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Old 08-24-2012, 04:56 AM   #17181
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wow this is an interesting topic ..love it .....i have not listened to DT much but i know they are one hell of a band ,i know a little bout John Pettruci,,,would anybody suggest me some of their best songs?i would appreciate that....btw i am a student currently studying design and programming at
IT Training Nepal ...i have interest in design and programming stuffs but along with that i am an avid music and movie lovers so any songs ppl wanna suggest me
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Old 08-24-2012, 05:41 AM   #17182
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wow this is an interesting topic ..love it .....i have not listened to DT much but i know they are one hell of a band ,i know a little bout John Pettruci,,,would anybody suggest me some of their best songs?i would appreciate that....btw i am a student currently studying design and programming at
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Well...

I'm gonna assume that you've already heard "Pull Me Under", since it's probably the biggest song in their catalog (if you haven't, do it.) "Metropolis pt. 1: The Miracle and the Sleeper" from the same album ("Images and Words") is a big classic and fan favourite. Also, check out their 23-minute opus "A Change of Seasons", which is by fans widely regarded as one of their (if not the) most musically and lyrically complete songs (I don't think they've ever topped ACoS lyric-wise.)

If you enjoy that, seek out the entire "Metropolis pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory" and "Images and Words". Stay clear of "Falling Into Infinity" until you know you like them, because it is overall mediocre and their worst effort (hampered by producers and what-not, seek out the "Falling Into Infinity Demos" on the Ytse-Jam label instead.) The few good songs from that album are usually well represented on their live albums and compilation.

Their later albums ("Systematic Chaos" and onward) have adopted a more metallic sound, giving heavier riffs and Hetfield-esque vocals larger space; they're still very proggy, with odd time signatures, long songs and huge instrumental passages.

How I rank their albums*:
1. Metropolis pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory *****
2. Images and Words *****
3. Awake ****
4. Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence ****
5. Octavarium ****
6. Train of Thought ****
7. Systematic Chaos ***
8. Black Clouds and Silver Linings ***
9. A Dramatic Turn of Events ***
10. Falling Into Infinity **

*having been a fan of them for about 10 years, I still haven't heard their debut "When Dream and Day Unite" in it's entirety . "Ytse Jam" rules, though.

Have fun, and I hope this helps!

Also, if you like Dream Theater, check out Symphony X as well. They're a great progressive metal band; their later efforts like "Paradise Lost" and "The Iconoclast" have more groove in their riffs than their earlier, which have a more blatantly epic, borderline power metal sound.
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:29 AM   #17183
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Which one's PEtrucci's BEST solo????
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Old 08-24-2012, 10:53 AM   #17184
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A lot of people's favorites include Under a Glass Moon, The Spirit Carries On, Stream of Consciousness, and Breaking All Illusions.
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Old 08-24-2012, 06:19 PM   #17185
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I'd rank the solo in "Peruvian Skies" as his best, bar none. But the ones mentioned above are very neat, too.
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Old 08-25-2012, 12:34 AM   #17186
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Which one's PEtrucci's BEST solo????

Breaking All Illusions I think has one of Petrucci's best solos, I'd say it ranks among some of his greatest, like Under a Glass Moon.
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Old 08-25-2012, 12:34 AM   #17187
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Repentance has a killer solo, the Budokan version of Hollow Years.
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Old 08-27-2012, 01:26 AM   #17188
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The solo from The Best of Times is my favorite Petrucci solo, followed by the ending of Octavarium. Both such epic endings of great songs.
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Old 08-28-2012, 12:42 AM   #17189
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In case you haven't heard the news yet ... http://www.dreamtheater.net/board_p...n-south-america

Needless to say, I'm excited as f***!
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In case you haven't heard the news yet ... http://www.dreamtheater.net/board_p...n-south-america

Needless to say, I'm excited as f***!


Awesome. If it's half as great as Score I'll probably watch it a thousand times.
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Old 08-28-2012, 02:13 AM   #17191
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John Petrucci has so many inspiring and great solos that I think it's impossible to make a decision ! lol

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Old 09-07-2012, 11:15 AM   #17192
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do any dream theater songs have backing tracks for bass?
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:10 PM   #17193
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Under a Glass Moon, Breaking All Illusions, and the ending of Octavarium, in that order for me.
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:48 AM   #17194
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my #1 will always be the Razor's Edge solo.

Constant Motion is my second favorite.



is it bad I can't rememeber the Breaking All Illusions solo? My computer died awhile back and I haven't had access to any DT.
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:12 PM   #17195
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Interview with JCR

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Old 09-27-2012, 11:03 PM   #17197
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Out of curiosity, who here also likes Megadeth? I once saw Dave say he took DT on Gigantour because they share a lot of the same fans, then I realized I'm one of them. Anyone else?
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Only 300 posts in this thread in a year. Does anyone else simply stopped caring about DT?
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Only 300 posts in this thread in a year. Does anyone else simply stopped caring about DT?


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And I started listening to music with atmosphere instead of simply string bashing.
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