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Old 05-05-2006, 01:51 PM   #16
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I can’t help but wonder, as to whether or not, I was slightly intoxicated when I first replied to this thread.
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The only whole album they have cover is Metallica's Master of Puppets Live.
Not quite correct. Sometimes, when Dream Theater plays two nights in a city, they really mix it up on the second night by covering an album that had a significant influence on the band. Mike Portnoy has said that they'll do five, and thus far, they've done four:

Metallica - Master Of Puppets
Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast
Deep Purple - Made In Japan
Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon (the official bootleg of this is just incredible)

I'm betting the fifth will be a Rush album.

(Earlier this year, in South America, they played one of their own albums on the second night in a city - Scenes From A Memory - to make up for not touring there on SFAM's tour.)
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Not quite correct. Sometimes, when Dream Theater plays two nights in a city, they really mix it up on the second night by covering an album that had a significant influence on the band. Mike Portnoy has said that they'll do five, and thus far, they've done four:

Metallica - Master Of Puppets
Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast
Deep Purple - Made In Japan
Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon (the official bootleg of this is just incredible)

I'm betting the fifth will be a Rush album.

(Earlier this year, in South America, they played one of their own albums on the second night in a city - Scenes From A Memory - to make up for not touring there on SFAM's tour.)

Do you have their u2 cover?
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They haven't covered a whole U2 album. But they do a decent cover of Bad and Red Hill Mining Town.
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yeah i know they covered only 2 songs
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They haven't covered a whole U2 album. But they do a decent cover of Bad and Red Hill Mining Town.
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This last album is quiet a good album, but not a great album. They have done better things before this one here, the last 2 albums are frankly a line under compared to big pieces such as Metropolis, Scenes From A Memory (absolutely their ever best album) and Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence (especially the 2nd cd) I personnally like very much Falling Into Infinity, I must say it's one my favourite and many criticians haven't got this album, it came out after Awake (which is also a grandious album, but very different to FII because it is more stronger. Listen to The Mirror for example!)
Falling Into Infinity has great tunes, songs like Hell's Kitchen, Anna Lee, New Millennium, Trial Of Tears, Hollow Years, Take Away My Pain and Lines In The Sand, Peruvian Skies are simply incredible ones. It's definitely one of their best records despite of what some criticians say and said at the time when it came out. If you want ballads and everlasting melodies but also the usual virtuosims, this is the record you need to get into Dream Theater
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This last album is quiet a good album, but not a great album. They have done better things before this one here, the last 2 albums are frankly a line under compared to big pieces such as Metropolis, Scenes From A Memory (absolutely their ever best album) and Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence (especially the 2nd cd)
I'd have to disagree there. I've never gotten into Scenes From A Memory as much as some others have. It's a good album, but I would never consider it on the level of Images And Words, Awake, or even When Dream And Day Unite and the A Change Of Seasons EP. And as much as I absolutely love the second CD of Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence, the first CD has a few weak points that stop me from rating the whole album higher.

I think Octavarium is very good, probably on the level of SFAM and SDOIT. Definitely an improvement on TOT, though I think TOT deserves to be rated well too - songs like As I Am, Endless Sacrifice, Stream Of Consciousness, and the amazing In The Name Of God are excellent. Vacant and Honor Thy Father hold TOT back, in my opinion. I don't think Octavarium is held back by any notably bad songs, and it has a few really good ones. I particularly like I Walk Beside You.

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I personnally like very much Falling Into Infinity, I must say it's one my favourite and many criticians haven't got this album, it came out after Awake (which is also a grandious album, but very different to FII because it is more stronger. Listen to The Mirror for example!)
Falling Into Infinity has great tunes, songs like Hell's Kitchen, Anna Lee, New Millennium, Trial Of Tears, Hollow Years, Take Away My Pain and Lines In The Sand, Peruvian Skies are simply incredible ones. It's definitely one of their best records despite of what some criticians say and said at the time when it came out. If you want ballads and everlasting melodies but also the usual virtuosims, this is the record you need to get into Dream Theater
I started to enjoy Falling Into Infinity much more when I deleted You Not Me from my iTunes. That song is a crime against humanity, and if I ever have need to listen to the CD rather than iTunes, I will make sure I burn my own copy without You Not Me. I'll probably cut other boring songs like Anna Lee too and add amazing FII out-takes that should've made the album, like Speak To Me and Riase The Knife. FII is quite under-rated though; New Millennium, Peruvian Skies, Hell's Kitchen/Lines In The Sand, and Trial Of Tears are all classics. And Hollow Years live at Budokan is MINDBLOWING. Definitely one of Petrucci's best solos. It's hard to get better than that.
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A present:

Dream Theater's cover of Bad: http://www.send space.com/file/gekb7z
(Pretty faithful to the album version, not that spectacular in my opinion. I think there's a big chunk of crowd noise at the end that I forgot to remove from the file, sorry.)

Dream Theater's cover of Red Hill Mining Town: http://www.send space.com/file/ygou21
(If I'm honest, I think this is better than U2's version. LaBrie's certainly a more accomplished singer than Bono anyway.)
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I think Octavarium is very good, probably on the level of SFAM and SDOIT. Definitely an improvement on TOT, though I think TOT deserves to be rated well too - songs like As I Am, Endless Sacrifice, Stream Of Consciousness, and the amazing In The Name Of God are excellent. Vacant and Honor Thy Father hold TOT back, in my opinion. I don't think Octavarium is held back by any notably bad songs, and it has a few really good ones. I particularly like I Walk Beside You.





Octavarium on the level of Scenes From A Memory? Definitely not, Axver, definitely not. Scenes From A Memory is a record of its own, unique, for what concerns the theme of the record and mostly the overall of the compositions. The last 2 records were good, but surely not as good as past pieces. They kinda got into a sort of Electro-trash influence which is pretty distant from their usual style, which has always had trash influences but now it seems they're getting more and more into samplings they have never used before. This kinda twists the old Dream Theater style. The songs they're doing now are good, I like them, but not much as their past songs. They're light years from the various Pull Me Under, Metropolis, Lie, Another Day, Erotomania, Fatal Tragedy or Home to mention just a few examples.
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