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Re: Best first song for new listener?
« Reply #35 on: April 24, 2017, 11:09:33 AM »
Did that song break her Benjamin?

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Re: Best first song for new listener?
« Reply #36 on: April 24, 2017, 02:47:49 PM »
Compilation por new listeners:

01-   Hollow years
02-   The answer lies within
03-   Speak to me
04-   Wait for sleep
05-   Anna Lee
06-   Eve
07-   The silent man
08-   Through her eyes
09-   Beneath the Surface
10-   Along for the ride
11-   Wither
12-   Another day
13-   The spirit carries on
14-   Far from heaven
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Re: Best first song for new listener?
« Reply #37 on: April 24, 2017, 02:53:52 PM »
Compilation por new listeners:

01-   Hollow years
02-   The answer lies within
03-   Speak to me
04-   Wait for sleep
05-   Anna Lee
06-   Eve
07-   The silent man
08-   Through her eyes
09-   Beneath the Surface
10-   Along for the ride
11-   Wither
12-   Another day
13-   The spirit carries on
14-   Far from heaven

I feel like I'm noticing a trend there.
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Re: Best first song for new listener?
« Reply #38 on: April 24, 2017, 04:13:06 PM »
Considering by the sounds of the chick;

Forsaken
As I Am
Endless Sacrifice
Build Me Up, Break Me Down
These Walls
The Dark Eternal Night
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Re: Best first song for new listener?
« Reply #39 on: April 24, 2017, 06:26:24 PM »
Compilation por new listeners:

01-   Hollow years
02-   The answer lies within
03-   Speak to me
04-   Wait for sleep
05-   Anna Lee
06-   Eve
07-   The silent man
08-   Through her eyes
09-   Beneath the Surface
10-   Along for the ride
11-   Wither
12-   Another day
13-   The spirit carries on
14-   Far from heaven

Yeah, because these songs are very representative of the band.. :lol

In all seriousness, I wonder what would happen if she actually likes this compilation and then find out DT doesn't have any other songs like these..
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Re: Best first song for new listener?
« Reply #40 on: April 25, 2017, 12:42:13 AM »
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Re: Best first song for new listener?
« Reply #41 on: April 25, 2017, 02:55:43 AM »
She's into pop-punk right?

Play her 'The Answer Lies Within' as it will probably remind her of that Green Day song, 'Restless Heart Syndrome'. Or maybe 'Cover My Eyes' as I think it has a kind-of-punkish edge. And obviously 'Pull Me Under' to introduce her into DT's signature style.

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Re: Best first song for new listener?
« Reply #42 on: April 25, 2017, 12:24:36 PM »
I have a lady friend that became a DT fan after listening to The Astonishing. I didn't tell her it was a concept album right away. She was enamored by the diversity of the songs and their talent. She came to the concert later with me and said that was the best live band she had ever seen!
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Re: Best first song for new listener?
« Reply #43 on: April 25, 2017, 12:38:26 PM »
As I Am got me into the band. I  have very fond memories of Listening to Train of Thought on long walks to my daily pool swim. :)

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Re: Best first song for new listener?
« Reply #44 on: April 25, 2017, 10:31:45 PM »
It should at least be a good song. It could be reasonably short and simple, like The Gift of Music, Pull Me Under, As I Am, A Life Left Behind, A Better Life, Surrounded, Take The Time, The Enemy Inside, Strange Deja-vu, Our New World or Space Dye-Vest, or a typical-sized song: Learning to Live, Trial of Tears or Breaking All Illusions.

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Re: Best first song for new listener?
« Reply #45 on: April 26, 2017, 07:49:43 AM »
Pull Me Under

It was by far their biggest mainstream "hit" for a reason.

Well yea, back in the early 90's.

How about OTBOA then?  Since that is the updated version of Pull Me Under, right?  :)

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Re: Best first song for new listener?
« Reply #46 on: May 09, 2017, 05:28:49 AM »
Hey OP, which song did you end up playing?

Don't know how long this will stay up, but I've always enjoyed the Gigantour '05 recording of The Glass Prison. If the newbie is somewhat into metal, it'll be fun.
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Re: Best first song for new listener?
« Reply #47 on: June 06, 2017, 03:05:49 AM »
Another Day I think is the best place to start.  I was able to successfully get a girl into DT by showing her about 20 songs...she knew I loved them so she asked for a list and I gave her about 20 recommendations.  She loved Another Day the most.  I can't remember what else she liked, but she wasn't into metal so songs with even a little bit of metal she didn't like.

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Re: Best first song for new listener?
« Reply #48 on: June 07, 2017, 01:26:06 PM »
SDOIT...oh wait...way too much to absorb.

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Re: Best first song for new listener?
« Reply #49 on: July 19, 2017, 11:18:54 AM »
A Change of Seasons

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Re: Best first song for new listener?
« Reply #50 on: July 19, 2017, 02:37:15 PM »
Try with Another Day, has great solos and melodies, some progressive but not so aggressive progressive elements, it's a good song to start ;)
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« Reply #51 on: July 21, 2017, 09:49:18 AM »
I got this from Google, and I think it's very useful for beginner.

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Re: Best first song for new listener?
« Reply #52 on: July 21, 2017, 09:51:25 AM »
Wow, that's great!!!
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Re: Best first song for new listener?
« Reply #53 on: July 21, 2017, 11:03:22 AM »
I like Home. These Walls is a good choice too.

Metropolis, Trials of Tears.
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Re: Best first song for new listener?
« Reply #54 on: July 21, 2017, 11:26:21 AM »
Yeah, Trail Of Tears is good for a start too. Nothing complicated, but melodic and heavy
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Re: Best first song for new listener?
« Reply #55 on: August 11, 2017, 02:55:18 AM »
She's into pop-punk right?

Play her 'The Answer Lies Within' as it will probably remind her of that Green Day song, 'Restless Heart Syndrome'.

That was actually my first thought when I heard TALW too.

I feel like the Octavarium album in general would be the best option for a pop-punk fan to get into - even the title track to a certain extent. I can't really pinpoint why though.

Also the straight-forward approach of DT12 may be a good choice too, probably the more reasonable choice.  :lol

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Re: Best first song for new listener?
« Reply #56 on: August 11, 2017, 03:24:40 AM »
Yeah, Trail Of Tears is good for a start too. Nothing complicated, but melodic and heavy

Heavy?.. :justjen
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Re: Best first song for new listener?
« Reply #57 on: August 11, 2017, 01:13:52 PM »
It depends on if the person is familiar at all with proggish music.   My girlfriend is not.    She tried DT on Spotify and it was too much for her.  So I suggested the following:

1) I Walk Beside you
2) Hollow Years
3) Wait For Sleep
4) Another Day

She liked them all.   Baby steps.
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« Reply #58 on: August 14, 2017, 08:51:08 PM »
I agree with the sentiment that it should be a current song, preferably one with a video. I'd go Our New World, followed by On the Backs of Angels, then probably The Looking Glass. If all those are enjoyed, I would polish it off with an epic, most likely Bridges in the Sky. If that doesn't bring in a newbie, nothing will I'd say.

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Re: Best first song for new listener?
« Reply #59 on: August 15, 2017, 05:49:19 AM »
I got this from Google, and I think it's very useful for beginner.



Wow! That is awesome!!
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Re: Best first song for new listener?
« Reply #60 on: August 15, 2017, 06:23:26 PM »
Great diagram, minus the route to the band's greatest epic requiring the listener have the stimulants at hand to get through either one of their worst two epics.

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Re: Best first song for new listener?
« Reply #61 on: August 15, 2017, 06:48:51 PM »
Just play a Nomac track, that will get em hooked!
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Re: Best first song for new listener?
« Reply #62 on: August 17, 2017, 01:27:17 AM »
Pop-punk?  I'd say "Cover My Eyes" would be a good bridge.

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Re: Best first song for new listener?
« Reply #63 on: September 07, 2017, 09:59:46 PM »
Probably Panic Attack would be a good fit for her taste.

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Re: Best first song for new listener?
« Reply #64 on: September 08, 2017, 01:36:37 PM »
Show her the Live in Budokan As I am... she will love that!!!