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STARGAZER

Dream Theater

 

Progressive Metal

3.12 | 79 ratings

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Conor Fynes
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3 stars 'Stargazer' - Dream Theater (Single)

While 'Stargazer' as a cover certainly isn't anything super-special for Dream Theater, it's definately not a bad tribute to one of the old greats. After having listened to the 'Uncovered (2008-2009)' EP several times, I can safely say that this is the track that I listen to least. That's not to say however, that it's not good. It's great.

Why it doesn't deserve such a high rating is because Dream Theater (a very innovative and creative unit) doesn't really do anything to make the song their own, and unlike an exceptionally well-done cover like 'Odyssey,' it doesn't seem like they really tried to add their own touch to it.

On a plus note however, the song really shows what a versatile vocalist James LaBrie really is. While he was about to properly tribute Freddie Mercury's vocal style in the Queen medley (off the 'Uncovered' EP) he does the same for 'Stargazer,' keeping the trademark Dio inflections and enunciations intact.

A good tribute, but for someone that isn't a big fan of Dream Theater, it's better to try out the old classic.

Conor Fynes | 3/5 |

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