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Dream Theater - Larks Tongues In Aspic, Pt. 2 CD (album) cover

LARKS TONGUES IN ASPIC, PT. 2

Dream Theater

 

Progressive Metal

3.23 | 72 ratings

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mohaveman
3 stars As a fan of early King Crimson, I was interested to see how Dream Theater handled this piece from 1973- an iconic work of prog from an iconic band. I am not truely a fan of Dream Theater, though, having heard only a few of their albums. This remake of "Larks Tongues in Aspic, Pt. 2" is very well done musically, and I can find no fault there. However, it seems to pretty much follow the original song and never captures any new nuances that distinguish it as Dream Theater rather than King Crimson. There is nothing really new or different here then is found on the 1973 version. More of a letter-by-letter copy rather than a true "cover" with a different band's take on an older theme. When I think of good covers I think of "All Along the Watchtower" by Jimi Hendrix, "America" by Yes, or "We've Gotta Get Out of This Place" by Blue Oyster Cult. Each gave a new interpretation to an old classic. Not the case here. But, still, 3 stars for fine musicianship.
mohaveman | 3/5 |

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