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Dream Theater


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4.02 | 126 ratings

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5 stars As far as Dream Theater DVDs go, I think this is my favourite.

The show itself is great. As a lover of Dream Theater's first album When Dream and Day Unite (i'd give it 85%), I've always wanted to see some of the lesser known tracks from this album played. With this DVD you get each of these tracks, and then some! Some of the songs have evolved, especially The Killing Hand, although in this case they retain the original intro, rather than revert to the 'Another Hand' intro that was written for the Images and Words tour. While I prefer 'Another Hand', this is still all very interesting. The video and sound quality is high and is well directed. The bonus tracks, To Live Forever and Metropolis are also fantastic. To Live Forever guests the original singer Charlie Dominici, whereas Metropolis brings back Derek Sherinian as well, turning Dream Theater into a 7-piece for the first time. Your not quite sure if Dominici still has it there in terms of vocals, but its lovely to see him perform once more.

What really sets this DVD apart though is the wealth of bonus features. Aside from the whole band commentary for the entire set (which is genuinely very interesting, although Jordan Rudess doesn't add much to this), the best feature is the 70 minute documentary about the original WDADU album. For Dream Theater fans keen to find out about their favourite songs, or how things were between the guys back then, there is no better source for information than this wonderful documentary. In the documentary there are also parts of live performances from the original 1989 tour for the album. Surely very rare footage indeed!

There are even more bonus features after this, but one little aspect I like is that the usually inaudible voices heard in the instrumental of A Fortune In Lies, is played very clearly over the menu. This is a very well made DVD that will appeal to fans of Dream Theater, and is essential for those who love that mysterious and often overlooked debut of theirs.

baz91 | 5/5 |


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