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Dream Theater


Progressive Metal

3.36 | 140 ratings

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4 stars As all good fans of both Floyd and Dream Theater, I've been trying to find this album ever since I learned it exsisted. And find it I did at a local used record store! I was happer then a Progger in a used record store (...wait...).

Dream Theater does a wonderful job at capturing the essents of Pink Floyd. With Dark Side of the Moon, it's a balance act of preforming the album as close to the origanal, and also throughing in your own style to remind the listiner this is not Floyd, but a tribute to them. In all honisty, it's the best live preformance of the album I've heard (including Pink Floyd's few live preformances I've heard and seen). I supose like all re-done albums, it has to be exponentaly greater then the origanal for someone to say 'it was better then the origanal', so to say this is better then the origanal would be very dificalt for anyone to say. But they do a very good job at it.

The second cd is really good. My only problem is they focus too much on 'The Wall' and not enough on other albums. I am very glad to see 'Sheep' on here, and it is my favourit song off the album. If I were to design and direct the album, I would have had 'In the Flesh?' 'Run Like Hell' and 'Hey You' taken off and replaced it with the rest of Echos. I couldn't believe that Dream Theater would preform a Pink Floyd song MORE mellow then the origanal! I was very pleased.

All in all, if your a Dream Theater fan and a Pink Floyd fan like myself, do all you can to get this album. It is an essentail in your collection. If your just a Pink Floyd fan or a Dream Theater fan, and you come across this album, pick it up, your money is well spent here, but I wouldn't go on an extravigant hunt for it, and this goes for any one else who enjoys progressive music. It's one of those few albums that almost anyone will find enjoyable, and doesn't take alot to enjoy it.

This is getting 4 stars since it really is an Excellent addition to any prog collection.

mothershabooboo | 4/5 |


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