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Choose your top 10 Portnoy-era songs

A Fortune in Lies
1 (0.1%)
Status Seeker
0 (0%)
The Ytse Jam
1 (0.1%)
The Killing Hand
6 (0.7%)
Light Fuse and Get Away
2 (0.2%)
Afterlife
0 (0%)
The Ones Who Help To Set the Sun
1 (0.1%)
Only a Matter of Time
4 (0.5%)
Pull Me Under
10 (1.2%)
Another Day
4 (0.5%)
Take the Time
18 (2.1%)
Surrounded
16 (1.9%)
Metropolis--Pt. I
46 (5.5%)
Under a Glass Moon
8 (1%)
Wait for Sleep
5 (0.6%)
Learning To Live
59 (7%)
6:00
12 (1.4%)
Caught in a Web
6 (0.7%)
Innocence Faded
3 (0.4%)
Erotomania
3 (0.4%)
Voices
27 (3.2%)
The Silent Man
1 (0.1%)
The Mirror
7 (0.8%)
Lie
3 (0.4%)
Lifting Shadows Off a Dream
6 (0.7%)
Scarred
34 (4%)
Space Dye Vest
12 (1.4%)
A Change of Seasons
62 (7.4%)
New Millenium
2 (0.2%)
You Not Me
0 (0%)
Peruvian Skies
3 (0.4%)
Hollow Years
4 (0.5%)
Burning My Soul
0 (0%)
Hell's Kitchen
6 (0.7%)
Lines in the Sand
27 (3.2%)
Take Away My Pain
0 (0%)
Just Let Me Breathe
0 (0%)
Anna Lee
3 (0.4%)
Trial of Tears
35 (4.2%)
Regression
0 (0%)
Overture 1928
7 (0.8%)
Strange Deja Vu
10 (1.2%)
Through My Words
1 (0.1%)
Fatal Tragedy
12 (1.4%)
Beyond This Life
6 (0.7%)
Through Her Eyes
1 (0.1%)
Home
26 (3.1%)
The Dance of Eternity
11 (1.3%)
One Last Time
2 (0.2%)
The Spirit Carries On
18 (2.1%)
Finally Free
19 (2.3%)
The Glass Prison
23 (2.7%)
Blind Faith
17 (2%)
Misunderstood
14 (1.7%)
The Great Debate
8 (1%)
Disappear
9 (1.1%)
Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
39 (4.6%)
As I Am
7 (0.8%)
This Dying Soul
2 (0.2%)
Endless Sacrifice
6 (0.7%)
Honor Thy Father
5 (0.6%)
Vacant
0 (0%)
Stream of Consciousness
11 (1.3%)
In the Name of God
23 (2.7%)
The Root of All Evil
4 (0.5%)
The Answer Lies Within
0 (0%)
These Walls
5 (0.6%)
I Walk Beside You
2 (0.2%)
Panic Attack
2 (0.2%)
Never Enough
0 (0%)
Sacrificed Sons
4 (0.5%)
Octavarium
46 (5.5%)
In the Presence of Enemies
18 (2.1%)
Forsaken
1 (0.1%)
Constant Motion
2 (0.2%)
The Dark Eternal Night
1 (0.1%)
Repentence
1 (0.1%)
Prophets of War
1 (0.1%)
The Ministry of Lost Souls
3 (0.4%)
A Nightmare To Remember
3 (0.4%)
A Rite of Passage
1 (0.1%)
Wither
1 (0.1%)
The Shattered Fortress
1 (0.1%)
The Best of Times
2 (0.2%)
The Count of Tuscany
29 (3.4%)

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Offline TAC

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Re: Top 10 Portnoy-era songs, and a bonus question
« Reply #70 on: October 17, 2020, 08:57:37 PM »
Oh wait. Are we talking about another Raw Dog? :D
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
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Re: Top 10 Portnoy-era songs, and a bonus question
« Reply #71 on: October 17, 2020, 09:05:25 PM »
I have probably not listened to Raw Dog more than twice. Will remedy that now.

Boy, does everyone get a rather... unique... top result when searching for "Raw Dog" on YT?

Iím glad you said this because Iím not sure what Raw Dog is and this confirms I probably donít want to search for it.

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Re: Top 10 Portnoy-era songs, and a bonus question
« Reply #72 on: October 17, 2020, 09:16:41 PM »
I would probably listen to Raw Dog more if it had the ending it was supposed to have.

The ending where it stopped 5 minutes sooner?
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Re: Top 10 Portnoy-era songs, and a bonus question
« Reply #73 on: October 17, 2020, 09:50:49 PM »
I would probably listen to Raw Dog more if it had the ending it was supposed to have.

The ending where it stopped 5 minutes sooner?

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Re: Top 10 Portnoy-era songs, and a bonus question
« Reply #74 on: October 19, 2020, 11:48:51 AM »
In all honesty I couldn't even choose my personal Top 10 since this is only studio releases, therefore it doesn't include demos or any unreleased tracks, but regardless I was able to choose my Top 5:

1). Scarred
2). Voices (In all honesty I would've put the entire "A Mind Beside Itself" suite but there wasn't an option for that)
3). The Ones Who Help To Set The Sun
4). Light Fuse And Get Away
5). Disappear

If it did include demos, tracks such as "To Live Forever 94'","Raise The Knife", "Where Are You Now?", "Cover My Eyes", "Speak To Me", as well as some demo versions of some songs such as "You Or Me", "Take Away My Pain 96'", etc could've been up there, but alas we're only limited to studio releases.

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Re: Top 10 Portnoy-era songs, and a bonus question
« Reply #75 on: October 19, 2020, 12:10:05 PM »
I would probably listen to Raw Dog more if it had the ending it was supposed to have.

The ending where it stopped 5 minutes sooner?
I would definitely prefer that version.
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Re: Top 10 Portnoy-era songs, and a bonus question
« Reply #76 on: October 21, 2020, 02:45:16 PM »
Pull Me Under
Metropolis--Pt. I
Learning To Live
Scarred
A Change of Seasons
Trial of Tears
Home
Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
Octavarium
The Ministry of Lost Souls

BONUS ANSWER:  The MP era songs are my favorite, but more difficult to choose because there are more of them and more of them are better than MM era songs.  MM era songs much easier to choose for the opposite reason.  Less to choose from and less good songs.  My choice has nothing to do with who is the better drummer.  I think the overall songwriting was better during the MP days.
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Re: Top 10 Portnoy-era songs, and a bonus question
« Reply #77 on: October 22, 2020, 12:23:27 PM »
I think Hell's Kitchen is one of Dream Theater's best instrumentals.  Such a well-crafted piece with soaring melodies that linger in my head for days after listening to the album.  In fact, in my opinion the three final tracks of that album should have been Hell's Kitchen >> Lines in the Sand >> Trial of Tears.   Other than New Millennium and Peruvian Skies those are the only tracks I care for on that album.

This is like youíre in my head, exactly my feelings on FII right down to the songs listed being the only ones I care for.

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Re: Top 10 Portnoy-era songs, and a bonus question
« Reply #78 on: October 22, 2020, 03:01:10 PM »
I like every song on FII.  Some of them that were not mentioned above, I just happen to like a lot less.  ;)
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Re: Top 10 Portnoy-era songs, and a bonus question
« Reply #79 on: November 08, 2020, 03:16:26 PM »
In order:

1.  The Spirit Carries On.  Still can't listen to it without tearing up.
2.  Octavarium.  Love the many twists and turns in this, and love how each section of the one part of the song evokes the others on the record.
3.  6 Degrees.  Just can't get tired of this.  Ever.
4.  Pull Me Under.  My first favorite DT song.  Wasn't it everyone's?
5.  Fatal Tragedy.  The song that got me re-interested in DT in 1999.
6.  Learning to Live.  I think of WFS as the first part of this, but I get goosebumps from the reprise... every time.
7.  Metropolis Pt 1.  My first favorite epic.
8.  As I Am.  My favorite lyrics, and love the metal riff in this.
9.  The Count of Tuscany.  My favorite newer MP epic.
10. Hollow Years - I wanted a ballad in here and love the Peruvian Skies off of the 2005 tour bootlegs, but went with HY, especially after the L@B version.