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Dream Theater - Stargazer CD (album) cover


Dream Theater


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3.12 | 79 ratings

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3 stars Again, I am very excited knowing that Dream Theater made a cover of the best Rainbow's song ever (my view): 'Stargazer'!!! Oh man ..this tack was one of wonderful tracks that colored my teenager. When I got the cassette of Rainbow 'Raising' with its great artwork - catching the rainbow in the sky - I always spin this cassette everyday especially this track and 'Tarot Woman' as well. What a memorable song for me, personally. The great thing about this song is the opening drum work that sounds truly rockin', the powerful Ritchie' guitar solo and string section that accentuates the song. I remember vividly when I played this song on air on amateur radio that I had at that time.

In this version, Petrucci does not seem to emulate Ritchie's guitar sound as he plays his own style and sound. Portnoy has tried to emulate Cozy Powell's drumming style and he does it well. The result is a very good cover. Structurally the song does not experience any change as the basic structure and tagline melody of the original track remain intact. The great advantage of having this cover is mostly on the recording technology which has been modernized and much better than the original record with its dry sound.

Overall, I am very satisfied with this cover even though it does not change much from its original composition except a bit on guitar work. I like the artwork of this release. Keep on proggin' ..!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

Gatot | 3/5 |


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