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4.31 | 17 ratings | 1 reviews | 24% 5 stars

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Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Constant Motion (7:07)
2. Panic Attack (7:21)
3. Blind Faith (10:28)
4. Surrounded (15:14)
5. The Dark Eternal Night (9:44)
6. Lines in the Sand (11:56)
7. Scarred (13:30)
8. Forsaken (5:40)
9. The Ministry of Lost Souls (15:09)
10. Take the Time (11:36)
11. In the Presence of Enemies (25:59)
12. Schmedley Wilcox (21:18)

Total Time 155:02

Line-up / Musicians

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

Releases information

Tracks recorded at:
- Rotterdam Ahoy, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 10/9/2007 (1,5,11)
- Luna Park Stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 3/4/2008 (2)
- Molson Amphitheater, Toronto, Canada, 8/18/2007 (3,4)
- Bank of America Pavilion, Boston, Massachusetts, 8/21/2007 (6,7)
- Orpheum Theater, Vancouver, Canada, 5/6/2008 (8,9,12)
- Bangkok Hall, Bangkok, Thailand, 1/18/2008 (10)

Digital album (2015)

Note: This is an audio-only version of the "Chaos in Motion 2007-2008" 2DVD+3CD release, and is available on most streaming platforms. Only two tracks are missing on this release: "Intro / Also Sprach Zarathustra" and "Jordan Rudess Keyboard Solo"

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DREAM THEATER Chaos in Motion 2007-2008 ratings distribution

(17 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(24%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(35%)
Good, but non-essential (18%)
Collectors/fans only (18%)
Poor. Only for completionists (6%)

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Review by Warthur
5 stars Dream Theater might have thought that their triple live album schtick was starting to wear thin after Live Scenes, Budokan, and Score, because for Chaos In Motion the triple CD is only actually available with the DVD set (though most of the live album - bar an intro track and a keyboard improvisation - is available streaming). I don't think they need to have worried; this live sampling of the Systematic Chaos tour absolutely cooks.

Naturally, Systematic Chaos itself is well-represented, with all but two of its songs represented (those being Repentance and Prophets of War, the latter of which I considered one of the weaker songs on that album). In the Presence of Enemies is presented as one single 26 minute song, rather than split into two halves on the album, which is interesting in itself. As far as dipping into the band's past goes, honourable mention has to go to the extended version of Surrounded from Images and Words, extending it from a five and a half minute piece to a fifteen minute workout which ends up being a medley incorporating a good chunk of Marillion's Sugar Mice, which is a fantastic interpretation of what is already an incredible song.

It's surprising to find that Dream Theater are still excelling to this level on these triple live releases at a point when you would have thought that these would start getting redundant, but I genuinely think Chaos In Motion is an overlooked and undervalued part of their discography and it's well worth a revisit... just, lads, consider a standalone CD reissue, will ya?

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