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Offline nikatapi

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About the Lifting Shadows book...
« on: June 29, 2020, 02:27:08 AM »
So i just finished reading the first edition of the book, which covered the period until BC&SL, and what a nice read.
I actually completed the entire book in pretty much a day.

Kind of ironic that the book was closing on a very optimistic ending, given the success of this period and leaving DT being at a commercial peak, while mentioning the improbability that the lineup would change from this point on. Little did Rich know about MP deciding to leave the band.

But i was wondering, has anyone read the newest edition, which also covers the transition to Mike Mangini and (if i'm not mistaken) the ADTOE period as well? Is it actually something that can provide some more info apart from what's already known already?

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Re: About the Lifting Shadows book...
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2020, 06:26:20 AM »
I can't imagine there's any new or revealing info that hasn't been made available online

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Re: About the Lifting Shadows book...
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2020, 09:09:03 AM »
I have the most current edition (the one that Nik is referring to it seems) and I can tell you it's a great read. (as exciting as their music, seriously) Now for your question: Yes, some of what has been added has been available online (and I'm sure it still is mostly), but the level of detail is quite a bit greater (meaning the inner workings of MP's departure and how the band was in some kind of turmoil and how they handled it and all that). Of course, the two chapters that cover the beginning of the MM era are considerably shorter than the others, but even these are a bit more detailed than what some people might expect.
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Re: About the Lifting Shadows book...
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2020, 10:03:47 AM »
I've got all versions and I don't feel that the latest has that much more detail but then again, I was reading just about everything when all that went down. 10 years after the fact, it may prove to be more insightful than it was at the time. Either way it is a great, more compact (physically) read compared to the first edition.

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Re: About the Lifting Shadows book...
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2020, 03:26:38 PM »
Wish it was released in Kindle format. I have all of the editions as well but they are in storage. It would be nice to re-read it again.
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Re: About the Lifting Shadows book...
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2020, 12:49:47 AM »
Wish it was released in Kindle format. I have all of the editions as well but they are in storage. It would be nice to re-read it again.

That's a great point.
I'd love to have an ebook version as well.
Thank you everyone for your answers, i guess it doesn't really make sense to get the updated version as it seems.

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Re: About the Lifting Shadows book...
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2020, 08:42:54 AM »
I didn't know the second edition covered some of the MM era, awesome! I guess it's time for me to get it, i've always been interested in this.

Offline Setlist Scotty

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Re: About the Lifting Shadows book...
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2020, 10:11:51 AM »
Each version of the book offers something different. The original version has the photo book and CD of rarities. The second edition (also hard cover) has a chapter focusing on the various side projects that different band members were involved in, as well as updates from the first edition. And the latest edition (soft cover) has more updates from the second edition...and a really cool cover.   :biggrin:
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Re: About the Lifting Shadows book...
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2020, 12:35:32 PM »
Each version of the book offers something different. The original version has the photo book and CD of rarities. The second edition (also hard cover) has a chapter focusing on the various side projects that different band members were involved in, as well as updates from the first edition. And the latest edition (soft cover) has more updates from the second edition...and a really cool cover.   :biggrin:
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Offline ytserush

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Re: About the Lifting Shadows book...
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2020, 03:29:36 PM »
Still need to pick up the soft cover I suppose. Have the other two.

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Re: About the Lifting Shadows book...
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2020, 07:49:28 AM »
I have the original edition. Gonna wait for the Portnoy reunion to have a comprehensive look back at the Mangini years (not in the first edition at all) before I buy another one.  :lol
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Re: About the Lifting Shadows book...
« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2020, 10:47:53 AM »
I have the original edition. Gonna wait for the Portnoy reunion to have a comprehensive look back at the Mangini years (not in the first edition at all) before I buy another one.  :lol

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