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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #35 on: August 16, 2010, 06:23:53 PM »
The Root Of All Evil of course. Remember the awesomeness of Score.

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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #36 on: August 18, 2010, 02:59:29 PM »
i seriously think it would be BEYOND EPIC if they opened with 'The Crimson Sunrise/Innocence' like Rush does with '2112 Overture/The Temples Of Syrinx'

....i mean, come on......imagine the intro tape ending and that acoustic intro starting up!!   :hefdaddy

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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #37 on: August 18, 2010, 04:03:56 PM »
Once in a livetime

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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #38 on: August 19, 2010, 12:32:34 AM »
I would love to hear them open with SDOIT's "Overture/About to Crash" and then segway into something else, maybe "This Dying Soul".

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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #39 on: August 19, 2010, 04:31:24 AM »
Interesting thought, but they have never really played overture live.

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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #40 on: August 19, 2010, 08:16:37 AM »
Yer they used it as an intro tape and cut it short and then went straight into about to crash on the SDOIT tour.

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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #41 on: August 19, 2010, 11:54:48 AM »
I'd love to know why they don't play it live. is it too boring?
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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #42 on: August 19, 2010, 03:07:22 PM »
Score?

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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #43 on: August 19, 2010, 03:11:00 PM »
I know that. But without the orchestra. Just the band playing it, I just find it weird.
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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #44 on: August 19, 2010, 03:14:19 PM »
it would also be cool if they opened with These Walls and have the curtain drop like they did with ANTR

....that would be the TITS!

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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #45 on: August 19, 2010, 04:35:19 PM »
Score?
The band didn't play it there.
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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #46 on: August 19, 2010, 05:54:29 PM »
I'd love to know why they don't play it live. is it too boring?

Maybe it's too many Keyboard tracks on the original that it wouldn't sound good live

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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #47 on: August 23, 2010, 04:10:43 PM »
The mirror -----> 12 step suite, it would work really well.

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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #48 on: August 24, 2010, 03:35:22 AM »
The mirror -----> 12 step suite, it would work really well.

I concur, we need the twelve step suite to have a prologue.

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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #49 on: August 24, 2010, 08:08:12 AM »
For the last time:

THEY AREN'T LINKED

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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #50 on: August 24, 2010, 01:31:46 PM »
For the last time:

THEY AREN'T LINKED

Fine then, play it for the sake of epic music

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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #51 on: August 24, 2010, 02:12:43 PM »
THESE WALLS!!!

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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #53 on: August 24, 2010, 03:06:31 PM »
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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #54 on: September 06, 2010, 04:58:03 AM »
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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #55 on: September 08, 2010, 03:40:30 AM »
I'd love them to open with Under a Glass Moon.

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I just don't understand what they were trying to achieve with any part of the song, either individually or as a whole. You know what? It's the Platypus of Dream Theater songs. That bill doesn't go with that tail, or that strange little furry body, or those webbed feet, and oh god why does it have venomous spurs!? And then you find out it lays eggs too. The difference is that the Platypus is somehow functional despite being a crazy mishmash or leftover animal pieces

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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #56 on: September 08, 2010, 11:45:16 AM »
it would also be cool if they opened with These Walls and have the curtain drop like they did with ANTR

....that would be the TITS!

This exactly. These Walls has so much energy and power that it would get the crowd into it quickly.

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« Reply #57 on: September 13, 2010, 11:38:53 AM »
Pretty much all the recent albums have well placed first tracks for this, since they are amazing openers to concerts as well.

The Glass Prison, As I Am, The Root Of All Evil and A Nightmare To Remember have all been mentioned. I'm not sure which one I prefer most of all, maybe The Glass Prison.

Systematic Chaos is a weak link in that since it starts and ends with In The Presence Of Enemies, and I'd prefer to see that in full at the end. Constant Motion is an OK opener since it gets straight into it which can also be good, but not quite the same as the other 4 with their buildups.


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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #58 on: September 13, 2010, 02:19:12 PM »
i think its As I Am...... this song is best for the opening.... its intro is so cool!!!

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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #59 on: September 13, 2010, 04:01:51 PM »
Pretty much all the recent albums have well placed first tracks for this, since they are amazing openers to concerts as well.

The Glass Prison, As I Am, The Root Of All Evil and A Nightmare To Remember have all been mentioned. I'm not sure which one I prefer most of all, maybe The Glass Prison.

Systematic Chaos is a weak link in that since it starts and ends with In The Presence Of Enemies, and I'd prefer to see that in full at the end. Constant Motion is an OK opener since it gets straight into it which can also be good, but not quite the same as the other 4 with their buildups.


At PN08 they opened with In The Presence Of Enemies Pt. 1 then went into Beyond This Life. I must say, it worked!

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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #60 on: September 13, 2010, 11:59:46 PM »
I don't know, how about something random? Caught in a Web. That would be a kick-ass opener I think.

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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #61 on: September 14, 2010, 08:26:06 AM »
In the Presence of the Enemies part 1.

There isn't really another choice. :P

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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #62 on: September 14, 2010, 11:25:44 AM »
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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #63 on: September 14, 2010, 12:36:42 PM »
I seriously can't be the only person who thinks that 6:00 would be the most kick-ass opener ever

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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #64 on: September 14, 2010, 01:23:56 PM »
Just let me breathe

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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #65 on: September 14, 2010, 01:33:38 PM »
Just let me breathe

As much as I'd like to hear it live, I don't think it'd work well as an opener

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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #66 on: September 14, 2010, 01:54:16 PM »
naah, I know, I just wanted to sound random


But seriously, I guess...I think the Also sprach urutsula kinda thing or w/e it's called + ITPOE was the best opener I've whitnessed through my soon 17 loong yeaaars

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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #67 on: September 15, 2010, 01:01:59 AM »
I seriously can't be the only person who thinks that 6:00 would be the most kick-ass opener ever

No you are not.  :metal

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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #68 on: September 15, 2010, 10:43:03 AM »
Burning My Soul would work
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Re: Best song for DT to open with?
« Reply #69 on: September 18, 2010, 03:15:44 AM »
Out of all the bands I know, DT definately have the best opening tracks.