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3.82 | 74 ratings | 4 reviews | 31% 5 stars

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Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, released in 2005

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. A Fortune in Lies (5:23)
2. Status Seeker (4:38)
3. Ytse Jam (6:10)
4. The Killing Hand (12:30)
5. Light Fuse and Get Away (8:29)
6. Afterlife (5:45)
7. The Ones Who Help to Set the Sun (7:53)
8. Only a Matter of Time (7:32)
- Bonus encore:
9. To Live Forever (4:54)
10. Metropolis (14:20)

Total Time 77:34

Line-up / Musicians

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

- Charlie Dominici / vocals (9,10)
- Derek Sherinian / keyboards (10)

Releases information

Recorded live in Los Angeles (CA), on March 6, 2004

CD Ytsejam Records - YTSEJAM009 (2005)

Reissued as part of the Lost Not Forgotten Archives in 2021:
CD Inside Out Music - IOMSECD 605 (December 3, 2021)
2LP Inside Out Music - IOMLP 605 (December 3, 2021)
Digital album (December 3, 2021)

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DREAM THEATER When Dream and Day Reunite ratings distribution

(74 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(31%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(30%)
Good, but non-essential (24%)
Collectors/fans only (8%)
Poor. Only for completionists (7%)

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Review by Andy Webb
4 stars Reunite with Dream Theater history!

Incredible. Fifteen years after the release of their debut album, this metal band is still going strong and pumping out new material. Although some despise them, Dream Theater will always have a special place in my collection and will forever be my favorite band, and this release still shows the incredible longevity of the band and their music. With a grand set list including the entire When Dream and Day Unite tracklist, plus two very special encore tracks, the live bootleg is essential for any Dream Theater fan's collection. LaBrie's vocals actually work very nicely over the unpolished compositions that made up the band's overlooked debut, giving new life to the sometimes dilapidated-seeming songs. Then, when the encore comes on, we see a very special guest: the debut's very own singer, Charlie Dominci, who had dropped out of the music scene for nearly 15 years after he left Dream Theater. Dominici then went on to release 3 stupendous solo albums, and may be working on even more! To top it all off, as well as an incredible performance on To Live Forever, he then came back for a magnificent (and maybe the best live recording of) Metropolis, Part 1, as well as former keyboardist Derek Sherinian! What ecstasy! The instrumentalists then went off on a solo battle tour-de-force for nearly 5 minutes on the instrumental section, truly showing the amazing communication these guys have with each other. This live release is surely a treasure for any Dream Theater fan, and easily the best bootleg the Ytsejam Records store has released. 4+ stars.

Latest members reviews

4 stars 'When Dream and Day Unite', an album that has long been disregarded by casual fans of the band, and even most die-hard fans, is Dream Theater's 1989 debut which was released by Mechanic Records and is since no longer owned property of the band. Which, to the disfavour of many fans, means there w ... (read more)

Report this review (#1782737) | Posted by martindavey87 | Saturday, September 16, 2017 | Review Permanlink

3 stars This is a live re-recording of the debut album, with La-Brie and Rudess in the line-up. Now, given a few problems from the original recording, I hoped this would be a step better, but instead it has some problems fixed, but gets some new flaws. The good is, it's got better recording and mixing ... (read more)

Report this review (#1029857) | Posted by Dellinger | Friday, September 6, 2013 | Review Permanlink

5 stars A great live performance by a great band. They play their first album with singer Kevin LaBrie and keyboardist Jordan Rudess. No more crappy Dominicci ruining the great band instrumental play. Well, you do hear him at the end, performing To Live Forever and the legendary Metropolis Pt.1 Actual ... (read more)

Report this review (#54842) | Posted by Gyroid | Saturday, November 5, 2005 | Review Permanlink

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