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Dream Theater - When Dream And Day Reunite [Official Bootleg] CD (album) cover


Dream Theater


Progressive Metal

4.02 | 126 ratings

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4 stars Well, this is the part of their bootleg series and it is the first DVD that they released as a bootleg series. This DVD was a 15th anniversary celebration of their first studio album, "When Dream And Day Unite". It also the first time they played back all the songs from the album since 1989 and it was the first time for James LaBrie and Jordan Rudess who covered all of them. Those of you who were unsure to collect their debut album and felt dissatisfied with Charlie Dominici's voices (the vocalist at that moment), have to try this DVD because DT played better on this DVD (and also the mixing), especially James LaBrie who could sing brilliantly (I've seen many videos and I've never felt bored with their performance because however they played, I think the class is permanent so they surely always did something more than before. Trust me!!!).

So, in this album, we'll find my favorite "Ytse Jam", "Afterlife", and also "A Fortune In Lies", the only song I've ever watched live (I've also watched "Metropolis Pt. 1" but as the last part with "Pull Me Under". There's also a special guests in the encore session, Charlie Dominici (DT's vocalist in "When Dream And Day Unite" album) and Derek Sherinian (DT's keyboardist in "Falling Into Infinity", now join Planet X and make some solo albums). Don't forget to watch Derek's solo in Metropolis Pt. 1 together with Jordan's solo and John Petrucci's guitar solo. That's the highlight of this bootleg album.

Finally, although the DVD is a part of bootleg series, I still appreciate it and give it four star. Why do I still give it four star? Is my opinion objective, because I'm a die hard fan of DT? No, not at all. I think all the bands around the world including a major band such as Dream Theater can't move forward without support and trust. Even if you gave them a critic, but as I say, without support and trust, it would be useless. And those of you who always criticized DT, you even didn't deserve to claim yourself as a DT fan.

Fernandi | 4/5 |


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