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Offline Setlist Scotty

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Re: DT collection
« Reply #105 on: September 01, 2014, 02:24:45 AM »
I never really saw the point in getting the demos. I'm fine with the studio albums & some live stuff.
Different strokes for different folks, but I think you're missing out. At the very least, I'd recommend the FII demos since several of the songs are significantly different, there's 5 songs that didn't make the album (6 if you count the instrumental version of Metropolis part 2) and the sound quality is great for demos. But the other demo releases are also worth it, IMO just to hear the differences between them and the album versions.
 
 
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« Reply #106 on: September 01, 2014, 03:22:25 AM »
Haha, you just reminded me, I was gonna respond to that demo comment aswell but forgot or couldn't be bothered or something.  :P

But just to echo Scotty's thoughts, the demos are totally worth it, all of them IMO and one would me missing out if they dismissed them as uninteresting.  :tup

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- Falling into Infinity demos would be the best example because they have significant differences to the final product but most of that has been discussed extensively.

- All the others have enough curiosities to interest most fans; the Images & Words demos are great because we have a younger James nailing all the vocals. I thought some of those Atco demos actually had stronger vocals than I&W sessions sometimes. And the vocalist audition demos on various songs are certainly an interesting curiosity. As is Erotomania being part of Pull me Under, very bizarre.

- Even the Train of Thought instrumental demos are quite interesting because although the arrangements are mostly the same, you'd be surprised how many more details you notice in the songs with the absence of vocals (anyone that's listened to the BL&SL/ADTOE instrumentals knows what I'm talking about). Not to mention, we have some different/alternate solos by John and Jordan sometimes which will surprise you if you're familiar with the regular Train of Thought.

- The Awake demos are probably the least interesting compared to the rest (imo) but mainly because they are relatively of worse quality to the others (save for some Majesty stuff) but not to undermine their relevance. Still got some amazing vocals from James, where again; some moments come across clearer (unless it's just me), I swear I can understand his annunciation better on a lot of the higher vocals (everyone that's digested Awake fully has to know what I mean by this  :lol). Not to mention we've got some slightly different keyboard patches and sounds from Keven that you won't find on the final version, and an interesting longer version of The Mirror with the 'Lie instrumental' still intact.

- When Dream and Day Unite demos can be interesting, but you probably have to already like that album a fair bit to bother with these because it's a LOT more WDADU than anyone is used to.  :xbones It's got instrumental versions of everything which is quite interesting to hear extra detail (too bad about the quality though) and all the pre-production and extra Charlie stuff.

- Then the Majesty demos, I think any dedicated DT fan has to at least check these out at some point, pure recorded history here but don't necessarily expect to find pure gold, there's certainly some gems here though. Start of a legacy.  :millahhhh

That's enough rambling from me, but hopefully I convinced someone to check out the demos.  ;D

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« Reply #107 on: September 02, 2014, 02:39:57 AM »
Since I never did post my collection in the earlier thread, I'll take this opportunity to post it here.  I think this represents all the stuff I have (minus the VIP tote bags, glassware, ticket stubs, Guitar Magazines, various t-shirts and Rock Discipline VHS tape).  Several of the CD's and programs are autographed inside the booklets.   My Majesty demo is signed by Derek.











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« Reply #108 on: September 03, 2014, 02:08:02 PM »
I'm trying to find a 2002 World Tourbulence Tour Program.

Yeah, I regret not buying this at the show.  Just didn't have the $10 cash in my pocket that night.

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Re: DT collection
« Reply #109 on: September 03, 2014, 02:10:42 PM »
I'm trying to find a 2002 World Tourbulence Tour Program.

Yeah, I regret not buying this at the show.  Just didn't have the $10 cash in my pocket that night.
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« Reply #110 on: September 03, 2014, 03:02:59 PM »
I'm trying to find a 2002 World Tourbulence Tour Program.

Yeah, I regret not buying this at the show.  Just didn't have the $10 cash in my pocket that night.

I have the Six Degrees tourbook signed by the band at an Albuquerque show back in 2002 I think...

I also have a shitload of bootlegs (audio and VHS)...Not sure where they are right now.
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« Reply #111 on: September 03, 2014, 06:50:07 PM »
I'm trying to find a 2002 World Tourbulence Tour Program.

Yeah, I regret not buying this at the show.  Just didn't have the $10 cash in my pocket that night.

I have the Six Degrees tourbook signed by the band at an Albuquerque show back in 2002 I think...

I also have a shitload of bootlegs (audio and VHS)...Not sure where they are right now.

Cool, what is your favorite bootleg (CD, DVD, or otherwise) in your collection?
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« Reply #112 on: September 03, 2014, 08:16:28 PM »
I have a sweet spot for the Train Wreck bootleg from the Phoenix show in 2000 I think. The guys screwed up in Metropolis. 8-19-00 was the date for that show.

The Orlando at the HOB that streamed on the web is also very good. The Graspop Festival fanclub cd is also great. And the Unplugged show. I think those are my favorite boots
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« Reply #113 on: September 03, 2014, 09:36:47 PM »
That's cool, I've never heard the Train Wreck bootleg.  I usually stay away from the Metropolis 2000 bootlegs as it was a static set and I'd seen it live a number of times.  I have the Orlando HOB, which I recorded from the live stream onto a cassette tape!

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« Reply #114 on: September 20, 2014, 09:55:55 AM »
I'm trying to find a 2002 World Tourbulence Tour Program.

Yeah, I regret not buying this at the show.  Just didn't have the $10 cash in my pocket that night.

If that album and tour weren't a huge favorite of mine, I'd offer you my tour book.  At one point I tried to get all of tour books, but decided against it. 

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« Reply #115 on: September 20, 2014, 10:57:53 AM »
RaiseTheKnife, you got a San Francisco bootleg right above Derek Sherinian. Could you tell me please which year is that from?
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« Reply #116 on: September 20, 2014, 02:26:49 PM »
March 11, 2006.   Includes Speak To Me, which was only played for a handful of shows during the Octovarium tour.

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« Reply #117 on: September 21, 2014, 11:24:06 AM »
Ah, pity! I was hoping for 2004, but I already know that boot doesn't exsist, so it was just a silly hope.  :lol
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« Reply #118 on: October 10, 2014, 10:42:24 AM »
Since I never did post my collection in the earlier thread, I'll take this opportunity to post it here.  I think this represents all the stuff I have (minus the VIP tote bags, glassware, ticket stubs, Guitar Magazines, various t-shirts and Rock Discipline VHS tape).  Several of the CD's and programs are autographed inside the booklets.   My Majesty demo is signed by Derek.













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« Reply #119 on: October 10, 2014, 10:53:55 AM »
Wow, impressive collection!  What a beautiful sight.
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« Reply #120 on: October 10, 2014, 05:52:14 PM »
Ditto for the above.....some serious money would have been spent on that collection.  I would love to find that hourglass... :smiley:

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« Reply #121 on: October 10, 2014, 06:11:52 PM »
Ditto for the above.....some serious money would have been spent on that collection.  I would love to find that hourglass... :smiley:

the fii hourglass that i have?  ;D
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« Reply #122 on: October 10, 2014, 06:33:38 PM »
Don't tease me!  :'(  Unless you are willing to part with it?!  :smiley:

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« Reply #123 on: October 11, 2014, 02:32:46 AM »
I recall that some of my VHS taped shows are relatively rare such as Toronto 1993 and Milan 1997.  Maybe they can be found on youtube by now, but for the longest time they were not highly circulated.

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« Reply #124 on: October 11, 2014, 06:15:05 AM »
Ah, pity! I was hoping for 2004, but I already know that boot doesn't exsist, so it was just a silly hope.  :lol

Marco it did exist at one time. I taped it, but that show was part of the west coast swing that I did of I think 6 shows in a row for me. Somewhere along the line I misplaced the DAT's. I'm going to guess they got left in a hotel room in some city. At least Mother, Father did get released.

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« Reply #125 on: October 15, 2014, 11:29:58 PM »
About 45 or so CD's, 9 t-shirts, a bunch of DVD's.

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« Reply #126 on: October 17, 2014, 11:08:07 AM »
I'm a chinese DT die-hard, this is my collection photo abum:
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« Reply #127 on: January 08, 2015, 03:41:15 AM »
Heh, my collection is ridiculous compared to what has been posted here, but well:

- Images and Words (1992)
- Live at the Marquee (1993)
- Awake (1994)
- A Change of Seasons (1995)
- Falling Into Infinity (1997)
- Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From a Memory (1999)
- Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence (2002)
- Train of Thought (2003)
- Live at Budokan (2004 - CD)
- Octavarium (2005)

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« Reply #128 on: January 10, 2015, 11:56:10 AM »
Just got the awake vinyl...
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It sounds AMAZING!

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« Reply #129 on: January 11, 2015, 12:13:53 AM »
that's cool.  Was Awake initially released in vinyl in 94?  and if so, how does this new release compare?

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« Reply #130 on: January 11, 2015, 04:34:26 AM »
no, it was never released on vinyl (to my knowledge) so I picked up one of the new enjoy the ride/brookvale ones. In comparison to the CD version, however, it's bloody amazing!

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« Reply #131 on: January 11, 2015, 04:39:37 AM »
Awake was released as a double LP in 1994: http://www.discogs.com/Dream-Theater-Awake/release/1962869 However, it wasn't until 2007 that another DT album came out on vinyl (SC).

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« Reply #132 on: January 11, 2015, 04:40:12 AM »
Awake WAS released on vinyl (the last album to be so at the time ) and only in Germany.  Tends to fetch between $200-$400 on Ebay.
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« Reply #133 on: January 11, 2015, 05:17:19 AM »
Awake was released as a double LP in 1994: http://www.discogs.com/Dream-Theater-Awake/release/1962869 However, it wasn't until 2007 that another DT album came out on vinyl (SC).
huh, didn't know! thought it was on CD & Cassette only.

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« Reply #134 on: January 23, 2015, 08:42:17 PM »
Awake WAS released on vinyl (the last album to be so at the time ) and only in Germany.  Tends to fetch between $200-$400 on Ebay.
That's the one I have.

Never bought the new one.

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« Reply #135 on: January 24, 2015, 09:41:11 AM »
Awake WAS released on vinyl (the last album to be so at the time ) and only in Germany.  Tends to fetch between $200-$400 on Ebay.
That's the one I have.

Never bought the new one.
Do you want $200-400? Maybe you should sell it on, seeing as its going for that much!

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« Reply #136 on: January 25, 2015, 04:55:52 PM »
Awake WAS released on vinyl (the last album to be so at the time ) and only in Germany.  Tends to fetch between $200-$400 on Ebay.
That's the one I have.

Never bought the new one.
Do you want $200-400? Maybe you should sell it on, seeing as its going for that much!

If someone goes out of their way to offer me something in the mid to high end of that maybe I would.  But I think I'd rather keep it.

I would part with many of my Dream Theater items, but at the moment that Awake LP isn't one of them.

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« Reply #137 on: January 26, 2015, 11:16:17 AM »
Awake WAS released on vinyl (the last album to be so at the time ) and only in Germany.  Tends to fetch between $200-$400 on Ebay.
That's the one I have.

Never bought the new one.
Do you want $200-400? Maybe you should sell it on, seeing as its going for that much!

If someone goes out of their way to offer me something in the mid to high end of that maybe I would.  But I think I'd rather keep it.

I would part with many of my Dream Theater items, but at the moment that Awake LP isn't one of them.
fair enough

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« Reply #139 on: February 05, 2015, 04:20:12 PM »
Someday I will lay everything out, Box Sets, all Fan Club CD's and DVD's, Sealed Scenes From New York Box with T-Shirt...etc., but these are my favorites....all 4 Vinyl Test Pressings of Awake, I&W, Falling Into Infinity, and SFAM. The first 3 had 24 made, SFAM had only 5...this is Number 1. The Images And Words is Number 2, The Awake and Falling Into Infinity are Number 8.