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Dream Theater


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4.40 | 424 ratings

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5 stars This DVD is by far the best that DT have released (so far). I've seen them live a few times and have every release and by now I was getting tired of hearing "Pull me under" for the 27th time. One of the reasons that this live album pleases me so much is the fact that it consists of more than a few songs that haven't been released on previous live albums (or even released at all). Secondly, I think the orchestra sometimes give songs a real extra touch. The intro to "6 degrees" for example was a part that I disliked on the studio- version, but now that it's performed by an orchestra, it's a whole lot better. Another thing that I noticed was Labrie: I think there never was a live release where he sings better. And of course the rest of the band is awesome as always. In that way I can assure that this registration gives a very realistic insight to a DT show: what you see is what you get! As far as the bonus material is concerned, I think it's a worthy addition to this release. Most of it can certainly be watched more than once. (Other groups usually add interviews or a silly road-documentary that I can hardly bear watching even once...)

All in all, it's an excellent addition to the DT catalogue, it surpasses "Budokan" and "Live scenes" by far. Rating live albums is so difficult: it's not a classic that you can't do without, but it's an excellent release, so I'll give it 4 stars...

PS: if you didn't like DT before, you will certainly not become a fan by this release. But to everyone that likes DT a bit, I can highly recommend this one!

BDTF | 5/5 |


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