christmas CD was produced, which featured an introduction by the band and a collection of rare songs from Portnoy's archives.

.As the animation continues Jordan Rudess spontaneously turns into Santa Claus and John Petrucci catches fire.^ Jordan Rudess (keyboards) is phenomenal in setting the tone for the rest of the band to jump in and launch into each track in typically grand style.
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^ Petrucci and Rudess fall into their solo traps once again on this track.
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^ Line-up / Musicians - James LaBrie / vocals - John Petrucci / guitar - Jordan Rudess / keyboards - John Myung / bass - Mike Portnoy / drums & percussion .
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[36] .In "The Dark Eternal Night" from the Chaos in Motion DVD, the band battles against a monster by shooting fireballs from guitars, throwing drum sticks, and screaming.^ Dark eternal night.
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^ With "The Dark Eternal Night", the band return instead to heavy metal territory, complete with John Petrucci's heavily fantasy-flavoured (and to me quite cheesy) lyrics.
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^ "The Dark Eternal Night" gets a lot of flak here.
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[37]
.In 2008 Dream Theater started the "Progressive Nation '08" tour, along with Opeth, Between the Buried and Me, and 3.^ Who has toured with Dream Theater?

^ I saw progressive Nation 2008 Forums.
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^ Portnoy hopes that this first venture of PROGRESSIVE NATION will prove to be a success that can enable himself and DREAM THEATER to continue the package into future years and begin a tradition that musicians and fans alike can count on for quality musicianship and artistic integrity on future tours.
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.The tour is the brainchild of Mike Portnoy, who stated, "I've been wanting to assemble a package tour like this for many years now.^ The tour is the brainchild of DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy who explains: Ive been wanting to assemble a package tour like this for many years now.
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^ In 1997, Magna Carta Records' Mike Varney asked Portnoy to assemble a progressive 'supergroup' to release an album.

^ Mike Portnoy gives his influences in this excerpt from a Daily Vault interview: "I used to like Neal Peart but I don't really listen to him that much anymore.

.With all of the festivals and package tours that go through America, I've been talking with our manager and agent for over 10 years now about doing something that focuses on the more progressive, musician-oriented side of hard rock and metal.^ With all of the festivals and package tours that go through America, Ive been talking with our manager and agent for over 10 years now about doing something that focuses on the more progressive, musician-oriented side of hard rock and metal.
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^ Progressive metal had become more popular.
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^ Seems to be something more mainstream metal.
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I decided it was time to stop talking the talk, lace up and finally walk the walk."[38]
.On February 13, 2009, Dream Theater announced the official line up for their Progressive Nation 2009 tour.^ Friday, February 13, 2009 .
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^ What is Dream Theater up to currently?

^ Who has toured with Dream Theater?

.The tour was originally set to feature bands including Swedish bands Beardfish and Pain of Salvation, as well as Zappa plays Zappa.^ It is a form of Progressive Metal, but in the years to follow this release, bands like Pain Of Salvation stretched the boundaries of that genre much further.
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^ Derek Sherinian, formerly of Kiss and Alice Cooper, stepped in and played with the band on the Awake tour.

^ Never playing the same set twice on a tour, the band's unpredictability is what the fans have come to expect, and have embraced it knowing that each show is unique.
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.On June 22, 2009, Mike Portnoy announced that Pain of Salvation and Beardfish would not be touring the North American leg of the Progressive Nation 2009 tour due to record label complications.^ North American Tour Dates for 2004 .
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^ In 1997, Magna Carta Records' Mike Varney asked Portnoy to assemble a progressive 'supergroup' to release an album.

^ It's a progressive way of music, a progressive way of life....welcome to the PROGRESSIVE NATION tour.
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.In the same announcement, Portnoy stated that the bands Scale the Summit and Bigelf would replace Pain of Salvation and Beardfish on the tour.^ It is a form of Progressive Metal, but in the years to follow this release, bands like Pain Of Salvation stretched the boundaries of that genre much further.
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^ Those who like the heavy part of the band (as Mike Portnoy commented in DVD Live at Budokan about Japanese fans) would have hated this album.
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^ Bands like Spock's Beard, Pain of Salvation and even Tool owe part of their success to the groundbreaking work of Dream Theater through the '80s and '90s.

[39] .This lineup change has put Bigelf on both the North American and European legs of the Progressive Nation 2009 tour.^ It's a progressive way of music, a progressive way of life....welcome to the PROGRESSIVE NATION tour.
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^ Krahn 08-26-2007, 10:02 AM It is the last day of North American Tour today.:smile: Have fun, people in Philadelphia!
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^ The World Tour will continue through March in South America before concluding with PROGRESSIVE NATION in North America.
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.The tour's North American leg ran throughout July and August 2009. On March 26, 2009 it was announced that Dream Theater would take the Progressive Nation tour to Europe for the first time alongside Opeth, Bigelf and Unexpect.^ Dream Theater is just not what I hoped it would be.
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^ Who has toured with Dream Theater?

^ To me, this is Dream Theater's first true 'progressive' song.
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The tour ran throughout September and October 2009.[40]

Bootleg culture

.Mike Portnoy started an official bootlegs series in response to Dream Theater fans' affinity for live versions of their concerts.^ Is there a Dream Theater fan club?

^ DREAM THEATER's drummer Mike Portnoy can't wait, "Fuck yeah!
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^ What songs has Dream Theater played live?

.Dream Theater is one of the most actively bootlegged bands in the progressive metal genre.^ Without a doubt, Dream Theater is the most popular band of the progressive movement nowadays.
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^ Dream Theater are without question one of the most actively bootlegged bands in the progressive metal genre.

^ Dream Theater is one of those bands is pretty easy to hate.
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.Since their very first shows in New York as Majesty, fans have recorded almost every single show that Dream Theater have played (occasionally there are three or four versions of a single concert), and some very elaborate and professional recordings have been released.^ Are there Dream Theater web pages?

^ Is there a Dream Theater IRC channel?

^ New York area Dream Theater fans!!:cool: See Headlines.
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.However, not every member in the band condones the release of Dream Theater bootlegs.^ Who are the current members of Dream Theater?

^ Questions about Dream Theater the band .

^ Dream Theater are a great band, a really great band.
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.Portnoy is the most pro-bootlegging member, since he was an avid collector of many bootlegs in his younger days and keeps his own personal archive of Dream Theater material in his basement.^ Keep checking the Dream Theater archive!

^ It was the most publicized of Dream Theater's albums since Awake , in 1994.
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^ Who are the current members of Dream Theater?

.Petrucci and LaBrie have voiced opposition to people recording their concerts.^ But both Petrucci and LaBrie have voiced opposition to people recording their concerts.

^ Aw man, the good don't last too long and again, Labrie is full front with in voice, like other DT records.
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^ James LaBrie's voice on this song is especially nice, and he sings some of the best melodies on the record.
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.Petrucci takes issue with bootleggers because he prefers audience members to concentrate on the musicians on stage, and not the level adjustments on their recording device.^ Petrucci takes issue with bootleggers because he prefers audience members to concentrate on the musicians on stage, and not the level adjustments on their recording device.

^ Similarly, at very few shows, Sherinian, Petrucci and Portnoy would take the stage together under the name "Nicky Lemons and the Migraine Brothers".

^ An audience member performing Black Sabbath's "War Pigs" on stage Length is another unique element of Dream Theater concerts.

.LaBrie, on the other hand, argues that bootlegging takes ownership and control over Dream Theater's performances away from the band themselves and into the hands of the public.^ Questions about Dream Theater the band .

^ Dream Theater are a great band, a really great band.
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^ More than any other band, DREAM THEATER polarise opinion.
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.Myung has expressed mild opposition to bootlegging, but in some interviews has mentioned that he does not particularly take great issue with it.^ Myung has expressed mild opposition to bootlegging, but in some interviews has mentioned that he does not particularly take great issue with it.

^ This does not seem to be the case as this album in some ways seems to take a few steps back falling somewhere between 2 in terms of progression.
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^ So I rate it as Good (with some excellent technical and melodic playing), but not essential for a collection of prog rock, as it does not sit easily alongside the prog greats.
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.Dream Theater have released a series of official bootlegs, demos and other rarities through YtseJam Records, headed by Portnoy.^ This is possibly best exemplified by the fact that Dream Theater have launched a series of official bootlegs through YtseJam Records.

^ That show was recorded and released as Live at the Marquee , Dream Theater's first official live album.

^ Official Bootleg: Demo Series: Images and Words Demos: 1989-1991 .
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[41] .They include demos the band put out before official albums, as well as many live shows, including shows where the band has covered a particular album.^ So yes, it definitely is my favorite Rudess-era DT album, and an album that drew me back to a band I thought were lost, caught in the traps they set for themselves.
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^ However, it is the band's best album since SFAM and it shows the band acting like a band again.
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^ Take any mainstream band that put out a hit on their album, listen to all their lesser songs on the album and there you have it.this mess barely passable for a song.
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.Albums covered include The Dark Side of the Moon, Made in Japan, Master of Puppets, and Number of the Beast.^ Concentrating more on writing a great song-oriented album (inspired by covering Master of Puppets and Number of the Beast ) rather than an album as a single composition, the album ended up being a predominantly heavy metal album with progressive leanings.

^ This album is as important as the greatest progressive rock albums ever, Dark Side of the Moon, in the Court of the Crimson King, etc ...
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^ If you notice, Octavarium comes from the word, Octave, which is 8, and you will see many 8 numbers in this album, whether it's on the cover or in the songs itself.
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Cover songs

.Dream Theater has been known for covering other artists' work throughout their career.^ What producers has Dream Theater worked with?

^ Main article: List of songs covered by Dream Theater Even though they are well-known for covering other artists' work throughout the entirety of their career, Dream Theater took it to the next level during the promotional tour for Six Degrees.

^ Even though they are well-known for covering other artists' work throughout the entirety of their career, Dream Theater took it to the next level during the promotional tour for Six Degrees.

.They took this practice to a new level during the promotional tour for Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence.^ Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence (2002).

^ Their full world tours, since Six Degree of Inner Turbulence , have been so-called "Evening with..."

^ Main article: List of songs covered by Dream Theater Even though they are well-known for covering other artists' work throughout the entirety of their career, Dream Theater took it to the next level during the promotional tour for Six Degrees.

.At three special gigs, one each in Barcelona, Chicago and New York City, they covered Metallica's Master of Puppets album in its entirety after a full set of Dream Theater material.^ This album was my introduction to Dream Theater.
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^ I will agree with him that this is one of Dream Theater's weakest albums.
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^ So what makes this DREAM THEATER album so popular?
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.This came as a surprise to fans, as there was no sign that this was to occur, other than it being announced that the gigs involved, which were on the second night of a two-night stand in each city, would be "extra special". This tradition can most likely be traced back to one of Mike Portnoy's favorite bands, Phish, who began a series of performing "musical costumes" of entire albums from other artists each Halloween beginning in 1994. Portnoy devised this "album cover" as the first in a series of gigs to be played as tributes to bands that had been influential in the formation and development of Dream Theater.^ Are there Dream Theater web pages?

^ But after many listens, I fell in love with Dream Theater and I played this album over and over again.
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^ Dream Theater first came to be in September 1985 when Berklee friends John Petrucci, John Myung, and Mike Portnoy got together and decided there was some music to be played.

.The covers set divided many fans who attended the shows, with some people saying that they went to a Dream Theater concert to see original music and not another artist's work.^ Some said that they went to the concerts to see Dream Theater material, while others said that it was a bonus, and not a replacement for a normal Dream Theater concert.

^ Who are the current members of Dream Theater?

^ DREAM THEATER has done, it seems, what every artist is tempted to do: listened to their fans.
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.Others, however, said that it was a bonus and not a replacement for a normal Dream Theater concert, since an ordinary gig had been played the night before.^ Some said that they went to the concerts to see Dream Theater material, while others said that it was a bonus, and not a replacement for a normal Dream Theater concert.

^ Before they were Dream Theater, they were Majesty.

^ What songs has Dream Theater played live?

.On the next leg of the tour they covered Iron Maiden's The Number of the Beast and received a similar reaction to Master of Puppets, although it was already known that a cover was to be performed that night because the tour itinerary included two successive gigs in a single city.^ On the next leg of the tour, they covered Iron Maiden's Number of the Beast.

^ Main article: List of songs covered by Dream Theater Even though they are well-known for covering other artists' work throughout the entirety of their career, Dream Theater took it to the next level during the promotional tour for Six Degrees.

^ The latter is a superlative for all that progressive metal would become - but without the keyboards, although it was the earlier "Master of Puppets" (1986) that first established the prog metal sound.
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.On October 11, 2005, Dream Theater covered Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon.^ Dream Theater Covers Three Queen Songs .
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^ After the decidely dark Train of Thought, Dream Theater comes back with Octavarium and mixes more of the old with the new.
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^ The last album from Dream Theater called Train of Thought was a really heavy and pretty dark affair.
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.Dream Theater's official webpage stated that the second sets of the second nights in Amsterdam, London, Buenos Aires, São Paulo and Tokyo (October 11, October 25, December 4, December 11 and January 13 respectively), and also the second set of the January 15 show in Osaka, would be a classic album covered in its entirety.^ This album was my introduction to Dream Theater.
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^ So what makes this DREAM THEATER album so popular?
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^ Dream Theater is just not what I hoped it would be.
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.The Dark Side of the Moon was played again on October 25 in London.^ This album is as important as the greatest progressive rock albums ever, Dark Side of the Moon, in the Court of the Crimson King, etc ...
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.However, in Buenos Aires (December 4) and São Paulo (December 11) the 'classic album' played was Dream Theater's own Metropolis Pt.^ But after many listens, I fell in love with Dream Theater and I played this album over and over again.
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^ This album was my introduction to Dream Theater.
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^ So what makes this DREAM THEATER album so popular?
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.2: Scenes from a Memory
, to make up for not having visited Argentina and Brazil in their Metropolis 2000 tour.^ Metropolis 2000: Scenes from New York (2001).

^ While not quite up to caliber with some of their most popular works (ex: Scenes from a Memory), this is an album that far surpasses some of the bands recent work, making it likely the best thing they've made since "Six Degrees".
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^ Metropolis I is another excellent metal suite which is going to be present all over the 7 years later masterpiece Metropolis pt.2 - Scenes from a Memory.
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.On January 13, 2006 (Tokyo) and on the 15th (Osaka), Dream Theater covered Deep Purple's live album Made in Japan.^ This album was my introduction to Dream Theater.
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^ So what makes this DREAM THEATER album so popular?
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^ This is the only Dream Theater album I have heard.
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.Portnoy says that he has one more cover show planned, but refuses to reveal when it will occur, or what album will be covered.^ Mike Portnoy says that he has three more cover shows planned, but refuses to reveal when they will occur, or what albums will be covered.

^ I Walk Beside You This song I think is the most commercial song in this album, I can say that because I have listen this song more than any Dream Theater songs in the radio.
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^ I have to say I was a bit anxious about this one because Octavarium was an album I had ambivalent feelings about.
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[42]
.During Gigantour 2005, Dream Theater did a cover of Pantera's "Cemetery Gates" as a tribute to "Dimebag" Darrel Lance Abbott.^ They did seem a bit tired on Octavarium and came out sounding like one of the thousands of Dream Theater clone bands out there.
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^ But NONE had perfected it like Dream Theater did with Images & Words .
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^ I saw the interesting album cover and thought to myself, maybe Dream Theater will have a hit record here.
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.As an added bonus, they had Burton C. Bell of Fear Factory, and Russell Allen of Symphony X do guest vocals and Dave Mustaine of Megadeth, do the main solo for the song.^ The initial melodies aren't especially creative, but the song's main attraction lies in Petrucci's astounding soloing - and all directed towards the song and its lyrical theme ?
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^ After the soloing returns the main theme, with a very beautiful climax for the song.
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^ It uses one of the main themes to the next song, but in a soft piano and vocal harmony.
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.In March 2006, Dream Theater played the rare Rush song "Jacob's Ladder" at a show in Toronto.^ A better question might be, "what songs have Dream Theater NOT played live?"

^ We have the classic Dream Theater build in this song.
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^ This is one of the best Dream Theater songs ever.
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.John Petrucci said a few days later in Asbury Park, New Jersey, prior to the night's show, that "Rush wouldn't play it, so we thought we'd play it for them."^ Similarly, at very few shows, Sherinian, Petrucci and Portnoy would take the stage together under the name "Nicky Lemons and the Migraine Brothers".

^ Mike Portnoy was asked about this, and said that while they might be fun to play live, it really wouldn't get the band anywhere to release new recordings of them.

^ Oh yeah, who would dare to challenge John Petrucci in his virtuosity of fast guitar playing?
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.In addition, Dream Theater released several live cover songs on their EP A Change of Seasons, including songs from Elton John, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Pink Floyd, Genesis, Journey, Kansas, and Dixie Dregs.^ The EP, entitled A Change of Seasons , was released on September 19, 1995.

^ What is unique about the song "A Change of Seasons?"

^ A better question might be, "what songs have Dream Theater NOT played live?"

.In 2008, they recorded a version of Iron Maiden's "To Tame a Land" for a Kerrang magazine compilation entitled Maiden Heaven[43].^ Gone are the brilliant influences of Yes, Rush, Metallica and Iron Maiden.bands that Dream Theater will never be able to pass, to Muse and Coldplay.are they stooping this low?
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^ On the next leg of the tour, they covered Iron Maiden's Number of the Beast.

This song was later included on the special edition of Black Clouds and Silver Linings
.Dream Theater also recorded a number of cover songs for their 2009 album Black Clouds & Silver Linings.^ This album was my introduction to Dream Theater.
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^ So what makes this DREAM THEATER album so popular?
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^ We have the classic Dream Theater build in this song.
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.The songs came as a bonus disc in the special editions version of the album.^ Another highly regarded song, "Up to Me" never made it onto the album but was included on Biograph , a compilation including many alternate versions and bootlegs.

^ The songs really came from the heart on this album and they gave it everything they had.and succeeded.
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^ So when I got it on the first day it came out, I wrote a short review on each song of the album.
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.Dream Theater played "Hava Nagila", the traditional Jewish song, during "Metropolis Pt.^ A better question might be, "what songs have Dream Theater NOT played live?"

^ We have the classic Dream Theater build in this song.
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^ That song is of course, “Metropolis Pt.
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1: The Miracle and the Sleeper" at a sold-out concert in Tel Aviv, Israel on June 16, 2009.[44]
.On August 14, 2009 during a Toronto show, Dream Theater played the Rush song "The Camera Eye", which was originally released on Rush's Moving Pictures album.^ But after many listens, I fell in love with Dream Theater and I played this album over and over again.
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^ This album was my introduction to Dream Theater.
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^ So what makes this DREAM THEATER album so popular?
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Discography

.
.In addition to the above official albums, the members of Dream Theater, past and present, have contributed to hundreds of bootleg albums, both official and unofficial, side projects, collaborations with other artists, and guest appearances.^ Dream Theater on the other side was hard to label.
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^ Overall, this is an excellent album by both beginners and fans of Dream Theater.
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^ This album was my introduction to Dream Theater.
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Band members

Current members
Former members

Awards and certificates

RIAA gold and platinum certification[46]
  1. Images and Words (Gold) - February 2, 1995
  2. Metropolis 2000: Live Scenes From New York (Gold) - November 8, 2002
  3. Live at Budokan (DVD) (Platinum) - January 26, 2005
  4. Live in Tokyo/5 Years in a Livetime (Platinum) - March 22, 2006
  5. Score (DVD) (Platinum) - October 11, 2006
Keyboard Magazine
Jordan Rudess was awarded the following Keyboard Magazine Reader's Poll award':
  1. Best New Talent (1994) [47]
  2. Burrn magazine's best keyboards player of the year (2007)
Modern Drummer
Mike Portnoy won the following Modern Drummer magazine Reader's Poll awards:
.
  1. Best Up & Coming Talent (1994)
  2. Best Progressive Rock Drummer (1995-2006)
  3. Best Recorded Performance (1995 for Awake, 1996 for A Change of Seasons, 1998 for Falling Into Infinity, 2000 for Metropolis, Pt.^ When Dream and Day Unite (1989) Images and Words (1992) Awake (1994) A Change of Seasons (1995) Falling Into Infinity (1997) Metropolis, Pt.

    ^ Falling Into Infinity (1997).

    ^ "Another Day" (CD Single from album Images and Words ) (1992) "The Silent Man" (CD Single from album Awake ) (1994) "Lie" (CD Single from album Awake ) (1994) "Hollow Years" (CD Single from album Falling Into Infinity ) (1997) "Through Her Eyes" (CD Single from album Metropolis, Pt.

    2: Scenes From a Memory
    , 2002 for Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence, and 2007 for Score)
  4. Best Clinician (2000, 2002)
  5. Best Educational Video/DVD (2000, 2002)
  6. Hall of Fame Inductee (2004)
Guitar World
.The album Metropolis Pt.^ I must mark the sole giant song on the album - Metropolis - Pt.
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^ The highlights of the album are by far Pull Me Under, Take The Time, Metropolis Pt.
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^ Notice that in the next album, there is an album called Metropolis Pt.2 (Scenes From A Memory).
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.2: Scenes from a Memory
was ranked #95 on the magazine's list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Albums of All Time.^ I have to admit that it's the first time in a long, long while that I love all songs found on a DT album.
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^ Also, a really cool rhythm introduced here near 06:26 into the song that is reprised later on the SCENES FROM A MEMORY album.
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^ On Images and Words Petrucci's great technical skill is apparent in songs like "Take the Time" but Petrucci also impresses with a variety of melodies and overdubs all through the album.
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Total Guitar
.John Petrucci won Guitarist of the year award (2007).^ Of course, the amazing capabilities of guitarist John Petrucci, drummer Mike Portnoy, bassist John Myung and keyboardist (at the time) Kevin Moore are nothing to scoff at.
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^ John Petrucci (guitar) has made the Ernie Ball six-string, The MusicMan, his friend over the years.
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^ It has an incredibly difficult guitar solo, proving why John Petrucci is one of my all-time favorite guitarists.
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Other recognitions
  • At Dream Theater's Salt Lake City show, Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr. signed a proclamation making July 30, 2007 "Dream Theater Day".
  • In December 2007, Dream Theater was chosen as Xbox Live's artist of the month.
  • Dream Theater's music video "Constant Motion" was voted second in the Headbanger's Ball 2007 competition.
  • Dream Theater's music video "Forsaken" was voted fifth in the Headbanger's Ball 2008 competition.
  • Dream Theater's song "Panic Attack" off of their album Octavarium is featured in the video game Rock Band 2. .Additionally, the song "Constant Motion" is downloadable content for the Rock Band series.
  • The song "Pull Me Under" from the album Images and Words is also featured on Guitar Hero: World Tour.
  • Since August 12, 2008 (Xbox 360) and August 14, 2008 (PS3), Dream Theater's song "Constant Motion" has been available for download for Rock Band.^ This album was my introduction to Dream Theater.
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    ^ But NONE had perfected it like Dream Theater did with Images & Words .
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    ^ "Pull Me Under" opens the album with a spooky guitar riff and synth.
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    .For the first month, it was available for a promotional price equivalent to $0.99 USD, but later reverted to a normal $1.99 cost for Rock Band downloadable content.
  • Dream Theater played twice on Xbox 360s Game With Fame event.^ Questions about Dream Theater the band .

    ^ Dream Theater are a great band, a really great band.
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    ^ What songs has Dream Theater played live?

    They played Halo 3 in December 2007 and Call of Duty: World at War in June 2009.[citation needed]

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d Billboard Chart history for Dream Theater can be seen at Billboard.com.
  2. ^ "February 9, 2007". Nielsen Soundscan News. 2007. http://www.marketingtomenconference.com/marketingtomen/bb_article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003544204. Retrieved 2007-02-11. 
  3. ^ a b c d e This was referenced in the documentary "The Score so Far", on the second disc of the Score DVD.
  4. ^ Portnoy, Mike (2003). "The Majesty Demos 1985-1986" [CD Liner Notes]. New York: Ytsejam Records.
  5. ^ "The Dream Theater FAQ - Graphic Version". Gabbo.net. http://www.gabbo.net/dt/faq/. Retrieved 2009-01-02. 
  6. ^ a b Portnoy, Mike (2004). And Nathan Edmonds help produce "When Dream and Day Unite Demos" 1987-1989 [CD Liner Notes]. New York: YtseJam Records.
  7. ^ Dominici, Charlie. When Dream And Day Unite liner notes (2004 re-release).
  8. ^ a b c d Please see MikePortnoy.com tourography for more information on this tourdate.
  9. ^ Portnoy's tourography: June 9, 1990 tour date
  10. ^ EastWest Records Press Release.
  11. ^ Nine Christmas CDs were released through Dream Theater's fan club before it was closed down in 2005. See DTIFC on Dream Theater.net.
  12. ^ LaBrie, James. (Summer '97) Images & Words No. 14, pg. 5
  13. ^ Falling Into Infinity Demos
  14. ^ Portnoy, Mike (1998). "Liquid Tension Experiment" [CD Liner Notes]. New York: Magna Carta Records.
  15. ^ "Mike Portnoy FAQ". http://www.mikeportnoy.com/aboutmike/faq/answers/12.aspx#213. 
  16. ^ DreamTheater.net reported that Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence had reached #1 on the Billboard Internet Charts.
  17. ^ Mike Portnoy (2007) "In Constant Motion" Instructional DVD, Train of Thought album analysis.
  18. ^ http://digitalprosound.digitalmedianet.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=45690
  19. ^ "Lifting Shadows - The Authorised Story Of Dream Theater". Dreamtheaterbook.com. http://www.dreamtheaterbook.com/. Retrieved 2009-01-02. 
  20. ^ Gods of Metal official website
  21. ^ "DREAM THEATER Begins Recording New Album, Seeks New Label Home". Blabbermouth.net
  22. ^ "[1]." [2]
  23. ^ [3]
  24. ^ http://www.metalhammer.co.uk/news/dream-theater%e2%80%99s-mike-portnoy-pens-tribute-to-late-father/
  25. ^ Holy Shit, Dream Theater debut's at 6 on Billboard Top 200, The Gauntlet
  26. ^ http://www.mikeportnoy.com/forum/m2443312.aspx
  27. ^ http://www.dreamtheater.net/tourdates.php#dtnzaustralia
  28. ^ http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/news/Dream-Theater-To-Tour-With-Iron-Maiden-This-Summer-21029.aspx
  29. ^ The mark used by Mary, Queen of Scots, is available on DreamTheater.net.
  30. ^ An embroidery showing the Mary, Queen of Scots, symbol in use
  31. ^ Dixon, Brad et al. "What is the 'symbol' DT use?".
  32. ^ Campbell, Courtney. "Mike Portnoy - Dream Theater". Earplugs Required.
  33. ^ See the Metropolis 2000: Scenes From New York DVD
  34. ^ Hansen, Scott & Portnoy, Mike. "What’s this I hear about Mike being really sick after the Roseland (DVD) show? What happened?". MP FAQ.
  35. ^ Voices UK: Dream Theater Fan Club "Dream Theater News: Record crowd"
  36. ^ Octavarium animation
  37. ^ NADS Animation By: Mika Tyyska
  38. ^ "Progressive Nation 2008 - Press Release". dreamtheater.net (Dream Theater). 2007-11-05. http://www.dreamtheater.net/news_dreamtheater.php#prognation. Retrieved 2008-05-11. 
  39. ^ http://www.dreamtheater.net/news_dreamtheater.php#pnlineup
  40. ^ http://www.dreamtheater.net/tourdates.php Progressive Nation Tour Dates
  41. ^ "YtseJam Records - The Official Dream Theater Bootlegs". Ytsejamrecords.com. http://www.ytsejamrecords.com. Retrieved 2009-01-02. 
  42. ^ Hansen, Scott & Portnoy, Mike. "What are all the aspects involved in covering an entire album by another band? What does Mike take into consideration when picking an album?". MP FAQ.
  43. ^ http://www2.kerrang.com/2008/06/maiden_heaven_track_listing_re.html
  44. ^ http://whiplash.net/materias/news_874/091017-dreamtheater.html
  45. ^ http://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/discography/page4.html
  46. ^ riaa.com
  47. ^ Jordan Rudess biography
  48. ^ http://rateyourmusic.com/list/Boggs1027/guitar_worlds_100_greatest_guitar_albums_of_all_time

References

  • Bredius, Mark. .Dream Theater - The Official Site.^ Review by p0mt3 COLLABORATOR Site Monitor This is Dream Theater's debut album.
    • DREAM THEATER Images And Words music reviews and MP3 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

    ^ "Dream Theater" will always bring controversy, especially on a prog site.
    • DREAM THEATER Octavarium music reviews and MP3 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

    (Retrieved February-April, 2005.)
  • Dixon, Brad et al. .Official Dream Theater FAQ.^ Derek was announced as an 'official' member during the last few shows of Dream Theater's 1995 European tour.

    ^ Dream Theater FAQ Version 5.50 Dream Theater Frequently Asked Questions .

    ^ Welcome to the official, spiced-with-Vindaloo Dream Theater FAQ, presented by us, the Ytsejam Mailing List, and, thanks to a bit of great fortune and kindness on their part, by Dream Theater themselves!

    (Retrieved February-April, 2005, moved c. 2007.)
  • Hansen, Scott & Portnoy, Mike. Dream Theater Tourography. (Retrieved February-April, 2005.)
  • King, Brian. (2003). "JaM Progductions! .Interview with John Petrucci and Mike Portnoy". Theater of Dreams 29, pp. 14–20.
  • Hansen, Scott.^ John Petrucci stated this is the best Dream Theater album.
    • DREAM THEATER Octavarium music reviews and MP3 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

    ^ James LaBrie, Vocals: Born May 5, 1963 John Myung, Bass Guitar: Born January 24, 1967 John Petrucci, Guitar: Born July 12, 1967 Mike Portnoy, Drums/Percussion: Born April 20, 1967 Derek Sherinian, Keyboards: Born August 25, 1966 Former Dream Theater Personnel .

    ^ Dream Theater first came to be in September 1985 when Berklee friends John Petrucci, John Myung, and Mike Portnoy got together and decided there was some music to be played.

    (2003). ."James LaBrie: As this man thinks". Theater of Dreams 27/28, pp. 26–30.
  • Hale, Mark (1993).^ They add a new strenght to the band's music, and although some people find them annoying speaking about Dream Theater, I think they are a good idea.
    • DREAM THEATER Systematic Chaos music reviews and MP3 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

    ^ This was clearly a great decision for Dream Theater as LaBrie, though far more controversial than Domanici, is far more talented and tends to make perfect use of it.
    • DREAM THEATER Images And Words music reviews and MP3 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Overall, though, I think Images and Words is one of those DREAM THEATER albums that non-hardcore fans should consider getting.
    • DREAM THEATER Images And Words music reviews and MP3 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

    "1731 Majesty". Headbangers (First edition, second printing ed.). Ann Arbor, Michigan: Popular Culture, Ink. ISBN 1-56075-029-4. 

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Simple English

Dream Theater (often called DT for short) is a progressive metal band formed in the mid-1980s in the United States.

Contents

Band Members

Current Members

Previous Members

  • Chris Collins (vocals)
  • Charlie Dominici (vocals)
  • Kevin Moore (keyboards)
  • Derek Sherinian (keyboards)
  • Mike Portnoy (drums)

Biography

The band was founded by John Myung, John Petrucci and Mike Portnoy. Myung and Petrucci are the only original members that are still in the band today. They changed their singer twice in the late 1980s when Chris Collins was replaced by Charles Dominici in 1987. Dominici left the band only 3 years later, in 1990, and James LaBrie joined and stayed until today. Dream Theater's keyboardist also changed three times. Kevin Moore played with the band from 1986 until 1995 when he left and Derek Sherinan took his position until 1999. Jordan Rudess is Dream Theater's Keyboardist now. He is known for his excellent technique and compositional skills. In September 2010, drummer Mike Portnoy left Dream Theater.

Influences

The members of Dream Theater are known for having excellent playing technique of their instruments, and for their songwriting. Their music is very complex and the songs are often long, their longest being Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence at 42 minutes in length.
Their songs contain a lot of instrumental sections, in which no vocals are heard and only the instruments play (these parts are called "instrumental passages") and also many solos. Another feature of their music is that during each song, the speed often changes, and occasionally style changes too.
They once said that other bands have trouble making long songs. They said they have trouble making "short" songs. Most of Dream Theater's music is very difficult to play because of the high speed it has to be played with and the complex rhythm.

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