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DT Biography, Lifting Shadows Charity Drive
« on: October 10, 2018, 08:19:59 AM »
Looks like VERY limited quantities of the limited edition of the book are on sale. All proceeds going to MusiCares charity. I'd get it if I didn't already have it. I very much recommend getting it just for the few exclusive tracks that come on the CD. Even though this version of the book only goes up to 2007, it's still a great read.

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Re: Re: DT Biography, Lifting Shadows Discussion
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2018, 08:42:50 AM »
Looks like VERY limited quantities of the limited edition of the book are on sale. All proceeds going to MusiCares charity. I'd get it if I didn't already have it. I very much recommend getting it just for the few exclusive tracks that come on the CD. Even though this version of the book only goes up to 2007, it's still a great read.

https://dreamtheater.fanfire.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/Store.woa/wa/artist?artistName=Dream+Theater&sourceCode=DRAFBKWWUSD&utm_campaign=lnmfbkdra_banner&utm_medium=promoted+post&utm_source=facebook.com

I had that, sold it, and bought the paperback edition. I'd re-buy this, but...$195 is about 95 more than I remember paying for it the first time. I care about the cause and all, and glad the proceeds are going to charity, but that's pretty damn expensive.

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Re: Re: DT Biography, Lifting Shadows Discussion
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2018, 08:43:19 AM »
Looks like VERY limited quantities of the limited edition of the book are on sale. All proceeds going to MusiCares charity. I'd get it if I didn't already have it. I very much recommend getting it just for the few exclusive tracks that come on the CD. Even though this version of the book only goes up to 2007, it's still a great read.

https://dreamtheater.fanfire.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/Store.woa/wa/artist?artistName=Dream+Theater&sourceCode=DRAFBKWWUSD&utm_campaign=lnmfbkdra_banner&utm_medium=promoted+post&utm_source=facebook.com

Some really nice stuff in there... Your Majesty '02?  :o :o

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« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2018, 09:42:59 AM »
Some cool rarities on the CD for sure.

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Re: DT Biography, Lifting Shadows Charity Drive
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2018, 10:21:48 AM »
FYI, I split this from the original topic and modified the thread title slightly to reflect that this is for a specific charity drive that Dream Theater and Rich Wilson have partnered to support.  The reason for the cost is (1) because it is to raise money for charity, and (2) this edition is now very rare.  But mostly #1.  :D

FYI, the books are the original limited editions, still shrink-wrapped.  They were boxed (6 per box) in a climate-controlled environment, so they are in perfect shape.  The CD track list is:
1.  Another Won (1985)
2.  Two Far (1986)
3.  Status Seeker (1988)
4.  Don't Look Past Me (1990)
5.  Under A Glass Moon (1993)
6.  Caught in a Web (1995; live on BBC Radio One)
7.  You Or Me (1996)
8.  Burning My Soul (1998; live in Paris)
9.  Through Her Eyes (1999; original "Long Titanic Arrangement")
10.  Your Majesty (2002; live in Paris)
11.  Metropolis (2004; live in Los Angeles)

I have not listened to mine in a long time, but I recall it being pretty good.
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« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2018, 10:36:03 AM »
Looks like VERY limited quantities of the limited edition of the book are on sale. All proceeds going to MusiCares charity. I'd get it if I didn't already have it. I very much recommend getting it just for the few exclusive tracks that come on the CD. Even though this version of the book only goes up to 2007, it's still a great read.

https://dreamtheater.fanfire.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/Store.woa/wa/artist?artistName=Dream+Theater&sourceCode=DRAFBKWWUSD&utm_campaign=lnmfbkdra_banner&utm_medium=promoted+post&utm_source=facebook.com

$195?!?!

I don't recall how much I paid for this at the time, but I'm pretty sure it wasn't anything close to that amount.

Funny thing about the CD:  I'm sure I knew when I bought and first read the book that the CD was in there, but I think I quickly forgot and never listened to the CD.  A few months ago, someone (probably here) mentioned that it exists, and I thought to myself, "What?!  I don't remember any CD."  So I looked and found it untouched.

Honestly, it's a little disappointing.  I only found "Caught in a Web" to be both unique and really good.  The pre-WDADU stuff is kinda meh (I'm good with the versions of this material that I've had going back to the Majestic Harmonies bootleg).  DLPM didn't make it onto any album for good reasons.  I'm not a big fan of UAGM.  "You or Me" pales in comparison to "You Not Me."  The last four live tracks are ok, but "Metropolis" is available on WDADRu (which I get not everyone has, but it's still available for purchase), and the other three songs are not among my favorites.

The book itself is definitely worth having, but I'm not sure the price right.  I never shelled out for the subsequent editions, but I see that a paperback version is available for under $20, so I might do that if I can be sure it's the latest version.
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Re: DT Biography, Lifting Shadows Charity Drive
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2018, 10:37:52 AM »
FYI, I split this from the original topic and modified the thread title slightly to reflect that this is for a specific charity drive that Dream Theater and Rich Wilson have partnered to support.

Thanks, Bosk!

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Re: DT Biography, Lifting Shadows Charity Drive
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2018, 04:05:03 PM »
Looks like they're all sold out now :sad:

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Re: DT Biography, Lifting Shadows Charity Drive
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2018, 04:22:21 PM »
Wow, that's really cool!
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Re: DT Biography, Lifting Shadows Charity Drive
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2018, 04:22:44 PM »
FYI, I split this from the original topic and modified the thread title slightly to reflect that this is for a specific charity drive that Dream Theater and Rich Wilson have partnered to support.  The reason for the cost is (1) because it is to raise money for charity, and (2) this edition is now very rare.  But mostly #1.  :D

FYI, the books are the original limited editions, still shrink-wrapped.  They were boxed (6 per box) in a climate-controlled environment, so they are in perfect shape.  The CD track list is:
1.  Another Won (1985)
2.  Two Far (1986)
3.  Status Seeker (1988)
4.  Don't Look Past Me (1990)
5.  Under A Glass Moon (1993)
6.  Caught in a Web (1995; live on BBC Radio One)
7.  You Or Me (1996)
8.  Burning My Soul (1998; live in Paris)
9.  Through Her Eyes (1999; original "Long Titanic Arrangement")
10.  Your Majesty (2002; live in Paris)
11.  Metropolis (2004; live in Los Angeles)

I have not listened to mine in a long time, but I recall it being pretty good.

Many of those songs were from the official bootlegs which I had all of when I bought it BUT Status Seekers is a special remastered version which fixes some of the sound quality issues.  Caught in a Web is a cool version I had never heard before. Your Majesty is the only time James has ever song that I think.  I also think that is one of the better of the Majesty era songs of which I am not a fan of most. 

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Re: DT Biography, Lifting Shadows Discussion
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2018, 05:38:23 PM »
Honestly, it's a little disappointing.

Try putting on Through Her Eyes (Long Titanic) and just chill by the fire or next to a rainy window.  If you play guitar it's awesome to jam over.

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Re: DT Biography, Lifting Shadows Charity Drive
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2018, 06:13:16 AM »
Looks like they're all sold out now :sad:

I guess they weren't kidding when they said they had a very limited amount!

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Re: DT Biography, Lifting Shadows Charity Drive
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2018, 06:22:20 AM »
I still wonder why there's no electronic version of this book.
Would really love to read it but i can't find it anywhere.

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« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2018, 07:03:55 AM »
I still wonder why there's no electronic version of this book.
Would really love to read it but i can't find it anywhere.

This is me. I've never read it and would love to have the ebook of it.

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Re: DT Biography, Lifting Shadows Charity Drive
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2018, 07:33:32 AM »
I still wonder why there's no electronic version of this book.
Would really love to read it but i can't find it anywhere.
This is me. I've never read it and would love to have the ebook of it.
What's wrong with getting an old-school real book? The most current version is reasonably priced.
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« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2018, 07:50:26 AM »
I still wonder why there's no electronic version of this book.
Would really love to read it but i can't find it anywhere.
This is me. I've never read it and would love to have the ebook of it.
What's wrong with getting an old-school real book? The most current version is reasonably priced.

You know what, you're right. Looks like I could get the paperback on Amazon for like $18. That's not bad at all.

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Re: DT Biography, Lifting Shadows Charity Drive
« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2018, 07:52:49 AM »
I still wonder why there's no electronic version of this book.
Would really love to read it but i can't find it anywhere.
This is me. I've never read it and would love to have the ebook of it.
What's wrong with getting an old-school real book? The most current version is reasonably priced.

Well, one thing, if we are buying a book online, we have to pay shipping.  I refuse to pay $5.00 for a $20.00 purchase when the possibility of buying said book for $10.00 and read it electronically can be an option.  One could argue that I should buy more stuff if buying more stuff gets you free shipping, but I never know what I need until I actually need it.

I wouldn't mind reading it as an ebook if it is an option.  Sounds like a great read and I do like good written bios if the person/band/entity that is being discussed gave it the thumbs up.

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Re: DT Biography, Lifting Shadows Charity Drive
« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2018, 07:54:20 AM »
Well, one thing, if we are buying a book online, we have to pay shipping.  I refuse to pay $5.00 for a $20.00 purchase when the possibility of buying said book for $10.00 and read it electronically can be an option.
So order it from Amazon when you're ordering something else and get free shipping.   ;)
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Re: DT Biography, Lifting Shadows Discussion
« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2018, 10:04:17 AM »
Honestly, it's a little disappointing.

Try putting on Through Her Eyes (Long Titanic) and just chill by the fire or next to a rainy window.  If you play guitar it's awesome to jam over.

The novelty of that version (which plays over the ending credits on the LSFNY DVD) had worn out long before Lifting Shadows was released.


I still wonder why there's no electronic version of this book.
Would really love to read it but i can't find it anywhere.

Well...to the best of my knowledge, there's no ebook version available (in the other thread about the book, Rich Wilson posted that he might do a Kindle version at some point, but I don't think that ever happened since he got involved in other projects).  However, if what you want is to read it, there's a paperback version available on Amazon or Barnes & Noble for less than $20.  There are lots of ways to get free shipping on Amazon, and if you live near a Barnes & Noble store, you can have it shipped to the store free (since it's not likely in stock at many stores).
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