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Re: Distant Memories - New live release
« Reply #1050 on: March 21, 2021, 02:03:29 PM »
Question for everyone:

Live at Luna Park is available to buy/watch from Itunes, but from what I can tell, Distant Memories is only available physically.

If I purchase the CD/Blu-Ray do I get a download code for the video?

(I like to watch video on my phone when I'm slogging away on the treadmill:)

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Re: Distant Memories - New live release
« Reply #1051 on: March 21, 2021, 02:05:46 PM »
Question for everyone:

Live at Luna Park is available to buy/watch from Itunes, but from what I can tell, Distant Memories is only available physically.

If I purchase the CD/Blu-Ray do I get a download code for the video?

(I like to watch video on my phone when I'm slogging away on the treadmill:)
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Re: Distant Memories - New live release
« Reply #1052 on: March 21, 2021, 02:11:26 PM »
Question for everyone:

Live at Luna Park is available to buy/watch from Itunes, but from what I can tell, Distant Memories is only available physically.

If I purchase the CD/Blu-Ray do I get a download code for the video?

(I like to watch video on my phone when I'm slogging away on the treadmill:)
not as far as I know you don't.

Thanks for the quick response...kind of a bummer, but I will keep my eyes open for a future streaming release.

I'm all about physical product, but these days, my time 'at the gym' is pretty much the only time I have to really enjoy stuff like this.

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Re: Distant Memories - New live release
« Reply #1053 on: March 21, 2021, 02:18:22 PM »
Question for everyone:

Live at Luna Park is available to buy/watch from Itunes, but from what I can tell, Distant Memories is only available physically.

If I purchase the CD/Blu-Ray do I get a download code for the video?

(I like to watch video on my phone when I'm slogging away on the treadmill:)
not as far as I know you don't.

Thanks for the quick response...kind of a bummer, but I will keep my eyes open for a future streaming release.

I'm all about physical product, but these days, my time 'at the gym' is pretty much the only time I have to really enjoy stuff like this.

Not that I know of either. But, you can just make a playlist on YouTube.
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Re: Distant Memories - New live release
« Reply #1054 on: March 23, 2021, 03:43:25 PM »
I finally got around to having a bit of a listen to this.  Only listened to the first set but I love James and always have, but jeez, he's getting harder and harder to listen to.

I've said this as well and there's two things that stand out to me:

1)  He always seems out of breath, taking many mid-sentence and mid-word pauses.
2)  The way he goes "wwwwww" before a lot of words.

I think #2 has been around for quite a while now but #1 I feel has only been happening recently.

I think he started doing #2 back on Score, perhaps even earlier on L@B.  It's kind of a lazy way of singing in order to lead up to certain notes that may be difficult to nail outright, but I don't recall him doing it very often.  Just on certain songs.  I don't recall it happening on BTFW.  Not 100% sure.

Overall, he's still pulling off most of everything he does with a few changes here and there.  Most of the time his improvs work, but when they don't, it can be cringeworthy.  These guys play those songs over and over, show after show.  They can't play them the same exact way every single time.  I notice improvisations in JP's playing too and sometimes they don't always work.  That's the nature of the beast.

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« Reply #1055 on: May 11, 2021, 06:18:52 PM »
OK. I know I'm super late to the party...but I just got this in the mail. Going to check the video out tonight (providing everything plays and my copy doesn't turn out defective). Now I just need to make sure I have enough beer...

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« Reply #1056 on: June 07, 2021, 05:35:21 PM »
I haven't purchased a Dream Theater show since Score but got this one.

First release to feel like a concert *film*. I don't know what the specific technique is, but there's a way they do the camera work where the stage feels twice as big as in real life and the band members come off as rock stars. Budokan is still the gold standard, but this feels in the same league. Blu-Ray quality is very nice.

The performance is solid and has good energy. Band members all look like they enjoy being there. Something something LaBrie's singing something something Mangini vs. Portnoy. Yes you're right if I had one chance to show someone a Dream Theater concert video I wouldn't use this but as a fan I enjoy it. Mix is solid. Not as good as Score and earlier videos but better than Luna Park/Behind the Fourth Wall.

Solid product no complaints.
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« Reply #1057 on: June 07, 2021, 06:16:31 PM »
My BRs don't work in my BR player.  It says "invalid media".  LaserCD isn't returning my calls.  I don't have any other BR players to test on.

Are they secretly 4K discs?

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« Reply #1058 on: June 07, 2021, 06:23:28 PM »
My BRs don't work in my BR player.  It says "invalid media".  LaserCD isn't returning my calls.  I don't have any other BR players to test on.

Are they secretly 4K discs?

I have no issue with my BR discs

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Re: Distant Memories - New live release
« Reply #1059 on: June 07, 2021, 07:48:57 PM »
Wait a minute, wait one goddamn minute.

The real issue here is.... where has ReaPsTA been?!
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Re: Distant Memories - New live release
« Reply #1060 on: June 07, 2021, 07:49:27 PM »
He's been watching Live At Budokan.
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
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Re: Distant Memories - New live release
« Reply #1061 on: June 07, 2021, 08:20:10 PM »
I haven't purchased a Dream Theater show since Score but got this one.

First release to feel like a concert *film*. I don't know what the specific technique is, but there's a way they do the camera work where the stage feels twice as big as in real life and the band members come off as rock stars. Budokan is still the gold standard, but this feels in the same league. Blu-Ray quality is very nice.

The performance is solid and has good energy. Band members all look like they enjoy being there. Something something LaBrie's singing something something Mangini vs. Portnoy. Yes you're right if I had one chance to show someone a Dream Theater concert video I wouldn't use this but as a fan I enjoy it. Mix is solid. Not as good as Score and earlier videos but better than Luna Park/Behind the Fourth Wall.

Solid product no complaints.


What did you think about the SFAM set of the show?

I thought it was good, and a nice way to celebrate it's anniversary and a way to play the album again to newer fans, or those unable to catch the original SFAM shows. I thought it was nice to hear it as it is on the album, and without the extras that are included on the Live Scenes DVD, like extended sections, and special guests (It was great to hear the hypnotherapist on time, and JP not speeding up the intro of Finally Free to the actor speaking too fast.  :lol )

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« Reply #1062 on: June 07, 2021, 09:32:29 PM »
I thought it was nice to hear it as it is on the album, and without the extras that are included on the Live Scenes DVD
....which is the whole reason why you listen to the album proper in the first place.  ::)  Live, especially when you're playing the whole album straight through, is the time to make changes. And no, I don't count that super brief drum break in FT or MM's drum soloing on FF enough to make a difference. They could've done something more, just as they did when they did all of IaW during the 2017 tour.
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Re: Distant Memories - New live release
« Reply #1063 on: June 08, 2021, 09:08:46 AM »
Wait a minute, wait one goddamn minute.

The real issue here is.... where has ReaPsTA been?!
Seriously.

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Re: Distant Memories - New live release
« Reply #1064 on: June 08, 2021, 09:55:40 AM »
Wait a minute, wait one goddamn minute.

The real issue here is.... where has ReaPsTA been?!

Lurking sometimes, but mostly just around.

Hope you've been well.

What did you think about the SFAM set of the show?

I thought it was good, and a nice way to celebrate it's anniversary and a way to play the album again to newer fans, or those unable to catch the original SFAM shows. I thought it was nice to hear it as it is on the album, and without the extras that are included on the Live Scenes DVD, like extended sections, and special guests (It was great to hear the hypnotherapist on time, and JP not speeding up the intro of Finally Free to the actor speaking too fast.  :lol )

Was unexpectedly good when I saw it live. The album has an energy to it that doesn't really come out on the record. Not a huge Beyond This Life fan generally, but it slaps live. Distant Memories captures this reasonably well.

On the other hand, Live Scenes is the culmination of Dream Theater coming back from near death to cement themselves as legends of the genre. I agree with Scotty that the little changes there were cool.

Seriously.

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« Reply #1065 on: June 08, 2021, 10:29:28 AM »
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« Reply #1066 on: July 31, 2021, 02:20:57 PM »
Ok. Was just watching again. Jordan's solos in the middle of Home are  :hefdaddy
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