Dream Theater - Black Clouds & Silver Linings CD (album) cover


Dream Theater


Progressive Metal

3.44 | 1264 ratings

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3 stars I have the 3 cd version of:

Disc One 1. A Nightmare to Remember (16:10) 2. A Rite of Passage (8:35) 3. Wither (5:25) 4. The Shattered Fortress (12:49) 5. The Best of Times (13:07) 6. The Count of Tuscany (19:16)

Disc Two: Cover songs 1. Stargazer [Rainbow] (8:11) 2. Tenement Funster / Flick of the Wrist / Lily of the Valley [Queen] (8:18) 3. Odyssey [Dixie Dregs] (8:00) 4. Take Your Fingers from My Hair [Zebra] (8:18) 5. Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Part Two [King Crimson] (6:32) 6. To Tame a Land [Iron Maiden] (7:15)

Disc Three, instrumental versions of Disc One.

Disc One - 5 and 6 numbers are material that would have been left out in Single Record Vinyl days.

Disc Two Cover Songs - only the Zebra cover song is an improvement, but Zebra were a very mellow metal pop band. The rest only show how good the originals are.

Disc Three, Instrumentals - No improvement/variation on the songs with vocals.

Finally, there are death metal/ Opeth type vocals. Thankfully only sporadically, as unlike with Opeth, they do nothing to add a dimension to the music.

This recording is not up to Dream Theater's high standards

SMSM | 3/5 |


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