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« Reply #1995 on: December 18, 2019, 07:42:58 PM »
I have a similar opinion as a lot of you have said the last few days.  It normally takes me a while to rant a DT album so I still don't know where D/T lands, but it most likely isn't in my top 4 or 5.  Although, speaking about it right now, it's stand out tracks for me are FItL, S2N, AWE and OoR.  At least those are the ones that have really stuck to me so far.

I also agree that TA live was absolutely amazing.  Skunk-weed behind me, and friendly drunks in front.  That plus the amazing music and great show just made the experience awesome.  TA is in my top 3 albums and will probably never be dethroned.  Every time I give it a spin I think "oh, I forgot about that part!"  There is just so much very good music.

I will probably need another year or two to finally place D/T and some of those songs I mentioned may become permanent classics for me eventually.  Who knows.
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« Reply #1996 on: December 19, 2019, 10:02:53 AM »
I was in Florida last week and came across artwork on the side of a building that resembled the cover for Distance Over Time.  It was the venue for Palm Beach Dramaworks.  They must be DT fans.  :D

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« Reply #1997 on: December 19, 2019, 10:44:53 AM »
I was in Florida last week and came across artwork on the side of a building that resembled the cover for Distance Over Time.  It was the venue for Palm Beach Dramaworks.  They must be DT fans.  :D



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« Reply #1998 on: December 21, 2019, 07:41:25 AM »
  Don't know where I'd 'rank' them as far as all time DT songs.....but they are a group of really good, fun songs to listen to yet I don't revisit them all that much? When I do....I love them....but I'm not compelled to revisit them like I am to other DT material. It's odd.

Same for me.  Like you, I have so much to choose from, and who has the time to listen to all of the good music nowadays, but Distance over Time has barely gotten any play from me since I saw Dream Theater 2 1/2 months ago.  Quite a contrast to The Astonishing, which was still getting regular plays in my CD player well over a year after its release.

I still havenít listened to TA in its entirety. I barely even listened to it at all tbh. I canít get past the cheesy fantasy story stuff, and everyone said the album was bad, so I kind of just...never got through it. I do plan on it eventually, but...meh. Iím kind of ashamed to admit it with DT being my second favorite band of all time, but yeah, I pretty much skipped it when it came out and havenít gone back to it.

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« Reply #1999 on: December 21, 2019, 12:41:59 PM »
I was in Florida last week and came across artwork on the side of a building that resembled the cover for Distance Over Time.  It was the venue for Palm Beach Dramaworks.  They must be DT fans.  :D



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« Reply #2000 on: December 21, 2019, 06:54:44 PM »
  Don't know where I'd 'rank' them as far as all time DT songs.....but they are a group of really good, fun songs to listen to yet I don't revisit them all that much? When I do....I love them....but I'm not compelled to revisit them like I am to other DT material. It's odd.

Same for me.  Like you, I have so much to choose from, and who has the time to listen to all of the good music nowadays, but Distance over Time has barely gotten any play from me since I saw Dream Theater 2 1/2 months ago.  Quite a contrast to The Astonishing, which was still getting regular plays in my CD player well over a year after its release.

I still havenít listened to TA in its entirety. I barely even listened to it at all tbh. I canít get past the cheesy fantasy story stuff, and everyone said the album was bad, so I kind of just...never got through it. I do plan on it eventually, but...meh. Iím kind of ashamed to admit it with DT being my second favorite band of all time, but yeah, I pretty much skipped it when it came out and havenít gone back to it.

There's a ton of great music on The Astonishing. Parse through what you like on it. I made an abridged version that I'd put up against any other DT album.
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« Reply #2001 on: December 21, 2019, 08:31:13 PM »
  Don't know where I'd 'rank' them as far as all time DT songs.....but they are a group of really good, fun songs to listen to yet I don't revisit them all that much? When I do....I love them....but I'm not compelled to revisit them like I am to other DT material. It's odd.

Same for me.  Like you, I have so much to choose from, and who has the time to listen to all of the good music nowadays, but Distance over Time has barely gotten any play from me since I saw Dream Theater 2 1/2 months ago.  Quite a contrast to The Astonishing, which was still getting regular plays in my CD player well over a year after its release.

I still havenít listened to TA in its entirety. I barely even listened to it at all tbh. I canít get past the cheesy fantasy story stuff, and everyone said the album was bad, so I kind of just...never got through it. I do plan on it eventually, but...meh. Iím kind of ashamed to admit it with DT being my second favorite band of all time, but yeah, I pretty much skipped it when it came out and havenít gone back to it.

There's a ton of great music on The Astonishing. Parse through what you like on it. I made an abridged version that I'd put up against any other DT album.

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« Reply #2002 on: December 23, 2019, 11:59:27 AM »
Like Northern Lion, it'll probably also take me a while to really rank Distance Over Time.  I don't really have a set in stone ranking of DT albums anyway.  But I will say that things are looking pretty favorable for the new one.  I just listened to it recently and thoroughly enjoyed it, and was a little disappointed when it was over so soon.  So I listened to it again.  Great album.

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« Reply #2003 on: December 23, 2019, 12:54:14 PM »
I just popped into say that the bass and guitar tones that JM and JP selected for AWE are just perfect and I'd like to see them do that more in the future. JP's tone leaves enough sonic space for JM to occupy that you can hear Myung attacking the strings. Subsequently, the riff that begins at 0:49 is powerful and aggressive without getting muddy. I just love it!  :metal
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Re: Official Distance Over Time discussion thread
« Reply #2004 on: December 24, 2019, 05:10:41 PM »
I can't believe D/T has now been out for almost a whole year.  I know Feb. 22nd is still over a month away, so I'm a little early on the anniversary.  But what a great album!  I am absolutely loving the Mangini era!

I'm planning on listening to nothing but D/T on Feb 8th.  And here's a question, do any of you do that with any other DT album?  I am thinking I might start doing that this year and listen to DT's albums on the day they were released.

But... maybe that's just a goofy idea.
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« Reply #2005 on: December 24, 2019, 05:18:35 PM »
I can't believe D/T has now been out for almost a whole year.  I know Feb. 8th is still a little over a month away, so I'm a little early on the anniversary.  But what a great album!  I am absolutely loving the Mangini era!

I'm planning on listening to nothing but D/T on Feb 8th.  And here's a question, do any of you do that with any other DT album?  I am thinking I might start doing that this year and listen to DT's albums on the day they were released.

But... maybe that's just a goofy idea.

D/T was released on February 22nd, fyi  :P
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« Reply #2006 on: December 24, 2019, 06:32:35 PM »
Well, I read wikipedia wrong :).  Fixed  :tup
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« Reply #2007 on: December 26, 2019, 11:34:34 AM »
I can't believe D/T has now been out for almost a whole year.  I know Feb. 8th is still a little over a month away, so I'm a little early on the anniversary.  But what a great album!  I am absolutely loving the Mangini era!

I'm planning on listening to nothing but D/T on Feb 8th.  And here's a question, do any of you do that with any other DT album?  I am thinking I might start doing that this year and listen to DT's albums on the day they were released.

But... maybe that's just a goofy idea.

D/T was released on February 22nd, fyi  :P

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« Reply #2008 on: December 26, 2019, 03:39:35 PM »
Well, on the 22nd - the anniversary - I will be watching them live! :metal

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« Reply #2009 on: January 31, 2020, 11:38:34 AM »
I finally acquired the d/t cd and blu-ray package.  Just listened to the blu-ray version and the sound quality is like night and day. I can see what JP meant when he said that this is how the album is meant to be heard.   I listened to it through my big home stereo and it just sounds so RICH and very pleasing to the ears. Like the equivalent of a fresh fluffy lemon cake with home made frosting. No matter how loud I crank the stereo, it never fatigued my ears like many cd's do.  The graphics are a nice bonus to watch along with too, and how they go along with the stories of each song. ESPECIALLY Pale Blue Dot!   :omg:  :metal :metal :metal
That would be bad-ass to see on imax!

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« Reply #2010 on: January 31, 2020, 01:44:14 PM »
I finally acquired the d/t cd and blu-ray package.  Just listened to the blu-ray version and the sound quality is like night and day. I can see what JP meant when he said that this is how the album is meant to be heard.   I listened to it through my big home stereo and it just sounds so RICH and very pleasing to the ears. Like the equivalent of a fresh fluffy lemon cake with home made frosting. No matter how loud I crank the stereo, it never fatigued my ears like many cd's do.  The graphics are a nice bonus to watch along with too, and how they go along with the stories of each song. ESPECIALLY Pale Blue Dot!   :omg:  :metal :metal :metal
That would be bad-ass to see on imax!

I hope this could be the wave of the future, albums being released on high def/audio format.


Wow, is PBD's annimation that good? I've gotten a little tired of the animation videos with this release, although I did really like Paralyzed one.
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« Reply #2011 on: January 31, 2020, 07:04:06 PM »
Yes, PBD's animation is really good imo.  It's kind of hit and miss in the other songs, FITL is also really cool with the mountians and the water.  The sound is STELLAR on blu-ray! 
 
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« Reply #2012 on: February 22, 2020, 02:28:07 AM »
Happy 1st Anniversary to Distance Over Time! Will give it another listen later to commemorate it.  :metal

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« Reply #2013 on: February 23, 2020, 03:15:05 PM »
Wowsers a year already!

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« Reply #2014 on: February 23, 2020, 11:28:09 PM »
1 year on and this album is still amazing. An absolute beast.

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« Reply #2015 on: March 04, 2020, 05:28:49 PM »
Distance Over Costco


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« Reply #2016 on: March 04, 2020, 05:31:50 PM »
Food Court Warrior :metal

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« Reply #2017 on: March 04, 2020, 05:34:40 PM »
Food Court Warrior :metal
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just a prisoner of the children on his back?

add in chorus as normal
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« Reply #2018 on: March 04, 2020, 06:52:07 PM »


Distance Over Costco





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« Reply #2019 on: March 04, 2020, 07:04:26 PM »
Food Court Warrior :metal
In a dark and lonely corner
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add in chorus as normal

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Food Court Warrior :metal
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add in chorus as normal

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« Reply #2021 on: March 05, 2020, 07:27:50 AM »
I'll never be able to listen to this song the same way ever again.
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« Reply #2022 on: March 08, 2020, 09:31:35 AM »
^
 :D to the lyrics and magazine

I came here because we listened to the album on a drive yesterday.  I adjusted the album for my wife, having Room 137 'start' my side two, deleting S2N, and inserting Viper King before Pale Blue Dot.  Yeah, I know, ...but at least I get to listen to it on occasions on drives with her.

I still hear an instrument in spots that I hadn't heard in my prior umpteen listens.  The time and care they put into it shines.  This LP is aging really well for me. Still sounds as fresh as day one.

I listened to DT12 last night for the first time since D/T was released.  I can tell I didn't listen to it as much initially, or the years since, as I actually forgot a lot of segments and couldn't follow along with it many times.
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« Reply #2023 on: March 08, 2020, 07:46:46 PM »
^
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I came here because we listened to the album on a drive yesterday.  I adjusted the album for my wife, having Room 137 'start' my side two, deleting S2N, and inserting Viper King before Pale Blue Dot.  Yeah, I know, ...but at least I get to listen to it on occasions on drives with her.

I still hear an instrument in spots that I hadn't heard in my prior umpteen listens.  The time and care they put into it shines.  This LP is aging really well for me. Still sounds as fresh as day one.

I listened to DT12 last night for the first time since D/T was released.  I can tell I didn't listen to it as much initially, or the years since, as I actually forgot a lot of segments and couldn't follow along with it many times.

You deleted S2N?!!!!  That's one of my favorite songs on the album.  But I get it, different strokes for different folks  :).

I actually think putting Viper King before Pale Blue Dot makes a lot of sense.  Pale Blue Dot is an excellent album closer.  Of course that depends on whether you thing Viper King is part of the album proper, which I do even though it is labeled as a bonus track.
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« Reply #2024 on: March 10, 2020, 07:33:30 AM »
They used a stock photo on the cover, that's why it pops up elsewhere. Nothing to do with someone being a DT fan, the cover just wasn't really an original work.

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« Reply #2026 on: March 11, 2020, 05:56:09 PM »
^
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I came here because we listened to the album on a drive yesterday.  I adjusted the album for my wife, having Room 137 'start' my side two, deleting S2N, and inserting Viper King before Pale Blue Dot.  Yeah, I know, ...but at least I get to listen to it on occasions on drives with her.

I still hear an instrument in spots that I hadn't heard in my prior umpteen listens.  The time and care they put into it shines.  This LP is aging really well for me. Still sounds as fresh as day one.

I listened to DT12 last night for the first time since D/T was released.  I can tell I didn't listen to it as much initially, or the years since, as I actually forgot a lot of segments and couldn't follow along with it many times.

You deleted S2N?!!!!  That's one of my favorite songs on the album.  But I get it, different strokes for different folks  :).

I actually think putting Viper King before Pale Blue Dot makes a lot of sense.  Pale Blue Dot is an excellent album closer.  Of course that depends on whether you thing Viper King is part of the album proper, which I do even though it is labeled as a bonus track.

I'm lucky....my wife and I are both in our 60s, Queen brought us together, but she is a ton more into mellow rock.  She's gone to four DT concerts with me, but I don't push things 'too much'.  That, and my boombox in the garage no longer plays CDs, so, in order to have a 60 minute cassette include VK and not cut out PBD at the end, S2N had to go.  And I got used to that flow.  But I do love S2N. 

And VK does work between Out of Reach and PBD as a change.  And it's fun.  And I have a couple small models sitting around the house of that car and gave them as gifts.  Being an ol' fart, I am soooo used to album sides, I'll insert silence in between tracks, and Rm 137 would have made an absolutely fab side two opener.
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« Reply #2027 on: May 23, 2020, 05:11:17 PM »
So I have had Distance Over Time in the car for the last week.

This is a really great album. So many excellent tunes.

I must say that At Wits End is incredible. It's a Top 5 tune of the Mangini Era for me. I still think it would've been better served to be the album closer, especially with the demo callback. Seems weird having that during the album.


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« Reply #2028 on: May 24, 2020, 06:34:01 AM »
So I have had Distance Over Time in the car for the last week.

This is a really great album. So many excellent tunes.

I must say that At Wits End is incredible. It's a Top 5 tune of the Mangini Era for me. I still think it would've been better served to be the album closer, especially with the demo callback. Seems weird having that during the album.

Yeah, I'm still spinning about once per month myself. Still dig it. S2N and AWE always grab my attention no matter what I'm doing. I've become fond of Pale Blue Dot--I didn't much care for it when the album first dropped. I pleased that it finally clicked. Now, I'm kinda the opposite with Viper King...it was a cool little ditty at first, but now I skip it.
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« Reply #2029 on: May 24, 2020, 03:28:50 PM »
Half of the album is Top Notch.

Fall Into The Light
Barstool Warrior
S2N
At Wits End
Pale Blue Dot

I do really like Viper King

I don't not like Untethered Angel. It's fine.

But I can definitely live without Paralyzed, Room 137, and Out Of Reach. Especially Out Of Reach. God does that song blow.
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