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GREATEST HIT (...AND 5 OTHER PRETTY COOL VIDEOS)

Dream Theater

 

Progressive Metal

2.40 | 80 ratings

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Petrovsk Mizinski
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2 stars I've never really figured out why a band like Dream Theater would need videos, or why any prog band would want or need them for that matter, but hey they're here anyway for you to see.

Pull Me Under being cut down to 4:49 is just annoying to say the least. Why cut a prog song's length down just for a video? Either don't cut it down, or just don't make the video is what I think is fair.

Exactly the same for Take The Time, which has so many good parts of the song cut out, it just frustrates me. Considering the song was from a 1992 release, yet the video just drips of 80s didn't help the video to age well at all. The 80sness about it just made me giggle a little every time I watched it.

Another Day is pretty cheesy, but we get the whole song, which is a one bonus point for this video compilation.

Lie is also annoyingly cut shorter, but at least the video actually looks like 1994 and not the 80s. The Silent Man is pretty much all there and again an okay video. Hollow Years is a great song, but as expected tarnished by being cut down in length for the video.

Greatest Hit (...A 5 Other Pretty Cool Videos) is obviously not something everyone needs, but I can certainly see the appeal it will have towards die hard Dream Theater fans and collectors. Some of the videos, in fact perhaps all of them, have a degree of comical value (most likely unintentional, but who cares?) in them, so overall it's not a completely terrible package.

Petrovsk Mizinski | 2/5 |

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