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About this product
- Artist:Dream Theater
- Release Year:1999
- Record Label:EastWest
- Genre:Hard Rock,Rock & Pop
- Playing Time:77 min.
- Distributor:WEA (Distributor)
- Recording Type:Studio
- Recording Mode:Stereo
- SPAR Code:n/a
Most relevant reviews
- robermonti_9vqv...11 Mar, 2015by
If you are a Dream Theather or prog fan you should buy this album! You will not regret at all. It features may be some of the best songs of this progressive group and in an innequiparable quality. The best of the best.
- skasgaard07 Feb, 2008by
The Definative DT Album
This release is without doubt, the magum opus in Dream Theaters catalogue. It is THE highpoint album that not only encasses what a concept album ("The Wall", "Operation: Mindcrime" etc.) should be but spans the whole genre of what constitutes Progressive music. Next to "Images and Words", I would recommend this album as a starter for any newbie. Why? The entire album is a continuation of a single track, 'Metropolis-the miracle and the sleeper', from "Images and Words", a sophmore release. The ranges of styles, instruments used and overall complexity of the time signatures is nothing short of amazing espacially considering the members segue every piece into the next track seamlessly. 'Regression' is nothing more then an introductory piece with a nice, yet simple 6-string. 'Overture 1928' is where things start to happen. This is an instrumental piece that basically gears you as to what to expect musically. The guitar steals the limelight in this second track but the interplay with the drum and keyboards is amazing. 'Through my Words' & 'Through her Eyes' are sullen, melancholic pieces that never quite get above a heartbroke whisper. The contrast of these with other tracks like 'Fatal Tragedy' and the overwhelming 'Home' is proof of a solid cacophonous story line that mirrors real life. In fact, I believe 'Home' to be the stand-out piece on this album. 'The Dance of Eternity' is another instrumental that leads into 'One Last Time', slowing the tempo down to reflect on the previous tracks. The last two tracks, 'The Spirit Carries on' and 'Finally Free' are about as far apart for a denouvment as you can get. "Spirit" is a soft melodic piece with an exceedingly catchy chorus with average lyrics- easily a single. It is a feel good track that might actually leave your eyes watered. 'Finally Free' dramatically changes the feel into a very dark & forboding atmosphere. A couple minutes into this last track might actually send shivers down your spine; not all things end happily. A very surprising and pleasing ending which eventually, ends as it started out- with monologue. I honestly cannot say anything negative about this album. There are definate Pink Floyd influences on this release. Read full review
- ryana72611 Oct, 2006by
A true work of art
Dream Theater really mixes up the sounds on this album. The album is a concept album, telling a story that lasts throughout the entire CD. The story is about a tragic murder and seems to be pretty engaging. Lyrically the content is superb, but maybe not the best that Dream Theater has ever offered, simply because they are kind of limited to what they can sing about. One scene (song) that stands out on this CD is The Spirit Carries on. This is a really cool song, there is a lot of variances in it. Beyond this Life is another scene on the album and sounds really intense. The music on this album is what you would expect from Dream theater, varied and definitely not boring. The music is engaging gives you an idea of what you would be feeling during that particular scene. There is the fair share of solos on this album and of course they rock like no other. The thing with this album is you always feel like running through it completely on every listen, it is that good! Read full review
- 248893635@delet...06 Dec, 2006by
The Dream CD by Dream Theater
This CD is everything you want to hear from Dream Theater, the greatest band in the world. The song is about a story and can be played separately or together. The instrumentals shows the showmanship of John Petrucci, Jordan Ruddess, John Myung and Mike Portnoy. The vocal by James LaBrie adds up to the greatness of this CD. If you are a true progressive metal or Dream Theter fan, I am sure that this CD will leave you speechless for this album is one of the greatest album ever produced!
- curtisrichardso...29 May, 2011by
YES GET THIS!!!
ONE SHOULD REMMBER THAT THIS BAND IS HISTORY OF GREAT SOLO WORK IN THEIR FEILD OF WHAT THEY PLAY AND SING. IF JUST WANT YELLING AND DISTROTION PAST BY IF YOU LIKE IT STRUCTURE BUY THIS LIST TO RESPECT THIS BAND AND THERE STYLE.