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Re: New Book: DREAM THEATER On Track: every album, every song
« Reply #35 on: July 15, 2020, 09:22:47 AM »
I ordered mine the other day, can't wait. I love these kind of books.

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Re: New Book: DREAM THEATER On Track: every album, every song
« Reply #36 on: July 15, 2020, 10:53:14 AM »
I ordered mine too, but it will take more time to arrive here in Brazil. Out of curiosity, even The Astonishing is commented song by song? :o
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Re: New Book: DREAM THEATER On Track: every album, every song
« Reply #37 on: July 17, 2020, 11:32:29 AM »


I ordered mine too, but it will take more time to arrive here in Brazil. Out of curiosity, even The Astonishing is commented song by song? :o



Yes, although the individual song write-ups tend to be shorter than those for other albums.

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« Reply #38 on: July 17, 2020, 01:39:39 PM »
Setlist Scotty and I will have to compile a companion book for any songs not included in this compendium.  I'm sure we could squeeze out at least one chapter on Barfbag and Moonbubbles. 

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Re: New Book: DREAM THEATER On Track: every album, every song
« Reply #39 on: July 17, 2020, 01:42:26 PM »


I ordered mine too, but it will take more time to arrive here in Brazil. Out of curiosity, even The Astonishing is commented song by song? :o



Yes, although the individual song write-ups tend to be shorter than those for other albums.

Really cool to know, thanks!👍
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Re: New Book: DREAM THEATER On Track: every album, every song
« Reply #40 on: July 17, 2020, 08:23:32 PM »
Setlist Scotty and I will have to compile a companion book for any songs not included in this compendium.  I'm sure we could squeeze out at least one chapter on Barfbag and Moonbubbles.
...not to mention the chapter dedicated to "Mike Thinks He's Dee Dee Ramone Introducing a Song Song".  :yarr
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« Reply #41 on: July 17, 2020, 08:28:32 PM »
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Re: New Book: DREAM THEATER On Track: every album, every song
« Reply #42 on: July 18, 2020, 01:14:53 AM »
Oh yes, I'm looking forward to reading a deep analysis of the one truly great poetic work of our time, the Canadian Rap.

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« Reply #43 on: July 19, 2020, 03:19:10 PM »
Oh yes, I'm looking forward to reading a deep analysis of the one truly great poetic work of our time, the Canadian Rap.

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Re: New Book: DREAM THEATER On Track: every album, every song
« Reply #44 on: July 20, 2020, 03:35:59 AM »
Same! I wanna know what the Biggest Fucking Thing was in the end  :lol

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Re: New Book: DREAM THEATER On Track: every album, every song
« Reply #45 on: July 20, 2020, 05:00:06 AM »
How much text/info is dedicated to each song? Are there any technical specifics, like recording date etc?

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« Reply #46 on: July 20, 2020, 01:58:36 PM »
Is this already out? Amazon says itís being released on Aug 28. Also, any digital versions available?
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Re: New Book: DREAM THEATER On Track: every album, every song
« Reply #47 on: July 27, 2020, 08:50:38 AM »
Is this already out? Amazon says itís being released on Aug 28. Also, any digital versions available?
Maybe that's a US release date?

I ordered through Burning Shed, which is a British company.  Got mine already and read it.

While I certainly disagree with some of Jordan's critical assessments, he is clearly a passionate music fan, and understands what he is writing about.
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Re: New Book: DREAM THEATER On Track: every album, every song
« Reply #48 on: July 27, 2020, 09:14:33 AM »
Is this already out? Amazon says itís being released on Aug 28. Also, any digital versions available?
Maybe that's a US release date?

I ordered through Burning Shed, which is a British company.  Got mine already and read it.

While I certainly disagree with some of Jordan's critical assessments, he is clearly a passionate music fan, and understands what he is writing about.

Being someone like me that has followed the band extensively for many years, do you feel it was worth the purchase? Was there much new information?
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Re: New Book: DREAM THEATER On Track: every album, every song
« Reply #49 on: July 27, 2020, 10:04:26 AM »
Is this already out? Amazon says itís being released on Aug 28. Also, any digital versions available?
Maybe that's a US release date?

I ordered through Burning Shed, which is a British company.  Got mine already and read it.

While I certainly disagree with some of Jordan's critical assessments, he is clearly a passionate music fan, and understands what he is writing about.

Being someone like me that has followed the band extensively for many years, do you feel it was worth the purchase? Was there much new information?
There were several points where I said "I didn't know that".  I certainly knew a lot of it already, being a fairly hardcore fan since 1992, but if nothing else, it's an item for the collection, and it's reasonably priced.
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Re: New Book: DREAM THEATER On Track: every album, every song
« Reply #50 on: July 29, 2020, 04:43:21 PM »
Is this already out? Amazon says itís being released on Aug 28. Also, any digital versions available?
Maybe that's a US release date?

I ordered through Burning Shed, which is a British company.  Got mine already and read it.

While I certainly disagree with some of Jordan's critical assessments, he is clearly a passionate music fan, and understands what he is writing about.

Being someone like me that has followed the band extensively for many years, do you feel it was worth the purchase? Was there much new information?
There were several points where I said "I didn't know that".  I certainly knew a lot of it already, being a fairly hardcore fan since 1992, but if nothing else, it's an item for the collection, and it's reasonably priced.

May eventually end up getting this myself.

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Re: New Book: DREAM THEATER On Track: every album, every song
« Reply #51 on: August 11, 2020, 09:53:22 PM »
Just ordered, all up to Australia $45! Can't wait. Thanks for posting the info on the book.

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Re: New Book: DREAM THEATER On Track: every album, every song
« Reply #52 on: August 12, 2020, 12:09:21 AM »
I've been reading this during the last couple of days. It's a really nice one. I'm up to Octavarium now.

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Re: New Book: DREAM THEATER On Track: every album, every song
« Reply #53 on: August 14, 2020, 12:15:12 PM »
Bought mine direct from Jordan, clearly the best copy around.

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Re: New Book: DREAM THEATER On Track: every album, every song
« Reply #54 on: August 14, 2020, 12:19:59 PM »
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Re: New Book: DREAM THEATER On Track: every album, every song
« Reply #55 on: August 15, 2020, 06:24:27 PM »
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Re: New Book: DREAM THEATER On Track: every album, every song
« Reply #56 on: October 12, 2020, 03:50:59 PM »
Reviewed this recently!

TL;DR: An entertaining read despite some factual errors, but maybe the non-diehards who haven't read Lifting Shadows or heard all the albums yet are the ones most likely to get the most out of it.

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« Reply #57 on: October 12, 2020, 03:59:09 PM »
That's a great review! Thanks for posting!