Re: Symbol (WE WERE JUST HAVING FUN <97WISINSKI@alma.edu>)
Re: faq (WE WERE JUST HAVING FUN <97WISINSKI@alma.edu>)
non-dream theater stuff (A Lerxst in Wonderland <email@example.com>)
El Paso boot? (The Reverend <firstname.lastname@example.org>)
Re: attn : Pamela Pociluk ("Paul W. Cashman" <email@example.com>)
Re: faq (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Re: reoccuring themes (Michael Bahr <email@example.com>)
Date: Sun, 12 Dec 1993 22:33:41 -0500 (EST)
From: WE WERE JUST HAVING FUN <97WISINSKI@alma.edu>
Subject: Re: Symbol
I'm new to this line and i'd like to ask, please don't think i'm an idiot
because i don't know, but what is Majesty? Is it the album before Images and
Words'? Please someone fill me in.
Date: Sun, 12 Dec 1993 22:37:27 -0500 (EST)
From: WE WERE JUST HAVING FUN <97WISINSKI@alma.edu>
Subject: Re: faq
post what a faq is please
a ingorant DT fan
Date: Sun, 12 Dec 1993 23:05:25 -0600 (CST)
From: A Lerxst in Wonderland <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: non-dream theater stuff
to whomever insulted ROBNPAM@delphi.com:
you must be the only one with <75 iq if you have to pay for each message, and
didn't set your ytsejam to digest format....
hey...this list shares fans with many other bands. i too don't think
threads should be started about non-dt subjects, but something such as info
about a new album or new band that some ytsejam subscribers would be interested
in should definitely deserve to be included. if you have to pay for each piece
of email received, i would say either subscribe to a different service, or a
different list, instead of insulting someone like pam who always has
interesting things to post instead of "to everyone with iq <75...." or
whatever crap it was you said...
non-dt .sig just to piss off that guy:
*Brian V. Cox *"You and I long to live like wind upon the water *
*Texas A&M University * If we close our eyes, we'll maybe realize *
*(409)822-6750 * There's more to life than what we have known *
*BVC8995@tamsun.tamu.edu * And I can't believe I spent so long *
*************************** Living lies I knew were wrong inside *
* "What you believe is * I've just begun to see the light..." *
* What you are...Therefore* -Queensryche "Anybody Listening?" *
* I am nothing" -Brian * "Machines have no conscience..." -Qryche NM156 *
Date: Sun, 12 Dec 1993 23:17:34 -0600 (CST)
From: The Reverend <email@example.com>
Subject: El Paso boot?
Question: I saw, in the FAQ, a mention of a recording done from a show in
El Paso, TX. Is this from this past tour, when they played Wet & Wild Water-
world (I-10, Anthony Exit Zerooooooo!:) in Anthony, NM? And does anyone have
a copy of it? I'm interested in a copy, since I made a huge effort (changing
plane reservations, getting a ride, etc) so that I could see them in Houston,
only to find out the day after I paid that they were playing at home!!!
So, if anyone has a copy, please let me know. I have a couple things to trade.
Thanks again, Rev.
--- The Reverend "They called me the Reverend when I entered the church unstained" Fear the Information Revolution...for it has reached the hands of the strange. firstname.lastname@example.org PGP 2.2 Public Key Block available upon request
Date: Sun, 12 Dec 1993 21:23:11 -0800 (PST) From: "Paul W. Cashman" <email@example.com> Subject: Re: attn : Pamela Pociluk
> ATTENTION ALL PERSONS WITH AN IQ UNDER 75
I don't think anyone on this list qualifies in that range.....unless it's the few-and-far between people who type in ALL-CAPS....
> THIS MAILING LIST IS *SPECIFICALLY* FOR POSTS THAT HAVE TO DO WITH > THE BAND DREAM THEATER.
I wasn't aware the list was a chartered entity. Are you the list owner?
> SOME PEOPLE HAVE TO PAY FOR EVERY PIECE OF EMAIL THAT THEY RECEIVE.
Indeed, but -most- people would be a little more polite in informing us of these facts. > PLEASE DO NOT POST MESSAGES WITH TOPICS THAT HAVE NOTHING REMOTELY > TO DO WITH DREAM THEATER.
Why not ask to receive the YTSEJAM digest instead? (Granted, I asked for this a long time ago and it never got switched over; now that I've gotten used to it I'd probably miss the flood of messages. Besides, when late-breaking news like the DT promo offer arrives, it's good to know Right Away.)
> PLEASE PEOPLE, LETS HAVE SOME RESPECT FOR WHAT THIS MAILING LIST IS ALL ABOUT > d r e a m > > t h e a t e r
Respect is fine, and off-topic posts should be kept to a minimum, but there will be times when news of similar bands, tours etc. will be posted. If this is seriously a problem, then subscribe to the Digest.... Or arrange service through a provider that doesn't change per message. There are many of these, and more every day.
-- Paul W. Cashman | Before the leaves have fallen firstname.lastname@example.org | Before we lock the doors Dream Theater -------> | There must be the third and last dance "Metropolis Pt 1" | ...This one will last forever...
Date: Sun, 12 Dec 93 21:48:27 +45722724 From: email@example.com Subject: Re: faq
Great work on the fAQ!
re: Vindaloo - There is an Indian dish I know of called Chicken Vindaloo. It is a VERY spicy chicken dish. I also seem to remember in an episode of Red Dwarf a monster created from a bowl of Prawn VIndaloo mtated. :) I think Vindaloo is just a standard Indian (i.e. from India) cooking term. (meaning very spicy?) Seems to fit in with the Indian sound of the song itself (and the fact that the other word in the title is Bombay)
Also: You say that James will be the first singer to have somgwriting credits. What About Dominici on Status Seeker and Afterlife? Or do you mean music and not just lyrics?
Date: Fri, 10 Dec 93 15:38:04 MST From: Michael Bahr <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: reoccuring themes
Yah, I did notice the reoccuring themes (which I think I'll add your quote to the FAQ) and also the reusable riff phenomenon, and the Another Song phenomenon... hehe
Have you gotten those tapes YET?!?!?
Here's what we have so far.. feel free to get some early digs at it. 8< 8< 8< 8< 8< cut here ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ___ _ _ ___ _ ___ _ _ | \| >|_ /\ |\/| | |_||_ /\ | |_ | > _|_/| \|_/ \| | | | ||_/ \ | |_ | \ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ FAQ/Discography: Dream Theater (Current to 12/14/93) Compiled by: Jason Hough & Mike Bahr (email@example.com) and (firstname.lastname@example.org) Welcome to the first edition of the Dream Theater FAQ, presented by us and the members of the Ytsejam mailing list!
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A word of thanks goes here to the dozen-odd folks who wrote to us with needed changes. Since I lost my old account (email@example.com) I need you to write me back at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me who you were, I want to give name credit in this discography. I've shortened the credits section because of all the people who have been a part of it, but I wish to slight nobody; you ALL have helped a hell of a lot and a lot of kudos go to the people listed below. Many thanks to the following for their additions and corrections: > * Randall Haskin (email@example.com) > * Brent Nuttall (firstname.lastname@example.org) > * Dave (email@example.com) > * Michael Burstin (Mikeb@cs.brandeis.edu) > * Todd Henson (firstname.lastname@example.org) > * Bill Buckley (email@example.com) > * Jennifer Albert (cc firstname.lastname@example.org) > * Lars "ORION" Karlsson () > * Tim (email@example.com) Abbreviations you should know: ------------------------------ DT - Dream Theater WDADU - When Dream And Day Unite IAW - Images And Words LATM - Live At The Marquee LIT - Live in Tokyo (video) ACOS - A Change of Seasons YML - Ytsejam mailing list
CONTENTS -------- 0. New Questions/Frequently Changing Recent Information 1. Questions about the members of DT/DT History 2. Questions about DT performances/appearances/miscellany 3. Questions about the songs themselves 4. Brief discography 5. Extended discography
New Stuff --------- 0.1 What do we know about Dream Theater's new (third studio) album?
We know a few things. Here's what we've been able to glean from the band members:
* It's not yet titled. (soon as you hear info on this mail us FAST!) * It started recording in early December 1993. * (To Live) Forever and A Change of Seasons are slated for inclusion. * Their producer will be Terry Brown. * It's still on the Atlantic label, with a five-month budget. * No other pre-LaBrie songs will be re-done or re-recorded. * Bombay Vindaloo is not slated for inclusion. * It will not be the concept album that Moore and Portnoy keep putting off, that they really want to do "one of these days" * LaBrie will be the first DT vocalist with a hand in the songwriting.
1. Questions about the members of DT ------------------------------------ 1.1 Who are the current members of Dream Theater? They are Kevin James LaBrie (vocals), John Petrucci (guitar), Michael Portnoy (drums), Kevin Moore (keyboards), and John Myung (bass). Petrucci, Moore, and Myung grew up together in New York. Portnoy joined them later when they caught him playing at a club. LaBrie joined them in late 1990. 1.2 Has anyone been a member of Dream Theater that is not in it now? Yes. Charlie Dominici was their vocalist from 1988 to 1989, approximately. He did the vocals on "When Dream And Day Unite" and on part of the bootleg "Consciously Unreal". Chris Collins was their vocalist before 1988 on the Majesty demos. 1.3 What are the Majesty demos? Before they were Dream Theater, they were Majesty. However, there was already a band called Majesty, so they could not release the demos. They wound up on bootlegs and evaluation tapes, and a list of known songs is in the extended discography in this file. 1.4 Who inspired the band members the most? In an interview, Mike Portnoy cited Neil Peart of Rush as his greatest influence and favourite drummer. His other influences include Terry Bozzio and Vinnie Calauta, but Portnoy says Peart was his drum "God" for years when Rush was all he listened to.
Petrucci has two groups of influences, he said in an interview. The Steves and the Als. The Steves are Steve Morse, Steve Howe, Steve Vai, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. The Als are Alex Lifeson, Al Dimeola, and Alan Holdsworth.
John Myung's bass idols are Steve Harris and Geddy Lee. Kevin Moore's ivory inspiration comes from Rick Wakeman, Jens Johansen, and Michelle Camillo, among others.
As a band, they are influenced most (according to Portnoy) by Rush, Queensryche, Yes, Marillion, Genesis, and Kansas. Those groups make a few appearances here in this FAQ forasmuch as they relate to DT. 1.5 Andrea Held Leone and Ralph R. Dominici Sr. are mentioned in the liner notes to WDADU as the dedicants. What relation to the band are they? Anyone? 1.6 Marillion is thanked in the liners in IAW, whats the relation? Dream Theater opened for Marillion in New York (anyone have the exact date?). Mike Portnoy also said to me, "We're all really big fans. I really dig 'Misplaced Childhood'." 1.7 What is DT's address? Their mail address is PO BOX 166, Long Beach, NY, 11561. 1.8 What musical instrument sponsorships does DT have? Ibanez sponsors John Petrucci, and Tama Drums sponsors Mike Portnoy. His current drum kit was designed by Neil Peart in 1984 (see the Rush/Grace Under Pressure tourbook for more on this).
1.9 Is there a Dream Theater fan club?
Yes. Write to the address given in the earlier question.
1.10 Why did Charlie Dominici leave DT?
According to Mike Portnoy and John Petrucci, he was released because of several things, but most importantly because he didn't fit in with the band in a few important ways. He was far older than the rest of them, had a different idea of what DT should be, and lacked ability as a frontman when performing live. There were apparently a few personality conflicts at work. The band and Dominici are not currently in contact with each other.
1.11 Why did Chris Collins leave Majesty/DT?
1.12 What was James LaBrie doing before he joined the band?
Kevin James LaBrie (they drop the Kevin because they would otherwise confuse him with Kevin Moore, and two Johns are already hard enough to deal with, says Petrucci) sang for a Canadian band by the name of Winter Rose. He was selected from among 20 auditions and over 200 tapes by DT during the making of IAW.
1.13 What does the "symbol" DT uses mean?
The "symbol" can be seen on the IAW disc, on the IAW cover on top of the bed, on the WDADU cover, etc. It is the letters of "MAJESTY" overlaid upon one another. 2. Questions about DT performances/appearances/miscellany --------------------------------------------------------- 2.1 Who has toured with Dream Theater? Psychotic Waltz, the Galactic Cowboys, and others among a slew of local acts the band likes to use for openers. 2.2 What producers has Dream Theater worked with? Terry Date produced WDADU. Terry Brown (Broon), the producer who took Rush through their first eleven albums, produced the promotional discs from WDADU. David Prater produced IAW. Prater was the ex-drummer/producer of Santana. Doug Oeberkircher produced and mixed Live At The Marquee.
2.3 What songs has Dream Theater made videos for? Pull Me Under, Take The Time, and Another Day. Another Day did not make MTV's playlist, even though DT felt it had the most MTV potential. Pull Me Under was shot live and has received the most airplay. Take The Time was shot as a video production, however the song had to be shortened a lot and many unexpected jumps in the song throw the video off pace. 2.4 What songs has Dream Theater played live? A better question would probably be which ones have they NOT played live, since they play just about all of them. First of all, anything from the Majesty demos from 1986 or 1987 has either not been played live, or has been played live rarely enough never to be recorded on any known release or bootleg. Beyond that, here are the songs that either don't get played live, or have never been recorded live at any known show. Light Fuse and Get Away The Ones Who Help to Set The Sun (this will be added to when they release another album no doubt) Here are a few songs that have ONLY been performed live, and never recorded in any studio (yet): A Change of Seasons Eve Bombay Vindaloo (which is actually an improv from a part of ACOS) Moon Bubbles Barfbag 2.5 Who plays the saxophone on "Another Day"? Jay Beckenstein of Spiro Gyra, who owned the studio where IAW was put to tape (Bear Trax). 3. Questions about the songs themselves --------------------------------------- 3.1 What is the header for "A Fortune In Lies?" As written by Petrucci, it is: "For the first time in a long time... everything was right in my world...and then I woke up. 3.2 What does "The Ytse' Jam" mean? YTSEJAM is MAJESTY written backwards, and it probably refers to their original band name in that ambiguous way instrumentals refer to things. 3.3 What is "The Killing Hand" about? John does not comment on it often, but Mike Portnoy opened up in an interview about why it was written and what he "thinks" it's about. In the interview Portnoy is very careful to remind the reader that he Could be all wrong, but that it's not likely. Petrucci wrote it as a sort of "Twilight Zone" story about war, in which he witnesses all these atrocities, and sees the names of the dead on a wall, and then realizes it's been him this whole time causing all the atrocities... then he sees his name on the wall, very Rod Serling-type of stuff. 3.4 Is "Afterlife" a Christian song? Is "Eve"? While the band admits Afterlife has Christian overtones, it is not a religious tune in the same spirit as the music of King's X or Parallax. Eve, the piano/guitar intro sequence used live for both Pull Me Under and Learning To Live at different times, includes a lot of voice samples including "Lead us on, Lord Jesus, Lead us home." Kevin Moore and John Myung are the more religious members of the band (compared to the secular Portnoy) and Moore wrote it, so while it is certainly not a Stryper-style preach jam, it can be classified as a Christian song. Mike indicated in an interview that Kevin Moore was aiming at that, but that (like in the Killing Hand case) he didn't write it himself so he couldn't guarantee the meaning was exactly right. 3.5 What is "Pull Me Under" about? The current theory on the YML goes that it was inspired by "Hamlet". Prince Hamlet swore vengeance on King Claudius for murdering his father, the former King, and then marrying his mother, still Queen. Hamlet's famous Soliloquy was the passage in which the conflict in Hamlet's mind is detailed, and the second verse of "Pull Me Under" coincides pretty thoroughly with it. The very end of the song James can be heard singing this line from Hamlet: "Oh that this too, too solid flesh would melt."
Furthermore, after seeing the video, in an interview, Portnoy said "Who the hell was that wolfman guy in the video anyway? We had written it based on something else entirely."
Here's the no-brainer explanation: > Here's a post from YTSEJAM #42 that shows the Pull Me Under/Hamlet connection. > Date: Tue, 6 Apr 1993 05:47:59 -0400 (EDT) > From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Pete "Ender" Walsh) > Subject: Pull Me Under / Hamlet > > PULL ME UNDER > Images: Dream Theater > Words: Moore > > Lost in the sky > Clouds roll by and I roll with them > > KING CLAUDIUS [to Hamlet] How is it that the clouds still hang on you? > > Arrows fly > Seas increase and then fall again > > HAMLET To be, or not to be: that is the question: > Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer > The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, > Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, > And by opposing end them? To die: to sleep; > [and so on...] > > This world is spinning around me > This world is spinning without me > Every day sends future to past > Every breath leaves one less to my last > > Watch the sparrow falling > Gives new meaning to it all > If not today nor yet tomorrow then some other day > > HAMLET Not a whit, we defy augury: there's a special > providence in the fall of a sparrow. If it be now, > 'tis not to come; if it be not to come, it will be > now; if it be not now, yet it will come: the > readiness is all: since no man has aught of what he > leaves, what is't to leave betimes? > > I'll take seven lives for one > > There are seven deaths in Hamlet. > > And then my only father's son > As sure as I did ever love him > I am not afraid > > Ghost I am thy father's spirit, > Doom'd for a certain term to walk the night, > And for the day confined to fast in fires, > Till the foul crimes done in my days of nature > Are burnt and purged away. But that I am forbid [etc...] > But this eternal blazon must not be > To ears of flesh and blood. List, list, O, list! > If thou didst ever thy dear father love-- > > HAMLET O God! > > Ghost Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder. > > HAMLET Murder! > > Ghost Murder most foul, as in the best it is; > But this most foul, strange and unnatural. > > HAMLET Haste me to know't, that I, with wings as swift > As meditation or the thoughts of love, > May sweep to my revenge. > - AND - > HAMLET Ay, so, God be wi' ye; > [Exeunt ROSENCRANTZ and GUILDENSTERN] > Now I am alone. > [...etc, etc...] > O, vengeance! > Why, what an ass am I! This is most brave, > That I, the son of a dear father murder'd, > [...etc, etc...] > > This world is spinning around me > The whole world keeps spinning around me > All life is future to past > Every breath leaves me one less to my last > > Pull me under Pull me under > Pull me under I'm not afraid > All that I feel in honor and spite > All I can do is set it right > > HAMLET Rest, rest, perturbed spirit! > > [They swear] > > So, gentlemen, > With all my love I do commend me to you: [etc.] > The time is out of joint: O cursed spite, > That ever I was born to set it right! > > - AND - > HAMLET [...] > When honour's at the stake. How stand I then, > That have a father kill'd, a mother stain'd, > Excitements of my reason and my blood, [etc.] > > Dust fills my eyes > Clouds roll by and I roll with them > Centuries cry > Orders fly and I fall again > > This world is spinning inside me > The whole world is spinning inside of me > Every day sends future to past > Every step brings me closer to my last > > Pull me under Pull me under > Pull me under I'm not afraid > Living my life too much in in the sun > Only until your will is done > > HAMLET Not so, my lord; I am too much i' the sun. > [in response to Claudius's comment on clouds, above.] > > Oh that this too > Too solid flesh > Would melt > > [Direct quote] > > HAMLET O, that this too too solid flesh would melt > Thaw and resolve itself into a dew! 3.6 What is "Another Day" about? We get help from the video here: it is about autism or some other form of psychological communicative disorder. There are a few theories being bounced around YML (and any that can be backed up will be included here) but they generally connect on the psychological meaning. 3.7 What is "Surrounded" about? During the IAW tour they dedicated the song to Arthur Ashe, the tennis player who died of AIDS. However, the song seems more about enlightenment (in several forms) than death. The fact that Ashe was the first African-American tennis player to succeed in the sport supports this hypothesis. 3.8 What story is "Metropolis part I: The Miracle and the Sleeper" based on? It is based on the story of two twins from the Iliad (? or is it the Odyssey?) who are telepathically linked. It has no relation to the movie "Metropolis". Petrucci wrote it as a sort of fantasy epic, inspired by the likes of, you guessed it, Yes and Rush. 3.9 What is "Wait For Sleep" about? Who is the girl/woman in "Wait For Sleep"? Kevin Moore has said she was a friend of his who had a spiritual void and a hard time filling it, reaching for something to believe in. It dealt with her fears about belief and her grief over a loved one's death. His explanation is longer, but that about says it.
3.10 What is "Learning to Live" about? This has been the bigger topic of discussion on the YML because Myung has commented briefly on it and Portnoy has, while not wanting to confirm it, indicated that the premise is correct in an interview. Learning to Live was inspired by the AIDS epidemic. Patricularly, the "From a common fear ... reach for life" passage, but the rest fits very snugly with the AIDS theme. 3.11 What is a "Vindaloo"? It's not in the Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, so it might be something DT made up. Anyone know more about this? Is there a Vindaloo street, region, or building somewhere in Bombay? Is there an alcoholic drink called a Bombay Vindaloo? Anyone? Bueller?
3.12 What was the original title of "Surrounded"?
Promotional cassettes for Images And Words had Surrounded labeled as "The Longest Night" on the sleeve.
3.13 What is Take The Time about?
The band wrote this as a joint effort just before LaBrie joined them, so the meanings are many an esoteric. However, in an interview, Portnoy has said it is just what it implies. You'll find all you need in your mind if you take the time.
One of the YML subscribers had a very good correlation going on with part of TTT and J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. Since those parts of the song are heavy in the relation and the rest are not, it is safe to assume that one of the four used a Tolkien influence in penning their part of the lyrics. The middle passage (Unbroken spirit, obscured in disquiet... must turn to hope) was the clincher. However, Mike Portnoy's interview answer indicated that TTT is definitely NOT a concept song about LotR in the way that Pull Me Under is about Hamlet (which is obvious) or Learning to Live is about AIDS (also rather clear).
3.14 Where is the sampled voice in "A Fortune In Lies" from?
3.15 What are the sampled passages at the beginning of "Take The Time"?
Their source is unknown (anyone?) but they read as follows: "Hold it now (medium)" "Wait a minute (low)" "Come on (high pitch)" 3.16 What is being said in Italian in "Take the Time" and where is it from?
It can be seen on the video of Take the Time, anyone know what it translates to? Is it related in translation to the runes on Moore's keyboards from the 1993 USA tour? They read "Enter (the) cave where dreams become nightmares".
3.17 What are the lyrics to "Eve" and where are they from?
Anyone have a transcription?
3.18 What is unique about the song "A Change of Seasons"?
First of all, it's the only lyric work Mike Portnoy has ever done. (of course, it is not the only vocal work Mike has done... Mike had the dubious priviledge of singing the end of "Surrounded" after James walked off the stage at one of the England shows)
Second of all, it's the longest DT song at 20:42. It barely misses matching the longest Rush song on CD (2112, which is 20:47) and the longest Rush song on LP (2112, which was 21:12). This is a distinction because it's very rare to find bands comfortable with lengthy formats.
Third of all, it's the only song that had LaBrie singing in it that has ONLY been recorded live, as in, not for any album. The other four songs that hold the live distinction are instrumentals.
Finally, it's the only song that has been sliced 'n' diced and then released as a separate song, "Bombay Vindaloo" from LATM.
3.19 Has anybody noticed the re-usable riff phenomenon?
Yes. Pull Me Under and Take The Time share a main riff, and Wait For Sleep and Learning to Live also share a main riff. Thematically, none of the songs interconnect. Mike Portnoy has said that the music is written out before the lyrics are written and set to melody. It is possible (any interviews mention this?) that they were intended to be counterparts and that the relation was either scrapped or made more subtle.
3.20 Has anybody noticed the Another Song phenomenon?
Yes. DT has a knack, it would seem, for Another Song titles. Another Won (from the Majesty demos), Another Day (from Images And Words) and Another Hand (prologue to The Killing Hand live and on LATM) are the factors of this phenomenon. At this rate, the leadoff track from DT's next album will be called "Another Try" or something like that.
3.21 Who wrote "(To Live) Forever"?
John Petrucci. ------- LEGEND: LP - Record; CT - Cassette; CD - 5" Compact Disc; MD - 2.5" Mini Disc C3 - 3" Compact Disc - CS - Cassette Single; 2CD - Double CD set; V - Video 4. Brief discography ------------------ > 4.1 OFFICIAL RELEASES: > Majesty demos, 1986-89, Not produced. > When Dream And Day Unite, 1989, MCA/Mechanix (All) LP, CT, CD > Status Seeker, 1989, MCA/Mechanix (USA) CD > Afterlife, 1989, MCA/Mechanix (USA) CD > Images & Words, 1992, Atlantic/ATCO (USA) CT, CD, MD > Images & Words, 1993, Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) LP, CT, CD > Another Day/Status Seeker, 1993, WEA International (UK Only?) CS > Another Day/Under A Glass Moon, 1993, Atlantic/ATCO (USA) CS > Pull Me Under, 1993, ATCO Promotional (USA) CD > Pull Me Under, 1993, AVision ATCO (USA) V > Take The Time, 1993, ATCO Promotional (USA) CD > Take The Time #2, 1993, ATCO Promotional (USA) CD > Another Day, 1993, ATCO Promotional (USA) CD > Under A Glass Moon, 1993, ATCO Promotional (USA) CD > Surrounded, 1993, ATCO Promotional (USA) CD > Live At The Marquee, 1993, WEA International (Germany, Holland, UK) CD > Live At The Marquee, 1993, MMG Inc. (Japan) CD > Live, 1993, ATCO Promotional (USA) CD > Images & Words Live In Tokyo, 1993, AVision ATCO (USA) V > > 4.2 CONFIRMED BOOTLEGS > A Fortune Pulled Under, 1992, LP (USA) > Images & Tour!, 1993, CD (USA) > Runes, 1993, CD (USA) > The Dance Of Eternity, 1993, 2CD (USA) > Consciously Unreal, 1993, 2CD (Italy) > Skyway of Nightmares, 1993, CD (Germany) > Live in Long Island ptII, 1993, CD (USA) > > 5. Extended discography > ---------------------------------------- > 5.1 The Majesty demos, 1986-89 (Not produced.) > Members of the Band: > John Petrucci (guitars) > Mike Portnoy (drums) > John Myung (bass) > Kevin Moore (keys) > Chris Collins (vocals) > > Before they were Dream Theater, they were Majesty. Included on their > demo tapes are the following: > > -1986- -1987- > Another Won 5:23 Afterlife > Your Majesty 3:41 "Death of Spock" > A Vision 11:13 The Ytse Jam (Majesty backwards) > Two Far 5:15 The Killing Hand > Vital Star 5:34 Cry for Freedom > March of the Tyrant 5:21 -1988- > A Late Summer Rain --> Mission Impossible Theme > Schizophrenia Golden Slumbers > > And the demos without a home: > Heuristica > Dream Theater (yes, it was a song before it was a band!) > Metropolis part I: The Miracle and the Sleeper > Don't Look Past Me > To Live Forever > O Holy Night > > Anyone with a reliable source for these recordings, please contact > me at the address above... I want to get them... > > 5.2 When Dream And Day Unite, 1989, MCA/Mechanix, Worldwide > MCD42259/MCAD42259/D:QM-F:BM720 > Members of the band: > Vocals: Charlie Dominici > Otherwise same > > Side 1 - 1. A Fortune In Lies 5:10 > 2. Status Seeker 4:15 > 3. The Ytse Jam 5:43 > 4. The Killing Hand 8:40 > I. The Observance > II. Ancient Renewal > III. The Stray Seed > IV. Thorus > V. Exodus > Side 2 - 5. Light Fuse and Get Away 7:23 > 6. Afterlife 5:27 > 7. The Ones Who Help to Set the Sun 8:04 > 8. Only a Matter of Time 6:35 > > 5.3 Status Seeker, 1989, MCA/Mechanix, USA > Promo CD single, mixed by Terry Brown (Rush) > > 1. Status Seeker (LP version) 4:15 > > 5.4 Afterlife, 1989, MCA/Mechanix, USA > Promo CD single, mixed by Terry Brown (Rush) > > 1. Afterlife (LP version) 5:27 > > > 5.5 Images & Words, 1992, Atlantic/ATCO, USA > 7567-92148-2 > A known variant exists on cassette with a promotional cover. > Members of the band: > Vocals: James LaBrie > Otherwise same > > Side 1 - 1. Pull Me Under 8:11 > 2. Another Day 4:22 > 3. Take The Time 8:21 > 4. Surrounded 5:28 > Side 2 - 5. Metropolis Part I > (The Miracle and the Sleeper) 9:30 > 6. Under a Glass Moon 7:02 > 7. Wait For Sleep 2:31 > 8. Learning to Live 11:30 > > 5.6 Images & Words, 1993, Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) > Need a catalog # (mine is a copy) > > 5.7 Another Day, 1993, WEA International, UK Only? Confirmation anyone? > Need a catalog # (submitted as entry, I don't own it) > Cassette Single > > Side 1 - Another Day (LP Version) 4:22 > Side 2 - Status Seeker (Live) 4:28 > > 5.8 Another Day, 1991, Atlantic/ATCO, USA > ATCO 4-98415 > Cassette Single > > Side 1 - Another Day (LP Version) 4:22 > Side 2 - Under A Glass Moon (LP Version) 7:02 > > 5.9 Pull Me Under, 1993, ATCO Promotional (USA) PRCD 5067 > CD Single > Two known variants exist missing one of the three tracks. > > Pull Me Under (Edit) 4:39 > Pull Me Under (MTV Edit) 4:48 > Pull Me Under (LP Version) 8:11 > > 5.10 Pull Me Under, 1993, AVision ATCO (USA) > Need a catalog # (submitted as entry, I don't own it) > Video > > Pull Me Under (MTV Edit) 4:48 > Pull Me Under (LP Version) 8:11 > > 5.11 Take The Time, 1993, ATCO Promotional (USA) PRCD 5069, 4949 > CD Single > Three known variants exist containing the same tracks, but > in different packaging. > > Take The Time (MTV Edit) 5:31 > Take The Time (LP Version) 8:21 > > 5.12 Another Day, 1993, ATCO Promotional (USA) PRCD 5077 > CD Single > > Another Day (LP Version) 4:21 > > 5.13 Under A Glass Moon, 1993, ATCO Promotional (USA) PRCD 5080 > CD Single > > Under A Glass Moon (LP Version) 7:02 > > 5.14 Surrounded, 1993, ATCO Promotional (USA) PRCD 5104 > CD Single > > Surrounded (LP Version) 5:29 > > 5.15 Live At The Marquee, 1993, WEA International (Germany, Holland, UK) > 7567-92286-2/CA 835 > CD EP > Recorded in London, England, UK, April 1993 > > Metropolis 9:36 > A Fortune In Lies 5:10 > Bombay Vindaloo 6:48 > Surrounded 6:00 > Another Hand/The Killing Hand 10:30 > Pull Me Under 8:42 > > 5.16 Live At The Marquee, 1993, MMG Inc. (Japan) > ACM4-574 > CD EP > Identical to Germany/Holland/UK version Except: > Substitute track: > 4. Another Day 4:37 > > 5.17 Live, 1993, ATCO Promotional (USA) > PRCD 5340-2 > CD Single > 1. Pull Me Under (live) 8:42 > 2. Surrounded (live) 6:00 > Both tracks taken from the EP "Live at the Marquee" > > 5.18 Images & Words Live In Tokyo, 1993, AVision ATCO (USA) > 50537-3 > Full-length video release (need times) > > 1. Arrival 0:31 > 2. Under A Glass Moon (live) 7:13 > 3. The making of Pull Me Under 3:03 > 4. Pull Me Under (video) 4:48 > 5. The making of Take The Time 2:15 > 6. Take The Time (video) 5:31 > 7. Kimonos and tapes that are too big 3:01 > 8. The condoms of Dream Theater 1:02 > 9. The interview 0:27 > 10. Wait For Sleep (live) --> 2:45 > 11. Surrounded (live) 5:54 > 12. The Ytse Jam/Drum Solo (live) 10:28 > 13. Balls and chunk are where it's at 0:51 > 14. Another Day (video) 4:29 > 15. To Live Forever/Free form instrumental (live) 12:05 > 16. A Fortune In Lies (live) 5:00 > 17. Mike crosses the Abbey Road 1:11 > 18. ?/Take The Time (live) 10:32 > 19. Take The Time by Galactic Cowboys 0:29 > 20. Take The Time by Sebastian Bach 0:25 > 21. Breast signing 0:50 > 22. Pull Me Under (live) 8:29 > > > BOOTLEGS > -------------------------------------- > 5.19 A Fortune Pulled Under (USA) 1992, LP > Need a mfr. and catalog # (it was submitted) > 1 LP > Recorded in Paris, France, October 1992 > Side 1 - Take The Time > Afterlife > The Ytse Jam/Drum Solo > Only a Matter of Time > Side 2 - Guitar Solo/A Fortune In Lies > Under a Glass Moon > Surrounded > Pull Me Under > > *** I Need to know who is currently vending this. I have had requests for > copies which I intend to provide, and a copy of a copy of an LP > that was a bootleg to begin with turns out as pretty sorry quality. > > 5.20 Images & Tour! (USA) 1993, CD (Big Red Records #48733-DT) > 1 CD > Recorded from soundboard evaluation tapes (unknowingly?) provided > by the band itself. Sound quality excellent. > > Dance of Eternity 9:46 (Metropolis mislabeled) > A Fortune In Lies 5:02 > -London > Under a Glass Moon 7:15 > -Tempe > ?/Bombay Vindaloo (mislabeled?) 7:08 > -Salt Lake City > Waits For Sleep (mislabeled the "s" in Wait) 2:44 > Surrounded 6:10 > -Philadelphia > Instrumental/Drum Solo 10:53 (Ytse Jam mislabeled) > -Bonn > To Live Forever 4:50 > Guitar Solo 7:20 > -Portland > ?/Take The Time (mislabeled?) 10:31 > -Tokyo > Pull Me Under 8:35 > -London > > *** Corrected: A Fortune In Lies is track #2, not Afterlife as previously > noted. I finally got an original of this one and confirmed this. > The vendor is Tracks In Wax, N. Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ. > A whole show is not included; absent is Learning to Live and > Another Hand/The Killing Hand. > > 5.21 Runes (USA) 1993, CD (The Camera's Ear Productions, #9103) > 1 CD > Recorded in Sacramento, CA, USA, no date given. > Can be distinguished by lack of good bass in the first three tracks. > (cuts right to song, no fade-in) > Metropolis > Under A Glass Moon > To Live Forever > Wait For Sleep > Surrounded > A Fortune In Lies > Take The Time > Pull Me Under > Learning To Live > (cuts off after last chord) > > *** I need to know who is vending this. > > 5.22 The Dance of Eternity (USA) 1993, 2CD (Why Not? Records WOT2014/15) > 2 CD's - further notes above in description section > Recorded at the Limelight, New York, March 4 1993 > Disc 1 > Metropolis, part 1 9.21 > A Fortune In Lies 5.20 > Under A Glass Moon 7.31 > Surrounded 6.16 > The Ytse Jam 9.46 > To Live Forever 5.57* > Take The Time 10.42 > Disc 2 > Eve/Pull Me Under 13.59 > Another Day 6.39 > Another Hand/The Killing Hand 8.20 > A Change Of Seasons 20.04 > Wait For Sleep 2.52 > Learning To Live 13.14 > > *Since the only source on the true identity of this song would appear to be > the LIT video, we'll follow suit here. > > *** Every importer/specialty shop I inquired at indicated they could obtain > copies of this, so you should have no trouble. > > 5.23 Consciously Unreal (Italy) 1993, 2CD > Classical Shots on CD > Worldwide distribution by Robespierre, Srl, Italy > CD #1 - CSCD009; CD #2 - CSCD010 > Tracks 1-11 recorded in Milan, Italy on 5 April 1993. LaBrie on > vocals. Tracks 12-16 recorded during the Dream & Day tour, Dominici vocals. > Disc 1 > Metropolis part I > A Fortune In Lies > Under A Glass Moon > Surrounded > The Ytse Jam/Drum Solo > Another Day > The Killing Hand > Pull Me Under > Take The Time > > Disc 2 > Wait For Sleep > Learning To Live > ----------------- > Metropolis part I > Afterlife > Forever > The Ytse Jam > The Killing Hand > > > 5.24 Skyway of Nightmares (UK) 1993, CD > Recorded at Augsbug Rockfabrik, 7 April 1993, Germany > > Metropolis part I > A Fortune In Lies > Under a Glass Moon > Surrounded > The Ytse Jam > Another Day > Pull Me Under > Take The Time > Wait For Sleep > Learning To Live > > 5.25 Live In Long Island part II (what happened to part I?) > Recorded at the Sparks Club, 10 April 1992 > > Take The Time > Wait For Sleep > Learning To Live > A Change of Seasons > (and from the demos:) > Another Won 5:23 > Your Majesty 3:41 > Two Far 5:15 > March of the Tyrant 5:21 > > 8< 8< 8< 8< 8<
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