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LIVE SCENES FROM NEW YORK

Dream Theater

 

Progressive Metal

4.54 | 402 ratings

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Marc Baum
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5 stars Oh my goodness! I am so glad that I had the opportunity to see Dream Theater live on their Metropolis 2000 World Tour! They don't played over 3 hours like here documented on this in New York recorded final gig of the tour, but with 2,5 hours it was close to it! There also was an special support band on the plan, I haven't known at this time: Porcupine Tree! It was a great show and it was sure that I later became a lover of their music. Some intusiastic choir of P.T.-fans wasn't realized by the band as they had left the stage, so the show ends after 45 minutes. But that wasn't painful to me to this time, because the prog metal gods should come on the stage in few minutes (it was the first time I saw Dream Theater live)! The lights gone out, the introduction of "Metropolis Pt. 1" brought the amazed crowd on top (including me)! The Dream Theatre was on stage! The crowd completely freaked out (including me), what a show! But before this ends in an 20 pages-review to this unforgettable concert, I make a cut and come closer to this triple-live output! It's surely one of the best prog-live records of all time (going hand in hand with "Yessongs", "Seconds Out" or "Operation: Livecrime")! So much creativity, passion and excitement was never before banned on one live album! The complete "Scenes From A Memory" masterpiece is played live in furios versions! The unbelievable emotional performed "Through Her Eyes" (shows that Petrucci is the most flexible guitarist of the complete genre!) touches the soul more than the studio version, or listen to "The Dance Of Eternity" (it's time to realise that here are gods on work!), what an musicianship! Any single musician is an absolutely genius on his own and shows that Dream Theater are today that for the prog metal genre, what Yes were in the early 70's for the artrock/prog rock genre! Which other metal band got an gospel choir on stage ("The Spirit Carries On")? There is no band, who gets in my mind! That shows the big creativity of Dream Theater in performing! Some people and press say, that James LaBrie is the low-point of this band, because he stands beside all these unbelievable musicians, but he would be an truely winning additon to any other metal band. I don't think that he is the low-pole in the band, he fits perfect to the Dream Thater sound and it wouldn't be fair to title him as low-point. Listen to his performances in "Home", "Learning To Live", "Beyond This Life" or "A Change Of Seasons" for example and all these theses will be broken soon! Dream Theater walked into the foodsteps of god-bands like Yes or Rush with this output! I have no worries about that! No-Believers should make their own point of view, watch out for this masterpiece, let it take control over you and let it never go away from you! Sorry, but I couldn't hold my emotions back when I think about the concert that I saw live and listen to this live-godwork at the same time! This concert was the reason for me, to become an D.T.-fan for all the rest of my fuckin' life! To get the full home-enjoyment, also watch out for the same titled Special Edition DVD!
Marc Baum | 5/5 |

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