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Re: Your top ten Dream Theater songs.
« Reply #245 on: March 27, 2021, 02:20:23 PM »
SFAM Intro (Regression/Overture/1928/Strange Deja Vu/Through My Words - this is a single piece of music)

No, itís not. And if it were, why does it stop at Through My Words? That doesnít make sense, since itís basically a gapless transition into Fatal Tragedy, which you even have on your list.

This exactly. The reasoning makes NO sense.

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« Reply #246 on: March 27, 2021, 05:07:24 PM »
like I can understand:
-Regression / Overture 1928 together + Strange Deja Vu / Scene Three together
-Scene One / Scene Two / Scene Three together as well as all of them separate

but I can't understand it just stopping at Through My Words cause if there's anything it's linked to, it's Fatal Tragedy

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« Reply #247 on: March 28, 2021, 01:31:53 AM »
It would make a lot more sense if Through My Words actually contained the full piano section instead of abruptly stopping before "alone at night...". If it actually stopped where the piano part stopped, then the transition from SDV to TMW would be smoother than the one from TMW to FT.

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Re: Your top ten Dream Theater songs.
« Reply #248 on: March 29, 2021, 08:08:41 AM »
It would make even MORE sense if each of these pieces were a separate song.  You know, like they are listed on the album.

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« Reply #249 on: March 29, 2021, 08:16:03 AM »
It would make even MORE sense if each of these pieces were a separate song.  You know, like they are listed on the album.

I agree that they are separate songs, but a case against that could be made since Overture and Strange Deja Vu are marked as "Scene Two" and Through my Words and Fatal Tragedy as " Scene Three", meaning they do go together as a pair.

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« Reply #250 on: March 29, 2021, 09:00:30 AM »
It would make even MORE sense if each of these pieces were a separate song.  You know, like they are listed on the album.

I agree that they are separate songs, but a case against that could be made since Overture and Strange Deja Vu are marked as "Scene Two" and Through my Words and Fatal Tragedy as " Scene Three", meaning they do go together as a pair.

One thing I do find pretty funny about the whole scene thing is that Scene Seven does definitely go together on the album, but live they seem to have a habit of playing The Dance of Eternity disconnected from One Last Time, whether it's in leaving it a solid minute or so after the former ends to play the latter as on Metropolis 2000, or forgoing the connection entirely with BtFW. It's weird because there's actually no musical gap between the two on the album, with those last three chords logically leading to the next one allowing to ring out in One Last Time.

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« Reply #251 on: March 29, 2021, 09:00:56 AM »
It would make even MORE sense if each of these pieces were a separate song.  You know, like they are listed on the album.

I agree that they are separate songs, but a case against that could be made since Overture and Strange Deja Vu are marked as "Scene Two" and Through my Words and Fatal Tragedy as " Scene Three", meaning they do go together as a pair.
Yeah, they go together.  It's presented as a two act play, with multiple scenes.  But I see no reason to take it any further than that.
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Re: Your top ten Dream Theater songs.
« Reply #252 on: March 29, 2021, 04:20:29 PM »
It would make even MORE sense if each of these pieces were a separate song.  You know, like they are listed on the album.

I didn't dispute this

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Re: Your top ten Dream Theater songs.
« Reply #253 on: May 13, 2021, 09:26:33 PM »
Is awesome to see so much love for Learning To Live, it's such an amazing song (and such a beautifully arranged ending).

My top ten (not in any particular order)

-Learning To Live
-Stream of Consciousness
-At Wits End
-A Change of Seasons
-In The Presence of the Enemies (Pt 1/2)
-Panic Attack
-Lines in the Sand
-Metropolis Pt.1
-The Glass Prison
- Home
Yes! Someone else gets it about Learning to live. I wish that ending would never end.
My top ten:-
Bridges in the Sky
Breaking all illusions
In the presence of enemies 1&2
Learning to live
In the name of god.
Streams of consciousness.
Outcry
Wither
Ministry of lost souls
On the backs of angels.

List subject to change due to so many I haven't heard.
All recommendations will be listened to :)

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Re: Your top ten Dream Theater songs.
« Reply #254 on: May 15, 2021, 07:46:15 AM »
1.  The Spirit Carries On, narrowly ahead of
2.  Octavarium
3.  Pull Me Under
4.  Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence (if I had to break it apart, Solitary Shell into About to Crash Reprise)
5.  Fatal Tragedy
6.  Wait for Sleep/Learning to Live (love the reprise of Wait in the middle of LTL)
7.  Peruvian Skies (live version with Wish You Were Here and Wherever I May Roam)
8.  As I Am
9.  The Count of Tuscany
10. Lost Not Forgotten

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Re: Your top ten Dream Theater songs.
« Reply #255 on: May 16, 2021, 06:03:32 AM »
Updated list of all the songs that have received a mention (and far be it from me to tell DT what to put on the setlist for their upcoming European tour but...well, some of the songs on their recent DOT festival tour are notably absent...)

When Dream And Day Unite

A Fortune In Lies
The Killing Hand
Light Fuse And Get Away
The Ones Who Help To Set The Sun
Afterlife
Only A Matter of Time

Images and Words:

Pull Me Under
Another Day
Take The Time
Surrounded
Metropolis
Under A Glass Moon
Wait For Sleep
Learning To Live

Awake:

6:00
Voices
The Mirror
Lie
Lifting Shadows Off A Dream
Scarred
Space Dye Vest

Falling Into Infinity:

New Millennium
Peruvian Skies
Hollow Years
Hell's Kitchen
Lines In The Sand
Take Away My Pain
Anna Lee
Trial of Tears

Scenes From A Memory:

Strange Deja Vu
Fatal Tragedy
Beyond This Life
Home
The Dance of Eternity
The Spirit Carries On
Finally Free

Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence:

The Glass Prison
Blind Faith
Misunderstood
The Great Debate
Disappear
Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
About To Crash
Solitary Shell

Train of Thought:

Endless Sacrifice
Vacant
Stream of Consciousness
In The Name Of God

Octavarium:

The Root Of All Evil
Panic Attack
Sacrificed Sons
Octavarium

Systematic Chaos:

Constant Motion
In The Presence of Enemies

Black Clouds and Silver Linings:

The Count of Tuscany

A Dramatic Turn of Events:

On The Backs Of Angels
This Is The Life
Bridges In The Sky
Breaking All Illusions
Beneath The Surface

Dream Theater:

The Looking Glass
Enigma Machine
The Bigger Picture
Surrender To Reason
Illumination Theory

The Astonishing:

Three Days
A Life Left Behind
Chosen
Moment of Betrayal
Our New World

Distance Over Time:

Fall Into The Light
Room 137
S2N
At Wit's End
Pale Blue Dot

Non-album tracks:

A Change of Seasons
Another Won
Speak To Me
To Live Forever
Eve
Raise The Knife
Don't Look Past Me
Good job man.
I have a suggestion for a little project if you feel up to it and it might prove an interesting one at that - collate the data to see if you can find a (loosely) definitive consensus as to the top ten DT songs...Hmmmm.

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Re: Your top ten Dream Theater songs.
« Reply #256 on: June 03, 2021, 07:59:23 AM »
However there could be a hundred that fits in the top 10, mostly this would be mine...

Killing Hand
Mirror / Lie
Change of Seasons
Glass Prison
This Dying Soul
Shattered Fortress
Count of Tuscany
Illumination Theory
Bridges in the Sky / Outcry
Breaking all Illusions

Both Black Clouds & Silver Linings and A Dramatic Turn of Events are absolute pearls, overlooked by way too many prog-aholics.

Remarkable that the Shattered Fortress is never listed up in all the reactions before.

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Re: Your top ten Dream Theater songs.
« Reply #257 on: June 03, 2021, 08:15:34 AM »
Updated list of all the songs that have received a mention (and far be it from me to tell DT what to put on the setlist for their upcoming European tour but...well, some of the songs on their recent DOT festival tour are notably absent...)

When Dream And Day Unite

A Fortune In Lies
The Killing Hand
Light Fuse And Get Away
The Ones Who Help To Set The Sun
Afterlife
Only A Matter of Time

Images and Words:

Pull Me Under
Another Day
Take The Time
Surrounded
Metropolis
Under A Glass Moon
Wait For Sleep
Learning To Live

Awake:

6:00
Voices
The Mirror
Lie
Lifting Shadows Off A Dream
Scarred
Space Dye Vest

Falling Into Infinity:

New Millennium
Peruvian Skies
Hollow Years
Hell's Kitchen
Lines In The Sand
Take Away My Pain
Anna Lee
Trial of Tears

Scenes From A Memory:

Strange Deja Vu
Fatal Tragedy
Beyond This Life
Home
The Dance of Eternity
The Spirit Carries On
Finally Free

Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence:

The Glass Prison
Blind Faith
Misunderstood
The Great Debate
Disappear
Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
About To Crash
Solitary Shell

Train of Thought:

Endless Sacrifice
Vacant
Stream of Consciousness
In The Name Of God

Octavarium:

The Root Of All Evil
Panic Attack
Sacrificed Sons
Octavarium

Systematic Chaos:

Constant Motion
In The Presence of Enemies

Black Clouds and Silver Linings:

The Count of Tuscany

A Dramatic Turn of Events:

On The Backs Of Angels
This Is The Life
Bridges In The Sky
Breaking All Illusions
Beneath The Surface

Dream Theater:

The Looking Glass
Enigma Machine
The Bigger Picture
Surrender To Reason
Illumination Theory

The Astonishing:

Three Days
A Life Left Behind
Chosen
Moment of Betrayal
Our New World

Distance Over Time:

Fall Into The Light
Room 137
S2N
At Wit's End
Pale Blue Dot

Non-album tracks:

A Change of Seasons
Another Won
Speak To Me
To Live Forever
Eve
Raise The Knife
Don't Look Past Me
Good job man.
I have a suggestion for a little project if you feel up to it and it might prove an interesting one at that - collate the data to see if you can find a (loosely) definitive consensus as to the top ten DT songs...Hmmmm.

I would assume that Metropolis, Learning to Live, A Change of Seasons, Octavarium, and Breaking All Illusions are somewhere in there.
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