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1  General Category / General Music Chat / Re: Dream Theater 'Along For the Ride' World Tour 2014 on: February 18, 2014, 08:44:12 am
I saw them last night in Amsterdam and will see them tonight in Düsseldorf. I avoided spoilers and only knew of Space-Dye Vest (the biggest spoiler of all times) and The Mirror (one of my very favorite DT songs). Let me tell you: the show is absolutely awesome!!! The animations, the form of the band, the setlist, it was excellent! And our Captain is in the best shape of his entire career!!!

I could get a backstage pass for me and a friend this time and got to meet the whole band, so finally I got to exchange a few words with Captain James LaBrie, whom I let know he's one of my favorite singers! I'm so happy!!!


2  General Category / General Music Chat / Re: Dream Theater 'Along For the Ride' World Tour 2014 on: February 18, 2014, 08:37:43 am
The great, the spoiled (btw, Henry, you did it!) Space-Dye Vest.

I got spoiled, but I didn't spoil you!  Tongue
3  General Category / General Music Chat / Re: DT MARATHON on: February 18, 2014, 08:33:25 am
I've spent my weekend listening to every Dream Theater Album back to back. the new album is definitely my favourite.
It has the best songs, The Enemy Inside, The looking Glass, The Bigger Picture, Behind The Veil, Surrender To Reason and the epic master piece, Illumination Theory. I also enjoy Listening to Dramatic Turn of Events, Black Clouds And Silver Linings, Systematic Chaos, Train of Thought and Images and Words.

I can't wait to see Dream Theater live at the Riverstage in Brisbane Australia.     

It's the kind of album that grows on you the more you listen to it. So rich in details and yet so different from their other ones.

I saw them last night in Amsterdam and I'm seeing them tonight in Düsseldorf. You're gonna love the show! It's really amazing from every point of view.
4  General Category / General Music Chat / Re: The Looking Glass (Acoustic) on: November 02, 2013, 02:20:32 pm
Excellent as always, pana Wink
5  General Category / General Music Chat / Re: NEW DT album FANTASTIC! on: October 25, 2013, 08:12:32 am
A debate about music is one thing but I won't take a mud slinging match here...ESPECIALLY against music that the rest of the band is PROUD OF.

+1 Donna!

As for the album. I've been listening to it a lot and love it... exactly because it's different!

How boring it would be if a progressive band wouldn't try different stuff at points in their career! I love the fact that they're relying on melodies (where James had a lot to do from a songwriting point of view) as much as they always do on musicianship. The result is catchier songs that are really well crafted, where everyone's performance is flawless. I'm not in love with the album's mix, but talking about it musically, it's definitely a turning point in their career. Just my two cents  Smiley
6  General Category / General Music Chat / Pull me under from Luna Park. WOW!!! on: October 25, 2013, 07:37:02 am
Dear all,

The Captain was in AMAZING shape on this one  Shocked

My goodness, is amazing how can he sing like that after all these years, the food poisoning and so on!!! This shows it!!!
7  General Category / General Music Chat / Re: Impermanent Resonance on: September 20, 2013, 04:52:41 pm
Yesterday I listened to it and then DT's new album, back to back. What an awesome musical experience that is!  Grin
8  General Category / General Music Chat / Re: NEW DT album FANTASTIC! on: September 20, 2013, 04:51:46 pm
SO... I've been gone so long (and was here for such a brief time when ADOTE was released) I feel like I need to reintroduce myself. Been away due to helping my family adjust to the totally sudden death of my mother.

Now I'm back and Dream Theater has released this album for streaming and all I have to say is this: I've been listening to them since 95. Bought Images and Words, then realized that Awake had come out. It's been non-stop DT for me ever since. After listening to this album a few times through I can say, without a doubt, this is my number 1 favorite record. It's just... so good it almost hurts. Some best melodies they've ever written, James sounds his absolute best here. I mean... you're not supposed to sound like you're in your 20s when you're 50, kids. The riffs and flashiness are at their all time best and the songs - as songs - are just top notch.

My only problem is... I can't pick a favorite yet. I just can't. Every time I go "ok... that's just my favorite song", I go to the next one and think "Oh crap... that's amazing too".

Magical. Beginning to very end.

James, you and company have made what was a horrible, gutting year, turn out to have something beautiful - in addition to my precious family. I know this is just a record from a band, but this is music and my mother LOVED music. Even though she wasn't a real rock fan, she even loved Dream Theater because she could feel the passion inside the amazing talent. So it's fitting that I now listen to music at its finest from 5 of the most talented men on the planet.

Thank you.

Nice to see you again, Splinter. My condolences on the passing of your mother. I'm happy to read that DT music has cheered you up under such a difficult readjustment. That's the power of music!

This album is awesome and I haven't been able to stop listening to it over and over everyday.

By the way, release date in Germany was today and I received an e-mail that delivery is delayed but it's on it's (sic) way! Very disappointing. They haven't seen me the link for digital download either. I purchased it from Warner Music Shop directly. Other friends in Germany received their CDs today.

Anyway, now it's even on Spotify, so I'm streaming it from there as I type this, enjoying ever single note, beat, word, everything!!!
9  General Category / General Music Chat / New interview with James about DT'S new album on: September 17, 2013, 03:20:13 am
'I Don't Like Anyone To Be Around When I Record My Vocals'
10  General Category / General Music Chat / Re: NEW DT album FANTASTIC! on: September 16, 2013, 01:06:46 pm
As I wrote on my twitter:

First impression: #DreamTheater sound fresh and vital. Songs are catchier than usual but keep a hard edge. The last song is a true epic!

11  General Category / General Music Chat / New DT song - "Along for the ride" on: September 10, 2013, 11:50:56 am
Hello all!

How can it be that no one has commented on "Along for the ride" yet?  :-o Check it out

Oh and James rules on it!!!
12  General Category / General Music Chat / Re: Streaming "The Enemy Inside" on: August 05, 2013, 01:00:32 pm
Ahhh.... Nothing better then waking up to some DT in the morning. Smiley

Love it.

Even more to NEW DT and this awesome!!!
13  General Category / General Music Chat / Streaming "The Enemy Inside" on: August 05, 2013, 11:56:55 am
Come on people! Listen to it and let's talk about it!  Grin
14  General Category / General Music Chat / Re: James LaBrie NEW CD RELEASE UPDATE on: July 26, 2013, 02:08:32 pm
Mine will arrive next week, but Amazon lets me stream it already, so I'm listening to it for the 3rd time. Excellent follow up to Static Impulse! Growls don't bother me personally and I like the mixture of styles in the album.
15  General Category / General Music Chat / Re: DREAM THEATER UNVEILS MILESTONE NEW ALBUM on: July 11, 2013, 03:21:41 am
Looking at the cover artwork and tracklist structure, I'd expect the new album to be Dream's Theater's  own "The Dark Side Of The Moon". Incredibly excited Smiley

Excellent analogy  Grin
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