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What kind of album would you like DT14 to be?

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Re: What kind of album would you like DT14 to be?
« Reply #315 on: October 27, 2017, 01:59:41 AM »
I want it to be whatever kind of album DT wants it to be.
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Re: What kind of album would you like DT14 to be?
« Reply #316 on: October 27, 2017, 02:48:30 AM »
A slow fast album
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A progressive catchy album
A technical melodic album
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An album
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Re: What kind of album would you like DT14 to be?
« Reply #317 on: November 08, 2017, 02:29:20 PM »
A slow fast album
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An album
Album
Bum

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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: What kind of album would you like DT14 to be?
« Reply #318 on: November 08, 2017, 02:58:59 PM »
A slow fast album
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Re: What kind of album would you like DT14 to be?
« Reply #319 on: November 09, 2017, 10:06:55 AM »
A slow fast album
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A progressive catchy album
A technical melodic album
A diversive cohesive album
An album
Album
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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: What kind of album would you like DT14 to be?
« Reply #320 on: November 13, 2017, 05:55:52 AM »
A slow fast album
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A diversive cohesive album
An album
Album
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Re: What kind of album would you like DT14 to be?
« Reply #321 on: November 13, 2017, 06:08:41 AM »
A slow fast album
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A diversive cohesive album
An album
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Re: What kind of album would you like DT14 to be?
« Reply #322 on: November 13, 2017, 09:27:41 AM »
I want it to be whatever kind of album DT wants it to be.

I openned this thread to type exactly this..

They already give me much more than I could've expected from a band or an artist in general.. Also, three years ago all I wanted was a conceptual album that I -just and merely- like, and, once again, they gave me actually more than I wanted (I like it A LOT).. So yeah, do anything you want.. And I mean literally, ANYTHING... I won't care..  :azn:
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Re: What kind of album would you like DT14 to be?
« Reply #323 on: November 13, 2017, 11:27:04 AM »
I want it to be whatever kind of album DT wants it to be.

I openned this thread to type exactly this..

They already give me much more than I could've expected from a band or an artist in general.. Also, three years ago all I wanted was a conceptual album that I -just and merely- like, and, once again, they gave me actually more than I wanted (I like it A LOT).. So yeah, do anything you want.. And I mean literally, ANYTHING... I won't care..  :azn:

What if they come up with a canadian rap album  :biggrin:
It sounds like, "ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk." Instead of the more pleasing kick drum sound of, "gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk."

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Re: What kind of album would you like DT14 to be?
« Reply #324 on: November 14, 2017, 02:58:34 AM »
I want it to be whatever kind of album DT wants it to be.

I openned this thread to type exactly this..

They already give me much more than I could've expected from a band or an artist in general.. Also, three years ago all I wanted was a conceptual album that I -just and merely- like, and, once again, they gave me actually more than I wanted (I like it A LOT).. So yeah, do anything you want.. And I mean literally, ANYTHING... I won't care..  :azn:

What if they come up with a canadian rap album  :biggrin:

I'll buy it just the same..  ;D
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Re: What kind of album would you like DT14 to be?
« Reply #325 on: December 04, 2017, 11:37:49 PM »
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/dream-theater-keyboardist-discusses-mike-portnoys-departure-says-he-has-incredible-relationship-with-mike-mangini/

Jordan states DT will enter in the studio around May 2018, so if the release date is in 2019 I strongly believe it will be out by January, like TA.

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Re: What kind of album would you like DT14 to be?
« Reply #326 on: December 05, 2017, 07:18:31 AM »
Those headlines crack me up.  I enjoyed watching that interview even though the interviewer looked like it was his first time doing one. :)

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Re: What kind of album would you like DT14 to be?
« Reply #327 on: December 05, 2017, 08:01:48 AM »
Where is Jordan, in the Matrix?.. :lol
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Re: What kind of album would you like DT14 to be?
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It sounds like, "ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk." Instead of the more pleasing kick drum sound of, "gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk."

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Re: What kind of album would you like DT14 to be?
« Reply #330 on: December 05, 2017, 03:59:22 PM »
Confirmed: Dream Theater set to release two albums, a Red one and a Blue one. You only get a chance to buy one. Choose carefully, there's no going back. If you get the blue one, the story ends. You wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You get the red one - you stay in the Great Northern Empire, and they show you how much time you really have for music.

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Re: What kind of album would you like DT14 to be?
« Reply #331 on: December 05, 2017, 07:32:07 PM »
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Re: What kind of album would you like DT14 to be?
« Reply #332 on: December 05, 2017, 11:32:47 PM »
Confirmed: Dream Theater set to release two albums, a Red one and a Blue one. You only get a chance to buy one. Choose carefully, there's no going back. If you get the blue one, the story ends. You wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You get the red one - you stay in the Great Northern Empire, and they show you how much time you really have for music.

And so the blue one has 0 songs in it? But seriously though, well thought!  :rollin  :rollin  :rollin

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Re: What kind of album would you like DT14 to be?
« Reply #333 on: December 06, 2017, 01:02:21 AM »
Confirmed: Dream Theater set to release two albums, a Red one and a Blue one. You only get a chance to buy one. Choose carefully, there's no going back. If you get the blue one, the story ends. You wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You get the red one - you stay in the Great Northern Empire, and they show you how much time you really have for music.

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Re: What kind of album would you like DT14 to be?
« Reply #334 on: December 12, 2017, 05:00:44 PM »
I'm sure everything that can be said has been said already here. Been diving yet again into the entire catalog recently - partially because I finally bought a JP 7-string guitar (that wasn't the reason, but hey, why not). Been a fan since the early days.

So what do I want to see on the next album? Something in the vain of Images and Words/Awake and Falling Into Infinity - but more modern and a tad heavier. No concept album, no lyrics that are too literal/juvenile, NO symphonics, keyboards that sound like keyboards (and maybe a bit less of that).
Modern sounding influences similar to the last La Brie solo albums. Maybe some outside writers and producers since the balance seems off with JP runinng the show single handedly, perhaps? How about Misha Mansoor producing this?

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Re: What kind of album would you like DT14 to be?
« Reply #335 on: December 12, 2017, 05:12:44 PM »
Maybe some outside writers

I dunno, it should be all about DT, not some outside writer. I dunno what you're expecting them to be?  :huh:
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« Reply #336 on: December 12, 2017, 05:23:10 PM »
Maybe some outside writers

I dunno, it should be all about DT, not some outside writer. I dunno what you're expecting them to be?  :huh:

I'd want them to be still one of my all time favorite bands? I think outside writers and producers can be a good thing. Has worked for a lot of artists and bands. Something to be said about the distinction between outstanding players and outstanding writers and and lyricists.

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Re: What kind of album would you like DT14 to be?
« Reply #337 on: December 12, 2017, 05:55:18 PM »
I always feel like I'm in the minority on this, or maybe it's just that those who want an outside producer/writer are more vocal, but I don't want an outside producer and certainly not an outside song writer.  I love JLB's solo albums up to and including Elements of Persuasion, but for the most part, that's stuff (to me) doesn't compare to DT.  And for his most recent two solo albums - no thank you to those outside song writers; I'm not really a fan of the Soilwork formula.  Give me JP and JR any day.  With input or not from the others - I like the material when they contribute, I like it when they don't, so whatever works for this next album is fine by me.  If JP decides he could really use an outside producer, so be it, but I like the job he's been doing.

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Re: What kind of album would you like DT14 to be?
« Reply #338 on: December 12, 2017, 07:20:46 PM »
I really want a messy, loud, heavy and unrefined, almost garage-like album that they write and record in like three weeks. I'd love to see what they did with that. I want loud, angry drums too!

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Re: What kind of album would you like DT14 to be?
« Reply #339 on: December 12, 2017, 09:04:59 PM »
Give me JP and JR any day.  With input or not from the others - I like the material when they contribute, I like it when they don't, so whatever works for this next album is fine by me.  If JP decides he could really use an outside producer, so be it, but I like the job he's been doing.
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Re: What kind of album would you like DT14 to be?
« Reply #340 on: December 13, 2017, 01:11:36 AM »
I'm against outside writers, but I welcome an outside producer.

The whole situation with an external producer was tangled into the FII mess. The input from Kevin Shirley was directed from the label, and I understand them being "traumatized" by the whole thing and then wanting to do exactly what they wanted to do with the next album, but it's been 20 years. So many albums sold and two grammy nominations later, and them being absolutely the biggest act on the new label, there's no way that an outside producer translates into "Lol cut this song's solo and write a radio hit plz". I understand them being settled in with this way of working, but an outside producer who understands and respects their music could really help them and offer a fresh view on things.
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« Reply #341 on: December 13, 2017, 08:03:57 AM »
I'm against outside writers, but I welcome an outside producer.

The whole situation with an external producer was tangled into the FII mess. The input from Kevin Shirley was directed from the label, and I understand them being "traumatized" by the whole thing and then wanting to do exactly what they wanted to do with the next album, but it's been 20 years. So many albums sold and two grammy nominations later, and them being absolutely the biggest act on the new label, there's no way that an outside producer translates into "Lol cut this song's solo and write a radio hit plz". I understand them being settled in with this way of working, but an outside producer who understands and respects their music could really help them and offer a fresh view on things.

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Re: What kind of album would you like DT14 to be?
« Reply #342 on: December 13, 2017, 08:20:03 AM »
I agree, Roger Waters took that step and Is This The Life We Really Want? turned out to be an amazing album by a guy you'd never expect to be in his 70s.
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Re: What kind of album would you like DT14 to be?
« Reply #343 on: December 13, 2017, 09:54:35 AM »
What works for one band/artist might not work for another. Right now, I don't think DT needs it. If things get to a point where they feel like they want a change, that's fine. But I wouldn't want anyone messing with the last 3 albums, and I don't have any reason to believe the next won't be great as well. It could be that it doesn't turn out to be to my taste, but that doesn't have much to do with whether there's an outside producer or not.

I'm certain that they could get a producer who would work with them on their terms at this point in their career - but they probably just don't want to.

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« Reply #344 on: December 13, 2017, 02:52:48 PM »
What works for one band/artist might not work for another. Right now, I don't think DT needs it. If things get to a point where they feel like they want a change, that's fine. But I wouldn't want anyone messing with the last 3 albums, and I don't have any reason to believe the next won't be great as well. It could be that it doesn't turn out to be to my taste, but that doesn't have much to do with whether there's an outside producer or not.

I'm certain that they could get a producer who would work with them on their terms at this point in their career - but they probably just don't want to.

See, and I vaguely suggested it because I think - certainly after the last two albums - it's desperately needed. Hall of the material should've been scrapped by someone, especially with one internal force countering some of this gone. And I find it telling that the "Astonishing" tour apparently didn't sell well - and quickly turned into a Images-and-words-anniversary tour.

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Re: What kind of album would you like DT14 to be?
« Reply #345 on: December 13, 2017, 03:04:05 PM »
What works for one band/artist might not work for another. Right now, I don't think DT needs it. If things get to a point where they feel like they want a change, that's fine. But I wouldn't want anyone messing with the last 3 albums, and I don't have any reason to believe the next won't be great as well. It could be that it doesn't turn out to be to my taste, but that doesn't have much to do with whether there's an outside producer or not.

I'm certain that they could get a producer who would work with them on their terms at this point in their career - but they probably just don't want to.

See, and I vaguely suggested it because I think - certainly after the last two albums - it's desperately needed. Hall of the material should've been scrapped by someone, especially with one internal force countering some of this gone. And I find it telling that the "Astonishing" tour apparently didn't sell well - and quickly turned into a Images-and-words-anniversary tour.

That is far from the truth... the Astonishing tour went well except for the second leg in the US. They toured The Astonishing for about a year.
That they continued to tour for another year with Images & Words anniverasry is not a reaction to poor sales....

To me and many others it is actually an Astonishing album. I am soo glad that JP followed through with his vision. They did not need an outside producer, even less now with MP gone in my humble opinion.....

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Re: What kind of album would you like DT14 to be?
« Reply #346 on: December 13, 2017, 03:57:17 PM »
It may not be the best album... But it certainly is the most astonishing one.
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Re: What kind of album would you like DT14 to be?
« Reply #347 on: December 13, 2017, 03:59:51 PM »
That they continued to tour for another year with Images & Words anniverasry is not a reaction to poor sales....

Right. I don't think a full on I&W 25 tour was the plan. It was really a touring opportunity that feel in their laps.
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Re: What kind of album would you like DT14 to be?
« Reply #348 on: December 14, 2017, 01:05:45 AM »
That they continued to tour for another year with Images & Words anniverasry is not a reaction to poor sales....

Right. I don't think a full on I&W 25 tour was the plan. It was really a touring opportunity that feel in their laps.

Indeed, they're on record stating that they wanted it to be a short tour, but promoters all around the world wanted it and so they dedicated this year to it.
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« Reply #349 on: December 14, 2017, 08:23:42 AM »
I agree, Roger Waters took that step and Is This The Life We Really Want? turned out to be an amazing album by a guy you'd never expect to be in his 70s.

Speaking of Pink Floyd:that's a great example where a band remained in charge artistically but utilized the right people at the right time often. When you listen to various demos and pre-production takes you see what Alan Parsons brought to the table for instance. Or even using Roy Harper for vocals instead of Roger Waters, etc etc - it's the difference between good and great when the the right people are open to it and things line up. Obviously, it can go horribly wrong also.