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LIVE SCENES FROM NEW YORK

Dream Theater

 

Progressive Metal

4.55 | 397 ratings

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Andy Webb
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5 stars The perfect live album.

Dream Theater has always been known for their live releases. They've always been known for their strong live performances. They've also always been known for their damn long shows. These three traits have all been consolidated into one, single, 3 disc album of pure Dream Theater bliss. These album the second part of a double hitter of perfection, in my opinion. After their absolute best studio album (and in my opinion of of the best studio albums ever), Scenes from a Memory, they come out with the corresponding perfect live album. The album is essentially a two act show. Act I is the entire run through of Scenes from a Memory. The band even hired actors to add a theatrical feel to the show. Act II is an entirely different 2 hour long set, comprised of some of the band's best compositions, from A Mind Beside Itself to A Change of Seasons. The entire 3 discs are over 3 hours long, and at the end of A Change of Seasons, LaBrie makes the sarcastic statement "Sorry about the short set!" which procures some laughter from the crowd.

The music is impeccable. The band plays flawlessly, even after 3 hours of ripping away skillfully at their instruments. Track after track of perfect music that doesn't get old is quite the feat, and Dream Theater has pulled it off perfectly. Being the number one (two now, only outplaced by Transatlantic's Whirld Tour, which Mike Portnoy is also a member of) live album on all of PA is quite the accomplishment, and they have pulled it off with no stress and just the pure joy of playing the music that they love. 5+ stars.

Andy Webb | 5/5 |

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