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New Book: DREAM THEATER On Track: every album, every song
« on: May 27, 2020, 01:03:25 PM »
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Jordan Blum examines Dream Theater's astonishing output (and the behind-the-scenes circumstances), in order to explore how DT distinctively impacted the Progressive genre with each its landmark releases.

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Re: New Book: DREAM THEATER On Track: every album, every song
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2020, 02:22:42 PM »
Was wondering when this would be announced. Looking forward to checking it out! When it says "Every Song", I wonder if that will include all non-album tracks, too. My gut is that it will only be what was released on an album. Will have to drop Jordan a line and find out....
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Re: New Book: DREAM THEATER On Track: every album, every song
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2020, 04:34:14 PM »
Scott, is Jordan Blum known to the rest of us? Between GDT, Voices UK, and DTF, have I run into him?
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
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« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2020, 04:55:32 PM »
Scott, is Jordan Blum known to the rest of us? Between GDT, Voices UK, and DTF, have I run into him?
I don't think so. I hadn't heard of him until a fellow GDT'er had introduced me to him.
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« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2020, 05:21:41 PM »
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Jordan Blum examines Dream Theater's astonishing output (and the behind-the-scenes circumstances), in order to explore how DT distinctively impacted the Progressive genre with each its landmark releases.

I see what he did there.

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Re: New Book: DREAM THEATER On Track: every album, every song
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2020, 05:23:12 PM »
Will this book have comments and thoughts by the band members, or this merely a fan giving his opinion on all of the songs (like we do on this forum all the time)?

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Re: New Book: DREAM THEATER On Track: every album, every song
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2020, 05:39:13 PM »
Will this book have comments and thoughts by the band members, or this merely a fan giving his opinion on all of the songs (like we do on this forum all the time)?

DTF: The Novel.
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
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Re: New Book: DREAM THEATER On Track: every album, every song
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2020, 05:52:08 PM »
Why is there a picture of just one band member on the cover? And 4 out of 14 album covers? I don't want to rag on a book that just gets announced, but that cover is very underwhelming.
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Re: New Book: DREAM THEATER On Track: every album, every song
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2020, 05:59:19 PM »
Why is there a picture of just one band member on the cover? And 4 out of 14 album covers? I don't want to rag on a book that just gets announced, but that cover is very underwhelming.

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would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
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« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2020, 08:12:41 PM »
I wonder if that will include all non-album tracks, too.
Just got a response from Jordan that he does talk about all the non-album tracks too, although he couldn't remember if he included DLPM or not, and mentioned the Majesty demos, but it doesn't seem that he gave them the same write up as the others. Sadly, it seems we will be left wondering what the real backstory is to "Mike Thinks He's Dee Dee Ramone Introducing A Song Song"   :'(
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Re: New Book: DREAM THEATER On Track: every album, every song
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2020, 01:15:54 AM »
Sadly, it seems we will be left wondering what the real backstory is to "Mike Thinks He's Dee Dee Ramone Introducing A Song Song"   :'(

Hard pass then.
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Re: New Book: DREAM THEATER On Track: every album, every song
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2020, 03:44:09 AM »
Will this book have comments and thoughts by the band members, or this merely a fan giving his opinion on all of the songs (like we do on this forum all the time)?

DTF: The Novel.

We need to release our own DTF book for this.
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« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2020, 03:48:42 AM »
And a special deluxe edition with a CD that contains a game that simulates the DT League.
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« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2020, 09:38:22 AM »
Why is there a picture of just one band member on the cover?

And with a photo that's 15+ years old....
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« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2020, 10:14:39 AM »
...but that cover is very underwhelming.

I think you're being kind.

Book/cover etc, but hmm.
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Re: New Book: DREAM THEATER On Track: every album, every song
« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2020, 11:39:57 AM »
July 10th, 2020

https://burningshed.com/jordan-blum_dream-theater-on-track_book?fbclid=IwAR0IYj8DDUOQJ2hZsRJOVMjuvgHhUXpL1wkEeboYdUgoJ490RatdipEUncM



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Jordan Blum examines Dream Theater's astonishing output (and the behind-the-scenes circumstances), in order to explore how DT distinctively impacted the Progressive genre with each its landmark releases.

Thanks for spreading the word, dude! Oh, and hi everyone! Thanks for your interest in the book (if you are, in fact, interested haha). It will also be available on Amazon and in Barnes and Noble stores (once we're allowed to go into them, that is). I also published one of these on Jethro Tull last year ;)


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Re: New Book: DREAM THEATER On Track: every album, every song
« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2020, 11:41:25 AM »
Scott, is Jordan Blum known to the rest of us? Between GDT, Voices UK, and DTF, have I run into him?

Not sure, but hey!

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« Reply #17 on: May 28, 2020, 11:42:19 AM »
Will this book have comments and thoughts by the band members, or this merely a fan giving his opinion on all of the songs (like we do on this forum all the time)?

It features insights from the band, as well as some genre peers. Also, I'm an established journalist within the field (in addition to being a fan).

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« Reply #18 on: May 28, 2020, 11:42:48 AM »
Why is there a picture of just one band member on the cover? And 4 out of 14 album covers? I don't want to rag on a book that just gets announced, but that cover is very underwhelming.

That's how all Sonicbond On Track books look. It's part of a series.

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« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2020, 11:43:02 AM »
Why is there a picture of just one band member on the cover? And 4 out of 14 album covers? I don't want to rag on a book that just gets announced, but that cover is very underwhelming.

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Re: New Book: DREAM THEATER On Track: every album, every song
« Reply #20 on: May 28, 2020, 11:59:13 AM »
Why is there a picture of just one band member on the cover? And 4 out of 14 album covers? I don't want to rag on a book that just gets announced, but that cover is very underwhelming.

That's how all Sonicbond On Track books look. It's part of a series.

Was curious about that. Thank you for responding, and joining us!
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Re: New Book: DREAM THEATER On Track: every album, every song
« Reply #21 on: May 28, 2020, 02:02:26 PM »
Hi, Jordan, thanks for the insight on the book and welcome to the board.  :tup

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Re: New Book: DREAM THEATER On Track: every album, every song
« Reply #22 on: May 28, 2020, 02:25:47 PM »
Hey Jordan, welcome to DTF.  We met briefly at ProgStock during a DTF dinner that friday night.  I didn't stick around for the weekend but saw you on facebook afterwards.  Anyway, had no idea you were working on a DT book, that's pretty cool!  :metal

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« Reply #23 on: May 28, 2020, 02:56:36 PM »
Why is there a picture of just one band member on the cover? And 4 out of 14 album covers? I don't want to rag on a book that just gets announced, but that cover is very underwhelming.

That's how all Sonicbond On Track books look. It's part of a series.

Was curious about that. Thank you for responding, and joining us!

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« Reply #24 on: May 28, 2020, 02:57:03 PM »
Hi, Jordan, thanks for the insight on the book and welcome to the board.  :tup

Happy to finally be here! Haha.

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« Reply #25 on: May 28, 2020, 02:57:50 PM »
Hey Jordan, welcome to DTF.  We met briefly at ProgStock during a DTF dinner that friday night.  I didn't stick around for the weekend but saw you on facebook afterwards.  Anyway, had no idea you were working on a DT book, that's pretty cool!  :metal

Oh, cool! I think I remember you. Are we friends on Facebook?

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Re: New Book: DREAM THEATER On Track: every album, every song
« Reply #26 on: May 28, 2020, 03:35:20 PM »
Hey Jordan, welcome to DTF.  We met briefly at ProgStock during a DTF dinner that friday night.  I didn't stick around for the weekend but saw you on facebook afterwards.  Anyway, had no idea you were working on a DT book, that's pretty cool!  :metal

Oh, cool! I think I remember you. Are we friends on Facebook?

Yup, but I'm not very big with the facebook anymore these days.

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« Reply #27 on: May 28, 2020, 05:33:16 PM »
Awesome! I'm looking forward to picking this up.
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Re: New Book: DREAM THEATER On Track: every album, every song
« Reply #28 on: May 28, 2020, 05:48:13 PM »
Welcome to DTF Jordan, looking forward to reading the book!

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« Reply #29 on: May 28, 2020, 06:51:56 PM »
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« Reply #30 on: May 28, 2020, 08:49:05 PM »
Interesting.