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2.70 | 41 ratings | 4 reviews | 24% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential

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Songs / Tracks Listing

CD1: (77:48)
1. Lines in the sand (13:51)
2. Burning my soul (5:27)
3. Take the time (14:00)
4. Anna Lee (7:32)
5. Speack to me (6:12)
6. A crack in the mirror / Puppies on acid (4:00)
7. Just let me breathe (5:11)
8. Lie (7:18)
9. Peruvian skies (7:51)
10. Guitar solo (6:23)

CD2: (68:52)
1. Pull me under (7:44)
2. Scarred (11:29)
3. A change of seasons Pt. IV (3:07)
4. Ytse Jam (4:19)
5. Drum solo (7:18)
6. New millennium (8:17)
7. Perfect strangers (5:02)
8. The trooper (4:24)
9. Where eagles dare (1:00)
10. Killers (2:03)
11. Metropolis (6:18)
12. Learning to live (4:11)
13. A change of seasons Pt. VII (3:30)

Total Time: 146:47
This CD also contains excerpts of the following: "Freebird" by Lynyrd Skynyrd, "Hot for teacher" by Van Halen, "Moby Dick" by Led Zeppelin, "YYZ" by Ruch, "Have a cigar" by Pink Floyd, "Enter sandman" by Metallica, "Paradigm shift" by Liquid Tension Experiment.

Line-up / Musicians

- James LaBrie / vocals
- John Myung / bass & Chapman stick
- John Petrucci / guitar & vocals
- Mike Portnoy / drums & vocals
- Derek Sherinian / keyboards

Special guests:
- Ray Alder / guest vocals (CD2, track 1)
- Bruce Dickinson / lead vocals (CD2, tracks 7-10)

Releases information

CD Ytsejam Records (YTSEJAM002)
Recorded live at the House of blues - Los Angeles, CA on May 18th 1998

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DREAM THEATER Los Angeles, California 5/18/98 ratings distribution

(41 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(24%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(15%)
Good, but non-essential (22%)
Collectors/fans only (24%)
Poor. Only for completionists (15%)

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2 stars Aw man... poor James LaBrie. I can't help but feel that this release is some kind of dig at the fella. Perhaps he'd upset Mike Portnoy or maybe he lost a bet or something? The fact is, this official bootleg by Dream Theater is a pretty substandard album thanks in part to LaBrie's absolutely horr ... (read more)

Report this review (#2248457) | Posted by martindavey87 | Wednesday, September 4, 2019 | Review Permanlink

4 stars If we look at this album for what it is, it makes for a very promising release! it is an Official Bootleg so we cannot assume the highest of qualities and this should be clear since it is stated in its own title. As a fan of DT i am always eager to hear different versions of songs and to get a ... (read more)

Report this review (#250482) | Posted by OlympicAdam | Saturday, November 14, 2009 | Review Permanlink

1 stars A very promising live album from Dream Theater, although containing a few too many Falling Into Infinity tracks, with covers, improvisation, and guest vocals from Ray Adler and Bruce Dickenson. On top of that, this is one of the few live Dream Theater albums to feature short lived member Derek Sheri ... (read more)

Report this review (#81035) | Posted by Equality 7-2521 | Tuesday, June 13, 2006 | Review Permanlink

2 stars It's hard to believe that they have released this concert as an official bootleg. It's perhaps James LaBrie's worst vocal performance ever. The opener track seems promising (even though LaBrie stretches his voice to the limit on the chorus) but right after that his vocals start to sound like [ ... (read more)

Report this review (#56430) | Posted by | Tuesday, November 15, 2005 | Review Permanlink

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