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Dream Theater


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3.03 | 47 ratings

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2 stars It's always nice to find good old stuff from the band that changes prog-rock in the early 90's.

This is a Fans Club promo album, so it's very hard to find but it's really a treasure 'cause it captures sections from three different concerts during the Music in Progress World Tour 92- 93. It features former member Kevin Moore and the interpretation of James Labrie of a couple of early material which was singed on their debut album by Charlie Dominci.

The sound is taken from the original live mix, so it's good but not awesome. The tracks recorded in Osaka are the best in this album, the band play fresh and tight and it feels like in their best time, really enjoying all the way while they were playing. Only songs from their first two albums, it deserves a special mention for the excellent versions of "Afterlife" and "Only A Matter of Time", impressive music, great and fresh versions.

The weak point of the album is the instrumental jam "Moon Bubbles", which is boring and long though it has a very good bass line but that never evolves into something more. For fans only, an early version of A Change of Season, strange, not that great but it's interesting as how the song evolves through the years until finally get realized formally.

A good album, in the route of Live at The Marquee. This is a special album for fans only, of for those who already like the live albums from this band. 2 stars.

jampa17 | 2/5 |


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