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Liquid Tension Experiment

29 May 2007 | Format: MP3

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8:55
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2
3:26
30
3
6:29
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4
2:00
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9:19
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2:21
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5:02
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7:53
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9
28:36

Product details

  • Original Release Date: 10 Mar. 1998
  • Label: Magna Carta Records
  • Copyright: 1998 Magna Carta
  • Total Length: 1:14:01
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B001RTNLTK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 27,859 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By B. Towell on 7 Nov. 2001
Format: Audio CD
There are few CDs that I own that I hold in such high acclaim as this one. From the opening barrage of the opening track, to the final notes of the more expirmental closing piece, this album does nothing but amaze.
Then you read the sleeve notes and discover the entire album was written & recorded in just 6 days.
Granted, each musician is pretty much a hall of famer in their own right, but what an audio event this work provides. Players of this calibre sound great even when they'rs making the odd mistake - not that any are apparent. If you like rock the way it is intended, with the kind of virtuousity and musicality you'll rarely hear, buy this, and follow up LTE2, and feel very, very small.
It's so good my wife will not let me play it when she's at home - but she likes Simply Red and Robbie Williams.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 13 Jun. 2001
Format: Audio CD
Make no mistake about it - this album is rock at it's most self-indulgent... and it's most inspiring.
The opening track, "Paradigm Shift" is a statement of intent. You're instantly met with blistering flurry of drums and guitars, but as the track progresses it shifts into a variety of tempos and dynamic levels. This is the sound of a group of superb musicians pushing their limits... and enjoying it!!!
From there, the experimentation continues - culminating in thirty minute jam session.
It's an acquired taste, I grant you, but the sheer energy of the recording and the level of musicianship are compelling. Mike Portnoy's drumming is particularly worthy of mention!
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 9 Sept. 2001
Format: Audio CD
The band is made up of Mike Portnoy (Drums), John Petrucci (Guitar) and Jordan Rudess (Keyboard) of Dreamtheater and Tony Levin (Bass) of King Crimson and Peter Gabriel. Make no mistake about it, this is a prog metal album. If you don't like metal, you definately won't like this, but if you like Dreamtheater, then this album, as well as LTE II are definately worth owning. The musicianship is very buisy, but also has a good dynamic, with heavy riffs giving way to beautifull ballad-feel riffs. If one word had to be used to describe this music it would have to be "clever".
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. L. Bradley on 20 July 2009
Format: Audio CD
...but I couldn't resist committing the cardinal sin of basing an album rating on a couple of standout tracks. Luckily the tracks in question, 'Kindred Spirits' and 'Universal Mind', total about the time of 4 songs on a more normal album. These are some of the best tracks you will ever hear if you like progressive songwriting and amazingly uplifting solos that still manage to shred your face off- not to mention perfect unison moments between John Petrucci, the hardest working man in (shred) guitar, and Jordan Rudess, who seems to be incapable of ever making a mistake in his keyboard playing.

Sure, there are other good moments on the album- the first track wishes it was Universal Mind and succeeds in being a fairly long, fast, uplifting first track full of technical magic. Three Minute Warning is nice to have on in the background if you're with a few friends, drinking or something...just be prepared to not be able to resist skipping back to Universal Mind and demanding they shut up and appreciate it for the duration. Maybe you will find a moment or two in the album that you keep coming back to over and over that is not part of the two standout tracks. But for me, it has to be them, musical masterpieces that I keep coming back to constantly at least 5 years after first hearing them.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ryan Smith on 30 May 2006
Format: Audio CD
This is quite awesome and Tony Levin is a charismatic and flexible bassist. However I can't quite tell the point as Portnoy (Drums) and Petrucci (Guitar) could make this type of music within Dream Theater (with John Myung)on Bass. Having said that, it does sound good and it did allow for Jordan Rudess to join the ranks of Dream Theater (making him their 3rd Keboardist), and he is undoubtably the best they've had on the ivories!! This is good but I would still recomend Scenes From A Memory any day.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Cristian Ward on 17 Sept. 2006
Format: Audio CD
This album is really really great, the first half is amazing, paradigm shift is the perfect opening, and seems to be a 'try and learn this' challenge he he.

the only let down on this album for me is the last track, 3 minute warning, to me its just too long and gets pretty tame and dull and dare i say it boring in some places.

the album as a whole however is amazing, highly recommended and if you like this you'll probably like LTE 2 just as much if not more
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