Six degrees is a double album containing the Long 40+ minute song that is self titled which is six separate parts about six different mental Difficulties potentially controversial subject matter, The music on this song is Very varied and imaginative and Full of Energy with Twelve String acoustic guitar parts, coupled with Dramatic orchestral parts too. Brilliant song with excellent lyrics and fabulously performed vocals from Both Labrie and Portnoy.The music takes on lots and weaves and turns.
the five tracks on side 1 are Energetic, and include a part of Portnoy's Alcohol suite thing. Again the music is very varied and creative they even have vinyl scratching sounds from the keyboard and it is very fresh and original on this album. For example on the Keyboard in The Glass Prison there is a keyboard affect I can only describe as the hip hop wicky wicky effect and similar sounds all very fun and despite being a very long album it keeps you very much engaged.
As for sound quality the Vinyl version of this album is exceptional the bass has been brought forward slightly and so it sound more power and impacting and there is an immense amount of space in the music you can hear all the music clearly and all the over dubs cleanly too, the keyboards don't ever disappear and the subtlties really stand out which is great it doesn't sound compressed or anthing bu then the cd doesn't either as it was released before the compression thing So yes a Brilliant album