Score: 20th Anniversary World Tour - Live With The Octavarium Orchestra
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Renowned worldwide for their innovative progressive metal style and virtuoso musicianship, Dream Theater rose to fame in the '90s with hits including the MTV breakthrough 'Pull Me Under,' 'Another Day,' and 'Lie.' Over the course of eight studio albums and many acclaimed live releases, they've amassed a loyal legion of global fans with their epic sound and dramatic, marathon live shows. 2006 marks 20 years a score since Dream Theater's members met at Boston's Berklee College of Music, and to mark the occasion, they launched a spectacular 20th Anniversary Tour. The grand finale, recorded live at NYC's Radio City Music Hall on April 1, 2006, is captured on this sonically stunning 3 CD set, featuring nearly three hours of music, over half of it performed with a full orchestra.
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Every album is the best but never better than the other ones they realeased that could not happen `cause they are very different one from the other, so it happens with every live album they released now SCORE is the 5th live album by DT and to be honest when I read the track list I was a little bit sceptical but inside of me I truly believ I was going to like this album so I wait fo its realease, now I been listening to Score for over a month and I still have no word to describe this masterpiece.
Let me start by saying that on March 06 Dream Theater performed at the National Auditorium in Mexico and believe me is the best concert I have ever attend to (includind the other Mexico's performances), I was at 1st row and I could feel the music as I have never before it was the perfect concert and to me it could never be repeated, just the best day of my life and for that reason I really wanted a Live album of this tour, I really believed they played pefectly and James sang as he has never befored... flawless, believe me it was so perfect that even my wife (who is not a DT fan as myself) was banging with their music, it was mindblowing simply perfect, the track list, the mood, their attitude, their performance everything was over the top and for that reason when I read the track list of Score I was a little bit dissappointed, because to me the Mexico's track list was perfect so I wanted to be repeated on the Score album... that doesn't happen not even close and today I love this set list because in Score you can hear (and see) how DT has evolved through the last 20 years...
Something that for me was perfect is that they don't include for the 1st time a Pull me under version, it's not that I don't love this song I really do, but it appears on every DT live album, so now it is a perfect change; the combination of songs is one of the best of all the live albums, and let me tell you the preveously unreleased songs are becoming favorites to me, Another Won, Afterlife, Raise the Knife is so great, is really unblelievable they did't realeased this song yet..
Th perfomances are as usual impressive but I am going to concentrate on James's voice, it was unbelievable, in Mexico he sang flawlessly and believe me one of his best nights but in Score he was even impressive, I believe he is singing as never before, in my opinion he sounds better than in studio if you really apreciate the way he sangs then you're gonna love this album, about Jordan, John, Mike & John Petrucci what can I said that hasn't been said before, they are simply geniuses and in Score theY prove it again
The Orchestra part... well what can I said when I first read that on April they will play with an orchestra I was so excited I knew already it will be so breathtaking an yes it was so nicely blended it seems like those songs were composed to be played with orchestra it was really beautiful but the important things was that every song was even more powerful than the studio version so they were arranged mastefully.
In Score you will find songs that weren't released or it would be very difficult to have such as Innocence faded, Another won, Afterlife & Six degrees on its enterity and believe it worth the time for them to be relesead they sound incredible.
My top 5 of this album would be:
1. Octavarium (the petrucci's solo an the end worths the whole album the live and studio ones)
2. Raise the Knife (One of my DT favorites at this moment)
3. Six degrees (The end is so impressive)
4. Sacified Sons
5. Root of all Evil, Metropolis, The Spirit carries on, AfterLife (so difficult to chose only 5¡¡¡¡¡)
Again its hard to tell if this is the best DT live album I really have mixed feelings about this but afet a month of listening everyday in my IPOD, in my car, in my house and on my PC I think that yes this si simply the best live album, not because the tracklist or the band performance (which is flawless on every album, except for James who sound tired on some songs on the other albums) or the orchestra, simply because for the first time you can hear James singing perfect, flawless and that gives the extra point to make SCORE the best live album on DT's careers.... Obviously I am waiting for the next albums to come..
Once again DT gave us a masterpiece Score is so great, if you like DT go and buy this album it worths every penny you pay for, it is a 10 STARS ALBUM.. what a way to celebrate¡¡¡¡¡
On the down side, the overall recording levels were too darn high, driving my amp into clipping at times. Realizing it was a live show, i waited till midshow hoping sound checks were finished, but not much difference. What a shame as the album has tremendous potential. I will look out for another production run. One would think by now the recording industry realizes that we want fidelity, not loudness. Leave thatfor our amplifier and the volume control.
Meanwhile, i will continue to enjoy the music at back round volume.
The only compliant is on the song "Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence". Unlike original recording, there are no separate tracks for each of the movements of this song. So if you are like me, and like to advance to particular movements, you'll have to get used to using the FF button on your CD player.
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I could use this as a Dream Theater starter kit.