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3.27 | 37 ratings | 1 reviews | 30% 5 stars

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Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, released in 1989

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Status Seeker (remix) 04:18

Total Time 04:18

Line-up / Musicians

- Charlie Dominici / vocals
- John Myung / bass
- John Petrucci / guitars
- Mike Portnoy / drums, percussion
- Kevin Moore / keyboards

Releases information

Rare single released in support of the When Dream and Day Unite LP. Both of these tracks were remixed by Terry Brown, the famed producer of many Rush albums.

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DREAM THEATER Status Seeker ratings distribution

(37 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(30%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(22%)
Good, but non-essential (24%)
Collectors/fans only (8%)
Poor. Only for completionists (16%)

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Review by baz91
3 stars I may be in a minority here, but I've always felt that Status Seeker was a completely underrated tune. OK, it may not reach as high or as far as Metropolis Pt. 1 or Octavarium, but for a 4 minute track, Status Seeker kicks ass! You've got the cheesy 80s keyboards at the beginning, a superb guitar solo in the middle, and brilliant lyrics all around, courtesy of Dominici and Petrucci. The lyrics talk about people who at first didn't believe in the band, but changed their minds when they saw Dream Theater had a record deal: 'Change of opinion, at the drop of a dime!'. As with all the songs from 'When Dream And Day Unite', the production on this song is absolutely atrocious, and the "remix" doesn't really improve matters a great deal. However, the remix does add more bass, and gives the song a more "rocky" feel. For a song that was apparently written a day before going into the studios, Status Seeker wins my respect.

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