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Awake

15 July 2009 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 15 July 2009
  • Release Date: 15 July 2009
  • Label: Atlantic Records
  • Copyright: 1994 Atlantic Recording Corporation.
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  • Total Length: 1:14:57
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  • ASIN: B004VPCLL6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,642 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Michael Barber on 1 Sep 2002
Format: Audio CD
In my opinion Awake is the strongest Dream Theater album. It is noticably heavier than Images and Words, although the songs contain the same great melodies, awesome playing and polished production present on the previous album. The lyrics are much darker and deeper than on any of the bands other albums and the use of samples adds great atmosphere to the recordings. Despite the 75 minute running time there is not a single weak tack on the album. Fans of progressive metal, especially those with a taste for heavy, yet melodic guitar music should check this out.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By gingerguru VINE VOICE on 12 Sep 2006
Format: Audio CD
This is a rather belated review given how long ago this fine album was released. However, I was compelled to write following some of the, frankly, odd and surprising opinions expressed by my fellow reviewers.

As the follow-up studio release to the band's impressive debut, this is unquestionably a 5 star album. However, for those of you who do not own all DT's albums, I guess you might have been taken aback by the overall heavyness. Compared to Images and Words, Awake is far heavier, less keyboard driven with a fantastically heavy guitar tone. La Brie's vocal performance is also far more visceral and, thankfully, dare I say it, a little less cheesy than he can be at times.

The musicianship is simply amazing. John Petrucci on guitar really shines on this record, as does Mr Portnoy on drums. I have to say the guitar solo on Voices remains one of my favourite Petrucci solos. Yes, his playing is incredibly technical, but his note choice is quite exquisite at times.

As indicated in the title of this review, as far as I'm concerned this makes it into the top 3 in terms of DT's albums. It is very hard to criticise any aspect of this offering. The playing, vocals and production are impeccable. Stand out tracks for me are 6 o'clock, Voices, Erotomania, Lifting Shadows..& Caught In a Web.

If you appreciate quality songwriting, arrangements and musicianship, you cannot help but admire this album if you are in any way into rock, whatever your particular slant. Highly recommended.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 3 Mar 2001
Format: Audio CD
This album was recommended to me by a friend, and I trusted him, though I'd never heard DT before. Thank God I did. This is a truly awe-inspiring album, so powerful and dramatic, yet you can truly appreciate the quality of each musician shining through. Each song will amaze with its power, and then when you get to the final song, Sapce Dye Vest, it will simply blow you away. So different from the rest of the album, yet still so powerful and beautiful and moving, it's amazing.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Dr Nick VINE VOICE on 14 Nov 2002
Format: Audio CD
I was a bit stunned when I first heard Awake. Having become a huge fan of DT following "Images...", I struggled a bit to cope with this next release.
HEAVY is the word. Apparently John Petrucci decided to do almost the whole thing on a 7 string guitar, and made major use of the low B string.
There are some slower and lighter moments, and the instrumental prowess is still outstanding, but overall it's more in the "thrash" side of metal. Nevertheless, the vocals do maintain a melodic element to the proceedings, and the songs are still very good.
Worth getting, but get Images first.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By The Conman on 10 Dec 2007
Format: Audio CD
As you probably already know if you're reading this, Dream Theater are perhaps the biggest and most influential progressive metal band on the planet. I'll say right away that this is a great album, one of the band's best (which is really saying something). It is slightly heavier and darker than it's preceeding album Images and Words (Amazing album). However, it's still the same old Dream Theater sound, merging 70s progressive rock with heavy metal, containing lots of complex song structures and incredible musicianship. If you're new to the band, this is as good a starting point as any, especially for a metal fan.
Dream Theater are amazingly skillful musicians. John Petrucci, one of the most impressive shredders of the 90s, is at his best here. Just listen to his soaring, mind-blowing solo on Voices and you'll see what I mean. Mike Portnoy drives the songs with his excellent, complex drumming. One cool thing about his drums is that he removed the triggers for his drums on this album, which allows his to show more dynamics on his instrument. Kevin Moore's keyboards are woven throughout the songs, adding a great deal of atmosphere and often trading solos with John Petrucci. Mike Myung's complex basslines underly each track, even though he is often not very audible. Finally, there's singer James LaBrie. His powerful voice has a truly incredible range. On this album, his vocals are sometimes quite snarly, to fit with the heavier music. His powerful delivery makes the album's dark lyrics even more convincing.
This album is incredibly varied. There's the heavy, stomping metal of Caught in a Web, Lie and the especially heavy The Mirror. There's gentler songs including Lifting Shadows Off a Dream, Innocence Faded (this song has an amazing ending) and even a full acoustic ballad, The Silent Man.
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By DiggerBoot on 28 Jun 2014
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Compared to most of their other albums this employs far heavier guitar sound and imo is all the better for it. Yes they are all top notch musicians but too often on other albums it becomes clever but not partc entertaining "twiddling" on for an eternity to no partic end . This album while retaining the exemplary musicianship off their prog rock influences has a harder edge partly through portnoys playing but mostly Petruccis marvellous guitar playing
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