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Re: Dream Theater Survey
« Reply #35 on: June 07, 2010, 01:16:08 PM »
Best Guitar Solo: Surrounded
Best Keyboard Solo: Scarred
Best Unison: Blind Faith

Best Epic: Octavarium
Best Lyrics: Home. The word choices are odd but I love them.
Best Short Song: Wait For Sleep
Best Song: Octavarium

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Re: Dream Theater Survey
« Reply #36 on: June 07, 2010, 01:19:09 PM »

Best Lyrics: Home. The word choices are odd but I love them.


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Re: Dream Theater Survey
« Reply #37 on: June 07, 2010, 01:32:26 PM »

Best Lyrics: Home. The word choices are odd but I love them.


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Re: Dream Theater Survey
« Reply #38 on: June 07, 2010, 02:39:31 PM »
Best Guitar Solo: The Spirit Carries On
Best Keyboard Solo: Blind Faith
Best Unison: Take the Time

Best Epic: The Count of Tuscany
Best Lyrics: The Best of Times
Best Short Song: Wait for Sleep
Best Song: Learning to Live
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Re: Dream Theater Survey
« Reply #39 on: June 07, 2010, 02:40:19 PM »
oh and to live forever unison - appreciate.

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Re: Dream Theater Survey
« Reply #40 on: June 07, 2010, 02:53:28 PM »
oh and to live forever unison - appreciate.

Oh yea, forgot about that one. I really like how slow and movable it is. I really wish they would do another one like that, instead of trying outrace each other.
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Re: Dream Theater Survey
« Reply #41 on: June 07, 2010, 02:58:27 PM »
oh and to live forever unison - appreciate.
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Re: Dream Theater Survey
« Reply #42 on: June 07, 2010, 04:34:51 PM »
Best Guitar Solo: The Best of Times
Best Keyboard Solo: Blind Faith
Best Unison: In the Name of God

Best Epic: A Change of Seasons
Best Lyrics: Trial of Tears
Best Short Song: Wither
Best Song: Learning to Live

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Re: Dream Theater Survey
« Reply #43 on: June 07, 2010, 07:12:43 PM »
Best Guitar Solo: The Ministry of Lost Souls
Best Keyboard Solo: Constant Motion
Best Unison: In the Name of God

Best Epic: Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
Best Lyrics: In The Name of God
Best Short Song: Vacant/Constant Motion [Voices would be borderline cheating.]
Best Song: Home
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Re: Dream Theater Survey
« Reply #44 on: June 07, 2010, 09:53:43 PM »
Man, I think The Best of Times is actually winning for guitar solo.  That is really shocking, not one person has mentioned Under A Glass Moon yet, which I thought was widely considered his best (not my personal favorite, but still).  Actually, in the DT survivor, didn't it win for guitar solos??

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Re: Dream Theater Survey
« Reply #45 on: June 07, 2010, 10:00:37 PM »
Best Guitar Solo: Octavarium/Goodnight Kiss
Best Keyboard Solo: Blind Faith
Best Unison: Blind Faith

Best Epic: Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence/Octavarium/A Change of Seasons (they seriously are all tied now)
Best Lyrics: Trial of Tears
Best Short Song: Surrounded
Best Song: see epics.
« Last Edit: June 13, 2010, 04:49:26 PM by LTE »
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Re: Dream Theater Survey
« Reply #46 on: June 07, 2010, 10:04:13 PM »
Best Guitar Solo: The Best of Times
Best Keyboard Solo: Blind Faith
Best Unison: Blind Faith

Best Epic: In the interest of not spoiling the top 50 thread I'm leaving this blank (though anyone who has seen me answer these sorts of questions should know the answer by now)
Best Lyrics: Learning to Live, I guess.
Best Short Song: Not telling
Best Song: Not telling

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Re: Dream Theater Survey
« Reply #47 on: June 07, 2010, 11:30:53 PM »
Man, I think The Best of Times is actually winning for guitar solo.

That sucks. I mean it fits the song perfect but it's such a by the books Brian May type solo, although a pretty good one. There are a lot more purely Petrucci solos that run circles over it.

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Re: Dream Theater Survey
« Reply #48 on: June 07, 2010, 11:40:50 PM »
Best Guitar Solo: Voices
Best Keyboard Solo: Blind Faith
Best Unison: Blind Faith

Best Epic: The Count Of Tuscany
Best Lyrics: Voices
Best Short Song: To Live Forever
Best Song: Voices

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Re: Dream Theater Survey
« Reply #49 on: June 07, 2010, 11:44:06 PM »
Man, I think The Best of Times is actually winning for guitar solo.

That sucks. I mean it fits the song perfect but it's such a by the books Brian May type solo, although a pretty good one. There are a lot more purely Petrucci solos that run circles over it.

If you prefer his standard shred, then sure. But that solo speaks in a very unique way.
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Re: Dream Theater Survey
« Reply #50 on: June 08, 2010, 03:09:39 AM »
Best Guitar Solo: Hollow Years (Live at Budokan)
Best Keyboard Solo: Take the Time
Best Unison: Take the Time

Best Epic: In the Presence of Enemies
Best Lyrics: Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
Best Short Song: Hell's Kitchen
Best Song: Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence

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Re: Dream Theater Survey
« Reply #51 on: June 08, 2010, 04:48:27 AM »
Man, I think The Best of Times is actually winning for guitar solo.

That sucks. I mean it fits the song perfect but it's such a by the books Brian May type solo, although a pretty good one. There are a lot more purely Petrucci solos that run circles over it.

It tugs on the heart strings a bit blatantly, but I can see why people would pick it as their favorite.

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Re: Dream Theater Survey
« Reply #52 on: June 08, 2010, 04:49:55 AM »
Man, I think The Best of Times is actually winning for guitar solo.

That sucks. I mean it fits the song perfect but it's such a by the books Brian May type solo, although a pretty good one. There are a lot more purely Petrucci solos that run circles over it.

If you prefer his standard shred, then sure. But that solo speaks in a very unique way.
I agree with both of you.  But I don't think it is in his top 5.
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Re: Dream Theater Survey
« Reply #53 on: June 08, 2010, 07:02:36 AM »
If you don't think The Best of Times solo is JP's best, we are not a match.
I felt its length in quite a few places.

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Re: Dream Theater Survey
« Reply #54 on: June 08, 2010, 07:33:54 AM »

Best Guitar Solo: Under a Glass Moon
Best Keyboard Solo: Home
Best Unison: Fatal Tragedy

Best Epic: A Change of Seasons
Best Lyrics: Only a Matter of Time
Best Short Song: Surrounded
Best Song: A Change of Seasons

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Re: Dream Theater Survey
« Reply #55 on: June 08, 2010, 09:39:26 AM »
I think "The Best of Times" gets a bump just because it's a more recent effort.  Among, *ahem*, other, more pedestrian attempts.
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Re: Dream Theater Survey
« Reply #56 on: June 08, 2010, 09:51:19 AM »
I think "The Best of Times" gets a bump just because it's a more recent effort.  Among, *ahem*, other, more pedestrian attempts.

I'm a new fan. I got to know all songs (and solos) pretty much in the same time period. The Best Of Times has the best of solos.

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Re: Dream Theater Survey
« Reply #57 on: June 08, 2010, 05:00:47 PM »
I can't see how anything can get a bump because of being new material here when 3/4 of this thread is dominated by the first five albums.

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Re: Dream Theater Survey
« Reply #58 on: June 13, 2010, 07:24:35 AM »
Best Guitar Solo: Under A Glass Moon
Best Keyboard Solo: Solitary Shell
Best Unison: Blind Faith

Best Epic:
The Count of Tuscany
Best Lyrics: Disappear or Space-Dye Vest
Best Short Song: Overture 1928
Best Song: The Count of Tuscany

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Re: Dream Theater Survey
« Reply #59 on: June 13, 2010, 07:32:44 AM »
There are a lot more purely Petrucci solos that run circles over it.

Agreed. Plus, it's never really struck me as an immensely fun solo to play on the guitar.

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Re: Dream Theater Survey
« Reply #60 on: June 13, 2010, 03:52:00 PM »
Best Guitar Solo: Voices
Best Keyboard Solo: Take The Time
Best Unison: Afterlife

Best Epic: Octavarium
Best Lyrics: Voices
Best Short Song: Another Day
Best Song: Voices

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Re: Dream Theater Survey
« Reply #61 on: June 13, 2010, 11:23:12 PM »
Best Guitar Solo: Under a Glass Moon
Best Keyboard Solo: Blind Faith
Best Unison: Endless Sacrifice (last solo section)

Best Epic: Octavarium
Best Lyrics: Octavarium (nuggetz!! ;))
Best Short Song: Wither
Best Song: A Nightmare to Remember

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Best non-album Song: To live Forever
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Re: Dream Theater Survey
« Reply #62 on: June 13, 2010, 11:41:32 PM »
First thing that comes to mind:

Best Guitar Solo: Home
Best Keyboard Solo: Fatal Tragedy maybe?
Best Unison: ITPOE Pt. 1

Best Epic: ACOS
Best Lyrics: don't care
Best Short Song: Overture 1928
Best Song: Home
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Re: Dream Theater Survey
« Reply #63 on: June 13, 2010, 11:59:39 PM »
Best Guitar Solo: Voices
Best Keyboard Solo: No thanks
Best Unison: Endless Sacrifice

Best Epic: A Change Of Seasons
Best Lyrics: DT is not where I go if I want good lyrics
Best Short Song: Disappear or Vacant
Best Song: Scarred

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Re: Dream Theater Survey
« Reply #64 on: June 14, 2010, 12:19:00 AM »
Best Guitar Solo: Octavarium
Best Keyboard Solo: Fatal Tragedy
Best Unison: Metropolis Part 1

Best Epic: Octavarium
Best Lyrics: Disappear
Best Short Song: Wait for Sleep
Best Song: Octavarium

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Re: Dream Theater Survey
« Reply #65 on: June 14, 2010, 04:18:12 AM »
Best Guitar Solo: Under a glass moon
Best Keyboard Solo: Home
Best Unison: Metropolis

Best Epic: ACOS
Best Lyrics: Voices
Best Short Song: To live forever
Best Song: Take The Time

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Re: Dream Theater Survey
« Reply #66 on: June 18, 2010, 07:10:07 AM »
Best Guitar Solo:  Lines In The Sand
Best Keyboard Solo: Blind Faith
Best Unison: Surrounded '07

Best Epic: Octavarium
Best Lyrics: Octavarium
Best Short Song: Fatal Tragedy
Best Song: Learning To Live
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Re: Dream Theater Survey
« Reply #67 on: June 18, 2010, 04:02:36 PM »
Best Guitar Solo: Another Day
Best Keyboard Solo: Learning To Live
Best Unison: Metropolis

Best Epic: Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
Best Lyrics: A Change of Seasons
Best Short Song: I Walk Beside You
Best Song: Pull Me Under
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Re: Dream Theater Survey
« Reply #68 on: June 18, 2010, 08:42:39 PM »
Best Guitar Solo: Under A Glass Moon
Best Keyboard Solo: The Great Debate
Best Unison: Never Enough

Best Epic: Count Of Tuscany
Best Lyrics: A Change Of Seasons
Best Short Song: Was Inside my Head
Best Song: Metropolis

Just wrote down the first thing tha came to mind. Funny thing is, if I did this again in another year, all the answers might be different.

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Re: Dream Theater Survey
« Reply #69 on: June 19, 2010, 08:11:35 AM »
Best Guitar Solo: Under a Glass Moon
Best Keyboard Solo: The Dance of Eternity
Best Unison: Take the Time

Best Epic: Twelve-Step Suite (If that even counts as an epic)
Best Lyrics: Panic Attack
Best Short Song: Regression
Best Song: Take the Time


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