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Re: I'm new...
« Reply #35 on: March 03, 2017, 08:54:17 AM »
I am very excited for you!  I am new about 1 year into DT. It has been the most enjoyable year of music for me ever.  I have had a continual turnover of
favorites, but I think Scenes from a Memory has always been on top. I saw them on tour 3 times last year - just Wow!!  The only problem ( if you can call it that),
is that I can't listen to other music now. I have been trying. But I always just want to get back to DT music.  It satisfies me in ways no other music does.  I started with the heavier stuff, and have grown into the more "proggier" stuff - which can me different things to different people I think.  The fun part is after a while when you have skipped songs because they don't nab you at first, and then you listen because you have time or whatever. And then it's like "oh! new favorite!". And example of this for me was 6:00 from the Awake album.  Have fun!!!! :metal

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« Reply #36 on: March 03, 2017, 10:57:53 PM »
The fun part is after a while when you have skipped songs because they don't nab you at first, and then you listen because you have time or whatever. And then it's like "oh! new favorite!". And example of this for me was 6:00 from the Awake album.  Have fun!!!! :metal

Agreed. For me it's Octavarium (title track). I never got into the album back when it came out. I always liked Panic Attack but everything else was forgettable. But now all these years later I can't stop listening to Octavarium.
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« Reply #37 on: March 03, 2017, 11:09:40 PM »
The fun part is after a while when you have skipped songs because they don't nab you at first, and then you listen because you have time or whatever. And then it's like "oh! new favorite!". And example of this for me was 6:00 from the Awake album.  Have fun!!!! :metal

Agreed. For me it's Octavarium (title track). I never got into the album back when it came out. I always liked Panic Attack but everything else was forgettable. But now all these years later I can't stop listening to Octavarium.

Octavarium was my first DTF album and panic attack was the first song I connected it with too

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« Reply #38 on: March 04, 2017, 07:09:34 PM »

Octavarium was my first DTF album and panic attack was the first song I connected it with too

What do you think about the whole album?
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« Reply #39 on: March 04, 2017, 07:32:44 PM »

Octavarium was my first DTF album and panic attack was the first song I connected it with too

What do you think about the whole album?

It's weird because I didn't listen to any prog at the time.  I was more of a metal guy, and still am, so the rest of the album was interesting, but didn't immediately click.  I liked it, thought the band was fantastic, but it was hard for my first experience listening to such long tracks.  My neighbor in my apartment building, a chick I hardly knew, lent me I&W and Awake and that's when I really got hooked and then enjoyed Octavarium a lot more.  It's probably on the lower half of my DT album rankings, but definitely has a special place in my heart as well as Panic Attack since that was really the track that got me to look more into DT (well after listening to them cover the entire Number of the Beast album  :lol)

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« Reply #40 on: March 04, 2017, 07:59:39 PM »
Woah woah woah..wait a minute.
Did I read this right?

  a chick..... lent me I&W and Awake 
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would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
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« Reply #41 on: March 04, 2017, 08:04:04 PM »
Yea, funny story.  Met her in the laundry room on my floor.  She not only lent me those albums which I didn't realize at the time how big of masterpieces they were, she also introduced me to the TV show Lost.  I started watching with her in her apartment with her friends.  She was really cute too.  But then her weird boyfriend moved in a couple months later and we hardly hung out again.

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« Reply #42 on: March 04, 2017, 08:29:18 PM »
Woah woah woah..wait a minute.
Did I read this right?

  a chick..... lent me I&W and Awake 
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« Reply #43 on: March 09, 2017, 05:56:49 AM »
Funny.  A 'chick' basically introduced me to DT as well, playing me vinyl versions of WDADU and I&W. She also introduced me to Savatage and Psychotic Waltz....should have married her on the spot, come to think of it!  :omg:
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« Reply #44 on: March 09, 2017, 04:24:10 PM »
It's weird because I didn't listen to any prog at the time.  I was more of a metal guy, and still am, so the rest of the album was interesting, but didn't immediately click.  I liked it, thought the band was fantastic, but it was hard for my first experience listening to such long tracks.  My neighbor in my apartment building, a chick I hardly knew, lent me I&W and Awake and that's when I really got hooked and then enjoyed Octavarium a lot more.  It's probably on the lower half of my DT album rankings, but definitely has a special place in my heart as well as Panic Attack since that was really the track that got me to look more into DT (well after listening to them cover the entire Number of the Beast album  :lol)

Same here. I was and still am mostly into Metal. Started with Images and Words and I thought it was great. I still haven't really gotten into Octavarium yet :/
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« Reply #45 on: March 09, 2017, 09:15:24 PM »
It's weird because I didn't listen to any prog at the time.  I was more of a metal guy, and still am, so the rest of the album was interesting, but didn't immediately click.  I liked it, thought the band was fantastic, but it was hard for my first experience listening to such long tracks.  My neighbor in my apartment building, a chick I hardly knew, lent me I&W and Awake and that's when I really got hooked and then enjoyed Octavarium a lot more.  It's probably on the lower half of my DT album rankings, but definitely has a special place in my heart as well as Panic Attack since that was really the track that got me to look more into DT (well after listening to them cover the entire Number of the Beast album  :lol)

Same here. I was and still am mostly into Metal. Started with Images and Words and I thought it was great. I still haven't really gotten into Octavarium yet :/

I just got my Octavarium vinyl today :)

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« Reply #46 on: March 21, 2017, 07:05:38 PM »
1.  I'm finally getting into Octavarium (the song.)  It's growing on me... I hated the opening Jordan jerking off part, but since someone said it's his "ode" to Pink Floyd (Shine on you crazy diamond) I get it more... I've listened a few times and it's growing on me.

2.  Today's my birthday. :)

3.  Voices might be one of my favorite songs ever from DT.  It's so good.  And "In the name of God."

4.  I'm kinda bummed how late to the party I am... and I know, always welcome...  however, it sucks to know how much awesome music I'm liking that I'll likely NEVER hear in concert.  I hope one day I'll get Dance of Eternity, but that's more likely than songs like In the name of God, ITPoE, Octavarium even...  I don't see them playing shows in the next few years and playing some of these older epics...  or even something like Stream of Consciousness..  I wonder if MM even knows any of those types of songs.  I know he learned ANTR for the tryouts, so since he learned it, why not play it?  I looked on setlist.fm and they haven't even played ANTR since the last MP tour.  C'mon guys.

5.  My DT12 vinyl showed up the other day... it's awesome...  except, MM's drums don't sound any better.

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« Reply #47 on: March 21, 2017, 07:21:49 PM »
nice

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Re: I'm new...
« Reply #48 on: March 22, 2017, 09:30:27 AM »
Happy birthday, Scott.

1.  I'm finally getting into Octavarium (the song.)  It's growing on me... I hated the opening Jordan jerking off part, but since someone said it's his "ode" to Pink Floyd (Shine on you crazy diamond) I get it more... I've listened a few times and it's growing on me.

It really is a fantastic song.  But at the same time, it really is a bit much for a new fan to take in.  For something that long, just give it time to grow on you.  You might also really enjoy live performances of it.  Have you checked out Score?  I would recommend buying it and sitting down to watch it. 

As far as the opening of Octavarium, I really love it, despite that it can feel like kind of a chore to get through when you are wanting to get right to the song proper.  But it is such an atmosphere builder.  Since DT have never been shy about hiding their influences, even very specific influences in their songs, I always thought it would have been awesome if they did the four-note B♭, F, G, E progression from Shine On in live versions of Octavarium.  Maybe some day.

4.  I'm kinda bummed how late to the party I am... and I know, always welcome...  however, it sucks to know how much awesome music I'm liking that I'll likely NEVER hear in concert.  I hope one day I'll get Dance of Eternity, but that's more likely than songs like In the name of God, ITPoE, Octavarium even...  I don't see them playing shows in the next few years and playing some of these older epics...  or even something like Stream of Consciousness..  I wonder if MM even knows any of those types of songs.  I know he learned ANTR for the tryouts, so since he learned it, why not play it?  I looked on setlist.fm and they haven't even played ANTR since the last MP tour.  C'mon guys.

Well, the thing about DT is that they are REALLY good about trying to rotate almost everything in at some point.  REALLY long songs and ballads are a challenge (long songs because of the amount of set time they eat up, and ballads because you can only play so many, and they usually have a couple of new ones each album).  So it wouldn't surprise me if ITPOE never came back again in full.  But I think they know how revered Octavarium is, so I would expect it to return at some point despite its length.  I think the others that you mention are also pretty likely at some point.  You just have to be patient. 

The other thing is, there are really good live performances of most of those songs captured on the band's live releases.  As I posted above, if you haven't started checking some of those out, you might want to think about it. 
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« Reply #49 on: March 22, 2017, 10:48:04 AM »
My only concern with seeing some of those songs live is that DT isn't getting any younger and they haven't had rotating setlists in awhile.  The positive is that they do a really good job of playing different songs each tour so there is always the chance the next time around they do play one of those songs.

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« Reply #50 on: March 22, 2017, 11:45:53 PM »
It really is a fantastic song.  But at the same time, it really is a bit much for a new fan to take in.  For something that long, just give it time to grow on you.  You might also really enjoy live performances of it.  Have you checked out Score?  I would recommend buying it and sitting down to watch it. 

As far as the opening of Octavarium, I really love it, despite that it can feel like kind of a chore to get through when you are wanting to get right to the song proper.  But it is such an atmosphere builder. 

The Score opening of Octavarium is much more of a chore for me to get through than the studio version. I really like the studio version. And I don't like how much faster tempo of the Score version. It's still great though.
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