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Dream Theater


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2.52 | 42 ratings

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2 stars Demos again? Yes... For fans Only? Yes, again...

This is one of the many official Bootlegs that mr Mike Portnoy has put on sale through their own label YTSEjam Records. This one in particular is the compilation of all the songs that makes it to the final version, almost in the order that were composed.

To be fair, there's nothing fantastic about this album. All the post-production and high quality of sound, mixing and mastering is not there, just the songs as were played before the magic. And about that, Dream Theater shows that they don't need to be overdubbed to sound great. Just besides of James Labrie's voice, the rest of the band sound great and the performing is tip top. While James tends to sound a little exaggerated and sometimes without guidance during some particular parts, this album shows the potential of the songs previous to the make-up.

There very few differences between the songs, that any Awake fan could detect, so, if you are really in love of this album, try it, you will be glad to hear it. If you are not a fan from Dream Theater, please skip this. Good album and production for been a bootleg, 2 stars is what it deserves.

jampa17 | 2/5 |


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