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Dream Theater


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4.08 | 134 ratings

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3 stars The band is always generous in their DVDs production and here in Luna Park is no exception with more than 3 hours of music, a documentary, behind the scenes and a nice multi-angle feature of one song. First thing that strikes me when I put the Blu-Ray on was the crystal clear picture quality. The sound is also clear, but the mix could have been better for John Myung and Jordan Rudess instruments, who are buried in the mix. Let say that the camera don't focus very often on John Myung. The surround mix is mostly for ambiance and for the James Labrie's vocals.

The set list contains many songs from "A Dramatic Turn of Events", that is not one of my favorites CD of the band. Those songs have been spread out in the main feature with 2 hours and forty minutes and as a bonus of 6 more songs. Usually I don't enjoy a drum solo, even those of Neil Peart, but here, I found that Mangini did something that captivate me, go figure what it is! James Labrie's vocals are clear and strong and he was very generous and emotional on his compliments about Jordan and John Petrucci, when it was time to both of them to do their solos. Again John Myung was left out as it is in many bands, who want hear a bass solo?

I am pretty sure that plenty will enjoy this DVD, especially if you enjoy most of the Dream Theater's CDS, including the latest one, but to me, I think that the band is starting to repeat themselves. The similarity of some song structures in their latest CDs is too obvious that you could think that their best day are something from the past. However this is a good concert, the music is still better than many of that genre of progressive metal. Good, but not essential in your Dream Theater collection. 3.4 stars

rdtprog | 3/5 |


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