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Re: Dream Theater: A Symphonic Suite
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2018, 12:42:02 PM »
That is epic!

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Re: Dream Theater: A Symphonic Suite
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2018, 02:41:51 PM »
Loved it, amazing!

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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2018, 02:57:24 PM »
Fantastic!!  :coolio
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Re: Dream Theater: A Symphonic Suite
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2018, 03:33:28 PM »
Nice. The transitions got a bit unwieldy in the end, but still loved it. I also lile how it incorporated a lot of later era songs.

Favorite parts:

Panic Attack - sounded like a Hans Zimmer score in a Nolan movie
These Walls outro - epic!
Breaking All Illusions - that definitely is one of the most uplifting melodies ever
Bridges in the Sky intro - sounded like a part of the Star Wars soundtrack
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Re: Dream Theater: A Symphonic Suite
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2018, 09:23:07 AM »
Loved it too!  So many DT songs all squeezed into a mere 13 minutes :)

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Re: Dream Theater: A Symphonic Suite
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2018, 11:12:09 AM »
Wow, this is beyond amazing. I am still listening. I also love that this dude did not make the mistake of copying vocal melodies note by note (including the exact rhythm) like it is the case in many orchestra arrangements of rock songs.

Also, this proves the musical quality of DTs music. It's not only rock or metal. It is composed brilliantly, it is complex a well thought through enough to fit into an orchestral arrangement - plus, the orchestra is really USED here, it's not only laying down long notes and sounding nice.

#EDIT: I just got major goosebumps at 7:55. WOW!

If it wasn't too log for that, the guys from DT should have used this as the opener piece for their concerts!!!
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Re: Dream Theater: A Symphonic Suite
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2018, 11:30:18 AM »
Very nice.  I often wonder where arrangers "find" an orchestra to record their work.  It's not like you could just contact your local symphony orchestra and tell them that you've cooked something up that you'd like to record.  Or maybe you can; I don't know.  I'm sure money would be involved, probably a lot of it, since we're talking about rehearsal and recording time for an entire orchestra.

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« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2018, 01:45:48 PM »
Is it a given that this is a real orchestra? These days, given the right effort, you can not easily tell the difference.

And yeah, incredible. What I like about it is that it actually sounds like a classical piece, not just a "flutist, you play the guitar part" that most rock bands do.
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Re: Dream Theater: A Symphonic Suite
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2018, 02:37:32 PM »
I suppose you're right.  It could be all computer-synthesized/emulated/whatever.

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Re: Dream Theater: A Symphonic Suite
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2018, 02:50:10 PM »
This is really cool and very well done  :metal

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Re: Dream Theater: A Symphonic Suite
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2018, 02:55:24 PM »
Metropolis in the beginning reminded me of something you'd hear exploring the wilderness in Elder Scrolls.

This was really cool though, it's nice to hear DT music with an tuned Orchestra for a change...
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Re: Dream Theater: A Symphonic Suite
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2018, 03:07:14 PM »
Simply 'Wow!'

Glad he has the songs listed.  I 'think' I could have named 75% without a list.  I got more than a few smiles when I would hear the transitions from one song to another.

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« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2018, 07:01:44 PM »
The guy who did this deserves a medal, this is amazing! Hope Jordan gets to see this, he's a big fan of orchestral music and would definitely love it.

EDIT: Jordan did share it on his Facebook! :hefdaddy
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Re: Dream Theater: A Symphonic Suite
« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2018, 07:50:17 PM »
Sounds like video game music
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Re: Dream Theater: A Symphonic Suite
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2018, 07:21:27 AM »
Anybody with me that DT must use this as their opening music in the live setting. Not the whole thing but 3-min "radio edit". Did you hear Jordan and John? This is way too good way to start the show with some animation/video!
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Re: Dream Theater: A Symphonic Suite
« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2018, 10:12:27 AM »
Anybody with me that DT must use this as their opening music in the live setting. Not the whole thing but 3-min "radio edit". Did you hear Jordan and John? This is way too good way to start the show with some animation/video!

Totally..  :metal
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Re: Dream Theater: A Symphonic Suite
« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2018, 03:48:07 AM »
Anybody with me that DT must use this as their opening music in the live setting. Not the whole thing but 3-min "radio edit". Did you hear Jordan and John? This is way too good way to start the show with some animation/video!

Hey I said that before you, don't sell it as your idea  :rollin :rollin
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Re: Dream Theater: A Symphonic Suite
« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2018, 04:13:03 AM »
Nice. The transitions got a bit unwieldy in the end, but still loved it. I also lile how it incorporated a lot of later era songs.

Favorite parts:

Panic Attack - sounded like a Hans Zimmer score in a Nolan movie
These Walls outro - epic!
Breaking All Illusions - that definitely is one of the most uplifting melodies ever
Bridges in the Sky intro - sounded like a part of the Star Wars soundtrack

I can't get enough of the Metropolis intro its just like a teaser to a Dream Theater Movie!!!  Its like you are waiting for the voice of that movie narrator.

Imagine if they opened the Images,Words and Beyond tour with this instead of the intro tape? I would have wet my pants at the Kia Theater!

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Re: Dream Theater: A Symphonic Suite
« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2018, 09:56:13 PM »
Noice!

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Re: Dream Theater: A Symphonic Suite
« Reply #20 on: January 15, 2018, 01:37:16 PM »
Found this on JR's facebook. Absolutely amazing. The section with the main BAI melody through the build-up of These Walls is so so good.

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Re: Dream Theater: A Symphonic Suite
« Reply #21 on: January 15, 2018, 03:28:53 PM »
Oh wow! That was great! One of the reasons DT turns me on is that fusion of Symphonic and Metal. This just is just cool    :heart

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Re: Dream Theater: A Symphonic Suite
« Reply #22 on: January 16, 2018, 10:37:48 AM »
Fantastic arrangement. I especially loved the "These Walls" part!
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Re: Dream Theater: A Symphonic Suite
« Reply #23 on: January 16, 2018, 03:19:12 PM »
Oh my goodness, that was utterly amazing, more, more, MORE please!!

Don't know if this have been picked up in here before either but check out this amazing version of "Octavarium"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2WUy8K5Kq0
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Re: Dream Theater: A Symphonic Suite
« Reply #24 on: January 18, 2018, 08:59:57 AM »
This symphonics are so great !
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