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Offline jammindude

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Re: Make a Dream Theater Mix CD
« Reply #35 on: January 08, 2021, 10:06:44 PM »
I'd just get him a copy of I&W and SFAM. If he doesn't like any of that, well, DT is likely not for him.

Iíve always hated this approach for two major reasons.

First, it lacks creativity.

Second, a mix tape provides the listener with a teaser. A sampler gives the listener a taste to decide if he likes their sound enough to want a full album. Simply handing over a copy of a complete piece of art still feels like stealing from the artist to me. But a mix tape provides a cross section that canít be purchased elsewhere anyway.

Itís like showing small sections of an artists works without ever seeing a full piece of artwork....and yet at the same time, youíre almost creating an entirely new piece of art thatís somewhat your own.
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Offline IDontNotDoThings

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Re: Make a Dream Theater Mix CD
« Reply #36 on: January 09, 2021, 02:59:38 AM »
I tried a while ago to create an alternate "DT Greatest Hits" that would fit on one disc, accounting for the band's most popular songs in a way that flows well as one experience.

01. On The Backs Of Angels [8:43]
02. The Enemy Inside [6:17]
03. Pull Me Under [8:14]
04. Wither [5:25]
05. Metropolis [9:32]
06. As I Am [7:47]
07. Panic Attack [8:13]
08. Home [12:53]
09. The Dance Of Eternity [6:13]
10. The Spirit Carries On [6:38]
[1:19:55]

My success in those goals is debatable, but here you go. :lol

Offline Ben_Jamin

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Re: Make a Dream Theater Mix CD
« Reply #37 on: January 09, 2021, 11:52:18 AM »
I tried a while ago to create an alternate "DT Greatest Hits" that would fit on one disc, accounting for the band's most popular songs in a way that flows well as one experience.

01. On The Backs Of Angels [8:43]
02. The Enemy Inside [6:17]
03. Pull Me Under [8:14]
04. Wither [5:25]
05. Metropolis [9:32]
06. As I Am [7:47]
07. Panic Attack [8:13]
08. Home [12:53]
09. The Dance Of Eternity [6:13]
10. The Spirit Carries On [6:38]
[1:19:55]

My success in those goals is debatable, but here you go. :lol


Kind of jarring there with the ending of TDOE going into the soft, calm, intro of TSCO  :lol

I would've put The Enemy Inside after TDOE, just so it wouldn't be jarring.

 
I decided to listen to it and it does sound pretty amazing...Which then I ended up making this...

1. The Dance of Eternity
2. The Enemy Inside
3. The Dark Eternal Night (I haven't listened to the studio version in quite a while, and I'll just say...so glad we have the live versions)
4. Honor Thy Father (After coming back to this song, Musically it's a really good song, and I actually like it better than As I Am. I actually would nominate it as a contender for most underrated Dream Theater song, now that I listened to it again)
5. The Killing Hand
6. A Tempting Offer
7. Room 137
8. Caught In A Web
9. Never Enough
10. The Count Of Tuscany

1:20:30

I like how metal this one turned out....

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Offline IDontNotDoThings

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Re: Make a Dream Theater Mix CD
« Reply #38 on: January 09, 2021, 07:41:20 PM »
I tried a while ago to create an alternate "DT Greatest Hits" that would fit on one disc, accounting for the band's most popular songs in a way that flows well as one experience.

01. On The Backs Of Angels [8:43]
02. The Enemy Inside [6:17]
03. Pull Me Under [8:14]
04. Wither [5:25]
05. Metropolis [9:32]
06. As I Am [7:47]
07. Panic Attack [8:13]
08. Home [12:53]
09. The Dance Of Eternity [6:13]
10. The Spirit Carries On [6:38]
[1:19:55]

My success in those goals is debatable, but here you go. :lol


Kind of jarring there with the ending of TDOE going into the soft, calm, intro of TSCO  :lol

I would've put The Enemy Inside after TDOE, just so it wouldn't be jarring.

Good idea ;)

I remade my playlist, working on the order & exchanging Home for Another Day (since it's more of a "hit", & I like how the end of Panic Attack transitions into the start of TDOE).

01. Pull Me Under [8:14]
02. Another Day [4:23]
03. Wither [5:25]
04. As I Am [7:47]
05. Metropolis [9:32]
06. On The Backs Of Angels [8:43]
07. Panic Attack [8:13]
08. The Dance Of Eternity [6:13]
09. The Enemy Inside [6:17]
10. The Spirit Carries On [6:38]
[1:11:25]

Offline Ben_Jamin

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Re: Make a Dream Theater Mix CD
« Reply #39 on: January 09, 2021, 08:25:47 PM »
I tried a while ago to create an alternate "DT Greatest Hits" that would fit on one disc, accounting for the band's most popular songs in a way that flows well as one experience.

01. On The Backs Of Angels [8:43]
02. The Enemy Inside [6:17]
03. Pull Me Under [8:14]
04. Wither [5:25]
05. Metropolis [9:32]
06. As I Am [7:47]
07. Panic Attack [8:13]
08. Home [12:53]
09. The Dance Of Eternity [6:13]
10. The Spirit Carries On [6:38]
[1:19:55]

My success in those goals is debatable, but here you go. :lol


Kind of jarring there with the ending of TDOE going into the soft, calm, intro of TSCO  :lol

I would've put The Enemy Inside after TDOE, just so it wouldn't be jarring.

Good idea ;)

I remade my playlist, working on the order & exchanging Home for Another Day (since it's more of a "hit", & I like how the end of Panic Attack transitions into the start of TDOE).

01. Pull Me Under [8:14]
02. Another Day [4:23]
03. Wither [5:25]
04. As I Am [7:47]
05. Metropolis [9:32]
06. On The Backs Of Angels [8:43]
07. Panic Attack [8:13]
08. The Dance Of Eternity [6:13]
09. The Enemy Inside [6:17]
10. The Spirit Carries On [6:38]
[1:11:25]

Flows way better now.
I don't know how they can be so proud of winning with them odds. - Little Big Man

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Offline Trav86

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Re: Make a Dream Theater Mix CD
« Reply #40 on: January 10, 2021, 04:54:33 AM »
I tried a while ago to create an alternate "DT Greatest Hits" that would fit on one disc, accounting for the band's most popular songs in a way that flows well as one experience.

01. On The Backs Of Angels [8:43]
02. The Enemy Inside [6:17]
03. Pull Me Under [8:14]
04. Wither [5:25]
05. Metropolis [9:32]
06. As I Am [7:47]
07. Panic Attack [8:13]
08. Home [12:53]
09. The Dance Of Eternity [6:13]
10. The Spirit Carries On [6:38]
[1:19:55]

My success in those goals is debatable, but here you go. :lol


Kind of jarring there with the ending of TDOE going into the soft, calm, intro of TSCO  :lol

I would've put The Enemy Inside after TDOE, just so it wouldn't be jarring.

Good idea ;)

I remade my playlist, working on the order & exchanging Home for Another Day (since it's more of a "hit", & I like how the end of Panic Attack transitions into the start of TDOE).

01. Pull Me Under [8:14]
02. Another Day [4:23]
03. Wither [5:25]
04. As I Am [7:47]
05. Metropolis [9:32]
06. On The Backs Of Angels [8:43]
07. Panic Attack [8:13]
08. The Dance Of Eternity [6:13]
09. The Enemy Inside [6:17]
10. The Spirit Carries On [6:38]
[1:11:25]

I think this is the best playlist Iíve seen the really shows what DT is all about. Iím going to make this into a ďcommute to workĒ playlist.
Can't we find the minds
to lead us closer to the heart?

Offline Ben_Jamin

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Re: Make a Dream Theater Mix CD
« Reply #41 on: April 15, 2021, 12:02:24 AM »
I love that playlist. A bit odd starting on a ballad, but Iím going to give that one a shot this weekend.

I ended up coming back to this mix again, and I ended up changing the order and finding it flows better this way... :lol

1. Take Away My Pain
2. About To Crash
3. Barstool Warrior
4. The Root of All Evil
5. A Better Life
6. The Bigger Picture
7. Metropolis Pt.1
8. Home
9. Stream of Consciousness
10. At Wit's End
11. Breaking All Illusions
12. The Spirit Carries On

I don't know how they can be so proud of winning with them odds. - Little Big Man

"We can't rewrite history. We can learn our own history, and share it with other people. While, we learn, from them, their history." -Me,Myself,I