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Dream Theater


Progressive Metal

4.37 | 421 ratings

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4 stars I was amazed by the quantity of material you can get in just one DVD! One thing is for sure , Live Scenes from a Memory does have lasting appeal. It includes the whole SFAM album and really worthy bonus material. I have to be honest with this one , I prefer the Live at Budokan since it's really well produced but LSFAM is much cheaper and a much better deal if you don't have enough money to spend.

The only flaw I can find as regards DT's performance are LaBrie's vocals but otherwise it sounds exactly like the record. I must say that what makes this DVD valuable is the bonus material: You have awesome version of some DT favourites of old like A man beside Itself , Change of seasons and Learning to live plus a Behind the Scenes documentary and a photo gallery. And as if it weren't enough you have the whole SFAM show commented by them where the band explains the story behind the album and some other musical facts.

The only aspect of this DVD that prevents me from giving a 5 stars rating are some of the clips the band used to introduce the story to the audience. They are somewhat dated ( such as the psychedelic effects and split screens). Moreover , the acting of those involved on it seems pretty amateurish. Otherwise , I find Metropolis 2000 to be a very good purchase for anyone interested in DT's live shows.

crimson87 | 4/5 |


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