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Dream Theater


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5 stars Old Dream Theater. Great home video experience.

This is for some nostalgic people, the essential presentation and the best era for Dream Theater. I disagree. I feel they have improved a lot through the years and the only missing (and important) element about those years is Kevin Moore, but now the band sound a lot better and Labrie actually sings and not yelled as back in those days. Now, this is a production in the route of those old home video programs that are made to entertain people, originally published as a VHS, so it's all mixed without chapters, you know, we see live footage and then videos and then interview and then more live material, more interviews, another videos and so on. So, let's see.

For that time, they only have two albums so the presentation was a lot brief than the more recent one. They played very good and it's interesting to see the energy on the stage about these guys, John Myung being very active and having a lot of eye contact with the audience and even with clothes with color (!). In the other hand, watching Kevin Moore playing live is very interesting, because is something nobody has seen in about 15 years now, he was quite a character, very intense and with style. The live footage is OK, not the best but is good enough to enjoy.

The music videos are cool and worth to see. The interviews are very fun and you can see the good vibe around the band during those days. The DVD includes an audio commentary recorded in 2003, which is fun of all the jokes the band spend, it's interesting and very fun. If you are a fan, you have to check it out.

For me, the presentation worth for the live interpretations of Surrounded, Wait for Sleep, Take the Time and Under a Glass Moon. This one was the first live material published about DT, and worth the watch. 5 stars. It's really a legendary live material.

jampa17 | 5/5 |


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