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FALLING INTO INFINITY

1. New Millennium  
2. You Not Me
3. Peruvian Skies  
4. Hollow Years
5. Burning My Soul  
6. Hell's Kitchen
7. Lines In The Sand
8. Take Away My Pain
9. Just Let Me Breathe
10. Anna Lee
11. Trial Of Tears: It's Raining/Deep In Heaven/The Wasteland


NOTES    
Date: September 23, 1997
Length: 78:13 minutes
Label: WEA / ELEKTRA ENTERTAINMENT
Genre: ROCK
Category: Rock/Pop

Producer: Kevin Shirley

Performers
James LaBrie : Vocals, Vocals (Background)
John Myung : Chapman Stick, Guitar (Bass)
John Petrucci : Guitar, Vocals (Background)\
Mike Portnoy : Drums, Percussion, Vocals (Background)
Derick Sherinian : Keyboards, Vocals (Background)

Doug Pinnick : Vocals

It's been a long while since we've heard from this party of five experimental metalists, but for fans it's worth the wait. The Grateful Dead of metal, Dream Theater is known for pushing limits that drive it towards mesmerizing, but heavy, tangents, and its unmistakable talents have rendered a fan base nearly as fervent as that of the legendary hippie rockers. With only two full-lengths on the market, fans urged, and eventually convinced, Dream Theater's label to release 1995's A Change Of Seasons, featuring a partial live set. For its fourth release, Falling Into Infinity, the band recorded tracks live in the studio to avoid sounding overproduced or distorted, bringing to life the magical energy of its live performances. Labrie's vocals sail flawlessly over Petrucci's heavy, spiraling guitars and Sherinian's meddling keyboards. "Burning My Soul" is the metal radio single and rightly so, considering its aggressive catchiness. The crossover potential, however, is readily apparent on the rest of the disc, especially on the Floyd-esque "Peruvian Skies."

Interview with John Petrucci on the eve of the release of Falling into Infinity

Interview with John Myung from Dream Theater, Part 1 of 2

Interview with John Myung from Dream Theater, Part 2 of 2

Studio Log: Dream Theater's Falling Into Infinity



SCENES FROM A MEMORY


One thing Loud Rockers can never accuse Dream Theater of being is boring. The quintet pushes the metal envelope again with Scenes From A Memory, a pretty, orchestral prog-rock album that has so many intricate layers that you're guaranteed to uncover something new with every listen. The music's mesmerizing keyboards and James Labrie's willowy, feminine vocals will lull you into a trance. Scenes… is also a truly theatrical album, featuring highbrow songs that often exceed the ten-minute mark and are sequenced like acts in a play. Topping it all off are the kind of whopping solos guaranteed to make guitar-store clerks drool.


ONCE IN A LIVETIME

Disc 1
01. A Change Of Seasons I: The Crimson Sunrise
02. A Change Of Seasons II: Innocence
03. Puppies On Acid  
04. Just Let Me Breathe  
05. Voices  
06. Take The Time
07. Derek Sherinian Piano Solo
08. Lines In The Sand
09. Scarred
10. A Change Of Seasons IV: The Darkest Of Winters
11. Ytse Jam
12. Mike Portnoy Drum Solo

Disc 2
01. Trial Of Tears  
02. Hollow Years  
03. Take Away My Pain  
04. Caught In A Web  
05. Lie  
06. Peruvian Skies
07. John Petrucci Guitar Solo
08. Pull Me Under
09. Metropolis
10. Learning To Live
11. A Change Of Seasons VII: The Crimson Sunset


NOTES    
Date: October 27, 1998
Label: WEA/ELEKTRA ENTERTAINMENT
Genre: ROCK
Category: Rock/Pop    

Producer: Kevin Shirley

Performers

James LaBrie : Percussion, Vocals
John Myung : Guitar (Bass)
John Petrucci : Guitar, Vocals
Mike Portnoy : Drums, Percussion, Vocals
Derick Sherinian : Keyboards
Jay Beckenstein : Sax (Alto)


METROPOLIS 2000: SCENES FROM NEW YORK


The contents of the VHS video will be "Scenes From A Memory" in its entirety from its final performance at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City on August 30th, 2000.

The contents of the Special Edition DVD will be:

1. Scenes From A Memory in its entirety from its final performance in New York City
2. Audio Commentary throughout SFAM by all 5 members of Dream Theater
3. Over 1 hour of bonus live material
4. Behind The Scenes Documentary
5. Metropolis 2000 World Tour Photo Gallery

Both the video and DVD were directed by Mike Portnoy, the audio produced by Kevin Shirley.


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LIVE SCENES FROM NEW YORK

TRACK LISTING 

Disc 1
1. Regression
2. Overture 1928
3. Strange Deja Vu
4. Through My Words
5. Fatal Tragedy
6. Beyond This Life
7. John & Theresa Solo Spot
8. Through Her Eyes
9. Home
10. The Dance Of Eternity

Disc 2
1. One Last Time
2. The Spirit Carries On
3. Finally Free
4. Metropolis Pt. 1
5. The Mirror
6. Just Let Me Breathe
7. Acid Rain
8. Caught In A New Millennium
9. Another Day
10. Jordan Rudess Keyboard Solo

Disc 3
1. A Mind Beside Itself: I. Erotomania
1. A Mind Beside Itself:II. Voices
1. A Mind Beside Itself:III. The Silent Man
2. Learning To Live
3. A Change Of Seasons

Producer: Kevin Shirley (despite what it says on the CD!!!)




CD1

1.The Glass Prison - 13:52
2.Blind Faith - 10:21
3.Misunderstood - 9:32
4.The Great Debate - 13:45
5.Disappear - 6:45

CD2

6.Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence - 42:02

i.Overture
ii.About to Crash
iii.War Inside My Head
iv.The Test That Stumped Them All
v.Goodnight Kiss
vii.About to Crash (Reprise)
viii.Losing Time/Grand Finale

US release date: Tuesday, January 29nd, 2002


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