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Dream Theater - Made in Japan [Official Bootleg] CD (album) cover


Dream Theater


Progressive Metal

3.39 | 71 ratings

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3 stars Deep Purple is my favorite band of all times, and I have followed them in all their incarnations. I am also a huge fan of Dream Theater since the beginning of the band, and I have enjoyed most of their albums. When I knew it that Dream Theater made a full cover live show of Made In Japan, one of the most important live albums of history, I thought that cover such album is something that is going to prove the performance of the only member of DT, that is not really respected for his abilities, by a lot of fans all around the world. I think James LaBrie is a good singer, but he is not comparable to Ian Gillan, and in the end, I prove myself right. When I heard the CD for the first time I, thought that this show, was a sacrilege, and I dind't like it at all. After some time, I read the only review that was in this webpage and after that I decide to give the CD another chance. I have to say, that after some listens more, I saw very good things about the show, and the band, that I didn't became aware in my fist listen. The pauses between song, has the feeling of the original album, with Blackmore - Petrucci scratching the guitar, or Lord - Rudess playing some little interludes, meanwhile Gillan - LaBrie, present the next song. I believe Highway star, Lazy & Space Truckin' covers deserve an applause; Strange kind of woman, Smoke and the water & The Mule are average, but Child in time is a complete failure. Petrucci and Rudess are the stars of this CD, playing in an incredible way, with the improvisation and feeling of the Blackmore - Lord team of old times. Portnoy - Myung do a great job, make a good job as Rhythm section. Labrie does it well, and in the end he is conscious, that Gillan is in another league, and he gives his best, to do a good job, but.... it is not enough. In the end I have to say, that I have a misconception of the album. In the beginnning I hear it as a DP album. If you hear it as a DT album or a DP cover band is Good, but obviously is not at the level of the original. Give it a try but after you have heared the original. If not, don't even dare.
abdulbashur | 3/5 |


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