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Originally written in A demo recorded in Separate versions featuring the vocals of John Hendricks and Steve Stone with the same backing track were released on the Images and Words Demos official bootleg. A high quality demo recorded before the Images and Words sessions in Released on the Images and Words Demos official bootleg. A version recorded during the Awake sessions. Appears on the Lie single and on the Greatest Hit Released as the Wither EP.
A version with John Petrucci singing with the same album backing track also exists, as does a completely separate version on piano and vocals only. John Petrucci and Desmond Child. Hollow YearsFalling Into Infinity sessions. Live Scenes from New York. Mashup of "Caught in a Web" and "New Millennium". Couldn't find this one on the page :!! They are connected! This "Meta album" thing is getting worser. Is somebody out there that can tell exactly what "meta album" is, or, even better, write an article about it?
Would it be a good idea to have a separate page on the split of Kevin Moore from Dream Theater? It seems to be a topic that comes up often, on the DT pages and also on the Chroma Key ones. I can see good arguments for both sides, what do other people think? Justabaldguy25 July UTC [ ]. Is there a place somewhere where it is said that Octavarium is the only studio album yet that contains no intrumental songs?
I couldn't find it anywhere That's not good guys I have removed the suggestion to merge the article History of Dream Theater into the main Dream Theater article, because - as is explained at the top of this talk page, the talk page of the History article, and within a HTML comment in the source of this article - the History of Dream Theater page is the full version of their history, and an abbridged version of that article appears in Dream Theater.
This is in line with, for example, the article on The Beatles where the History section is far too long to be included in the main article in its entirety. It helps readability and won't intimidate people away from reading a prohibitively long article. If the History section in the main article is too large, simply cut it down a bit more Contributors tend to just update the main article instead of the separate History article, so Dream Theater is getting a bit on the long side again, perhaps it's an idea to shorten the History sub-heading once more.
Article needs to be reverted to a earlier version. Steviedpeele10 September UTC [ ]. The beginning of the article asserts that DT's bestselling albums are Images and Words and Octavarium. Can someone produce some sales figures proving that 8vm is really their second highest selling record? Becuase this statement shouldn't be left in the article without a citation of some sort. Does anyone know what has happened to the DT.
They seem to have disappeared. Steviedpeele12 November UTC [ ]. They were moved to dreamtheaterforums. There are too meny unnecessary and unreasonable citations needs. For example, you just can't find a citation about their music, it is on their sound, and that's the fact. They play progressive rock, not metal, as falsely stated. Sorry but DT is pretty much the defining "Prog Metal" band. So it doesn't matter that they call it "progressive rock" themselves, and that Mike Portnoy stated in an interview that metal is rarer to be associated with them?
I think since it is very clear they play alot of prog metal Maybe referencing Prog Metal with a tinge of Prog Rock. Lets face it, barely any if at all of falling into infinity is prog metal. Songs like red hill mining town, cover my eyes, to live forever, speak to me, lifting shadows off a dream and rais the knife are not near classified as prog metal. Those are definatly prog rock songs. Just list both. Since both are true both should be listed. In all seriousness, please, continue the discussion on what genres Dream Theater falls under.
Currently, the majority agree with progressive metal. This is what was on the article, this is still what is on the article. The debate is whether progressive rock or heavy metal should be considered.
Dream Theater, like many bands, tends to touch more genres than just one across their albums, however, we must consider that this fusion of genres is in some sense what progressive metal really is. Please discuss. The Number of the Beast. Train Of Thought. Taste The Memories. Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence. Disc 2. Disc 1. Through Her Eyes EP.
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The whole band substantially reworked the song, and it appeared on the album as "You Not Me" with a chorus that bore little resemblance to the original. Child also had a noticeable impact on the album, with a shift towards less complex and more radio-friendly compositions. The label, however, did not allow the release of a double album because it felt that a minute record would not be well received by the general public.
James LaBrie also felt that the CD should be a single disc. The material that made it onto the album proper was released as Falling into Infinitywhich received a mixed reception from fans who were Two Far - Dream Theater - Official Bootleg: The Majesty Demos 1985-1986 (CD familiar with the band's earlier sound.
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. Overall, the album was both a critical and commercial disappointment.
Although Portnoy did not speak out publicly at the time, he later revealed in the DVD commentary for 5 Years in a Livetimethat he had been so discouraged during this period that he had considered disbanding Dream Theater altogether. The album was released at around the same time as the video 5 Years in a Livetimewhich covered the years from Kevin Moore's departure to the Falling into Infinity promotional tour. InMagna 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.
The band assumed the name Liquid Tension Experimentand would act as a medium through which Portnoy and Petrucci could once again court Rudess to join Dream Theater.
Inhe accepted an offer to become the third full-time Dream Theater keyboardist, replacing Sherinian. 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. The band began by revisiting the follow-up to "Metropolis—Part I", which had been partially written during the Falling into Infinity sessions but which had not been completed or used on that album.
They decided to expand the minute song into a complete concept albumwith a story revolving around themes such as reincarnation, murder and betrayal. To avoid stirring up the fan base, a tight veil of secrecy enveloped the writing and recording process. 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. InMetropolis Pt. The album was mixed by David Bottrillbut only a few of his mixes made it on the final album.
The bulk was remixed by Kevin Shirleywho had produced Falling into Infinity. The rest of the mixes can be heard in the band's official bootleg The Making of Scenes from a Memory. The subsequent Metropolis world tour was by far their largest to date, and took over a year to complete.
The concerts reflected the theatrical aspect of the album, with the first half of each show comprising the entire Scenes From a Memory album accompanied by a film showing dramatized portions of the story projected onto a video screen behind the stage.
For the last date of the North American leg, 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. Since several songs from the second half of the four-hour show had to be cut from the DVD to save space, the band also released the full show on the live CD Live Scenes from New York. The original cover 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 Centerin the flame above it.
In an unfortunate coincidence, the album was released on the same date as the September 11 attacks. The album was quickly recalled by the band and was re-released with revised artwork later,  although the few copies which were sold with the original artwork have since become rare collector's items. Putting the whole ordeal behind them, Dream Theater once again entered BearTracks Studios to record their sixth studio album. Four years after they first petitioned East West to allow them to release a double album, they finally got their chance with Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence.
The first disc consisted of five tracks of 7—13 minutes in length, and the second disc was devoted entirely to the minute title track, which remains to date the longest song Dream Theater has written. Many of the song's melodies and musical themes originated in an instrumental piece, written by Rudess, which would eventually become the song's "Overture". Those themes were then expanded by the rest of the band to form individual chapters in a complete story.
Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence was very well received by critics and the press. It was the most publicized of Dream Theater's albums since Awakedebuting on the Billboard charts at No. InDream Theater entered the studio to write and record another album.
Unlike Scenes from a Memorywhich had been written and recorded simultaneously in the studio, the band took a different approach by setting aside three weeks for writing prior to recording. At the completion of the tour, Dream Theater returned to the studio to finish the recording of their seventh album, Train of Thought. In contrast to the extended songs of their previous album, the band aimed to write a more song-oriented album, inspired in part by covering the Master of Puppets and Number of the Beast albums on their previous concert tour.
This release was certified Platinum on March 22, Another world tour followed, named Train of Thought Tour. A modest North American tour was completed by the two bands, which Dream Theater supported Yes, a band which had been a major influence on their own musical style.
They would in fact become the final group to use the famous studio, which closed on April 1, Octavarium was released on June 7,and took the band's sound in yet another new direction. Its eight songs included a continuation of Portnoy's " Twelve-step " saga "The Root of All Evil", steps 6—7 in the step planas well as the title tracka musically versatile 24 minute epic rivaling "A Change of Seasons". Octavarium received mixed reviews from fans and has been the subject of spirited debate.
Octavarium was the last album under their seven-album deal with Elektra Recordswhich had inherited the contract upon its absorption of EastWest Records. Dream Theater started the Octavarium Tour extensively throughout and to celebrate their 20th Anniversary as a band, including a headlining spot on Gigantour alongside Megadeth and put together by frontman Dave Mustainealso featuring Fear FactoryNevermore and Symphony X.
During a show on August 2, in Dallas, the band paid tribute to Pantera 's late guitarist Dimebag Darrell by performing the song " Cemetery Gates " as an encore. Dream Theater later departed from Gigantour a few dates before it ended and continued on with their own series of concerts, several of which were recorded and released for the band's fanclubs.
Though the show had minimal promotion, it was sold out days after tickets were made available. For the first time in their Album), the band decided to take the summer off after their show at Radio City Music Hall. Dream Theater's ninth studio album, Systematic Chaoswas released on June 5, The record marked their first with new label Roadrunner Recordswhich in would become a wholly owned subsidiary of the band's previous label Atlantic Records.
Roadrunner implemented increased promotion for the album and Systematic Chaos duly reached number 19 on the Billboard It also oversaw the release of a video for " Constant Motion " on July 14, the band's first music video since Hollow Years in The album was bookended by the two parts of "In the Presence of Enemies", written and conceived as a single piece but split into two halves for the purposes of the album.
The other six tracks included the most recent part of Portnoy's continuing AA Saga with the song " Repentance ". In the same year, the first version of Rich Wilson's Lifting Shadowsan authorized history of the band's first twenty years, was released. The —08 Chaos in Motion Tour started off in Italy. They played with opening acts Redemption and Into Eternity. On April 1,a two-disc compilation album titled Greatest Hit The title jokingly references the song " Pull Me Under ", the band's only significant radio hit.
It also includes three song re-mixes from their second album, Images and Wordsfive edited versions of previously released songs, and a track from a single B-side. Unlike most greatest hits compilations, Dream Theater was actively involved with the album, coming up with the track listing that they felt best represented their musical careers. Unlike previous Dream Theater tours, performances were held in cities that they had not visited before in the past such as Album), British Album)Canada or cities they had not played in for several years.
This tour also marked the first time, since the release of Images and Words, where the group performed in small venues and performance halls. In Septemberthe band released a DVD set called Chaos in Motion —featuring songs recorded at several shows during the Chaos in Motion tour.
On October 7,Dream Theater returned to Avatar Studios to begin work on their tenth album, resuming their relationship with Paul Northfield to engineer and mix the record. On July 1,the album debuted at No.
He was battling cancer throughout its making. The band also embarked on a second Progressive Nation tour, including the tour's first performances in Europe.
However, Pain of Salvation and Beardfish were unable to tour with Dream Theater and Zappa Plays Zappa because of financial troubles within their respective record labels. The track, titled "Raw Dog" God of War reversedmarked the first time that the band has written and recorded an exclusive track for an outside project.
Afterwards, during the summer ofDream Theater supported Iron Maiden on the US and Canadian legs of their summer tour which were the last shows DT played during On September 8,Mike Portnoy announced that he would be leaving Dream Theater, citing better relationships in other projects, burnout, and his desire for a break as reasons. After Portnoy left Dream Theater, relationships between him and his former bandmates became strained.
In FebruaryPortnoy complained that no one from the band was returning his calls and e-mails. By JulyLaBrie had not remained in touch with Portnoy. I've only needed a break, and I've had that break. So I'm ready, willing and able. But I honestly don't think they ever will; they've closed their door on it and I think they're too headstrong in having to prove themselves without me.
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