Label: Rhino Home Video - none • Format: CD Album, Limited Edition, Unofficial Release DVD NTSC, Remastered, Unofficial Release • Country: Russia • Genre: Rock • Style: Psychedelic Rock
Disc One 1. Under a Glass Moon 2. Wait for Sleep 3. Surrounded 4. Ytse Jam 5. To Live Forever 6. A Fortune in Lies 7. Take the Time 8. Burning My Soul 2. Cover My Eyes 3. Lie 4. Voices 6. The Silent Man 7. Damage Inc. Ytse Jam - Dream Theater - Images And Words / Images And Words ( Live In Tokyo) Years Puppies on Acid Just Let Me Breathe Perfect Strangers Speak to Me Lifting Shadows Off a Dream Anna Lee To Live Forever Peruvian Skies Learning to Live Have a Cigar Enter Sandman The first disc of this set is the entire Images and Words Live in Tokyo video remastered in sound and in video quality.
The video itself is a very large portion of their show in Tokyo as well as video clips from all over the world. Like Marillion, Dream Theater were never destined to be video stars, and these videos are prime examples of that.
Bu there's a lot more to the video than that. It's always fun to watch Dream Theater perform with Kevin Moore. Although not as talented as Rudess, Moore shows he's no slouch at the keys many times throughout the entire show.
This song comes complete with an interesting jam between the band in which they quote many songs, Within Without You being one of the prominent ones. What you also get here is a 6 string version of Puppies on Acid, which would become the 7 string motif for the Mirror off of Awake. The snippets of other material on this video are also interesting, although they act more as interludes between the live material than anything else the commentary for this show is very good, they are one of the better commentators for their own work that I've heard.
The second disc is a collection of many shows starting from the Awake era all the way through the show that was recorded and called Once In a Livetime. A lot of material is played here, from the acoustic shows, to the cover show in Paris that material was released from for the Change of Seasons EP, to a version of Metropolis that was taken from when they were opening for Deep Purple and ELP. The acoustic shows have a mellow feel, but I don't think that Petrucci was meant to play acoustic guitar live, as he actually often plays the electric guitar during these performances, and it really Prologue - Selections From West Side Story - Peter Hofmann & Deborah Sasson - Bernstein On Broadwa the whole acoustic mood off.
The Awake era footage also offers some cool renditions of with Sherinian on keyboards before he was an official member and Voices. Once again, the commentary is top notch and the band offers interesting information as well as pokes fun at each other and what they are seeing on the video. In the end, this live compilation of videos is pretty cool, but I don't find myself watching it that often, and when I do, I watch it with the commentary on because I find it to be very funny.
The audio throughout is very nice as well as the video, and I think there's something here that every fan of progressive metal well, not every fan will enjoy. It's not their best lvie video, but it's not Веселый Май - Сябры - Живая Вода bad.
There are so many nice things about this compilation DVD. One being we have a brilliant performance which is expected now at the period in time and we also have a lot of cool insight on the band behind the scenes. With the two dvd's combined, we get all of Images and Words except for Learning to Live, which makes me happy, seeing as 'Images and Words' is one of my favorite albums of all time. Live in Tokyo is an excellent DVD. Besides most of Images and Words being played, we get to see what it was like having Kevin Moore in the band.
The one thing to note is the amount of stage presence that was quickly lost somewhere down the road. Petrucci and even Myung are constantly moving about the stage, getting in fans faces. The music on here was top notch and I loved the way Petrucci used his whammy bar to add some nice tremolo to give Sleepy Joe - Hermans Hermits - Sleepy Joe more flavor.
All very corny, but funny to watch. There is very little studio footage shown, but plenty footage of Dream Theater walking around Tokyo which is pretty cool. The band seemed to be a funny bunch of guys, which makes me wonder why Kevin Moore is so displeased about ever being involved in the band today.
Unfortunately the tracks played from Falling into Ytse Jam - Dream Theater - Images And Words / Images And Words ( Live In Tokyo) are the reason why I hate to dislike the album. They really should of thought about playing the great tracks that were few on that album. There was very few 'Awake' tracks but they choose some of the better ones like '', 'Lie'.
The videos that were shown are Is It Really You? - Diana Panton - To Brazil With Love hilarious 'Lie' video and 'The Ytse Jam - Dream Theater - Images And Words / Images And Words ( Live In Tokyo) Man' and 'Hollow Years' which are nice ballad songs. Although on the DVD I did not find to be so great musically, it shows what was going on with the band at these dark times, which I think was what it was really focused on capturing.
Well Be Right Back - Steinski - Beg, Borrow, & Steal: A Steinski Archive mostly with the recording of the Awake album that LaBrie was very fond of. Next we get some brief insight as to why Kevin Moore left the band. Other things presentable were something I personally wanted to see, was Derek Sherinian's time in the band.
I'd have to say it wasn't cool to see him go, he was definitely the most active person in the band, a breath of new life for sure. Again, very nice information, the music wasn't so good. Why would I give these 4 stars even though I wasn't fond of 5 years? Well, there are about 3 and half hours worth of material for the price of one DVD.
There is just an abundance of material that makes it worth your money. Certainly excellent to watch the band in their best years and get a ton of inside scoops. Disc Two is a collection of definitive moments from five years in the life of the band from - This includes: footage from the "unplugged" fan club show in Rotterdam, June ; footage from the "uncovered" fan club Hey You - Roger Waters - The Wall: Live In Berlin at Ronnie Scott's in London, January Sound quality is not as good as Live in Tokyo.
Mike Portnoy has cut his hair. I like the performance of "" because this was the first song I heard for the first time that introduced me to this band. The opening drums solo by Portnoy is really brilliant. The overall performance of this tune is Ytse Jam - Dream Theater - Images And Words / Images And Words ( Live In Tokyo) masterpiece! In fact, I like it very much seeing Marillion meets Dream Theater!
Steve Rothery has not accumulated weight yet. The video clip of "Hollow Years" is so catchy. Overall, this is a worth collecting DVD set for those who have known the band or newbie. Keep on proggin'.!
Encapsulating the escapades and live works of the band during their classic era and their Infinity era as well this DVD shows the band in studio, on the road, on the stage and on While the music is obviously the biggest draw, having many of their most popular songs included and performed very well, there is also a large chunk of entertainment to be drawn from simply watching the guys behind the scenes creating the albums and on tour.
While all of the concert footage on the first disc is the Angel Visit - Thrashing Doves* - Trouble In The Home show mentioned in the title of the disc and they play just about all of Images and Words along with some material from Dream and Day the second disc has some very interesting footage on it.
There's some footage of the guys on the Awake tour and some very strange footage of them playing an unplugged show, obviously from the FII tour as all the dude's have cut their hair and are looking very mellow. Prog heads will also get a kick out of the footage shot around the same time that DT was performing their covers that would eventually make their way onto the A Change Of Seasons album.
Performing on stage with the boys is none other than Mr. Steve Howe of Yes unfortunately, only for a short time. There's also some footage of them playing with some of the guys from Marillionbut being unfamiliar with that band, I couldn't tell you who. An excellent package that will make Kincajou - Various - Trance Europe Express 3 excellent addition to your prog library.
Only NOT recommended for people who hate Dream Theater, but even if you only liked Images and Words you should still get a kick out of this. Back in the middle 90's there were very few live material about Dream Theater, how would we knew it will become to double DVD realases each two years like it's now?
Live in Tokyo, which records a single presentation in Japan infor the promotion of Images and Words. This material is quite impressive, energetic and it's build like a video documentary as it were most in the 90's. A couple of songs, some backstage footage and hanging around with the band The other material was published 5 years later We can see him when he was just a hired gun, nice dress and so normal and his becoming to Mama Nantucket - Michael Nesmith & The First National Band - Complete fancy guy with funny t-shirts and sunglasses and TVs all over the stage Opposite to the previous material, mostly of this DVD is broadcast and raw material recollected by Mike Portnoy, is the first production he manages for the band It includes other Three music videos, with better quality but nothing groundbreaking, a lot of live material, but not that great The edition and some of the material is not that great, seems a little unprofessional at times but it still is a most have because is the only official material in the Sherinian era with the band
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