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Dream Theater Christmas CD 2000 - Scenes from a World Tour album cover
2.09 | 40 ratings | 4 reviews | 20% 5 stars

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Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Heaven and Hell (2:24)
2. Erotomania / Paradigm Shift / Universal Mind (7:33)
3. What Did They Say? / Wipeout / Canadian Rap (6:46)
4. War Pigs (4:15)
5. Keyboard Solo (7:27)
6. The Spirit Carries On (8:19)
7. Guitar Solo / Gladiator Theme (10:24)
8. The Zoo / Learning to Live / Whole Lotta Love (6:01)
9. End of Show (2:54)

Total Time 56:03

Line-up / Musicians

- John Petrucci / guitar
- John Myung / bass
- Mike Portnoy / drums
- James LaBrie / vocals
- Jordan Rudess / keyboards

Releases information

International Fan Club CD - DTIFC 005

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DREAM THEATER Christmas CD 2000 - Scenes from a World Tour ratings distribution

(40 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(20%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(10%)
Good, but non-essential (18%)
Collectors/fans only (22%)
Poor. Only for completionists (30%)

DREAM THEATER Christmas CD 2000 - Scenes from a World Tour reviews

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Review by ZowieZiggy
1 stars On this live "album", LaBrie try to mime the rude Ozzy style to introduce the some tracks ("d'ya wanna hear some more sh.t" ?)... Since it is a "Christmas" present to their fans, one cannot compare this mini-album (almost an hour) with a true live "DT" albums. Well, yes and no.

It features the same and poor self-indulgence already to be noticed on "Once In A Livetime". Never-ending soli : Petrucci (on both acoustic and electric guitar : over ten minutes, and it has been cut. Totally insipid) and Rudess (at times classical). There are lots of short medleys (not as good of course as the one that was available on their previous EP : "Through Her Eyes" and recorded in Brussels).

The worse is of course " What Did They Say, Wipeout, Canadian Rap" : absolutely awful. Very short bits and bites of excerpts from several concerts. Absolutely useless. Since LaBrie sounded like Ozzy in the intro it's about normal that "DT" plays a cover from this band. "War Pigs". One of the "Sabbath" anthems. Poorly rendered here.

To be complete, I would say that the sound is not great (while it was on the live part of "Through Her Eyes") and that LaBrie sounds rather weak for most of the time (just listen to "The Spirit Carries On", the short moment during which it is a song since they will need to stop the show during this song. Ordered by the police).

I also wonder why most of the "songs" are featured when they had already started...

All these great "characterisitcs" make this (non)-release a fully completionist item. One very little star.

Latest members reviews

2 stars Dream Theater's 2000 fan club CD is basically a collection of outtakes from their Metropolis world tour of the same year. Jokingly described on the back cover as "Metropolis 2000 Tour Highlights (and Lowlights)", it's not really something you'd listen to more than once or twice, but it's a fun l ... (read more)

Report this review (#1919596) | Posted by martindavey87 | Friday, May 4, 2018 | Review Permanlink

2 stars Dream Theater's 2000 Christmas CD marked the final chapter of a generous gift from the band to members of their International Fan Club. Following the best Christmas CD (1999's "Cleaning Out The Closet") I was curious with what the band (more specifically Mike Portnoy) would come up with. The live ... (read more)

Report this review (#85141) | Posted by MrMan2000 | Sunday, July 30, 2006 | Review Permanlink

2 stars This CD captures the band's performances during tour in the year 2000. Unfortunately the sound quality is somewhat dissapointing and James LaBrie is out of tune here and there. But this CD also delivers some uniqueness that only Dream Theater could afford. Take an example, the cover of Dio's "Heaven ... (read more)

Report this review (#11755) | Posted by | Monday, November 8, 2004 | Review Permanlink

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