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'Distance Over Time' Timeline & Snippets
« on: August 29, 2018, 02:08:20 AM »
I decided to put together a timeline of the development of 'Distance Over Time'. I know there already is a thread about the new album; this is more like a summary, in case it's useful to anyone else.

I went through every website and social media of the band and its members, so as to determine the key dates. Below, you'll find the list of them, each one followed by a link to at least one official post which confirms the date; I added extra links when posts were not duplicates of one another.

Some of the many posts by the band (and its members) on social media throughout 2018 have included snippets of the new album’s content. As per a few fellow members' suggestion, I've included a list of links to all of those updates.

Anyways:



  :metal :metal :metalDistance Over Time :metal :metal :metal
Written from June 11 to July 10, 2018.
Recorded from July 17 to September 20, 2018.


 :corn Timeline :corn

June 8: The band's equipment is moved into their writing (and recording) studio.
(https://www.facebook.com/johnpetrucciFB/videos/1974052929313376)

June 11: Writing begins.
(https://www.instagram.com/p/Bj4808mBooZ)

July 10: Writing ends.
(https://www.instagram.com/p/BlEbbZQhXYu / https://www.facebook.com/dreamtheater/videos/10155408414642181)

July 17: Drum recording begins.
(https://www.facebook.com/dreamtheater/videos/10155424086467181)

July 23: Drum recording ends.
(https://www.facebook.com/dreamtheater/videos/10155438740512181)

July 24: Guitar recording begins.
(https://www.instagram.com/p/BlnvQO2hIlw)

August 23:
August 24: Guitar recording ends.
(https://www.instagram.com/p/Bm4OQooBTsR)

August 26: Keyboard recording begins.
(https://www.instagram.com/p/Bm9dehTnGj_)

September 5: Keyboard recording ends.
(https://www.instagram.com/p/BnXFTRGHgWE)

September 13: Guitar overdubbing ends.
(https://www.instagram.com/p/BnqpOh2BdtC)

September 15: The band's equipment is moved out of their writing (and recording) studio.
(https://www.instagram.com/p/Bnv-qDTh9pr)

September 20: Vocal recording ends.
(https://www.facebook.com/officialjameslabrie/posts/2236106726431538)



 :omg: Snippets :omg:

Notation

June 15: https://www.instagram.com/p/BkEND9QHrvR

June 20: https://www.facebook.com/jordanrudessofficial/photos/a.10151821986107989/10155796170827989


Audio

July 5: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bk2BKH6HohN

July 19: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHSzH7MoUSY

July 23: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlGLzB4nTuY

July 27: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODM9vvvXWD8

August 28: https://www.facebook.com/dreamtheater/videos/1897086137050722

September 6: https://www.facebook.com/dreamtheater/videos/2180716415334005/

November 2:
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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2018, 02:33:35 AM »
Excellent idea! looking forward to look back when all it's said and done to crucial updates to this thread, such as album title, tracklist and cover revealed, and the announced release date  :metal
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Re: DT14 Timeline
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2018, 07:13:00 AM »
Great idea!  Love it!

 :metal DT14  :metal

How about when the location was revealed?  Seems like this time around the location which led into the writing/recording style is a significant factor.

Was this the first announcement on the location?:  https://www.instagram.com/p/Bjzz_KCnHRY/?hl=en&taken-by=dtimages

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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2018, 07:17:00 AM »
Good idea and thanks for doing it.
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« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2018, 07:27:05 AM »
Great idea!  Love it!

 :metal DT14  :metal

How about when the location was revealed?  Seems like this time around the location which led into the writing/recording style is a significant factor.

Was this the first announcement on the location?:  https://www.instagram.com/p/Bjzz_KCnHRY/?hl=en&taken-by=dtimages
yes, although Petruccinator's FB video post was longer and it's this one here: https://www.facebook.com/johnpetrucciFB/videos/1974052929313376/
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Re: DT14 Timeline
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2018, 08:59:14 AM »
Maybe you could add other (less) relevant things, like videos with snippets with the links to them?
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« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2018, 09:16:13 AM »
Maybe you could add other (less) relevant things, like videos with snippets with the links to them?

Yeah, it should be fun to go back once we all know the album and realize we've heard a snippet of Track 4 Which Is Everyone's Favorite alreaady in mid August (or something along those lines), and update the thread as such.
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« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2018, 09:32:45 AM »
Great thread! :metal

Seriously cannot wait to know more about this album. 2019 can't come soon enough!
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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« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2018, 09:41:42 AM »
Good idea, thanks for starting this thread.

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« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2018, 09:57:37 AM »
Thanks for the feedback, everyone!  :smiley:

How about when the location was revealed?  Seems like this time around the location which led into the writing/recording style is a significant factor.

Was this the first announcement on the location?:  https://www.instagram.com/p/Bjzz_KCnHRY/?hl=en&taken-by=dtimages
Kind of. Like Max said, the clip is a shortened version of one from JP's Facebook profile. Plus, JP shared the video on June 8th - every other version available (such as the one you asked about) is from the 9th.

But you bring an interesting point, and I agree. Originally, I intended for the list to be strictly about the work on the music. Now that you mention it, it might be important to have it listed. On it! ;)

Maybe you could add other (less) relevant things, like videos with snippets with the links to them?
OK; I'll be adding those later today, at the bottom of the post. That way, people who don't want to listen to spoilers are safe. ;)

If it's fine with you guys, I'll only add to the list those posts where we can listen to (or read) new music, and those which give new information about the album's content. There have been a ton of updates from the studio (specially by Jordan), but many of them do not include any key elements - they are mostly pictures of hamburguers. :P

Seeing that every new update by the band is immediately posted on the other thread anyway, I guess it's unnecessary to share them here too. That said: of course, feel free to bring them up here as well! Just in case I miss it while lurking.  :P
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Re: DT14 Timeline
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2018, 10:10:54 AM »
...Like Max said, the clip is a shortened version of one from JP's Facebook profile. Plus, JP shared the video on June 8th - every other version available -such as the one you asked about- is from the 9th.

Agreed.  June 8th what we should go with.  I didn't realize there were other versions of that video

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« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2018, 10:19:04 AM »
Me either, not until I looked a bit more closely anyway.

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« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2018, 12:17:47 PM »
It only took them one month to write the album? Seems really fast, but I'm not considering their level of awesomeness. I'm sure they came up with riffs and other ideas while on the last tour. However, it doesn't seem like it took a lot of time. Didn't they write Train of Thought in a short time period? I guess when ideas flow and inspiration is there, things come quickly.

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« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2018, 12:50:17 PM »
They've written MOST of their albums in under a month, I&W and FII being two exceptions for reasons that are fairly unique to those albums.
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« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2018, 01:04:29 PM »
And The Astonishing, which was underway for the better part of a year in various phases.
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« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2018, 01:06:48 PM »
Did the writing actually last that long though?  I don't remember.
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« Reply #16 on: August 29, 2018, 11:25:24 PM »
Did the writing actually last that long though?  I don't remember.
According to JP and Jordan on their Eddie Trunk interview in January 2016 (https://youtu.be/Mr0sr1kF9qU):
  • JP came up with the first (musical and story-wise) ideas in the UK in mid 2013, during the promotion cycle of the self-titled album.
  • He then brought up the story to Jordan in October 2014, towards the end of the "Along for the ride" tour; it was then that the collaborative music writing began.
  • Work on the music and lyrics apparently extended for 6 months, before they went to play festivals in Europe in June 2015. (I'm thinking that those 6 months JP mentioned included both writing and recording.)
So, yeah: what noxon said.

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Re: DT14 Timeline & Snippets
« Reply #17 on: August 29, 2018, 11:32:01 PM »
By the way: I've added a link to the June 8th video posted by JP. (Thanks Another_Won for the suggestion. ;))

Furthermore, I've included a list of links to those social media posts which feature snippets. (Thanks Pax and MirrorMask for the idea. ;))

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« Reply #18 on: September 05, 2018, 05:54:04 PM »
Added date (and proof) of end of keyboard recording.

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« Reply #19 on: September 05, 2018, 10:49:34 PM »
So with all of the five members' major parts recorded, what's left? Overdubs and final instrumental additions, then mixing and mastering, right?

I haven't kept up with the DT14 news circle lately, but has there been a targeted release window? I'm going to guess early 2019, between January and February. Looking back at the details of The Astonishing's recording process, it looks like they finished in late September, and spent the next 3 months mixing and mastering, with a late January release, so I predict the same thing here.

I'll guess a January 25th, 2019 release date. I'll come back here in 2-3 months to see if I'm right. :lol

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« Reply #20 on: September 05, 2018, 11:02:24 PM »
No dates mentioned as of now. James has to finish the vocal parts and then it's on to mixing and mastering (which btw won't take 3 months as it did during The Astonishing album cycle according to Petruccinator during the Q and A, he actually said that they don't want to spend so much time mixing this time around as a distinct difference from TA), but we actually are close to the finish line concerning the recording process.
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« Reply #21 on: September 05, 2018, 11:03:37 PM »
So with all of the five members' major parts recorded, what's left? Overdubs and final instrumental additions, then mixing and mastering, right?

I haven't kept up with the DT14 news circle lately, but has there been a targeted release window? I'm going to guess early 2019, between January and February. Looking back at the details of The Astonishing's recording process, it looks like they finished in late September, and spent the next 3 months mixing and mastering, with a late January release, so I predict the same thing here.

I'll guess a January 25th, 2019 release date. I'll come back here in 2-3 months to see if I'm right. :lol

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All you said is pretty accurate :tup They’ve said the release sould be around late Jan./early Feb. About the recordings, apparently all the instruments are done, and James should finish recording vocals soon. My bet is we’ll get a single around november. Really excited for this album!
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: DT14 Timeline & Snippets
« Reply #22 on: September 06, 2018, 11:24:48 AM »
https://www.facebook.com/dreamtheater/videos/2180716415334005/ this one deserves to be added as one of the snippets (calling Sebastiàn)

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« Reply #23 on: September 06, 2018, 11:43:14 AM »
No dates mentioned as of now. James has to finish the vocal parts and then it's on to mixing and mastering (which btw won't take 3 months as it did during The Astonishing album cycle according to Petruccinator during the Q and A, he actually said that they don't want to spend so much time mixing this time around as a distinct difference from TA), but we actually are close to the finish line concerning the recording process.

So with all of the five members' major parts recorded, what's left? Overdubs and final instrumental additions, then mixing and mastering, right?

I haven't kept up with the DT14 news circle lately, but has there been a targeted release window? I'm going to guess early 2019, between January and February. Looking back at the details of The Astonishing's recording process, it looks like they finished in late September, and spent the next 3 months mixing and mastering, with a late January release, so I predict the same thing here.

I'll guess a January 25th, 2019 release date. I'll come back here in 2-3 months to see if I'm right. :lol

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All you said is pretty accurate :tup They’ve said the release sould be around late Jan./early Feb. About the recordings, apparently all the instruments are done, and James should finish recording vocals soon. My bet is we’ll get a single around november. Really excited for this album!

Good news to hear/read! I'm sure James will be done his vocals by month's end, which gives them a month or two for mixing/mastering, so a single around November would be good. I suspect album details will drop by the beginning of November, with a single announcement by the middle of that month.

I haven't been deep into DT since before The Astonishing, so it's been quite some time since I've been excited for a new Dream Theater release, so I hope the hype and build-up to this album rejuvenates my love for this band! The snippets posted above sound promising so far, but I will try not to get my hopes up TOO much. If it's as good as ADTOE and DT12, then I'll be happy.

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« Reply #24 on: September 06, 2018, 12:31:41 PM »
And if it's better than ADTOE and DT12 then it's on another level and their best ever (IMHO)

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« Reply #25 on: September 06, 2018, 02:18:15 PM »
https://www.facebook.com/dreamtheater/videos/2180716415334005/ this one deserves to be added as one of the snippets (calling Sebastiàn)
Thanks! :) I'm adding it now.

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« Reply #26 on: September 06, 2018, 02:36:20 PM »
And if it's better than ADTOE and DT12 then it's on another level and their best ever (IMHO)

I agree! :metal
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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« Reply #27 on: September 06, 2018, 06:57:30 PM »
And if it's better than ADTOE and DT12 then it's on another level and their best ever (IMHO)

I agree! :metal
and it's very well possible IMHO

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« Reply #28 on: September 06, 2018, 07:03:21 PM »
https://www.facebook.com/dreamtheater/videos/2180716415334005/ this one deserves to be added as one of the snippets (calling Sebastiàn)

WOW! Some tasty shit going down!
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« Reply #29 on: September 06, 2018, 09:21:53 PM »
The snippet at 0:38 is my favorite so far. It reminds me of BAI, and that's wonderful :hefdaddy
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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« Reply #30 on: September 07, 2018, 02:08:07 AM »
Yeah I'm already imagining James singing a line with long notes and all that. (epic and all)

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« Reply #31 on: September 07, 2018, 02:11:54 AM »
That organ snippet gave me a watery mouth.

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« Reply #32 on: September 07, 2018, 03:22:41 AM »

The little thing I heard yesterday reminds me of a mix of Octavarium, a little six degress and a continuation from DT12, just hoping that Richard Chycki does not mix the album. if the sound to Mangini destroyed I almost give up!, ref hihat and machine.!!1

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« Reply #33 on: September 07, 2018, 03:58:08 AM »
That organ snippet gave me a watery mouth.

Very Lord-esque, loved it.

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« Reply #34 on: September 07, 2018, 07:48:39 AM »

The little thing I heard yesterday reminds me of a mix of Octavarium, a little six degress and a continuation from DT12, just hoping that Richard Chycki does not mix the album. if the sound to Mangini destroyed I almost give up!, ref hihat and machine.!!1

I don't think the band has stated who is mixing the record yet, but if I remember right, someone mentioned in another thread that Chycki is busy with other stuff right now. So hopefully that means he won't be involved. TA wasn't bad, but as a whole, I'm not a fan of his work with DT.