Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Dream Theater - The Making of Falling into Infinity CD (album) cover


Dream Theater


Progressive Metal

2.25 | 33 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

2 stars Short samples of recording process for collectors only. Take note that this release is not the Falling Into Infinity Demos and there are no complete songs on this disc (except one rehearsal mix of "Take Away My Pain"). Each track on this disc is made up of short edits and snippets of tracks to present the listener with a broad sampling of the recording process for what became the commercial Falling Into Infinity release. Each song on the album is represented here.

The most interesting parts of this release, for me, are the moments where the band members are talking. Talking about singing harmony in backing vocals, when John Petrucci talks during the recording of his acoustic guitar parts in Hollow Years, and working on Hell's Kitchen are examples of the most revealing and interesting segments. But not every track contains these kinds of moments.

NOTE: In case it concerns you, there is quite a bit of strong language on this disc.

Overall, there are three audiences that will find interest in this: (1) Musicians interested in the "process"; (2) Collectors who must get everything; and (3) Fans of the band who might get a kick out of hearing some of the silly moments.

nickel | 2/5 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this DREAM THEATER review

Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.