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Dream Theater


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4.40 | 412 ratings

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3 stars With this DVD, DREAM THEATER are getting closer and closer to RUSH for most live albums/bootlegs, etc. I'll go ahead and say that this is the best I have ever heard James LaBrie sound, and that helps a lot. He's on key, and doesn't have near the annoyance in his voice that he has on other live works.

I'm not all too thrilled about the use of the orchestra. I didn't care for it when Deep Purple used one, I didn't care when Metallica used one, and I certainly don't care for it now. The idea itself is cheesy and dumb as bricks. You wouldn't go see a symphony in your local town and want to hear some guy widdle on his guitar and more or less destroy the beauty of the symphony. Maybe a lot of bands and fans think it's cool, and that's why every single rock band in the known world wants to use one.

Enough ranting, this is by far the best DT live effort. The members are spot on and I love some of the song selections, like UAGM, Raise the Knife, and the extra Another Day, which was always one of my favorite tracks of yore from when they used guest SPYRO GYRA's sax great Jay Beckenstein. This would be a two starrer, becuase let's face it, only DT fans will really be interested, but I opted for 3 because it is the best DVD they have to offer.

OpethGuitarist | 3/5 |


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