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Live recordings of Dream Theater
on 14 February 2012
Covering their early albums, pre James Labrie,pre Jordan Rudess and Mike Mangini.
The early days are showing how much Rush had a huge influence in the type of progressive music these guys have created.
The earliest songs are reminiscent of Rush albums of the same era.There are several riffs, music sections and vocal sections that remind me of Rush, Van Halen, David Coverdale, Queen and even George Michael.
I absolutely love the music this band have made. In the way that the best progressive bands' music makes you want to play it over and over again, these guys have that.
Each playing brings something extra to the fore that is not noticed on the first playing or even the second or third. There is just soo much to listen to that it's too much to take in all at once.
I never get tired of hearing their music and the lyrics are so meaningful.
CD2 Has the most well known tracks on it and an amazing solo by John Petrucci. He has to be the best progressive guitarist of all time ( and I grew up listening to Zep, Purple and Floyd) and it is all performed with such humbleness, no showing off showmanship that makes me feel very privileged to have had the chance to listen to such wonderful music.The lyrics are very thought provoking and meaningful showing a maturity well beyond the ages of the band members.How did they get to be so philisophical at such a young age?