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Please vote for the song that you'd like to see win each match

1. Home
4. Beyond This Life
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2. Finally Free
3. Fatal Tragedy

Voting closes: June 13, 2021, 06:41:52 AM

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Offline Destiny Of Chaos

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Dream Theater the League - Scenes from a Memory Semifinals
« on: June 11, 2021, 06:41:52 AM »
Scenes from a Memory Tournament

Seeding
1. Home - #6 Ranked Division 1 Song
2. Finally Free - #9 Ranked Division 1 Song
3. Fatal Tragedy - #11 Ranked Division 1 Song
4. Beyond This Life - #16 Ranked Division 1 Song
5. The Spirit Carries On - #23 Ranked Division 1 Song
6. Strange déjà vu - #1 Ranked Division 2 Song
7. Overture 1928 - #4 Ranked Division 2 Song
8. The Dance of Eternity - #10 Ranked Division 2 Song
9. One Last Time - #6 Ranked Division 3 Song
10. Through Her Eyes - #12 Ranked Division 3 Song
11. Through My Words - Lost in the Void
12. Regression - Lost in the Void

Opening Round (Songs 1-4 have a bye) - https://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=56499.0
9. One Last Time defeats 8. The Dance of Eternity 10-8 
5. The Spirit Carries On defeats 12. Regression 16-2   
6. Strange Déjà vu defeats 11. Through My Words 18-0   
7. Overture 1928 defeats 10. Through Her Eyes 12-6 

Quarterfinals - https://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=56526.0
1. Home defeats 9. One Last Time 18-3 
4. Beyond This Life defeats 5. The Spirit Carries On 12-9 
3. Fatal Tragedy defeats 6. Strange Déjà vu 14-7 
2. Finally Free defeats 7. Overture 1928 19-2 

Semifinals

Please vote for the song that you’d like to see win each match.

1. Home vs. 4. Beyond This Life
2. Finally Free vs. 3. Fatal Tragedy

I will only vote to break a tie.
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Re: Dream Theater the League - Scenes from a Memory Semifinals
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2021, 08:37:25 AM »
1. Home vs. 4. Beyond This Life
2. Finally Free vs. 3. Fatal Tragedy

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Re: Dream Theater the League - Scenes from a Memory Semifinals
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2021, 09:12:00 AM »
The awkward sex scene and the twist
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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2021, 10:54:48 AM »
Top seeds.
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Re: Dream Theater the League - Scenes from a Memory Semifinals
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2021, 12:23:36 PM »
Home is DTs most overrated song, and Beyond This Life is their most underrated.

Beyond This Life and Finally Free
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Re: Dream Theater the League - Scenes from a Memory Semifinals
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2021, 01:08:15 PM »
Home is DTs most overrated song, and Beyond This Life is their most underrated.

Beyond This Life and Finally Free

I agree.  Home was my first favorite with DT, but after listening to BTL more and more, it really is a perfect rocker.

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Re: Dream Theater the League - Scenes from a Memory Semifinals
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2021, 01:19:05 PM »
Home is DTs most overrated song, and Beyond This Life is their most underrated.

I do think Home is just a little overhyped, but Beyond This Life is the closest I've ever gotten to not caring for a long instrumental section in a Dream Theater song. It's good, I just think it goes on a little bit too long sometimes. (That being said, BTL as a whole is still a 9.5/10 for me.)

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Re: Dream Theater the League - Scenes from a Memory Semifinals
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2021, 03:17:33 PM »
1. Home vs. 4. Beyond This Life
2. Finally Free vs. 3. Fatal Tragedy

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Re: Dream Theater the League - Scenes from a Memory Semifinals
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2021, 03:46:09 PM »
Home and Fatal Tragedy
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Re: Dream Theater the League - Scenes from a Memory Semifinals
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2021, 08:05:16 PM »
Home is DTs most overrated song, and Beyond This Life is their most underrated.

I do think Home is just a little overhyped, but Beyond This Life is the closest I've ever gotten to not caring for a long instrumental section in a Dream Theater song. It's good, I just think it goes on a little bit too long sometimes. (That being said, BTL as a whole is still a 9.5/10 for me.)

I think it was Setlist Scotty who told me that one’s enjoyment of that section most likely depends on one’s enjoyment of the Zappa that inspired it.

I adore that section, and what’s more I think the extended live version from LAB might be the most incredible thing DT has ever done.
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Re: Dream Theater the League - Scenes from a Memory Semifinals
« Reply #10 on: Today at 11:40:46 AM »
I think it was Setlist Scotty who told me that one’s enjoyment of that section most likely depends on one’s enjoyment of the Zappa that inspired it.
I probably did. Given that I'm not a fan of Zappa, I can't stand something as overt at what they did in BTL (as opposed to what they did in CiaW, where they made the Zappa influence more their own). I remember listening to BTL for the first time and thinking "what the HELL is this?!?!?" when they got to that. Remove that section, and it would probably be my favorite tune on SFaM. But its existence pulls the song down several notches in my book.
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