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4.36 | 135 ratings | 3 reviews | 63% 5 stars

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Songs / Tracks Listing

1. False Awakening Suite (instrumental)
2. The Enemy Inside
3. The Shattered Fortress
4. On the Backs of Angels
5. The Looking Glass
6. Trial of Tears (Petrucci solo)
7. Enigma Machine (Mangini solo)
8. Along for the Ride
9. Breaking All Illusions
10. The Mirror
11. Lie
12. Lifting Shadows Off a Dream
13. Scarred
14. Space-Dye Vest
15. Illumination Theory
16. Overture 1928 (Instrumental)
17. Strange Déjà Vu
18. The Dance of Eternity
19. Finally Free

3CD tracks (Blu-ray + 3CD Editions)
CD 1 (73:43)
1. The Enemy Inside (6:18)
2. The Shattered Fortress (12:45)
3. On the Backs of Angels (8:48)
4. The Looking Glass (4:46)
5. Trial of Tears (15:23)
6. Enigma Machine (8:21)
7. Along for the Ride (4:53)
8. Breaking All Illusions (12:29)

CD 2 (60:04)
9. The Mirror (6:47)
10. Lie (7:56)
11. Lifting Shadows Off a Dream (6:27)
12. Scarred (11:41)
13. Space-Dye Vest (7:48)
14. Illumination Theory (19:25)

CD 3 (25:02)
15. Scene Two: I. Overture 1928 (3:41)
16. Scene Two: II. Strange Déjà Vu (5:09)
17. Scene Seven: I. The Dance of Eternity (6:16)
18. Scene Nine: Finally Free (9:56)

Total time 158:49

Line-up / Musicians

- James LaBrie / lead vocals
- John Petrucci / guitar, backing vocals
- Jordan Rudess / keyboards
- John Myung / bass
- Mike Mangini / drums, percussion

- The Berklee College of Music "World Strings" and "Concert Choir" / orchestra and choir (on tracks 14 - 18)
- Eren Başbuğ / conductor (14 - 18)

Releases information

Recorded live at the Boston Opera House on 25 March 2014

Release date: September 29, 2014 (UK), September 30, 2014 (US)
Label: Roadrunner Records

Released in the following formats:
2DVD (With instant download of the track "The Looking Glass")
Blu-ray (With instant download of the track "The Looking Glass")
Blu-ray + 3CD (With instant download of the track "The Looking Glass" and a digital download of the album on release date)
Blu-ray + 3CD + poster (With instant download of the track "The Looking Glass" and a digital download of the album on release date)

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DREAM THEATER Breaking The Fourth Wall (Live From The Boston Opera House) ratings distribution

(135 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(63%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(25%)
Good, but non-essential (5%)
Collectors/fans only (2%)
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DREAM THEATER Breaking The Fourth Wall (Live From The Boston Opera House) reviews

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Review by rdtprog
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Heavy / RPI / Symphonic Prog Team
4 stars It seems like it was just yesterday that the Luna Park DVD was released. Now it's another one from the Boston Opera House less than a year later. The show is divided in three acts. The first act is tracks from the last two albums and the song "A Trial of Tears" from "Falling to Infinity". The second act is 5 songs from the "Awake" album to celebrate his 20th anniversary and the third act is the encore celebrating again "Scene from a Memory" with his 15th anniversary. On those 2 albums, the band use the same pattern by starting to play the technical, fast and heavy songs like "The Mirror", "Lie", "Overture 1928" and "Strange Déjà Vu" and finishing with the slower and emotional songs like "Lifting Shadows Off A Dream", "Space Dye Vest" and "Finally Free".

"The Illumination Theory", the most progressive and the epic song of the last album is played with an orchestra in the second act which is the perfect fit with this song that contains an irresistible classical break in the middle. The picture is crystal clear and the camera work more satisfying than the "Luna Park" DVD. As for the sound, I had to crank up the volume very high to get the full sound. Again, I wish we could hear John Myung louder, but that's what happens on live recording, it rarely match the sound quality of a studio release. James Labrie's voice is in nice shape as well as all others members. It's another nice addition to your Dream Theater collection. 3. 8 stars.

Latest members reviews

4 stars When I was a young man, Dream Theater was one of my favorite bands. Although the passage of time has changed my tastes and priorities in music, DT will always have a special place in my heart, especially since they introduced me to progressive metal. That said, I will not delve too deeply ... (read more)

Report this review (#2248195) | Posted by judahbenkenobi | Monday, September 2, 2019 | Review Permanlink

5 stars As a long time Dream Theater fan, there's a certain level of performance I've come to expect from Dream Theater when it comes to live shows, and while they certainly reach this level on Breaking the Fourth Wall, I think I have to start out by saying that this is absolutely the best vocal perform ... (read more)

Report this review (#1322312) | Posted by TheMasterMofo | Wednesday, December 10, 2014 | Review Permanlink

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